CheckPoint: Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement
Resource: SchoolMatters Web site at http:/www.schoolmatters.comand p. 134 of
Introduction to Teaching
Navigate to http:/www.schoolmatters.comand locate the district you live in or want to work
Final Project: Professional Development Plan
Resources: Introduction to Teaching, Appendix A, and INTASC principles at
Review the guidelines in Appendix A.
Use Appendix A to help you create a Professio
Are there certain curricular areas in which technology is more useful than in others? Explain
According to Ch. 12 of the text, there are barriers that prevent the implementation of
technology in classrooms. Based on your
Assignment: Mentoring vs. Induction Programs
Resources: Web search or University Library, and Ch. 13 in Introduction to Teaching
Examine programs that encourage individuals to stay in the profession of teaching and lower
the attrition rate.
Exercise: Characteristics of Effective Classrooms
Resource:Introductionto Teaching companion Web site
Read the case study on p. 421 of the text.
Complete question 11 on the text companion Web site.
Assignment: Rights & Responsibilities of Educators & Students
Resources: Appendix C, the University Library, and Ch. 9 of Introduction to Teaching
Complete Appendix C by filling in the following:
Perform a search of the University Library databases and lo
CheckPoint: Technology Use Timeline
Resource: Appendix D
Research the use of technology in schools from 1980 until present day.
Use Appendix D to fill in a timeline with events to depict the changes in school technology
since 1980. You must discuss a mini
Exercise: Teacher Liability
Resource:Introduction to Teaching companion Web site at
Answer three questions on the text companion Web site.
Identify internal or external rewards that affect recruitment and retention of quality teachers.
How do such rewards influence recruitment or retention? How might these rewards shift as
new accountability-centered teacher reforms are
Assignment: Interview with a Teaching Professional
Resources: Ch. 2 in Introduction to Teaching
Schedule a brief (15-minute) interview with a teacher or a teacher's aide. The interview may
be in person, by phone, via e-mail, or in an instant message chat.
Determine which factors may explain that most of the higher per-pupil expenditures are
found in the Northeastern and upper-Midwest states and the lower per-pupil expenditures are
found in the South and West. In your opinion, what must
Assignment: Characteristics of At-Risk Students
Resources: The Online Library and Ch. 4 of Introduction to Teaching
Readp. 134 of the text, which discusses the way one school district addresses the needs of a
group of at-risk students.
Choose a category o
CheckPoint: Governance and Effecting Change in Schools
Resource: p.275 of Introduction to Teaching
Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following:
Assume you are a teacher who would like to address a technology issue at your school. Many
of the studen
Checkpoint: History of American Education
Resource: Interactive Timeline and Ch. 5 of Introduction to Teaching
Identify the three major periods and the two major eras in the history of American education
as discussed in Ch. 5 of Introduction to Teaching
CheckPoint: Learning Needs of Diverse Students
Resource: Appendix B and Ch. 3 of Introduction to Teaching
Identify at least two types of diverse learners as discussed in Ch. 3 of the text
Search for effective teaching practices for the two types of learne
CheckPoint: Managing a Daily Teaching Schedule
Resource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Teaching
Use a Microsoft Excel or Word table function to propose and create a schedule of schoolrelated tasks for a typical teaching day from the time you arrive at school u
Exercise: Case Study: The Roles of a Teacher
Resource: Case Study on p. 62 ofIntroduction to Teaching and the text companion Web site
Answer question #5 on the text companion Web site.
Navigate to http:/wps.prenhall.com/chet_kauchak_intrototea_2
CheckPoint: Teaching as a Professional Career
Resource: Ch.1 of Introduction to Teaching
Write a 200- to 300- word paper in which you list 3 to 5 factors that define teaching as a
professional career. Elaborate on how these factors are employed by teacher