Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes
As situations warrant, teachers who hold an Interim Professional Certificate are expected to demonstrate consistently that they understand:
- PS1 lesson plans that apply to different learning styles
- PS2 lesson plans that apply to different learning styles
- PS2 multimodal strategies for teaching Science 9 and Science 14
- EdPsych for Exceptional Learners generation of strategies to address different learner needs
- Mini-lesson plan on visualizing transverse and longitudinal waves for kinesthetic, read/write, visual, and auditory learners.
- Education 4703 Assessment for Individualized Educational Programming, certification of Level B Assessment
- PS3 student choice in project-based learning
- PS3 consistent demonstration of visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic learners for differentiated instructions
- Reasoned decisions about effective instructional strategies, as demonstrated by professional inquiry project
- My working knowledge of the education system comes from using it throughout my practicum experiences as a student teacher
- I understand the different streams in Alberta high schools and what they mean for students
- I understand my professional expectations and obligations
The purposes of the Guide to Education and programs of study germane to the specialization or subject disciplines they are prepared to teach. They know how to use these documents to inform and direct their planning, instruction and assessment of student progress; and the subject discipline they teach, and know which strategies are appropriate to help different students.
- Backward design of lesson plans using the Alberta Education program of studies as my resource
- Differentiated strategies in professional inquiry project
- My Bachelor of Science degree (received May 2014) majored in the Biological Sciences, but also was heavy in Physics and Calculus courses
- My PS2 curriculum and instruction class involved an in-depth look into the science programs of study
- The Alberta Education program of study has been a valuable resource
- Differentiation has become a topic that is very close to my heart as I continue to become a teacher with a strong learner-centered philosophy
- My lessons embed differentiation as much as possible, and do so more accurately when I am in practicum and know my students' needs
- Read all IPPs and made anecdotal notes for each student
- Lesson planning, unit planning, and term planning have developed through my undergraduate degree
- The curricular outcomes are translated into attainable lesson outcomes in each of my lesson plans
- Differentiation is an important part of lesson planning and assessment
- Every lesson keeps the students' needs in mind.
- Constant positive language to encourage students and help them feel safe.
- Adapted classroom management for grade 9s, 10s, and 11s, as well as for academic level
The importance of respecting students’ human dignity. They know how to establish, with different students, professional relationships that are characterized by mutual respect, trust and harmony.
- I have built relationships with all of my students, starting with introducing myself to individual students and learning their names on the first day
- Relationships must be worked at to be maintained, including positive interactions for each disciplinary action
There are many approaches to teaching and learning. They know a broad range of instructional strategies appropriate to their area of specialization and the subject discipline they teach, and know which strategies are appropriate to help different students achieve different outcomes.
- My many approaches to lesson planning
The functions of traditional and electronic teaching/learning technologies. They know how to use and how to engage students in using these technologies to present and deliver content, communicate effectively with others, find and secure information, research, word process, manage information, and keep records.
- ICT outcomes and technology integration
- Project-based learning with computer research
The importance of engaging parents, purposefully and meaningfully, in all aspects of teaching and learning. They know how to develop and implement strategies that create and enhance partnerships among teachers, parents and students.
- The Remind application can keep parents in touch with their child's homework and notifications directly from the teacher
- PS3 weekly phone calls home to the parent or guardian of every student in my class
- Parent-teacher interviews in-person
Student learning is enhanced through the use of home and community resources. They know how to identify resources relevant to teaching and learning objectives, and how to incorporate these resources into their teaching and students’ learning.
- Using online resources in lesson plans
- Having students use computer research for project-based-learning
The importance of contributing, independently and collegially, to the quality of their school. They know the strategies whereby they can, independently and collegially, enhance and maintain the quality of their schools to the benefit of students, parents, community and colleagues.
- Attending EUS (Education Undergraduate Society) professional development seminars
- My vision for science teaching
- My teaching philosophy