FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
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1) Commitment to Students and Student Learning:
Concepts are taught using the interactively using SMART board, PowerPoint and Prezi. Additionally, using videos, simulations, games and other resources are used so that students with different learning styles can benefit from the lesson.
2) Professional Knowledge:
Diagnostic assessments would be the best way to reflect on student development. Teacher observations through checklists on student participation in thought experiments, games, activities and problem solving can help to gauge student understanding. Moreover, this form of assessment will also help with uncovering student confusion/misconceptions.
3) Professional Practice:
Shared learning among students is facilitated through group presentations, group work on Einstein Jeopardy and other assignments and classroom discussion of thought experiments, videos and simulations.
4) Leadership in Learning Communities:
Students are given a chance to reflect on learning through Exit Cards, class consolidation and presenting to the class.
5) Ongoing Professional Learning:
Finding and being able to gauge which simulations, videos etc. will be useful for facilitating student understanding of concepts requires that teachers be up-to-date with knowledge and current research in the field of special relativity.
- Ontario College of Teachers. (2008). Foundation of Professional Practice. Toronto, ON: Ontario College of Teachers
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