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This program of study leads to becoming a certified professional educator. It is important to understand the professional certification requirements i

This program of study leads to becoming a certified professional educator. It is important to understand the professional certification requirements in your state as well as the continuing education requirements to maintain your certification. Education is constantly changing so educators must be prepared to adapt and grow as the profession evolves. Setting professional goals and developing a plan to meet your goals is crucial to support professional growth and being a lifelong learner.

Part 1: Professional Growth Plan Presentation

Create an 8-12 slide digital presentation that can be used to present your plan for professional growth as an educator. Include the following information in your presentation:

  • A brief description of the graduate courses and degree requirements in your program.
  • A brief description of licensure/certification requirements, professional progression requirements in the state in which you plan to teach in, and how licensure/certification will be maintained.
  • Explanation of how you will demonstrate high expectations in your role as an educator, including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant laws and policies.
  • Explanation of how you will reflect on your teaching practices using a variety of data, including current research, and how this will help to inform instruction and improve student learning.
  • Provide at least two professional learning goals and discuss how you will engage in meaningful experiences within the professional learning community (e.g., professional development, conferences, professional organizations) to meet each learning goal.

Presenter’s notes are required for each content slide. Presentation must include a title slide at the beginning and a reference slide with documentation of resources at the end. The title slide and reference slide do not count in the total number of slides

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:

MEd Elementary Education (ITL/NITL)

5.2: Reflect on teaching practices using a variety of data, including current research, to inform instruction and improve student learning. [InTASC 9(c), 9(g), 9(l); TPE 6.1; AAQEP 1e; MC2, MC4]

5.5: Demonstrate high expectations of the profession including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant law and policy. [InTASC 9(j), 9(o); TPE 6.5, 6.6; AAQEP 1f; MC3, MC5] Rubric Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubric Criteria

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Graduate Courses, Degree Requirements, and Certification Requirements

30 points

Criteria Description

Graduate Courses, Degree Requirements, and Certification Requirements

5. Target

30 points

Description of graduate courses and degree requirements in the program is thorough. Description of licensure/certification requirements, professional progression requirements in your state, and how licensure/certification will be maintained is extensive.

4. Acceptable

26.1 points

Description of graduate courses and degree requirements in the program is complete. Description of licensure/certification requirements, professional progression requirements in your state, and how licensure/certification will be maintained is accurate.

3. Approaching

22.2 points

Description of graduate courses and degree requirements in the program is missing key details. Description of licensure/certification requirements, professional progression requirements in your state, and how licensure/certification will be maintained is somewhat inaccurate.

2. Insufficient

20.7 points

Description of graduate courses and degree requirements in the program is incomplete. Description of licensure/certification requirements, professional progression requirements in your state, and how licensure/certification will be maintained is inaccurate.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Demonstrating High Expectations (B)

45 points

Criteria Description

C 5.5

5. Target

45 points

Explanation of how to demonstrate high expectations as an educator, including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant laws and policies is realistic.

4. Acceptable

39.15 points

Explanation of how to demonstrate high expectations as an educator, including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant laws and policies is suitable.

3. Approaching

33.3 points

Explanation of how to demonstrate high expectations as an educator, including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant laws and policies is ambiguous.

2. Insufficient

31.05 points

Explanation of how to demonstrate high expectations as an educator, including communication, technology, codes of ethics, professional standards practice, and relevant laws and policies is unrealistic.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Reflection on Teaching Practices (B)

45 points

Criteria Description

C 5.2

5. Target

45 points

Explanation of how an educator can reflect on teaching practices using a variety of data is novel. Discussion of how reflection helps to inform instruction and improve student learning is insightful.

4. Acceptable

39.15 points

Explanation of how an educator can reflect on teaching practices using a variety of data is reasonable. Discussion of how reflection helps to inform instruction and improve student learning is logical.

3. Approaching

33.3 points

Explanation of how an educator can reflect on teaching practices using a variety of data is cursory. Discussion of how reflection helps to inform instruction and improve student learning is artificial.

