Individual: Reflection Paper on
Becoming a Teacher
Writea 700- to 1,050-word reflection paper on becoming a teacher
that includes the following:
- Reasons for wanting to become a teacher
- Personal characteristics that may make you an effective
- How you will stay current in the field of education
- How you will maintain your passion about teaching
Your educational philosophy
Learning Team: Section Summary
The Learning Team will review the
sections of the Learning Team Toolkit. Each member of the team will
choose one of the following sections and post a summary in the Learning Team
forum. Team members should comment as appropriate to ensure smooth
and efficient operation of the team. Sections to summarize:
- Getting Started
- Getting to Results
- Project Planning
- Decisions/Conflict Resolution
- Team Learning
NOTE: This is an
individual assignment NOT a group summary. Each member will post their
section to a thread in the Learning Team for all other members to
reference. The sooner this is posted, the sooner the team can
move forward with the other Learning Team activities.
Individual Program Progression
Complete the Personal Assessment Interview activity posted in the
Main forum (available after Wednesday of Week 1). The purpose of this interview
is to determine your disposition toward teaching and to provide you with
feedback regarding your personal qualities related to the teaching profession.
Follow the instructions as posted.
Once a satisfactory score
is received you must then complete the Interview form on TaskStream. Do NOT
complete the form in TaskStream until receiving an assignment grade in your
Access the form through TaskStream in the Assignments DRF via the
Submit the form in TaskStream to your faculty member AFTER
completing the activity in the Main course forum.
Individual:Teacher Work Sample Reflection Paper
Writea 350- to 700-word reflection on teacher work samples,
addressing the following:
- Major elements
- Use in the classroom
- Questions and concerns
Prepare to discuss your questions and concerns regarding the
teacher work sample in class.
Refer to the information posted in
the Main forum and what you research atwww.uni.edu.
Learning Team:Parent and Community Involvement Product
Read the 4A Parent and Community Involvement proficiencies from
Domain Four, The Professional Educator, of the University of Phoenix Teacher
Education Program Standards located on your student website.
Brainstorm two to three activities to address each of the five
Select one activity and develop a product, such as a flyer,
brochure, poster, handout, or newsletter, as an example of how you might
facilitate parent and community involvement.
Present your product in a 5- to 10-minute presentation.
Individual: Professional Growth Plan
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Professional Growth
Plan I located on your student website.
Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Professional Growth
Plan I Assignment Directions for details regarding the assignment.
Individual: Teaching Portfolio Chart
Create a chart that identifies five purposes and five benefits
of teaching portfolios.
Learning Team: Professional Organizations Chart
Resource:University ofPhoenix Material: Professional Organizations
Researchthe following education organizations using a variety of
- National Education
- American Federation of Teachers
- Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development
- Phi Delta Kappa
- National Association for the
Education of Young Children
- International Reading
- National Council of Teachers
- National Council of Teachers
- National Council of Social
- National Science Teachers
Determine each organization’s membership requirements, mission and
goals, benefits for members, and opportunities for professional growth and
Complete the Professional Organizations Chart using the information
you obtained from your research.