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HANNA LOWERY

ISM MID-TERM PRESENTATION


THE FUNCTIONING OF A CLASSROOM
MS. ELAINE SANDERS
CCISD SCHOOL DISTRICT
MRS. KRISTI CLICK
*SOME INFO IN THIS PRESENTATION COMES FROM OUTSIDE
SOURCES*

MS. ELAINE SANDERS


HANNA LOWERY

Ms. Sanders has worked with CCISD as a


principal for 25 years at Ferguson
elementary and now evaluates teachers
aspiring to become certified teachers
through a company called Texas
teachers..

ISM
INDEPENDENT STUDY & MENTORSHIP IS A COURSE WHICH ALLOWS
STUDENTS TO WORK WITH MENTORS OF THEIR CHOICE, FOR A POSSIBLE
CAREER PATH UNDERSTANDING AND OPPORTUNITY.
WE GET TO UNDERSTAND THE PROFESSION MORE AND MORE THROUGH
MULTIPLE PROJECTS SUCH AS SURVEYS, WEEKLY JOURNALS AND RESEARCH.
WE ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP A WEEKLY JOURNAL AND MAINTAIN AN UP TO
DATE WEEBLY PORTFOLIO DISCUSSING ALL ASSIGNMENTS.

TEXAS TEACHERS PROGRAM


MY MENTOR IS NOW EMPLOYED BY TEXAS TEACHERS, A PRIVATE COMPANY THAT
WORKS WITH DISTRICTS FOR PEOPLE TO GET ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION. THIS
APPLIES TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEGREES IN ANYTHING BESIDES EDUCATION!
THE DEFERRED COST OF $4,000 IS SPREAD OUT OVER YOUR FIRST YEAR AS A
SALARIED TEACHER, USUALLY IN MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS AND ALWAYS INTERESTFREE. REMEMBER, YOU ONLY BEGIN PAYING OFF YOUR PROGRAM BALANCE ONCE
YOU START YOUR TEACHING JOB.STARTING SALARIESFOR TEACHERS IN TEXAS
HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER, AND MANY DISTRICTS OFFER STIPENDS FOR TEACHERS
IN HIGH-NEED AREAS.
*SOME INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION COMES FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES
HTTP://WWW.TEXASTEACHERS.ORG/PROGRAM-PRICING/

MENTOR IN ACTION
BUT WHAT DOES SHE DO? MY MENTOR BASICALLY GRADES TEACHERS ON
THEIR CAPABILITY OF SUCCEEDING IN A CLASSROOM INCLUDING
MANAGEMENT, DISCIPLINE AND TEACHING MECHANISMS.
THE APPLICANTS ARE WORKING TOWARD CERTIFICATION WHILE PAYING BACK
THESE DUES TO BECOME FULL TIME, QUALIFIED TEACHERS.
AFTER 3 VISITS WITH AN EVALUATOR (MY MENTOR) THESE TEACHERS
QUALIFY TO TAKE AN ALTERNATIVE TEST PROVING THEIR CAPABILITIES.

REQUIREMENTS

TEXES TESTS
TWO TYPES OF TESTS:
CONTENT
THIS IS A TEST OF YOUR CONTENT MASTERY FOR A GIVEN SUBJECT AND GRADE LEVEL.
THERE IS A SPECIFIC CONTENT TEST FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY ONE OF THE 60+
CERTIFICATION AREAS.
EVERY TIME YOU PASS A CONTENT TEST IT MAKES YOU HIGHLY QUALIFIED (HQ) IN THAT
SUBJECT AREA. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN GETTING HIRED.
PPR TEST
THE PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (PPR) EXAM IS A THEORY TEST.
YOU ONLY TAKE THIS TEST ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN HIRED AND ARE TEACHING ON THE
PROBATIONARY CERTIFICATE.
YOU MUST COMPLETE A REQUIRED REVIEW PROVIDED BY TEXAS TEACHERS BEFORE YOU
CAN REGISTER.

HTTP://WWW.TEXASTEACHERS.ORG/STATE-TESTS/

THE EXPERIENCE
I GET TO GO WITH MY MENTOR AS SHE EVALUATES TEACHERS OF DIFFERENT
GRADE LEVELS, CURRICULUM AND EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR A TEACHERS
CERTIFICATION.

> SOME OF HER MOST COMMONLY VISITED SCHOOL


DISTRICTS ARE

GOOSE CREEK, PASADENA, AND DEER PARK.

> SO FAR I HAVE VISITED GENTRY JUNIOR HIGH


AND CLEAR CREEK

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

FERGUSON ELEMENTARY

MS. Sanders had worked at Ferguson elementary


throughout the course of her years of a principal, but
now visits many schools around the Houston area.
When she doesnt have a classroom to visit I sit in on
her meetings for scheduling

PRODUCT

For my product, I am going to


make a poster comparing the
discipline and functioning of each
classroom by school district that
my mentor evaluates. For this I
am collecting handouts and
worksheets
he
classescomes
I have
*Some informationfor
in this
presentation
from
outside sources.
attended.

MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY


Texas Teachers continually updates its program to include the latest
innovations and teaching strategies. By routinely collaborating with various
education groups, Texas Teachers stays abreast of best practices and researchbased approaches to student learning.
National Association for Alternative Certification
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education
Science Teachers Association of Texas
Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics
The National Association for Bilingual Education

GROWTH OF THE COMPANY


Most alternative certification programs (ACPs) are the
original government entities that first formed the alternate
route. Private programs were approved in 2002 to bring
much needed competition and innovation to the industry,
and since, they have helped fuel the tremendous
popularity of the route.

CERTIFICATION

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATORS


CONSORTIUM OF STATE ORGANIZATIONS FOR TEXAS TEACHER
EDUCATION
TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SUPERVISORS OF MATHEMATICS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU MS. ELAINE SANDERS, MRS. KRISTI CLICK, AND MY FAMILY.

I SPARKED INTEREST IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING AT A YOUNG AGE


AND HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN INTEREST IN IT AND I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS
OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS IT THROUGH THIS MENTORSHIP.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
HTTP://WWW.BING.COM/IMAGES/SEARCH?Q=SCHOOOLWORK&VIEW=DETAIL
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HTTP://WWW.TEXASTEACHERS.ORG/STATE-TESTS/
HTTP://WWW.TEXASTEACHERS.ORG/SUCCESS-STORIES/MARY-ANN-BENOCHE/