ECE332 Week 5 Professional Preparation Self-Reflection Presentation
Professional Preparation Self-Reflection Presentation
[WLOs: 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 4]
Lino (2016) argued “teachers need to know the developmental characteristics of children in order to select appropriate materials. . . to address children’s needs, interests and rights, and create provocative learning environments that challenge the children and promote their learning and development” (p. 9). Furthermore, the author emphasizes the importance of understanding the interrelatedness of domains of development. In addition, Akkoyunlu, Menzi Çetin, and Dağhan (2016) promoted the importance of pre-service teachers engaging in reflective thinking experiences to help transfer knowledge gained to the learning environment. Consequently, this final presentation provides you the opportunity to reflect on your learning throughout this course, demonstrate your mastery of professional standards, analyze how domains of development are interrelated, and discuss how this knowledge will serve you in achieving your professional goals.
To prepare for this assignment,
- Review the standards guide from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial & Advanced Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs. (Links to an external site.)
- Review the activities you have completed throughout this course to identify artifacts (completed work from your discussions and assignments), which show your growing mastery of the NAEYC Standards. You will choose one artifact for each of the following NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards for a total of five artifacts:
- 1a: Knowing and understanding young children’s characteristics and needs, from birth through age 8
- 1b: Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on early development and learning
- 1c: Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children
- Two more NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards of your choice
- Find at least two Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) of information on teacher standards
- If you have not already, make sure to set up your Folio account. Learn more about Folio, the ePortfolio tool, by viewing the Folio Quick Start Guide (Links to an external site.).
Please use the providedto create a 10 to 12 slide PowerPoint Presentation, include the following:
- Create a slide with the following information for EACH of your 5 chosen artifacts (one for NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards 1a, 1b, 1c and two standards of your choice),
- Match the artifact to its corresponding NAEYC Standard
- Explain how the artifact addresses the standard
- Provide a rationale for how the artifact demonstrates your mastery and proficiency of the standard.
- Determine how this artifact will aide you in fostering student learning.
- Explain how this artifact serves to demonstrate that domains of development are interrelated.
- Provide a justification for how this artifact might influence your current or future teaching and self-learning.
- Elaborate in the notes section on any additional information necessary to explain or show mastery of the standards
Your Presentation will be submitted to Folio and Waypoint
Complete the following:
- Now you are ready to add to your ePortfolio. This project should represent you and be appropriate for sharing with colleagues and professionals. Access your Folio, this is where your presentation will be uploaded.
- Submit your PowerPoint presentation to your instructor through the Waypoint assignment submission button (make sure that your title slide contains the Folio link, and check that your link works before submitting it).
Professional Preparation Self-Reflection Presentation
- Must be a least 10 slides in length (not including title and references slides) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.) resource.
- Must include a separate title slide with the following:
- Title of presentation
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Folio link
- Must use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible sources to support your presentation. Be sure to cite these in APA format on the reference page, as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
- The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process and provides some library search tips.
- Must include a separate reference slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.