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    This is my portfolio for Michigan State Universities Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program. It represents course work completed in the process of completing my degree including a Certificate in Education Technology and a concentration in Science and Mathematics Education.  My synthesis paper can be read here. Below are links to each artifact (the links are the same…

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    Artifact 16: Assessment Design Checklist

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 2: This assessment design checklist can be used to check if assessments and other teaching materials align with best practices for teaching understanding.Standard 3: The theoretical foundation of the checklist are cited linked throughout the document. Goal 1: This document is a reflection of my practice in light of readings done in the program.Secondary Alignments:Standard…

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    Artifact 15 Letter to the Faculty

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary AlignmentsStandard 3: This letter examines how certain educational theories can be applied to create better outcomes in a K-8 school.Standard 5: This letter shows how I can advocate for principals of education to colleagues and administrators. Goal 3: This letter suggests ways in which the adminsitration can support development and collaboration between teachers.Secondary AlignmentsStandard 6: The…

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    Artifact 14 : Visual Ethnography of a Classroom

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignment:Standard 3: This visual ethnography applies theories of education to the evaluation of photographs taken in a public Montessori classroomGoal 1: Through evaluating the environment I discuss issues of power, inclusion, and self-directed learning. Secondary Alignment: Here is a link to the full paper

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    Artifact 13 : Python Pre-Algebra

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 2: The goal if this program is to explore how computer programming can be used to help students better understand pre-algebra concepts.Standard 3: The lesson draws on constructivism and variation theory.Goal 2: This project represents an attempt to create a constructivist model of teaching to pre-algebra concepts.Secondary Alignments:Standard 4: This is designed as a lesson…

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    Artifact 12 Save the Colony

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 2: The lesson teaches the abstract concept of the Pythagorean theorem through a robotics project-based lesson.Standard 6: In the creation of this activity I participated in a learning group with two other teachers and input from the course instructor.Secondary Alignments:Standard 3: The lesson is written to ISTE standards.Goal 2: This lesson was designed to respond…

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    Artifact 11: Taking a Robot Trick or Treating

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignment:Standard 2: This project-based activity has students calculate the circumference of a wheel and use a ratio to direct a robot how far to travel. It is a way to teach these abstract concepts in a more tangible way.Standard 3: I apply the theory of TPACK to using EV3 robots to teach mathematics concepts. This week…

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    Artifact 9 : Next Generation Science Lesson Plan

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignment:Standard 2: This unit is written to Next Generation Science Standards. It uses the study of observable phenomenon to frame a series of hands-on learning activities that help students understand how waves and shifts in wave frequency indicate motion towards or away from the source.Standard 6: I shared this unit with a classmate and commented our…

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    Artifact 8: Field Day Lesson Plan & Lesson Study

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignment:Standard 1: The lesson is crafted to give students a math task that matters to them. Additionally, the lesson study considers perceived status in math group tasks.Standard 2: The lesson focuses on presenting a constructivist model of geometry principles.Standard 6: The lesson plan was created with a group of three other students. The lesson was taught…

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    Artifact 7: Philosophy of Education

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 1: Throughout the philosophy, I reflect on my experience and future plans for effectively teaching students of diverse backgrounds.Standard 3: This paper outlines an approach to administration and the construction of broad curriculum structures that will promote quality learning.Standard 4: This is a review of what I have done and how I can improve moving…