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5 - Professionalism

On this page provide a meaningful, reflective portfolio summary along with links to the supporting evidence artifacts. Provide evidence of your commitment to lifelong learning and on-going professional development, and of your ability to work well with other teachers, parents/guardians, students, and administrators.

Required artifacts to attach below: 

  • One page response essay to the Michigan Educator's Code of Conduct reflecting on how this applies to your teaching career.
  • A draft of your own Individual Professional Development Plan

(Suggested artifacts to attach below: related course assignments or research papers, journal or responsive reading reflections, classroom newsletters, email correspondence, documentation of participation in parent/teacher conferences, attendance at staff meetings, practice or sample IEP – do NOT post any confidential student information!)

PSMT #5 - Responsibilities and Relationships to the School, Classroom, and Student
Systematic reflection to organize and improve teaching and develop effective relationships, including the ability to:
5.a. Uphold the State of Michigan Professional Code of Ethics and engage in meaningful self-evaluation;
5.b. Identify and use current research to reflect on and improve their practice related to content, pedagogy, and other factors that impact student achievement;
5.c. Develop positive relationships with other teachers, parents, students, administrators, counselors, and support professionals to benefit students and to advance one’s own professional growth;
5.d. Consider the effects of teacher dispositions, decisions and actions upon others (e.g., families, other professionals, and all students, including those with disabilities) and adjust interactions accordingly;
5.e. Embrace and model teaching as a lifelong learning process and continue efforts to develop professionally;
5.f.  Involve and work effectively with parents and/or guardians to maximize opportunities for student achievement and success;
5.g. Interact with parents using personal and technology-based communication to maximize student learning at school, home, and in the local community; and
5.h. Participate in the development of individualized plans for students with disabilities (individual education plan (IEP)).

Susan English,
Aug 18, 2010, 10:06 AM
Susan English,
Aug 18, 2010, 10:06 AM