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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 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 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…

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    Artifact 6: Paper II

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Goal 1: This paper had me close examine an assumption that I held, the value of individualized instruction, and consider how it could be wrong. Secondary Alignments:Goal:Standard 2: Much of the discussion in the paper surrounds best practices for teaching for understanding.Standard 4: The article on Benny promoted me to examine assumptions and refine my practice.…

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    Artifact 5 : Escape from the Divisor

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 2: This is a gamified formative assessment that can serve as an platform for instruction. The final reflection represents an evolution in my views on the role of assessment in learning.Standard 3: In creating and discussing this assessment I studied theories related to gamified learning and internal and external grammer of a game experience. I…

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    Artifact 4 : 3-Digit Subtraction Formative Assessment

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMEPrimary Alignments:Standard 2: While the assessment represents an online module students will take, it will result in higher quality teaching. Additionally, the process of thinking through the skills necessary for students to perform 3-digit subtraction will improve my practice. Additionally, in the process of creating the assessment I reviewed the Google Classroom CMS.Standard 4: By thinking through…

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    Artifact 3 : More Than a Game

    BACK TO PORTFOLIO HOMERationale for program standards and goals:Primary Alignments:Standard 4: This lesson was an extension of a practice I used frequently as a teacher, using UNO cards to create unique problems for student. Standard 6: I presented my original practice to a group of peers and revised and extended what I had been doing in response to inquiry and…