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School Information District Name = MARQUETTE BOTHWELL MIDDLE District Name Other = Building Name = Bothwell Student Teacher

First Name = Cameron Last Name = Bancroft NMU IN = Placement Information Term = Winter 2013 Grade Level = 4 Certification Level = Elementary Main Subject Taught = Main Subject Taught: Other Subject Taught = Other Subject Taught: Supervising Teacher First Name = Shirley Last Name = Menhennick

Select the competency level of your student teacher according to the following scale and briefly comment on your ratings. P - Proficient; consistent, appropriate application, a solid performance I - Improving; moving towards becoming proficient B - Basic; minimal achievement, appropriate to situations NC - No Comment A. KNOWLEDGE BASE Content areas. - Level P - Understands the subject matter and current research. P - Demonstrates accurate, appropriate, and comprehensive knowledge about the subjects taught to the degree needed to effectively teach the curriculum. P - Engages students in practical activities that demonstrate the relevance, purpose and function of the subject matter. I - Integrates and transfers knowledge across subject areas. Comments: Cameron brought to our classroom a solid knowledge base of the content areas. He is up to date on current research and is adept at knowing where to gather any information he needs.

General knowledge. P - Proficient - Level P - Has an understanding and appreciation of the humanities, social sciences, arts, mathematical and natural sciences and technology. P - Communicates the value of liberal arts knowledge to their students, including the appreciation of the interrelationships among subjects. P - Demonstrates a global and multicultural perspective. P - Accesses and uses updated information and procedures. Comments: Cameron is a well-rounded individual who is involved in a variety of activities outside the school that he can incorporate in his lessons. When talking about electricity and circuits, he shared information he has learned in his interest in motorcycles and engines. Another time he shared a video and information on the giant squid that was in the news. At varying times he would bring real world applications to our classroom.

B. INSTRUCTIONAL COMPETENCE Communication skills. P - Proficient - Level P - Communicates what is to be learned so that students understand and value the learning. P - Demonstrates effective speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. P - Uses appropriate and grammatically correct language. P - Has congruent verbal and nonverbal communication. Comments: Cameron is enthusiastic, warm, and sincere. He effectively demonstrated verbal and nonverbal communication skills. With a glance, a pause in his speech, or emphasizing key words he would capture the students' attention. Communications skills are a huge

strength that Cameron has!

Management of students' behavior. P - Proficient - Level P - Controls classroom behavior in an effective and fair manner. P - Organizes and manages classroom to maximize learning. P - Establishes and carries out effective classroom rules, procedures and routines. P - Provides a positive learning environment. P - Encourages individual responsibility. P - Respects individual rights. Comments: From the start, Cameron established a positive, respectful role in our classroom. Often he would walk over to a child's desk and bend down to quietly speak to a child.

Management of learning progress. P - Proficient - Level P - Manages learning progress so that the curriculum is covered appropriately and efficiently. P - Makes smooth transitions and is able to handle varying ability levels and activities. P - Manages assignments and time efficiently. P - Ensures quality time on learning tasks and accomplishes what has to be done. P - Demonstrates knowledge about instructional management resources. P - Uses high expectations for optimal achievement. Comments: With the numerous "snow days" and interruptions in our schedule, Cameron has a lot of practice in managing our students' learning process. He has shown that he can handle varying ability levels giving extra support to those needing it and also monitoring others in their independent work.

Management of contingencies/ emergencies. P - Proficient - Level P - Applies district and building policies. P - Reasonably and responsibly copes with the frequent contingencies and occasional emergencies of classroom teaching. P - Demonstrates critical and creative thinking abilities through effective decision making under pressure. P - Ensures a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning. Comments: Thankfully, we have not had any major emergencies! Cameron was knowledgeable of all building policies and plans in case of an emergency. During all practice drills he knew what to do and kept the students quiet and calm.

Lesson/unit planning. P - Proficient - Level P - Develops effective lessons and units within the contexts of the curriculum and assessment. P - Uses curricular frameworks as a means to developing student's inquiry and thinking skills. P - Applies knowledge of human growth, development and learning theory. P - Plans instruction to accommodate diversity. P - Uses a variety of methodologies, technologies, and techniques. Comments: Cameron planned effective lesson plans and units using many different techniques and strategies from a growing toolkit he is acquiring. He planned his lessons with an awareness of where accommodations needed to be made.

Lesson/unit presentation. P - Proficient - Level P - Presents lessons and units so that the instructional objectives are efficiently realized. P - Creates meaningful learning experiences that help all students understand the subject matter based on each student's abilities, attitudes, effort, culture, and achievement. P - Expands cognitive, affective, physical and social capabilities of students. P - Uses a variety of teaching methodologies, technologies, and techniques. Comments: Cameron's enthusiasm for teaching came through in his lessons. He was excited about what he was teaching and wanted the students to "catch the fever". He used whole group, small group, pair shares, jigsaws, etc to help students understand the subject matter.

