INTASC Standards: 4, 5
Standard 4 – “The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content (Henson, 2009).”
As an educator, it is necessary for me to expand my teaching techniques and to present instruction that will help foster students’ advancement of critical thinking and problem solving. It is also essential to serve in varied roles to impart teacher centered instruction in addition to student centered instruction. Also, by taking advantage of and providing different teaching methods, I will be making the content …show more content…
“Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society (“NETS,” 2013).”
It is necessary for teachers to demonstrate their understanding and abilities with technology in a global and digital society. Therefore, teachers must be able to facilitate learning activities that incorporate technology in order to enhance technology literacy and student academic success among the different subject matters. Also, teachers need to recognize and use different instructional methods to support student centered tasks while integrating technology tools and engage learners with distinctive learning needs.
Methods for integrating technology into instruction could be to create and use a class blog. Other, more common means would be to use the SmartBoard or an ELMO (i.e. projector) to work on class assignments such as having a student solve a problem or to review a handout collectively. Additionally, students can use computers for research, to collect information, and assess their findings for a lesson. However, by constructing a class blog, I will be collaborating with students, parents, peers, and members of the community utilizing digital tools and resources to encourage student achievement and …show more content…
Teachers must make instructional decisions before, during, and after every lesson provided to students. These considerations guide us to modify instruction to individuals or groups in the classroom. Therefore, with a group of academically diverse learners in the classroom it is necessary to make curriculum choices that correspond with the student’s interests, skills and requirements. By helping students relate what they are learning with real-world experiences motivates their interest and keeps them engaged during the instruction process. For example, it is pertinent to determine if a particular lesson is not working, and to immediately establish what steps can be taken to adjust the instructional objectives. Additionally, considerations will need to be made during future planning efforts. The factors in planning a unit or lesson focusing on a specific subject include whether I will need to consider my students’ prior knowledge, cultural background and life