Ms. Chelsie LaCour ED 202 ePortfolio, Spring 2017

Part One: About Me

Introduction:

Hello, my name is Chelsie LaCour and I love children. Jesus is the love of my life. I was raised by my mom and dad, who I love with all my heart. I am the oldest sibling out of three. Since I was in middle school I had a passion to teach children. I am pursuing my dream by majoring in Elementary Education. My goal is to see elementary students succeed in their education.

Section One: My Personal Educational Philosophy

  • The role that educators play in their communities is to prepare students for their future. Educators should build students up and encourage them to finish their education.
  • The role a teacher plays in a classroom is important because it shapes the student's behavior and attitude. A teacher should show love, care, and motivate their students to succeed.
  • I plan to impact student learning by being responsible, creative, and treating my students equally. I will achieve this by planning lessons with higher order thinking, communicating with students and parents, and making my classroom a safe environment.
  • Each student has their own way of learning. Students can learn by visuals, auditory, verbally, or kinesthetic.
  • I plan to meet the emotional needs of students by showing love, care, and using encouraging words.
  • I believe that all students can learn because each student has the right to learn. It does not matter on the color of their skin, their culture, family background, whether they have a disability or not, or their family's financial income.
  • The qualities of an effective teacher can be responsibility, communicating, helping, encouraging, and organizing assignments and materials.
  • My overall goal as a teacher is to make sure that all of my students are getting a chance to learn.

Section Two: My Educational Technology Philosophy

  • The responsibilities an educator has in regard to technology and professional growth are to be familiar with the hardware and software, apply rules and safety when on the Internet, and incorporating some technology into a lesson.
  • Technology in the classroom helps students engage more in a lesson that is being taught by the teacher. Technology in the classroom also helps the teacher organize contacts, grades, and other important messages.
  • I plan to impact student learning and achievement by incorporating technology into my lesson plan to get my students further engaged.
  • As a teacher I will have rules for when using technology. I will make my rules visual to where all my students can see and read the rules. The importance of online safety and how to properly use technology will be reviewed before use.

PART TWO: ISTE STANDARDS COMPETENCIES

Standard One: Facilitate & Inspire Learning & Creativity

The Facilitate & Inspire Learning & Creativity focuses on the creativity that teachers use to engage students by using digital tools. Inspiring learning is an important standard in education. Teachers now can have access to digital tools that can be used as a creative way to a lesson plan. Makey Makey is an invention tool that connects objects to computer programs. Below is a picture of my launch notebook that pertains to Makey Makey.

Ed 202 Launch Notebook

Before I did not know what a Makey Makey was and how it all worked. Learning how to work a Makey Makey was fun, but a little confusing at the same time. As we were learning in class, I understood which part was what and it helped me. My group also helped me and explained the process of it and I understood it a little more. I am not fully confident on making a Makey Makey on my own, but with help from others I believe I can do it. I would like to incorporate a Makey Makey sometime in the future when I start teaching.

Standard Two: Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments

The Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments is a standard that I believe will help me in my teaching career. This standard covers on how assessments are part of observing and teaching a student to master in a content skill. Lesson plans are a good example of an assessment planned by the teacher. Below is a link of my lesson plan that I worked on during this semester in Ed 202.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hkUiSJHqFjc521QlLnvXGLMbKO6cW5ZgGeS11mSNoFg/edit

In the beginning of this semester I did not know much on how to prepare a lesson plan. Now, at the end of this semester, I know how important the learning experience and assessments are when it comes to teaching students. I now feel more confident in making a lesson plan and what each section means. This has really helped me a lot and I see the growth I developed from this standard.

Standard Three: Model Digital Age Work & Learning

The Model Digital Age Work & Learning is focusing on modeling a lesson. Modeling is a good strategy to help students master the content skills for a particular lesson. In the beginning of this semester I was familiar with the modeling strategy. However, learning about a "Flipped Lesson" was something that I never heard of. It is a good way to demonstrate to students how to work a content on video and they can be at home while learning how to solve a problem. Below is my Flipped lesson on Subtraction with Regrouping.

At first I did not want to do a flipped lesson because I never liked being in front of a camera and watch a video of myself. Now I am thankful that I overcame that tiny fear of mine by making a flipped lesson. I will most likely be doing flipped lessons in the future when I start teaching. I grown some confidence in this standard and I recommend all teachers to do a flipped lesson.

Standard Four: Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning

The Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning focuses on giving out information, pointing out the highlights, and all that goes on in the field of Education. Many teachers do this and it helps the students and parents stay aware on what is going on in the classroom. It can be in a form of a creative bulletin board, newsletter, or a webpage. Below is a link to a newsletter I made during this semester in Ed 202.

https://www.smore.com/ajtr8-miss-lacour-s-class

At the beginning I had a good understanding of promoting citizenship and learning. However, from working on this artifact I learned that there are many ways to advertising when it comes to anything relating to education. Making this artifact was really fun and I got to put a lot of creativity in it. I will for sure start making newsletters when I start teaching to advertise to students, parents, and others involved in education. This was my favorite artifact.

Standard Five: Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership

The Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership is a standard that focuses on growing knowledge in the field of Education and on preparing for leadership. This is an important standard that all educators and future educators needs to understand and should develop growth towards it. It helps prepare for leadership in many areas in school. Google Education Certification is an exam that helps prepare future teachers in using Google to make teaching and learning more easy and fun. Below is a receipt of my purchase for the exam and my record on training.

My purchase
Google Training Record

From the beginning of this semester I only knew a little bit about Google Chrome. I was familiar with Google Drive and most of its components, but I learned more information from each one of them. I now know how to share, add links or videos, make files, create documents, spreadsheets, slides, and more. I can say that I will feel comfortable using Google because of all the knowledge I got from training. The exam took longer to upload than I expected, but I still plan on taking it. As for now I just uploaded my purchase receipt and training record. Ed 202 taught me so much on technology and ways to use it when I start teaching.

Credits:

Created with images by JordanHoliday - "magnolia flowers spring"

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