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Jefferson Green's Teaching Portfolio
Transcript of Jefferson Green's Teaching Portfolio
Jefferson Green's Teaching Portfolio
Media and Technology Rich
Set and maintain high expectations in both
academics and citizenship
Philosophy on Education
To prepare learners for the 21st Century we as educators need to use 21st Century methods. As stated by David Truss whose philosophy parallels my own:
Past and Ongoing Professional Development
The Instructional Technology (IT) Master's Degree program offered through the Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech is designed to meet the needs of professional educators in K-12 schools, community colleges, and higher education, as well as corporate trainers and other instructional development professionals outside of the academic realm. The focus of the program is on the creation of effective solutions to support learning and improved performance.
Currently enrolled at Virginia Tech's Instructional Technology Master of Arts Program. Degree expected August of 2014.
Education and the Web
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Instructional Technology
Principles of Instructional Design
Learning Theories for Instructional Design
Telecommunication and Distance Learning
Graphic Design for Electronic Presentations
By Jefferson Green
Let’s sort some play coins into piles!
Ten dimes = one dollar
A dime is worth 10 cents
One hundred pennies = one dollar
A penny is worth 1 cent
WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE FOUR MOST COMMON COINS?
VA Math SOL K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
Four quarters = one dollar
A quarter is worth 25 cents
Twenty nickels = one dollar
A nickel is worth 5 cents
Résumé and References
Courses Completed thus far
Constant praise for desired behaviors
My classroom rules:
1. I use an indoor voice.
2. I keep my hands to myself.
3. I listen to my teacher.
4. I raise my hand when I have the answer.
5. I finish all my work.
Behavior Intervention Plans for disruptive students
A chart with clothespins
provides a visual for students.
Letters of recommendation for Jefferson Green
A list of references
• Second and Third grade Mind Games Coach, 2007-2010
• SMART board certified, November 2009
• Third Grade Reading First Teacher Academy, June 2009
• Teaching Math and Science in an Urban Setting, June 2010
The goal of education is to enrich the lives of students while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners, who are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world. Education is about teaching students, not subjects. It is about engaging students in their learning, and maximizing the potential of each and every child. Education is about looking beyond the child’s intellect, and seeing the whole child. Education is about providing students with opportunities to be challenged and still succeed.
Education is currently going through some dramatic changes. Technology has altered the way teachers, and students, communicate with and amongst themselves, as well as with the greater community, and with the world. New ways of communicating and sharing learning are being developed and explored. There needs to be a transformation from using technology in schools to using technology for learning. Teachers have to adapt, and be adept at making a students’ learning experience both meaningful and engaging. Teachers also need to recognize that technology has created new needs and new definitions of what it means to be literate in today’s world. However, just being literate is not enough, students must develop their curiosity, creativity, communication skills and critical thinking.
Teachers and school leaders have a responsibility to be mentors and role models to students. We have a responsibility to cultivate a sense of community and belonging. The quote, “It takes a village to raise a child”, rings true in so many ways. Education is a collaborative effort that needs leadership and a strong vision. Co-operation among all stakeholders is essential. A community is an essential extension of a school. Relationships between a school and its’ community, whether educational, entrepreneurial, co-operative or charitable, should not just be encouraged but pursued.
We must value and foster relationships with parents and family. The power of having all significant adults working together to raise a child cannot be underestimated. No one understands more than an educator how valuable parent involvement is in successfully educating a child. It is vital to keep parents, our partners, informed and actively engaged in their child’s education. But all parents are not created equally, so we also have a responsibility to educate and inspire good parenting within our community. And for those children who do not have a significant adult role model at home, we have an obligation to create opportunities for our educators to provide caring guidance. Every child that cannot find an adult to connect with in a school is a child we have failed, and every child we have provided a meaningful relationship with is a success to be relished. Caring, compassion and empathy are cornerstones to a meaningful educational relationship.
Schools with a strong leadership team, that encourage a meaningful, common vision, can help students perceive learning as a lifelong journey. In doing so, a school must encourage greatness and loathe mediocrity. Educators must maintain high expectations and strive to see students excel. Students must be given the opportunity to maximize their potential and they should be inspired to do so. Every child has the potential to attain greatness! The job of an educator is to harness a child’s abilities and set them free with the confidence and the necessary toolbox to succeed.
-David Truss 2007
Students conducting an investigation using magnets
A recreation of a Greek temple using Keva Planks
The results of the magnet investigation
To view Jefferson Green's Presumé (Prezi + Résumé)
SMART Board Certified (2009)
Windows Movie Maker
BrainPop & BrainPopJr.
Document Cameras & LCD Projectors
Jefferson Green is versed in a wide variety of software and hardware that are intended for use in education and/or can be adapted for use in education. He also loves sharing this knowledge with other teachers.