HomeExemplary PracticesExemplary Faculty PracticesSpring 2013University of the Incarnate Word | Multiple Teaching Practices
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    Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia
    University of the Incarnate Word

  • About Our Practice

    Strongly associated with my pedagogy is the use of various technologies as instructional tools. I use Crocodoc Personal, Livebinders, and Pinterest to build the pedagogical content knowledge of my students. I also assess my students as they create their own websites with Weebly and upload their authentically created instructional videos on YouTube.

  • Key Practice Features

    Crocodoc Personal presents a collaborative opportunity for my students and I to discuss assigned readings. I am able to insert comments that prompt students to a) connect the reading to their prior experiences, b) relate the reading to course content, and c) eek additional information. I have created a page on Facebook titled, Classroom Discussion Board. On this page, I post information about new websites, social media devices, and other technology sources. Poll Everywhere provides an opportunity for checking my students' understanding of course content My students and I follow one another on Pinterest. This allows us to pin best practices in the form of pictures, videos, websites, and electronic files. I use Weebly to accomplish two goals-- a) to create a "learning hub" where I post content for my students and b) my students create websites to demonstrate their pedagogical content knowledge.

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About Faculty Practices

Exemplary faculty practices are innovative methods of conveying both knowledge and experience to teacher candidates in such a way as to prepare them to excel as leaders in the classroom.

Such practices may be the work on one faculty member, a group of faculty members or a department-wide practice in a teacher preparation program.

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Exemplary Defined

Exemplary faculty practices are those that provide teacher candidates a deep understanding of both content and the ability to put that content into classroom practice.

The ability to effectively translate knowledge into student learning helps make the difference between ordinary teachers and exceptional teachers.

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Key Practice Elements

Exemplary faculty practices share a common thread of creativity and innovation in their design.

These practices are intended to provide the optimum environment for teacher candidates to put learning theory into practice.  Often, exemplary faculty practices sharpen one or more key teaching competencies.

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