Summarize your definition of teacher professionalism and add any changes that you made based on what you wrote in Discussion 1 of Module 2 and any feedback that you received from colleagues.
Assignment 1: Dispositions Survey for ILP1
Walden University believes that critical analysis and reflection are essential to professional growth as an educator. In that spirit, one of your earliest responsibilities as a MSED Advanced Candidate is to assess your own strengths and areas for growth. This assessment tool is designed for you to assess your practice based on your dispositions for being an educator, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Five Core Propositions – What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, and your facility with incorporating technology into your lessons.
Be thoughtful and reflective as you complete this assessment. The assessment will help you be successful as an advanced candidate and will lead to your development of the Module 5 Individual Learning Plan Part 1 Assignment for professional growth. This assessment process will contribute to your success as a candidate in your graduate program and contribute to your confidence as an effective educator.
The Individual Learning Plan Part 1 will be addressed again as the Individual Learning Plan Part 2 Assignment at the end of your program. After reviewing and reflecting upon this document, you will write an essay that demonstrates your professional growth throughout the program.
- Review and complete the Dispositions Survey for ILP1 located in the Learning Resources.
- Use the notes sections within the Dispositions Survey for ILP1to expand on your responses. In these notes include evidence of how the Dispositions, Core Propositions, and Technology Proficiencies exist in your current practice and how you plan to make improvements.
Note: It may be useful to print out your notes on the survey (or save them in your Professional Toolkit, as you will use them to create your Individual Learning Plan Part 1 Assignment in Module 5.
By Day 7 of Week 2
Complete the Dispositions Survey for ILP1.
Submit this Assignment.
Submission and Grading Information
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Assignment 2: Defining Teacher Professionalism
Nieto (2014) concludes her book with discussions of how many teachers feel powerless; their professionalism questioned. She also says that teachers have incredible ways to influence all stakeholders in education. How will you influence the stakeholders in your school setting with your professionalism?
For this Assignment, you will refine your personal definition of teacher professionalism in the 21st-Century.
- Review the Walden University Library resources on conducting library searches and evaluating resources in the module Learning Resources. Conduct a library search for two articles from peer-reviewed journals on teacher professionalism.
- Compare the information between your journal articles and think about the evolution of the idea of teacher professionalism.
- Consider how the propositions, dispositions, and proficiencies of 21st-Century teachers help transform teaching practices.
- Reflect on Haney’s essay in the Nieto (2014) text and how her thoughts and experiences relate to the information the journal articles you found.
- Explore the Walden University website on social change and consider how you and others in your school setting are working toward positive social change.
By Day 7 of Week 3
Compose a 3- to 5-page paper that answers the following:
- Summarize your definition of teacher professionalism and add any changes that you made based on what you wrote in Discussion 1 of Module 2 and any feedback that you received from colleagues.
- As we enter the 21st-Century and encounter changes in how educational practices help P–12 students learn, where are you now in demonstrating your definition of teaching professionalism in your current practice?
- How is the work of the historical figure that you researched related to the anticipated transformation of your professional practice and how will your transformation positively impact P-12 student learning? Support your response with specific references to the Learning Resources on core propositions, professional dispositions, and diversity and technology proficiencies.
- What does it mean to create positive social change?
Make sure you include cited references from the course material and at least one outside source (see acceptable outside sources in the MSED Documents area) to support your thinking.