Graduate Student Teaching/Internship Fall 2012 Welcome Opening, Introductions Greetings from OFE: Welcome:Dr. Joyce Frazier, Director of the Office of Field Experiences Pinning Ceremony: Dr. Mary Lynne Calhoun, Dean of the College of Education Introductions: Dr. Christy Luce, Coordinator of Graduate Student Teaching College of Education Pin The movie is starting…. Please turn off your phones Please refrain from talking to your neighbors Please ask questions that apply to the entire group, and not your unique situation. From Graduate Certificate to M.A.T. Admission May apply at the end of the student teaching semester. Some programs require that employment as a teacher to enter Phase II (the MAT program). GC to M.A.T Facts • Graduate Certificate coursework will be applied toward the MAT (or MEd in CHFS), but you must apply to the program. Admission to one program does not rollover to a different program, especially a master’s degree. • Any extra graduate courses you take that do not apply to your Graduate Certificate program will not be applied to the master’s degree. Gain admission, then take the additional courses! • You must have 3.5 GPA or higher from your Graduate Certificate Coursework • You must have a recommendation from a full-time faculty member for your department. • You have six years to complete your master’s degree. The clock started ticking with the first course you took for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching, since those are the courses that will rollover to your master’s program. • Individual departments may have additional requirements. Check with your advisor. Details about GC to M.A.T.. • • • • • • • • • • • Here are the details you should know while applying: The MAT application process is online: http://www.uncc.edu/gradmiss/p_app_instructions.html Your application will be considered after all parts are received by the Graduate School, including your test scores. Transcripts, recommendations, and test scores tend to take more time to arrive than you might expect. You will need new recommendations for your new application. You can monitor the status of your application online. Deadlines matter when we are reviewing so many applications – get yours in on time for guaranteed consideration. SEMESTER / TERM APPLICATION DEADLINE Fall: October 1st Spring: May 1st 1st or 2nd Summer: April 1st SNEA Benefits: $1,000,000 liability Free litigation Monthly newsletter TO Join: $33 (student price good through the student teaching semester) Questions: email Dr. Drew Polly [email protected] http://education.uncc.edu/snea/snea.htm General Overview: Christy Luce, Coordinator of Graduate Student Teaching General Overview of the Program Table of Contents, Directory Mission Statement, Conceptual Framework General Policies (p. 23 in Handbook) Reminders: Register for Class Make sure you paid for the class ! Final grades will determine eligibility Application for Candidacy: Two Steps Application for Candidacy Form: You must turn this in to your advisor so that it can be returned by Wednesday, August 29th. Do not come find your advisor on that date.. This is the final day. You must ALSO go online to register for graduation (Grad School website) You will need to pay $57 online (this is not a the same $$ that you pay at the end of the semester for licensure). Exception: If you are currently a MAT student, you do not do this form or apply for graduation until you finish the MAT! Log on to your Banner account to apply for graduation. IMPORTANT You will NOT get your license unless you apply to graduate. You have ___ steps to do. The first is to get your _________ to your advisor by ___________. The second is to ______ online by __________. If you are already an MAT, you do ___ do this. Payment and Cancellation Policy MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED ! Did you PAY? Are you sure your loans are paying for this semester? August 29th students will dropped for non-payment. You WILL NOT be able to continue the internship if you are not still registered and fully paid before August 30th. If you are not registered, you are NOT in the INTERNSHIP! Full payment is defined as: Payment in full of tuition, fees, and charges Payment of the difference between tuition, fees, and charges and offered/accepted financial aid Enrollment in a UNC Charlotte payment plan that will pay tuition, fees, and charges in full Question: Did you register yet? Did you pay all fees yet? Mandatory Health Insurance – Students are automatically charged the health insurance premium at time of registration; however, with proof of insurance, you can waive the charge at studenthealth.uncc.edu. You DO NOT need to pay the health insurance premium if your online waiver is accepted. You have until September 15th to submit your online waiver. Health Insurance The Fall 2012 premium of the UNC SystemWide Student Health Insurance Plan for UNC Charlotte students is $709. Students who have their own insurance and do not wish to have Student Health Insurance should submit their waivers now. Waive now for Fall 2012 semester The waiver deadline is September 15, 2012 Directions to waive health insurance 1. Go to http://www.studentinsurance.com/ 2. Locate UNC Charlotte under 'Find Your Institution‘ 3. click the 'Waive Online' link = 4. Complete the waiver form and print out the confirmation page. Important Dates to Remember: Calendar • • • • August 13th August 14th August 15th August 16th • August 29th: WAS CMS orientation for GST CT Orientation on campus; Graduate Internship Orientat Most supervisors will be doing small group orientation Most schools have first mandatory teacher workday. You to school the first day your teacher is there Cancellation of courses for non-payment • August 29th: Last day to apply for graduation… – THIS MEANS EVERYONE! ……….Walking is optional! • • • • September 11th September 15th: Oct. 8th Oct. 9th: • ISL workshop Last day to waive health insurance form Professional Development Day/ Middle and