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Frostburg State University

Form 002

Intern________ Ryan Abe________

Administration and Supervision

Self-Assessment of Final Practicum
Your internship has been a total experience that included not only yourself, but also all of
the staff, administration, students, parents, and community members who participated in
some way in projects of your implementation. Also, you might consider all of the individuals
you were required to deal with as you conducted the internship duties and responsibilities.
For example, discipline problems would normally involve students, teachers, and parents at
a minimum. As you attended to such discipline problems, you would be engaged in trying
to facilitate among the needs of all individuals. Given this back-drop, provide answers to
the following questions regarding your internship practicum experience.
1. Was your internship effective? Did it meet all of the goals and objectives as stated in
your Planning Guide?
In answering this question fully, consider the use of such instrumentation as:
a. Pre- and post-surveys to determine outcomes of staff development training
b. Observation checklists to determine if students were behaving in the ways
expected by the school and the community
c. Interview schedules to determine parent and community opinions about the
need for a change or the impact of a change
d. Data from standardized tests and measures to determine how well students
have learned over a given period of time in given subject areas.

I believe my internship was successful. It allowed me the opportunity see more behind the
scenes of the school, and outside of my classroom. Whether looking at data from the TELL
survey, assisting with the afterschool program, or communicating with parents I variety of
responsibilities that are required to maximize student learning.
2. Did your internship projects meet the specific needs of all of the individuals who
participated? Where Question #1 focuses on the project goals and objectives of your
internship, this question focuses on the needs of individual participants. How well do
you believe individual participants needs were met throughout your internship?

I believe that my internship allowed me to work with staff that I do not immediately work with
on a regular basis. Handling bus evacuations and bus referrals allowed me to work with
transportation personal that would regularly be beyond my responsibilities in the classroom.
3. Did your internship help to bring about meaningful organizational change in your
school building? Many times internship projects are designed to facilitate the
development and implementation of new programs either for the delivery of
instructional services to students of to help in the management of the organization.
Did your internship facilitate such conditions at the building level? One important way
to determine the answer to this question is to investigate whether or not your

internship projects had an impact on the buildings mission and /or vision statements
regarding schooling. Was learning positively affected by your work?

I believe that being able to serve as the school SIT Facilitator and collaboratively work on the
school improvement plan, as a staff we were able to implement new aspirational goals for the
4. Did your internship help to bring about meaningful organizational change in the school
district? There have been times when an internship project has been piloted at a
building site with the intention that, if judged to be effective, the district or the division
would have considered adapting it at other sites. In this way a pilot project could have
an impact on the organizational change of an entire district or division. How close did
your internship come to enjoying such an impact on the district or division? In refining
your answer to this question with an interest of establishing a broader base t it,
consider reviewing the districts or the divisions mission statement or board of
education annual reports on their goals to the community.

By having a school improvement plan that is a working document, I believe that we are working
with align with district goals, specifically by using data gather by utilizing technology.
5. Did your internship experience provide project participants an opportunity to have
input on the overall assessment of the experience? Did you give staff members,
parents, students, and community members an opportunity to let you know how they
think your internship affected the district or the division, the building, and the
instructional programs?

I believe I encouraged feedback throughout my internship. I was lucky enough to have had
several staff members that have recently completed their own internships and was able to gather
feedback to help me better meet my goals.
6. Identify your efforts to bring members of different groups together to work on
achieving similar goals and objectives.

Throughout my internship, I strived to incorporate many of the different groups and staff that
help a school run efficiently and smoothly. While serving as the SIT facilitator, we discussed
opinions from various staff members. In my role as student government advisor, students were
able to discuss and provide feedback incentives for a new student program, the Cougar Club.
7. Identify strategies used to engage members from different constituents in the project
work. Examples of such constituents include but are not limited to these: parents,
senior citizens, and local government figures.

By collaborating, establishing a good rapport and valuing individuals time, keeping an open
mind, I have found that all stakeholders want to achieve what is best for the students.

8. Name or identify types of planning strategies utilized in your project work.

Survey Results
Check lists
9. Name or identify ways by which your internship experience might have made it clear to
you that local issues can confront us with barriers to change.

This internship has allowed me to see some of the challenges administrators are faced with, both
internally and externally. This has allowed me to see that flexibility in order to meet initiatives
from that national, state, and county levels.