ILAS 201

Report
ILAS 201 & 301
AND SO THE
JOURNEY BEGINS…
INTRODUCTIONS
Kathryn Maley, [email protected]
• Former teacher
• Assistant Director of The History & Social
Sciences Secondary Teacher Education
Program
• NIU / DHS PDS Leader
• Coordinating Instructor for ILAS 201 and 301
A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF
Favorite color:
Purple
Likes:
Nice students, social studies, anything shiny
Dislikes:
Mean people, lettuce
Research interests:
Student retention in clinicals
Something interesting about me:
I worked on a dairy farm to pay for college.
OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Jodi Long, [email protected]
• Mrs. Long is AWESOME
• Office of School Partnerships and Clinical
Experiences, Zulauf 215
• Open daily – 8:00-4:30
• Best to call to make an appointment
DISCIPLINE COORDINATORS
These are the your NIU program contacts
English – Mrs. Judy Pokorny
Foreign Language – Ms. Peggy Batty
History – Dr. Andrea Smalley
Math – Ms. Renee Olsen
Science – Mrs. Judy Boisen
201 SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS
English –
Mr. Ben Doty, Sycamore High School
Ms. Kelsey Mapes, HBR High School
Foreign Languages –
Mr. Ben Doty, Sycamore High School
HistoryMr. Jeff Villarreal, Sycamore High School
Math –
Ms. Sheryl Nakonechny, Clinton Rosette Middle School
301 SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS
English/Foreign Language –
Mr. Mike Rice, Kaneland High School
History –
Mr. Ata Shakir, DeKalb High School
Math –
Mrs. Amanda Baum, Clinton Rosette Middle School
Science –
Ms. Jennifer Stoll, DeKalb High School
301 TO SMALL GROUPS
ENGLISH/FOREIGN LANGUAGES E106
HISTORY E107
MATH E108
SCIENCE E109
Please return to Forum Room at 5:15pm
ILAS 201 COURSE PACK HIGHLIGHTS
Contact information and website address
http://niu.edu/tcert/clinicals/introductory_clinical/index.shtml
Attendance policy
School Contact information
Privacy of Student Data signature – to Ms. Maley by January
Dispositions Assessments
What to do during observations
Assignments
Time Logs
Final Assessments
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PRIVACY OF STUDENT DATA
Found in the Course pack
Due to me on or before January 26
DISPOSITIONS: THE WHAT
We have a dispositions process
To ensure that you have the necessary “soft” skills to be a
professional educator
To identify areas of concern early so that intervention and
remediation are possible
Because we want you to be successful!
See the ILAS 201 Course Packet for all Dispositions Forms.
DISPOSITIONS: THE “WHAT IF?”
What if I get a Dispositions Alert?
You will be notified by me or your program coordinator
that there has been a dispositions alert.
You will schedule a meeting with your program
coordinator to discuss the situation and possible
solutions.
You and your program coordinator will create a
mutually agreed upon remediation plan and date for reevaluation.
DISPOSITIONS PYRAMID
WHAT TO DO DURING OBSERVATIONS
Don’t just sit quietly in the back!
Offer to help hand out papers
Circulate around the room and offer to help students who need assistance
Check out the “What to Do During Observations” handout in your course
pack for some awesome ideas on what else you can be doing to make the
most of your experience!
ASSIGNMENTS
Links to all of the assignments are on website!
Mandated Reporter
Academic Integrity
Due by January 26
Tutoring Scenario Activity
Teacher Interviews
Due January 26
Start scheduling at first meeting!
TIME LOGS
• You will have 3 different sets of time logs:
• Middle School Time Logs
• High School Time Logs
• Tutoring Time Logs
Submit on 3 separate pages!
Don’t forget to get them signed!
FINAL ASSESSMENTS
There are four final assessments:
Cooperating Teacher (2)
Tutoring Supervisor
Small Group Facilitator
Give the evaluation form to the evaluator 2 weeks prior to when
you need it. This will give the evaluator time to reflect on your
performance and return your evaluation to you before it is due!
TAP TEST
If you have not yet
taken and passed
the TAP test, start
the process NOW!
Check out our
website for links to
places on campus
that can assist you.
TUTORING SCHEDULING FORM
DUE BY January 16th
DO NOT MESS THESE UP!
PLACEMENTS
IT’S THE
LITTLE
THINGS
TRANSITIONING FROM
A STUDENT
TO
A PRE-SERVICE TEACHER
OUR JOB IS TO
HELP YOU FIND A
JOB.
TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
After this presentation you
will be able to:
•Identify the “little” things you
can do to help you exhibit the
qualities of a high caliber
professional .
•Identify the differences
between “student” thinking
and “pre-service teacher”
thinking.