Secondary Professional Development Day/B-K and Elementary (All K-12 licensure areas go to the professional development day for the grade level you are teaching now). • Dec. 5th: • December 10-12: • December 15th: Last day of the internship Final Conference with U.S. /Individual on campus Commencement Timeline (pg. 71) The student teacher will follow the school calendar instead of the University calendar. Vacations will be observed in accordance with the school system calendar. This applies to all candidates during the student teaching semester. If you are ill, notify your supervisor, but you cannot go on a vacation during the student teaching semester. Professionalism Dress Professionally Act Professionally: Arrive on time; be prepared for the next day prior to leaving. Cooperate at all times with teachers and administrators. Maintain a professional relationship with students, faculty, parents, and staff. Be active part of your school community. Professionalism Communicate concerns and need to US for guidance and support. Turn in assignments on time or early. Other employment cannot impede student teaching responsibilities. THIS IS A 100% COMMITMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY… IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS COMMITMENT AT THIS TIME, YOU NEED TO DROP THIS COURSE AND STUDENT TEACH/INTERN WHEN YOU CAN. E Etiquette: Professional Emails, a few tips First, emails are not confidential. Think that you are publishing this in a newspaper. Grammar, spelling, readability, concise. Don’t be over familiar with the recipient. Respond within 24 hours. Give 24-48 hours for recipient to respond before re-sending the email. NEVER SHOW ANGER OR EMOTION… including not using all caps. TO DO TONIGHT! Check your Facebook/ My Space/ etc. page: Is any information on there public? Other things to do by ASAP: Make sure you are registered Make sure you pay on time ! Make sure you check Facebook to see if anything out there is public. Google yourself. Make sure you get the STHB and STAR Other things to do soon: Make sure you give the Graduation Candidacy form to your program coordinator Make sure you go online and pay for graduation. Make sure you register for Praxis if you need to take it. Remember, all lateral entry teachers (private or public) must take Praxis II in their area. Reminders You must behave appropriately with students, administration, teachers, and parents: Leave frustrations or “attitudes” at home. Ask for school policies. Always greet others in the hallways… even if you don’t know them. Resolve conflicts with adults professionally. If you don’t like someone, don’t let anyone in the building know it. Never engage in unprofessional conversations about school employees or students If you have a gripe, don’t ever share it with others in the building. DISPOSITION IS A HUGE PIECE OF SUCCESS IN STUDENT TEACHING AND TEACHING ! Requirements in a Nutshell Graduate Intern Notebook with lesson plans Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL) Self-evaluations using the STAR One video with lesson and reflection Stay current on all online seminars Electronic Licensure Portfolio: EE1, EE 4, EE 5, EE 6 Licensure Issues: To receive your license you must… CTC Have the principal to agree to license you. Have your supervisor agree to license you. Receive “MET” on ALL components of the CTC One “no” and you cannot be granted a license. Therefore, you must…. Have shown that you Had an impact on student learning (ISL) Passed the assignments for all seminars Are a reflective educator as evidenced in your daily critiques, lesson plans, and video analysis. Passed all parts of the CTC Have great attendance Completed the Taskstream Portfolio Have shown that you are an excellent “beginning” teacher. Additionally you must Show appropriate disposition to be a teacher. Behave professionally with students, teachers, staff, and university personnel. Timely assignments Attendance at school, including arriving late or leaving early without special permission. Completed all program requirements for licensure. Grading in Student Teaching Grade of A or B (Handout) Grades of C or U mean that candidate will not be recommended for licensure. ISL, Seminar reflections, Lesson planning, Video, Star/CTC performance, disposition could all adversely affect your grade and your recommendation for licensure. Internship Schedule Requirements Evaluation Questions ?? Calendar for Student Teaching/Internship Spring 2012 Semester Schedule Weeks 1-2 Attend orientation at the University. Purchase the Handbook and the STAR. Discuss the internship requirements with administration. Arrange meeting for principal with the university supervisor. Weeks 3-7 Write full lesson plans and provide records for supervisors. Weeks 8-14 Your supervisor may allow all plans to be written in accordance with your school system’s policies if lesson plan proficiency is shown. Exceptions: US visits, ISL project, Video Week 16 Return to campus for licensure documentation NOTE: DE candidates outside our driving area will make special arrangements with the US to complete paperwork requirements. Requirements: Lesson Planning and Reflection: Plan instruction for all lessons taught Have available for US to review all plans Write down changes and critique lessons taught Never leave the building without being 100% prepared for the next day. This is a Graduate Student Teaching requirement! Your lessons must be appropriate, use a variety of strategies, and be motivating to students. You must differentiate for the diverse needs of your students. You must assess and individualize instruction as needed. Lesson Plan Non-Negotiables You must demonstrate that you can teach whole class and groups of students. You must have motivating strategies. You must teach with variety. You must incorporate 21st century skills You must have quality content. You must differentiate instruction regularly. Requirements continued…. Impact on Student Learning Project