CTE 101 Reflection

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How did the insights gained through your participation in CTE 101 assist you in effectively planning instruction that was defined by the CTE model curriculum standards, CSTP’s, and TPE’s. Be specific.
During my participation in CTE 101 class, I was able to learn about engaging and supporting my students’ learning using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Using those standards, I was able to better connect with my students and bring their prior life experiences and interests to the classroom. When teaching 3D modeling in the computer, I asked them to choose an object to re-design and explain why they chose that specific object. With that particular assignment, I was able to connect with them and understand their interests and
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Formative assessment constitutes of assessing students prior to the lesson begins so you can understand how much students know about the subject. On my bridge building and testing project, I ask students for examples of truss bridges in the area to find out if they know what a truss bridge is. Once I assess how much they know I can adjust my instruction accordantly. For summative assessment, I used the final product of the lesson, which is the actual truss bridge model, to see if it meets the design criteria established in the beginning of the process. Students placed bridges inside a wood box with the maximum width, length and height. A wood block had to be able to pass through the bridge to pretend it was a car. Students also tested bridge for its strength by attaching a bucket with a metal hook and chain at the bottom of truss and adding pebbles to the bucket until the bridge …show more content…
Among some of the modifications I made in my classroom, I organized the physical space of so students had a place to put their materials while their projects were in progress. I also addressed the seating assignment to make sure the special needs and English learners sit close to the front of the classroom. I also prepared a document with all the rules and procedures for the class so students would know what to expect and how to behave inside the classroom. I created a system so each student has a number that represents them, so the Auto Cad book, the engineering book, the drafting tools and a binder where they store all their work have the same number. I also made sure students sit in pairs so they can help each other during the lessons. I also shared my background and my career and school experiences with my students to make them feel comfortable and safe. I truly believe that bridging the gap between students and instructors makes it for a better learning

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