2. Insufficient

31.05 points

Explanation of how an educator can reflect on teaching practices using a variety of data is unreasonable. Discussion of how reflection helps to inform instruction and improve student learning is unfitting.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Professional Learning Goals (B)

60 points

Criteria Description

C 5.6

5. Target

60 points

Professional learning goals are exceptional. Discussion of how to engage in meaningful experiences within the professional learning community to meet each learning goal is sophisticated.

4. Acceptable

52.2 points

Professional learning goals are appropriate. Discussion of how to engage in meaningful experiences within the professional learning community to meet each learning goal is effective.

3. Approaching

44.4 points

Professional learning goals are overly simplistic. Discussion of how to engage in meaningful experiences within the professional learning community to meet each learning goal is weak.

2. Insufficient

41.4 points

Professional learning goals are inappropriate. Discussion of how to engage in meaningful experiences within the professional learning community to meet each learning goal is ineffective.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Video Presentation

45 points

Criteria Description

Video Presentation

5. Target

45 points

Presentation of the professional growth plan, including brief introduction, is proficient.

4. Acceptable

39.15 points

Presentation of the professional growth plan, including brief introduction, is solid.

3. Approaching

33.3 points

Presentation of the professional growth plan, including brief introduction, is unfocused.

2. Insufficient

31.05 points

Presentation of the professional growth plan, including brief introduction, is unintelligible.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Title Slide, Slide Notes, and Research Citations

15 points

Criteria Description

Title Slide, Slide Notes, and Research Citations

5. Target

15 points

Title slide and thorough slide notes are present. In-text citations and a reference slide are complete and correct. Sources are credible. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

4. Acceptable

13.05 points

Title slide and slide notes are present. In-text citations have few errors. References used are reliable and reference slide lists all cited sources with few errors.

3. Approaching

11.1 points

Title slide, and/or slide notes, and/or reference slide are not present. Sources do not fully support claims, or sources are not all credible. Sources are documented, although several errors are present.

2. Insufficient

10.35 points

No title slide or slide notes are present. Reference slide includes errors and/or inconsistently used citations. Sources are noncredible.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Language Use and Audience Awareness

15 points

Criteria Description

Language Use and Audience Awareness

5. Target

15 points

Word choice is distinctive, creative, and well-suited to the purpose, discipline, scope, and audience of the presentation.

4. Acceptable

13.05 points

Word choice is reflective of the intended audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary, and communicates clearly.

3. Approaching

11.1 points

Some distracting inconsistencies or repetitions in word choice are present. Language is lacking awareness of the targeted audience.

2. Insufficient

10.35 points

Inappropriate word choice is evident. Language is not reflective of the targeted audience.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Presentation

15 points

Criteria Description

Presentation

5. Target

15 points

The work is well presented. The overall appearance is neat and professional. Work would be highly desirable for public dissemination.

4. Acceptable

13.05 points

The overall appearance is generally neat, with a few minor organizational flaws. Work would be desirable for public dissemination.

3. Approaching

11.1 points

The work is somewhat disheveled and includes several organizational flaws. Work would barely be presentable for public dissemination.

2. Insufficient

10.35 points

The work is sloppy or chaotic. Work would not be presentable for public dissemination.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Professionalism

15 points

Criteria Description

Professionalism

5. Target

15 points

Appearance and manner exhibit appropriate professionalism within the video. The video is taken within an environment totally free of distraction.

4. Acceptable

13.05 points

Appearance and manner exhibit adequate professionalism within the video. The video is taken within an environment relatively free of distraction.

3. Approaching

11.1 points

Appearance or manner within the video is lacking some degree of professionalism or the video includes some distraction in the environment or background.

2. Insufficient

10.35 points

Appearance or manner within the video is unprofessional or the video is taken within a distracting environment or background.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Mechanics of Writing

15 points

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

5. Target

15 points

Presentation and speaker’s notes are free of mechanical errors. Skilled control of sentence structure is used throughout.

4. Acceptable

13.05 points

Presentation and speaker’s notes include a few mechanical errors. Suitable sentence structure is used.

3. Approaching

11.1 points

Presentation and speaker’s notes include frequent and repetitive mechanical errors. Inconsistencies in sentence structure are recurrent.

2. Insufficient

10.35 points

Presentation and speaker’s notes include errors in grammar or syntax that are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect sentence structure errors are found throughout.

1. No Submission

0 points

Not addressed.

Total300 points

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