Achieving Better Instruction through Reflection

With each concept I teach, I evaluate the students understanding through their programming code, the required comments explaining the code, and the coding structure. I also know what they understand by listening to the questions that they ask.  Formative assessment is the primary way that I evaluate if they understand the concepts, there is no need for a summative assessment if they are not ready. Reflection on instruction as cyclical strategy allows for implementing changes to increase my student’s knowledge of my content (Teach). Continue reading Achieving Better Instruction through Reflection

EDU 6526: Instructional Strategies: Meta Reflection

My approach this semester was to review these instructional strategies as they would best demonstrate, in my opinion, the possibility of proficient or distinguished designated withFrameworkin the components of domains 2 and 3 in Danielson’s Framework. Since our district has adopted the framework for the teacher evaluation process, the various strategies within the instructional model families can be used to strength weaknesses within those components. While only one of the components was attached to each post, it is important to note that each instructional strategy could be used within multiple components. Continue reading EDU 6526: Instructional Strategies: Meta Reflection

E-Portfolios: Supporting Student Success and Innovation

Question for ISTE Standard 3: How can I demonstrate fluency in technology and effective use of current and emerging digital tools with resources to support student success and innovation? The articles I chose are “Balancing the Two Faces of E-Portfolios”, H. Barrett and “Digital fluency: Building success in the digital age.

I found that the article Digital Fluency made sense, Briggs & Makice (2011) wrote “…the development and maintenance of digital abilities requires practice. First-hand experience is critical to learning, the process to become fluent demands an investment of time and patience…” Not only is this applicable to the students, but even more for the educator who is trying to use the technology to meet the educational outcome. E-portfolios allow us to demonstrate and practice our current technology skills, and also to gradually incorporate new and developing technologies.   Continue reading E-Portfolios: Supporting Student Success and Innovation