Category Archives: Standard 12. Professional citizenship

Willingly engages in dialogue that transcends the individual classroom, taking informed, coherent positions on important matters of educational policy and practice.

Standard 12 Meta-Reflection: Professional Citizenship

Standard 12 Professional citizenship: Willingly engages in dialogue that transcends the individual classroom, taking informed, coherent positions on important matters of educational policy and practice. Throughout history, reformers have influenced educational policy and educational practice has changed over time. School … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Professional Portfolios

Professional portfolios serve as a learning tool and documentation of professional growth. The unique aspect of a portfolio is it delivers a product of a teacher’s current knowledge and daily work. At the same time, the portfolio reflects a learning … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Lesson Study and Learning Circles

This week’s module focused on the implementation of two types of job-embedded professional learning: learning circles and lesson study. Both require teachers to work collaboratively to identify problems and discuss strategies for improving student learning. Both identify a sequence of … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Learning Groups

When teachers work in a collaborative setting they are in charge of their own learning which allows them to focus on the specific needs of their students and apply theory to practice. Professional learning communities, critical friends groups, whole-faculty study … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Job-Embedded Learning

Workshops, book studies, and trainings come to mind when I think about professional development. Often these opportunities come before or after school and provide teachers with more to do. This might include more materials to manage or more curriculum to … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Professional Coaching

In order for teachers to engage in effective professional learning, principles and strategies for engaging the adult learner need to be implemented in professional development. Zepeda (2012) states, “Adults seek knowledge that applies to their current life situation; they want … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Values and Citizenship

A good education goes beyond teaching content. Students do not come to school to solely learn math or reading. Just like teachers are not just qualified to teach math or reading. It may say “math teacher” in their title, but … Continue reading

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