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My e-portfolio contains artifacts and assessments that show my progress of becoming a teacher throughout my years, before and during,

the Elementary Education Program at Dixie State University. Dixie State Universitys, Department of Education, D.E.S.E.R.T. Model, provides standards for future educators who are going through the Education Program. The D. E.S.E.R.T. Model helps to develop and shape each prospective teacher, through his or her years of practicing to become a competent, caring, and qualified educator. During my time in the Elementary Education Program, there have been many assignments, which show my growth throughout the program. During my 2nd semester in the Elementary Education Program, in ELED 3900, I created a differentiated lesson plan. This lesson plan, which accommodated five students with different learning levels, shows that I realize each student learns differently. It shows I can modify a lesson to teach to all of my students, not only the mainstream, average learners. This lesson shows that I am aware of different cultures, language backgrounds, higher level learners, as well as lower level learners. It shows I can teach to the range of students, giving each student the optimal learning experience (DM1). During my second semester I put together a Science Unit Plan, on conductors and insulators. I believe my unit plan shows my knowledge of not only conductors and insulators, but also my knowledge that it is important to teach to all learning styles. I had an interactive Smart Board presentation, which showed how the electrical current can travel through some items and not through others. I then had the students do an experiment with circuits, where they tested different materials. (DM2). 3rd semester I was able to teach two lessons, for two subject matter areas that I feel Im adequate teaching in. These two assignments are on my e-portfolio, because it

shows the range of my knowledge, and planning, in researching a subject I am going to teach. The first artifact is a powerpoint presentation I put together about the rights and responsibilities we have. I not only gathered information, but I also made sure that I gathered pictures for the students to see back in the old days and now. I did this so they could compare the differences. I not only told them the rights they had but also the responsibilities that go with them. conductors and insulators. I believe my unit plan shows my knowledge of not only conductors and insulators, but also my knowledge that it is important to teach to all learning styles. I had an interactive Smart Board presentation, which showed how the electrical current can travel through some items and not through others. I then had the students do an experiment with circuits, where they tested different materials. This shows that I know my subject matter. (DM3) During my 1st semester I created a Classroom Management Plan to help me learn what procedures I want to have in my classroom, and learn how I am going to set those procedures up. This plan shows that I am capable of creating a safe, fun learning environment for my students, by allowing them to be active participants in their behavior plan. I have also included my SIOP Assessment Project, which shows I know how to break down the results of my students learning, and see what they have fully comprehended, as well as where their areas of weakness are. This project shows I am capable of reflecting on my students learning, as well as my teaching. This helps me see if the mistakes are mine, which will help me grow from my teaching weaknesses. (DM4) I have also included my teacher notebook assessment reflection, from my 2nd semester, as it shows that I am able to reflect upon the behavior of my students, and how it can affects their learning. (DM5)

Last, I have a link to my classroom website, which was created in a prerequisite technology class. I have included this as it shows I have a way for parents to communicate and know what is going on in the classroom, and with their childs learning. I will have an area in which I will have a weekly newsletter, as well as spelling words, vocabulary, and links to the homework. (DM6). This e-portfolio shows that I am a competent, caring, and qualified teacher by attaching items that I have learned and grown from in the Elementary Education Program. The lessons, assessments, assignments, and activities all show that I am able to teach students in an effective manner. I have learned so much in these past years how to become an effective teacher and throughout my experiences in the classroom I was able to put some of these skills that were learned to use. I am so thankful for the knowledge that all my mentor teachers, supervisors, and professors were able to share with me and I look forward to getting more experience in the classroom as an educator and reflecting back on the assignments and items that I have in my e-portfolio. These assignments helped push me to the teacher I am today. I have loved having the opportunity to reflect and grow from this experience. I will always look back fondly on the wonderful examples my professors and peers were in influencing my teaching today.