SOCIAL MEDIA
ESTABLISH A PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PROFILE
All existing social media set to private – don’t
forget about Pinterest, Instagram, your friend’s
pages, your high school MySpace page…
Join professional social media sites – LinkedIn
Pinterest and Instagram CAN be used by
teachers very effectively – make a separate
account
THE LITTLE THINGS: CLOTHING
Dress for the position you
want, not for the position you
have.
Professional dress expected
every time you are in a school
building (except for Monday
seminars).
Jeans are NEVER ok. Not even
on Fridays. Not even during
Spirit Week. Not even if your
teacher says it is ok. NEVER.
THE LITTLE THINGS: WRITING
Proofread everything you write:
• Personal Statements
• Applications
• E-mails
• Tutoring forms
• Attachments – Are they there? Are they complete?
Spelling errors, grammar errors, informal language – all
could mean the difference between landing the interview
and landing in the recycling bin!
Treat written work like an audition, not like an
obligatory assignment.
EMAIL ETIQUETTE
Google first!
Read your email
Compose your reply
Read reply out loud before sending
Send reply
THE LITTLE THINGS: READING
Read all directions
carefully and make
sure that you follow
them to the letter.
Re-read directions
at least twice (if not
more) before
completing the task.
READING – CONTINUED
Before contacting the school, cooperating teacher,
small group facilitator, or Ms. Maley, make sure that
the question you are asking isn’t already answered
somewhere
• Course syllabus
• ILAS 201 Website
• Google
• School website
• Classmate
• Previous E-mail
If you’ve done all of this and
you’re still not sure, ask for
help!
“I’m so sorry to bother you”
is an EXCELLENT stock phrase.
THE LITTLE THINGS:
COMMUNICATION
Communicate BEFORE the fact, not after.
24 hour rule – for you, but don’t expect it from others.
If you say you are going to do something, do it.
If someone helps you, thank them.
You are dealing with humans. Mistakes happen. Teachers
must be flexible.
It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.
Try very, very hard to avoid assumptions.
Mr./Ms./Dr. ALWAYS
THE LITTLE THINGS: QUESTIONS
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Make sure that:
• Questions haven’t already been
answered in class
• Questions aren’t answered in
the material you have
• Questions aren’t easily
answered by an internet search
• Questions come before the
assignment due date.
SAMPLE EMAIL
Good Afternoon Mrs. Bickley,
After attending the middle school orientation yesterday
at XYZ Middle School, the cooperating teacher, Mrs.
Soandso, and I discovered a dilemma. She only teaches
science at XYZ, not social studies. Although I believe I
could brush up on my science skills the best that I can, it
does conflict with my concentration of history/social
studies. I just wanted to bring this to your attention
before moving any further with Mrs. Soandso. We
thought it was best to figure this thing out before setting
a schedule and proceeding with observations.
Thank you for your time and effort.
Best regards,
EMAIL TEMPLATE
Salutation – always use Mr. or Ms. (Dear Ms.
Jones)
Introduce yourself – don’t assume they
remember you or what you do (My name is Bob
Smith, and I am a History teacher candidate at
NIU)
Ask your question or state reason for email –
KEEP IT SHORT AND TO THE POINT
Thank person (Thank you so much for your
time.)
Closing (Sincerely, Bob Smith)
THE LITTLE THINGS: CHAIN OF COMMAND
NIU Faculty –Ms. Maley,
Discipline Coordinators, Small
Group Facilitators, Advisors
Cooperating
Teacher
School
Administration
Most formal and
least contact
THE LITTLE THINGS: ORGANIZATION
Due Dates
• Due dates are important and should not be
missed. Look through all of your materials and
make a calendar to help stay organized.
Time Commitments
• Schools are busy. You are guests. If you say you
will be there on a specific day and time, be there.
No excuses.
• Emergencies do happen. If they happen to you,
contact your cooperating teacher in advance (if
possible) by phone and e-mail. C.C. Ms. Maley on
the e-mail.
THE LITTLE THINGS: ORGANIZATION
Paperwork
• Teachers have to track thousands of pieces of
paper a week. Pre-service teachers do too.
Read all paperwork carefully, follow
directions completely, and submit things on
time.
Make copies
• Make copies of ALL important forms before
you submit them from this point forward
THE LITTLE THINGS: DOING MORE
To make yourself a truly exceptional candidate you need
to do MORE, and you need to stand out.
We are helping you begin this process by having you tutor
as part of your ILAS 201 experience.
Ways you can do more:
• Offer to help out with additional things at your placement
school
• Look for volunteer opportunities in your community
working with school-aged children
• Get involved with something at NIU or your hometown.
Interesting experiences make for interesting resumes!
DOING MORE
Start thinking about your marketability
• ELL?
• Second language?
• Endorsement in another subject?
• Reading coursework?
• Unique opportunities
Ask Yourself This:
What will make you different from all of the other people
who are applying for the same job?
ANY
QUESTIONS?

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