Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friday Due Date

Your presentations yesterday were excellent. I am looking forward to reading your reflections posted on your blog by Friday, July 10th.

Remember that our reflection should be the equivalent of 4-6 pages and should include the following 4 sections:
  • Introduction to the topic (including your interest in this area)
  • Detailed curriculum plan
  • Links to external resources
  • Connections to our course themes

Thanks for a great week!! I will leave this blog up for you to use as a resource and will post the links I promised as well.

Check in in the fall to let us all know how your media adventures go!!

LB :)


  1. cvs grant for special education

  2. Proposal for 1 Credit Course for M.ED. in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

    The reasons this is an important component of our program:
    • We want to take the tools of our theory and foundation classes and put them into action.
    • It directly connects to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    • It connects directly to the state (RI & MA) grade span/level expectations for the content areas represented within our cohort.

    Course Criteria
    • 15 hours of instruction (to be spread over two days) either on-site or on-line

    Course Content
    • Locating appropriate and available grants specific to content needs including special education and English Language Learners
    o Hardware
    o Software
    o Personnel support – technology educator
    o Professional Development
    o Assistive technology
    o Site-based field trips
    • Learning the process of writing an educational grant
    • Identifying the potential obstacles faced when writing a grant
    • Application of grant writing (actually writing a grant/beginning to write a grant in the course)

    Propositions from National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:

    Proposition 1: Teachers are Committed to Students and Their Learning
    • NBCTs are dedicated to making knowledge accessible to all students. They believe all students can learn.
    • They treat students equitably. They recognize the individual differences that distinguish their students from one another and they take account for these differences in their practice.

    Proposition 2: Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students.
    • NBCTs have mastery over the subject(s) they teach. They have a deep understanding of the history, structure and real-world applications of the subject.
    • They are able to use diverse instructional strategies to teach for understanding.

    Proposition 3: Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning.
    • NBCTs deliver effective instruction. They move fluently through a range of instructional techniques, keeping students motivated, engaged and focused.
    • They know how to engage students to ensure a disciplined learning environment, and how to organize instruction to meet instructional goals.

    Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically about Their Practice and Learn from Experience.
    • NBCTs model what it means to be an educated person – they read, they question, they create and they are willing to try new things.
    • They are familiar with learning theories and instructional strategies and stay abreast of current issues in American education.

    Proposition 5: Teachers are Members of Learning Communities.
    • NBCTs collaborate with others to improve student learning.
    • They are leaders and actively know how to seek and build partnerships with community groups and businesses.
    • They can evaluate school progress and the allocation of resources in order to meet state and local education objectives

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  4. It was a great week and very informative. I can't wait to have the time to just review all the posts, resources, etc. Thanks for a great week. It was also great making new friends!