Project: Contemporary Educational Issues Presentation Due Dates: May 13th 11:55PM Amount: 3 pages Topic: Teacher Efficacy – How to gauge success as a teacher? Contemporary Education Issues Presentation Teacher Efficacy • Contemporary Educational Issues Presentation – In this activity, you will work collaboratively with class partners to research/explore a contemporary educational issue of interest to you and your partners and then present your findings in a creative 20/25-minute presentation. Engagement/involvement of classmates is required during some aspect of your presentation. Topics for presentations will be discussed in class. Please prepare a 1 to 2-page summary class handout (including 5 references) for your classmates and instructor. Subjects to cover: How to gauge success as a teacher – grades, application of lessons, student success – “Climb a tree” test – monkey, owl, bear, giraffe, cat, fish they can’t all do it so why are they being taught the same thing? Self-directed learning vs. teacher guided Learning styles: tactile, auditory, rote, visual, sensory Time management/Prep time – managing multiple responsibilities Student/teacher ratio – class size Specialization/continuing education/self-improvement/peer review? Knowledge of the material Passion/excitement/stage presence/enthusiasm Working outline: Introduction – Define Teacher Efficacy – Define success for a teacher and thereby determine what an effective outcome looks like Body: – What does an effective teacher look like? Examples – Practice – What does an effective teacher do? – Strategy – How to make yourself a more effective teacher? Support: – Research to support arguments stated above – Summary of research findings/brief statistics Conclusion: – To be an effective teacher you must _______, _________, and ________. – Concluding statement (restating of our definition of efficacy as applied to a teacher) – In the future, teacher efficacy may be improved by _______ and/or _________. – Speculation & topics for further research.