Rationale Below are three example I think best reflect my professional practices in the classroom. The first one is the interdisciplinary project I completed with 3 peers from different content areas. I worked with an English, family consumer science and agriculture majors to create a unit about farm to table that connected each of our content areas. English focused on a narrative about what farm to table meant to each student, for family consumer science students created a menu using farm to table foods, for art students created posters communicating significant problems associated with farm to table and agriculture simply studied and concentrated on all of these ideas. This project demonstrates my ability to work with colleges and incorporate other content areas into the art classroom. This gives the students the chance to explore new ideas and possibilities for art making and makes them make connections and reinforce and further learning. The second example I chose to include is my resume and cover letter. These documents include my work experience relevant to education and my education at CSU so far. My work experience reflects the different learning environments I have worked in with kids ages ranging from 3-12 and the responsibilities and subject matters I taught. My education also provides similar information but in a school classroom practice. This shows administrations that I have had professional experience and practice with educational situations. The final document I have included on this page is my Lesson reflection. For educators reflecting on lessons is how we assess ourselves and make improvements or come to ah ha moments. Being able to reflect helps the teacher ;earn from mistakes and figure out ways to correct them or see what worked really well and keep that in mind for future lessons and classes. After reflecting on my lessons I felt that I had a better understanding of my students, what type of learners they are and how I need to teach in order to help them succeed and increaser learning. I now know what to do differently and have ideas of how I can do that based on observations of students after the lesson.
Resume and Cover Letter
Below are my cover letter and resume describing my work experience and teaching experience with in the CSU education program.