Pedagogy Productive Classroom Environment is 13% of your final

Pedagogy
and Professional Responsibilities Test:

Section
A

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   The Pedagogy and Professional
Responsibilities test gives you five hours to complete. There are four domains
to this test. The first is the Designing Instruction and Assignment to Promote
Student Learning it is 34 percent of your score. Then Creating a Positive,
Productive Classroom Environment is 13% of your final score. The third domain
is 33% of your score in Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and
Assessment and lastly Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities will
be 20% of your score, giving you a total of a 100%. The test is a 100 multiple
choice questions and it is in two different formats the paper based test (PBT) and
the computer administered test (CAT).

   Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities
test is what new entry level educators/teachers take to work in a Texas public
school. The test will determine if you have the right understanding and ability
to work in the environment to teach or mentor students from birth to twelfth
grade. The test is broken up into different domains, each of these domains will
cover specific areas of certain fields. These fields will have a more in-depth
understanding of knowledge through a set of competencies. These competencies
will compile into two parts the competency statement and the descriptive
statement.

   There are eleven Educator Standards that
will be tested on. The PPR Standard I, will be covering how to create instructions
that will be appropriate for all their students, this will give an
understanding of the purpose of each lesson, and be based on a continuous assessment
that is appropriate. The PPR Standard II, is about how to create a respectful
and a positive environment in the classroom that will promote learning,
fairness and achievement. PPR Standard III is to make communication techniques
by making effective teachings and instructions. Engaging the students to become
more involved with their learning process and to give feedback in the classroom
on what they are learning or need help on. The PPR Standard IV covers the legal
side of teaching, the responsibilities and the moral requirements of a teacher.

   Technology Applications Standards are in conjunction
with the Educator Standards, Technology Applications Standard I teachers use up-to-date
terminology along with approaches, data entry, and principles of morality to be
decisive about up to date technology and appropriate actions of putting it into
operation. Technology Applications Standards II teachers will combine knowledge
in the collection of tools and techniques to assess and test the variety of
information given electronically by strategic searches with the use of
up-to-date technology. Technology Applications Standard III teachers will use adequate
tools to combine what they know to create and make modifications to solving a
problem allowing teachers to estimate results that will support work for
individuals and groups in solving problems. Technology Applications Standard IV
teachers share their knowledge in different ways for various crowds. Technology
Applications Standard V teachers will use the Technology Applications Texas
Essential Knowledge and Skills in their course of study. All teachers will
plan, assess and evaluate instructions for students to use technology in an efficient
manner. These are the Educator Standards that will be tested on.

Pedagogy
and Professional Responsibilities Test: Part 1

Section
B; Domains and Competencies

   Domain I- Designing Instruction and Assessment
to Promote Student Learning, in this domain the Standard Assess in PPR I, there
are four competencies that will be learned and tested on. The first competency
teachers will understand the stages of growth from birth to adulthood and the
various physical and emotional changes the students will go through, this will
allow the teacher to be prepared to handle the student’s personality changes
and requisites to plan and evaluate instructions that will motivate their
students.  Competency 2 teachers have an
extensive understanding of the various backgrounds and cultures of the student
body this will allow them to plan, assess and evaluate a curriculum that will
support learning. Teachers will have the knowledge of diverse backgrounds to be
able to accept and respect the different backgrounds and cultures in the classroom
that each student will bring. For example, a teacher will not give special
treatment to any one student based on sex, age, race, or social standing.  A teacher will accommodate the students’
needs with fairness and equally.  Competency
3 teachers will construct, articulate, and estimate adequate studies and goals.
Competency 4 teachers will have a great comprehension to the different
processes of learning and the different aspects that will have an impact on the
students learning capabilities to allow the teacher to plan and apply
instructions, and the right assessments.  

   Domain II- Creating a Positive, Productive
Classroom Environment, this domain Standard Assess PPR II There are two
competencies in the domain Competency 5 and Competency 6.  Competency 5 teachers will be able to provide
the students with an environment that will cultivates integrity and quality to
create an environment that is safe physically and emotionally. Competency 6 teachers
have a great knowledge to strategize a learning environment that will achieve
beneficial information and handling students’ conduct. Applying different
approaches and methods that will be able to improve performances and results in
student behavior. Is just one aspect of Competency 6. A teacher will keep a
close eye on student progress and use several strategies for adjusting
instructional activities when needed.

   Domain III- Implementing Effective, Responsive
Instruction and Assessment are Standard Assessed in PPR I, PPR III: Technology
Applications I-V it covers Competencies 7-10. Competency 7 the teacher will be
able to apply fundamentals and approaches to communicate efficiently in
different teaching and learning circumstances. Competency 8 teachers will implement
relevant lessons that will immerse the students in the learning process.
Competency 9 teachers will combine technology so the student can plan, assess,
and evaluate the lessons. Competency 10 teachers will know how to observe the
performance and accomplishments of the students while providing a prompt
assessment, and responds flexibly to improve the students learning. Teachers
will help the students use the feedback as a guide to adjust or evaluate their
knowledge to improve their learning capabilities. For example, teachers will
give you explanations or ask you questions on why you got to a certain conclusion/answer
that will help the student to rethink or adjust their process.

   Domain IV- Fulfilling Professional Roles and
Responsibilities are Standard Assessed in PPR VI which covers competency 11-13.
Competency 11 teachers will know the significance of the families’ engagement in
the children’s learning process and how to communicate effectively and appropriately
with the children’s families. Competency 12 teachers will know how to interact
professionally with other members in the educational field to expand their
knowledge and to participate in different professional activities. Competency
13 covers the legal and ethical necessity an educator must follow and understand
the Texas format of being an educator. The teacher understands how important it
is to follow all policies and conditions to maintain student records. For
example, grading and chronicling those grades in a journal or gradebook, or the
use of journals that will reflect the students learning capabilities of achievement
and difficulties.

 

Pedagogy
and Professional Responsibilities Part II:

Approaches
to Answering Multiple-Choice Questions

   The suggestive approaches to answer a single
question test is to read the questions carefully and to make sure you
understand what the question is asking. Understand the situation and problem
the question is describing and to remove the answers that are clearly wrong,
and mark the correct answer after eliminating all the wrong answers. When
approaching a cluster question, you can use several strategies. One of these
strategies used is by skimming the material this will allow you to get an idea
of its significance. Then reading the questions will give you an idea of what
the material is about and allow you to answer the question appropriately. The
second strategy is by reading the question first then gathering all the
material you need to know to make a theory on what the answer is. This will
help you make an educated answer after viewing the incentive material. Strategy
three is the use of both strategy one and two, by using the reading the
incentives first or by reading the question first by using a more familiar
stimulus that works best with you to help you make a more accurate decision in
answering the question. To approach unfamiliar questions, you need to read the
instructions first, the instructions will give you a clear idea on what you must
do. Then read the question and use the format the instructions give you. These
formats are clearly stated in the instructions on how to answer these
unfamiliar questions.

 

Pedagogy
and Professional Responsibilities Part III:

Plan
of Action

   My plan of action as a college student is to
attend all class needed for an Education degree and certification. Organizing
my time to be better prepared as a student. I will then study and carry out all
the lesson plans and materials that are required of me to pass the required
courses and tests. I will then prepare and absorb all the information the
professors and colleagues will give me to adequately prepare for the
certification tests needed to become an educator. Finally, I will take the required
certification tests to become a teacher in the state of Texas.