I am currently a student teacher, I have spent time in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th grade classes. My daughter is in kindergarten and I have created a lot of these projects for her class. For more references please review my e-portfolio at http://mpereaseportfolio.weebly.com
1. Essentialist, where a core education is taught (Miller, 2012, p. 16). In the United States this is mandated by current legislation. However, how it is taught is up to negotiation. In Utah, we gauge our students learning on standardized tests and mandated text is also a key to Essentialism Education.
2. Social Reconstructionist, where as an educator, I can focus on having students actively participate in problem-solving and include critical thinking as a part of their learning activities. I also identify with this philosophy because I feel that all students, regardless of culture, race, class, et cetera deserve an equal education. With Social Reconstructionism I will have the opportunity to help students to construct knowledge in an effort to create a just and equitable society (Miller, 2012, p. 31).
3. Constructivist, I will be able to encourage learning by discovery, hands-on experiences, experience and observation, collaboration, projects, and tasks (Wikipedia contributors, 2014). This involves the students in the learning practices.Also Constructivism provides me the opportunity to teach the students via real-life scenarios, applying their education to future needs.
Salt Lake Community College, Spring 2014
University of Utah, Fall 2001
Educator of the Month
Private Adult Education Cooperative, October 2014
Prosperity, Change, or Demise: Rhetorical Analysis of the American Dream
Salt Lake Community College: English Department Primer, March 2014
Layered Curriculum Plan for Inclusive Education
Salt Lake Community College: Education Department Primer, May 2014
Developing Community in the College Classroom
Presented at the Symposium for Adjunct Educators, University of Utah, April 014
A.S. Elementary Education: Salt Lake Community College, estimate graduation, Fall 2014
General Education: University of Utah, 2001
Teaching Adult Learners: ed2go – Continuing Education via Intercontinteal Hotels Corp, May 2000
Computer Skills for the Workplace – Microsoft Office Suite 2010, Advanced: Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning, April 2012
Web Design, HTML, CSS, ETC (Intermidiate): Salt Lake Community Education, July 2013
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