Use of materials and resources. P - Proficient - Level P - Is familiar with and able to use a variety of literacies, materials and resources. P - Selects, creates and incorporates appropriate instructional techniques, technology, and materials needed for instruction. P - Demonstrates current knowledge about instruction, resources and technology. P - Helps students access and use information technology and other resources to become independent learners and problem solvers. Comments: Cameron used a variety of materials and resources to his lessons. He came to our classroom with a wide knowledge of computers, data projectors, data cameras, You Tube, United Streaming, power points, etc.

C. ASSESSMENT COMPETENCE Selection, creation, and use of student assessments. P - Proficient - Level P - Understands evaluation and assessment, including test construction and administration. P - Knows and uses multiple approaches to assess student abilities and the merit of a student's work. I - Values and develops a variety of reliable and valid assessment measures. Comments: Cameron has worked throughout the past 8 weeks planning a variety of informal and formal pre and post assessments. He has created tests and study guides. He has scored students' writings using a rubric.

Grading and reporting student achievement. P - Proficient - Level P - Understands and appreciates and grading/ranking/scoring process and how to report achievement. P - Grades and reports fairly, honestly, clearly, consistently, efficiently, and helpfully. I - Uses technology to organize, manage, evaluate and communicate information about student performance. Comments: Cameron understood and consistently graded fairly.

Evaluation of teaching, materials, and curriculum. P - Proficient - Level P - Assesses instructional, assessment, and professional competence of themselves and others. P - Self-evaluates and reflects on the course, materials, and curriculum and makes improvements. P - Uses assessments to inform instruction. Comments: Cameron would monitor and assess often and make adjustments in his teaching. He was able to self assess and take suggestions to improve instruction.

D. PROFESSIONALISM Professional ethics. P - Proficient - Level P - Understands the value of education and the role of intellectual and ethical values. P - Models moral standards that are expected in the profession, such as confidentiality, fairness, honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. P - Models a commitment to intellectual, moral and professional virtues. Comments: Cameron held himself to a high professional standard throughout the first 8 weeks.

Professional attitude. P - Proficient - Level P - Collaborates with all stakeholders in education. P - Values learning, students, teaching, and schooling. P - Demonstrates openness, courtesy, conscientiousness, reliability, caring and compassion. P - Identifies with professional educators. P - Dresses and behaves professionally. P - Discerns the extent to which personal belief systems and values may affect the instructional process. Comments: Cameron dressed and conducted himself in a professional manner at all times. He worked well with fellow staff, parents, and students.

Professional development/service. P - Proficient - Level P - Is involved in professional development and service activities. P - Performs non-teaching duties required of a teacher such as administrative tasks (attendance, out-of-class supervision) and school or community services (committee work, participation in events). P - Accepts teaching as a lifelong learning process and continues efforts to develop and improve. P - Uses community and home resources to enhance school programs. Comments: Cameron went to all before, during, and after school meetings-STATs, IEPs, Building Leadership Team meetings, Professional Learning Time, etc. He volunteered to judge the Spelling Bee competition at the distric level. He also volunteered on a Sunday for basketball tournament fundraiser.

Knowledge and execution of duties. P - Proficient - Level P - Understands and effectively deals with issues of professional policy and practice at local, state, national, and international levels. P - Understands responsibilities associated with being a competent professional, including following law, regulations, policies, requirements and procedures. P - Involves and works effectively with all support personnel. P - Exercises good judgment in planning and managing time and other resources. Comments: Cameron has effectively interacted with all support personnel. He has shown good judgment in planning his time.

Knowledge of the school and its context. P - Proficient - Level I - Understands the evolution of education and the teacher's role in a changing society. P - Understands the special characteristics and circumstances related to the students, staff, school and community. P - Develops practices to promote collaborative, supportive interaction in the classroom, school and community. I - Demonstrates an understanding of the economic, social, political, legal and organizational foundations and functions of schools. Comments: Cameron is knowledgable and understands the special characteristics related to the school community.

Human relations. P - Proficient - Level P - Establishes positive and effective relationships with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members. P - Demonstrates appreciation of cultural diversity, individual differences and exceptionalities of students. P - Discourages prejudice and unfair discrimination in their classrooms. P - Understands and respects varying points of view and the influence of one's own on others. Comments: Respect is important to Cameron. He is quick and efficient in letting students know when something they are saying is inappropriate.

Overall Evaluation P-Proficient; consistent, appropriate application, a solid performance Additional Comments: Cameron's desire to be the best that he can be is shown in the effort he has put into student teaching. He is eager to learn all that he can. It has been a pleasure to share my classroom and students with him. We will all be sad to see him go, but I am confident he has a bright future in education.

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