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Ashley White Professor Purvin Education Field Experience EDUC 230-02 Spring 2013 Rationale Statement Standard 1

Statement of Standard Five- Subject Matter Knowledge Teachers shall understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, structures of the discipline, especially as they relate to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards (CCCS), and design developmentally appropriate learning experiences making the subject matter accessible and meaningful to all students. (NJPTSB, 2004, pg 9 ) Name of Artifact: Assessment and Assessment with Modifications Date of Artifact: April 2013 Course: Education Field Experience EDUC 230-02 Rationale Statement: For this standard the artifact that accompanies this is not anything that was specifically written or created. The ten minute lesson demonstration that was presented to the class serves as the artifact for this standard. I demonstrated to the class how to make dirt and sand pudding. I chose this because it is something that is fun to make but it is also something that I know a lot about. Having adequate knowledge of the subject you are teaching to the class is very important. Having that knowledge helps to convey all the important aspects to the students and explain them clearly and in a way that was easily understood. I demonstrated to them the proper way to make sand and dirt pudding. When presenting the lesson, I tried to present it in a way that showed my enthusiasm for the subject and excitement adding to their excitement about the lesson being taught. In planning which lesson to present, the biggest challenge I had was in designing an assessment. It was difficult to determine how I would assess whether the students were able to understand what was being presented. The idea of having to present a lesson was not something that frightened me at all because I have experience doing it on a daily basis for my job. The goal of my lesson as a teacher is to engage my audience. I knew the lesson itself would be something that everyone enjoyed. I wanted to present a lesson that would allow all to participate and enjoy doing so. The more a thought about it, the more I become more comfortable with the idea of using the participation as my way of assessing the class. Not all

assessments have to be formal, pen and paper assessments. Once I realized this, I was even more comfortable with the lesson that was being presented. In the future I can refer back to this lesson plan and recall that not all forms of assessment need to be formal. I can be creative as the teacher in the types of techniques I use to assess my students knowledge and understanding. Using this lesson plan as a reference, I can think outside the box as they often say and come up with various types of assessment that will benefit my students more.

References Board, New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards. (July 2004) New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders. Retrieved from http://www.state.nj.us/education/profdev/profstand/standards.pdf.