Showcase Lessons, Action Research and Legacy Projects
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Showcase Lessons, Action Research and Legacy Projects
Linking Interns’ Assignments toSchool Improvement Goals at PDS SitesKeith Conners, Sara Elburn, Lindsay Wild, Jennifer Lewis and Kelly Thomas Salisbury University
Atlantic Ocean SalisburyChesapeake Bay
Pinehurst Elementary School Snow Hill Elementary School Berlin Intermediate School
“The overarching goal . . . is to enhance student achievement . . . .” Preparation and induction of pre-service teachers Ongoing professional development for in-service teachers Advancement of scholarship and best practices through research and inquiry “. . . and serving as a bellwether . . . in advancing a co-teaching internship model.”
100% PDS placements (Maryland mandate) 80 days + 20 days (2 semesters) Co-teaching model 3 showcase lessons Action research investigation Legacy project Weekly seminar
Taught on-site by PDS mentor teachers Coordinated by SU PDS liaisons Integrated with internship Assignments scaffolded by seminar leaders Legacy projects Action research Showcase lessons
Must be aligned with the school’s mission and objectives. Must represent an undertaking that extends beyond the routine obligations of the internship. Should have some enduring value for one or more of the school’s stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, school staff, community partners, etc.).
The code red system in kid-friendly termsDecorating the building with school pride More Examples…
Consult school improvement plans Brainstorm with mentors, site coordinators, supervisors and principals Design investigation linked to school goals Collect data Analyze and reflect Display at intern reception & gallery walk
An intern uses the playground in order to answer her action research question, “Can extra practice with multiplication drills, improve a student’s fact fluency?”More Examples…• Accelerating student learning in reading using specificreading skills and strategies• Does teaching style affect the academic performance ofstudents with ADHD?
“The action research projects that the firstgrade interns carried out really documentedthe benefits for students. We got tangibleevidence that their efforts made a significantdifference with the kids who needed help themost.”
Technology-Rich Arts-Integrated Differentiated Instruction Highlighted
Planning Collaboration Engagement Student Learning Differentiation Assessment Technology Reflection
“It was an easy decision to select a class topresent an arts immersion demonstration atthe Kennedy Center when we received anational award last spring. The fourthgraders needed very little rehearsal becausethe teacher and her intern had been doingarts immersion all along.”
“The co-teaching arrangement during thestudent-teaching internship is a far cry fromwhat I experienced many years ago. Myintern and I really focus on differentiatinginstruction and challenging one another tomake learning come alive. I know I do mybest teaching when I have an intern.”
Questions? Comments? Stop in at the poster session on Saturday morning to look more closely at examples!