http://education.uncc.edu/ofe/resources.htm You must download and read this project early in the semester. ISL workshop Mandatory Attendance. Your supervisor will have break out groups at the end of this workshop. ISL Uploaded to Taskstream All information must be sanitized so that all names (student, staff, school, system) are not visible. Supervisors determine weight to final grade, but you must receive a passing score in order for it not to negatively impact your final grade. You must positively impact each student’s performance. Requirements continued Video: Create one 30-minute videotape showing all components of your lesson. Record it on DVD or VHS. Turn in the DVD/VHS along with the self-analysis as described in the Handbook . (p. 147-148) Permission to videotape forms are in addendum of your Handbook. This is a permission form allowing your supervisor to view the video. Your county video permission form will not suffice. Online Seminars All assignments are available on the OFE website. Education.uncc.edu/ofe Your username is: candidate Your password is: Fall2012! NOTICE: No spaces and no caps Teaching: Get to know your students Implement motivating lessons Give students feedback in a timely manner Diversify instruction to meet the needs of all students Think: “Would I want to be my student sitting in my class?” Summary of a few points… • Plan instruction on a weekly and daily basis. • Have approved plans available for University Supervisor (US). • Write critiques of lessons. • Make your lessons interesting and effective. • YOU ARE LIKELY NOT TO TEACH THE WAY YOU WERE TAUGHT! TEACHING DEMANDS HAVE CHANGED. Electronic Portfolio Requirements EE1 EE2 EE3 EE4 EE5 EE6 There are 6 evidences for the portfolio Completed BEFORE the student teaching semester: EE (Electronic Evidence) 2 Completed DURING the student teaching semester: Content Knowledge Project EE 3 Instructional Unit Plan EE 1 Both of these are TYPICALLY completed BEFORE the student teaching course. Candidates cannot begin the internship until they are successfully evaluated in Taskstream on EE 2 and 3 with a rating of “proficient” or higher. EE 4 Certification of Teaching Capacity (CTC) EE 5 Passing PRAXIS II scores OR transcripts (depending on your program) Impact on Student Learning (ISL) Project EE 6 (Parts A and B for many programs) Professional Development Plan EE 4: Continued … Must be marked all areas as “met,” initialed on each page, and signed by principal, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor by end of semester. Usually signed by end of November (fall) or April (spring). Candidate will take the signed copy, scan it as a pdf file, and upload into EE 4 in TaskStream. Supervisor in TaskStream will evaluate as “met” or “not met.” EE 4: CTC (Certification of Teaching Capacity) Form is available from OFE website and in the back of your STAR. Comprised of SOME of the indicators from the NCPTS pre-service candidate rubric Completed at end of student teaching / graduate internship but monitored throughout the semester Progress feedback given on OFF at every observation All areas of CTC must be rated as “met” in order to receive licensure recommendation!! EE 5: Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL) Workshop on this is mandatory Every student in your classroom must show growth to pass the project Supervisors will do progress checks with you at each observation You must upload the project to Taskstream to have it scored. Candidate must be rated as “proficient” or higher on all standards. Warning: do not “Google” this project. Use the current version on the OFE website. EE6 6A: School Improvement Project 6B: Professional Development Plan (You may have done 6A in a course. If you did, it is evaluated and scored on your Taskstream account). This is an independent project. Supervisors will score during the ST semester. Check with your supervisor for due dates. More requirements…… Graduate Student Teaching Notebook: Must be kept up daily Must have all lesson plans taught Very important part of your course grade Seminar: Most seminars are online. There are weekly assignments. Do them on time! ISL Workshop and Professional Development Day are required events. You supervisor may schedule other required seminars. ROGI students: equipment failure counts as an absence. Make sure you have tested equipment days before each seminar. Evaluations • • • • • STAR OFF-CTC STEP Grading Exit Evaluation CTC (Final) The Process … US gives the date of the next US observation/visit 1-2 days before the US comes: ST self-evaluates on the STAR with highlighter BEFORE CT gives ratings CT observes Student Teacher with OFF CT rates student teacher after ST has selfevaluated CT discusses OFF and STAR with ST US rates STAR at visit OFF and STAR at EVERY visit Your Self-Assessment on the STAR STAR EXAMPLE -- to be used with the STAR rubric!! K1: Learner Development K1: Learner Differences Element K1a: Individualizes the Instructional Environment K1b: Sets Expecations for Learning and Achievement 1st observation 2nd observation 3rd observation 4th observation date ______ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ CT rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ US rating ____ NOTE: CT Ratings will be left blank STAR ratings Very important to look at the rubric to assess your performance Beware of a false sense of accomplishment in your ratings US will be looking for consistent performance when using the rubric Grading CTC: recommendation for NC license: Must be signed by principal, University Supervisor and the Cooperating Teacher Grading Questions ??????? Small Groups Mr. Gurley: Dr. Luce: Ms. Bukowski: M. McCabe: Tim Smith: Ms. Chaney: Ms. Sutherland: Dr. Murray: ART ED: Jan 5th 2-4 Winningham Ms. Dietz: Dr Wakeman: Dr LaChance: Dance: Monday, Jan 9th at 6:30 pm Robinson 303E Dr Fogg: Dr Rebich: Ms. Yakoobian: Ms. Hastings: Ms. Edwards: Ms. Kelly: Ms. Hart: Ms. Crandell: Dr. Frazier: Ms. Grant: Fr Ms. Godfrey; Ms. Holman: Dr Isenhour:.