Pedagogyand Professional Responsibilities Test:SectionAShelleyCopeland | Education 1301 | CRN: 2237 The Pedagogy and ProfessionalResponsibilities test gives you five hours to complete. There are four domainsto this test. The first is the Designing Instruction and Assignment to PromoteStudent Learning it is 34 percent of your score. Then Creating a Positive,Productive Classroom Environment is 13% of your final score.
The third domainis 33% of your score in Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction andAssessment and lastly Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities willbe 20% of your score, giving you a total of a 100%. The test is a 100 multiplechoice questions and it is in two different formats the paper based test (PBT) andthe computer administered test (CAT). Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilitiestest is what new entry level educators/teachers take to work in a Texas publicschool. The test will determine if you have the right understanding and abilityto work in the environment to teach or mentor students from birth to twelfthgrade. The test is broken up into different domains, each of these domains willcover specific areas of certain fields. These fields will have a more in-depthunderstanding of knowledge through a set of competencies.
These competencieswill compile into two parts the competency statement and the descriptivestatement. There are eleven Educator Standards thatwill be tested on. The PPR Standard I, will be covering how to create instructionsthat will be appropriate for all their students, this will give anunderstanding of the purpose of each lesson, and be based on a continuous assessmentthat is appropriate. The PPR Standard II, is about how to create a respectfuland a positive environment in the classroom that will promote learning,fairness and achievement. PPR Standard III is to make communication techniquesby making effective teachings and instructions. Engaging the students to becomemore involved with their learning process and to give feedback in the classroomon what they are learning or need help on. The PPR Standard IV covers the legalside of teaching, the responsibilities and the moral requirements of a teacher. Technology Applications Standards are in conjunctionwith the Educator Standards, Technology Applications Standard I teachers use up-to-dateterminology along with approaches, data entry, and principles of morality to bedecisive about up to date technology and appropriate actions of putting it intooperation.
Technology Applications Standards II teachers will combine knowledgein the collection of tools and techniques to assess and test the variety ofinformation given electronically by strategic searches with the use ofup-to-date technology. Technology Applications Standard III teachers will use adequatetools to combine what they know to create and make modifications to solving aproblem allowing teachers to estimate results that will support work forindividuals and groups in solving problems. Technology Applications Standard IVteachers share their knowledge in different ways for various crowds. TechnologyApplications Standard V teachers will use the Technology Applications TexasEssential Knowledge and Skills in their course of study. All teachers willplan, assess and evaluate instructions for students to use technology in an efficientmanner. These are the Educator Standards that will be tested on.
Pedagogyand Professional Responsibilities Test: Part 1 SectionB; Domains and Competencies Domain I- Designing Instruction and Assessmentto Promote Student Learning, in this domain the Standard Assess in PPR I, thereare four competencies that will be learned and tested on. The first competencyteachers will understand the stages of growth from birth to adulthood and thevarious physical and emotional changes the students will go through, this willallow the teacher to be prepared to handle the student’s personality changesand requisites to plan and evaluate instructions that will motivate theirstudents. Competency 2 teachers have anextensive understanding of the various backgrounds and cultures of the studentbody this will allow them to plan, assess and evaluate a curriculum that willsupport learning. Teachers will have the knowledge of diverse backgrounds to beable to accept and respect the different backgrounds and cultures in the classroomthat each student will bring. For example, a teacher will not give specialtreatment to any one student based on sex, age, race, or social standing. A teacher will accommodate the students’needs with fairness and equally. Competency3 teachers will construct, articulate, and estimate adequate studies and goals.
Competency 4 teachers will have a great comprehension to the differentprocesses of learning and the different aspects that will have an impact on thestudents learning capabilities to allow the teacher to plan and applyinstructions, and the right assessments. Domain II- Creating a Positive, ProductiveClassroom Environment, this domain Standard Assess PPR II There are twocompetencies in the domain Competency 5 and Competency 6. Competency 5 teachers will be able to providethe students with an environment that will cultivates integrity and quality tocreate an environment that is safe physically and emotionally.
Competency 6 teachershave a great knowledge to strategize a learning environment that will achievebeneficial information and handling students’ conduct. Applying differentapproaches and methods that will be able to improve performances and results instudent behavior. Is just one aspect of Competency 6. A teacher will keep aclose eye on student progress and use several strategies for adjustinginstructional activities when needed.
Domain III- Implementing Effective, ResponsiveInstruction and Assessment are Standard Assessed in PPR I, PPR III: TechnologyApplications I-V it covers Competencies 7-10. Competency 7 the teacher will beable to apply fundamentals and approaches to communicate efficiently indifferent teaching and learning circumstances. Competency 8 teachers will implementrelevant 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 theperformance and accomplishments of the students while providing a promptassessment, and responds flexibly to improve the students learning. Teacherswill help the students use the feedback as a guide to adjust or evaluate theirknowledge to improve their learning capabilities. For example, teachers willgive you explanations or ask you questions on why you got to a certain conclusion/answerthat will help the student to rethink or adjust their process.
Domain IV- Fulfilling Professional Roles andResponsibilities are Standard Assessed in PPR VI which covers competency 11-13.Competency 11 teachers will know the significance of the families’ engagement inthe children’s learning process and how to communicate effectively and appropriatelywith the children’s families. Competency 12 teachers will know how to interactprofessionally with other members in the educational field to expand theirknowledge and to participate in different professional activities.
Competency13 covers the legal and ethical necessity an educator must follow and understandthe Texas format of being an educator. The teacher understands how important itis to follow all policies and conditions to maintain student records. Forexample, grading and chronicling those grades in a journal or gradebook, or theuse of journals that will reflect the students learning capabilities of achievementand difficulties. Pedagogyand Professional Responsibilities Part II:Approachesto Answering Multiple-Choice Questions The suggestive approaches to answer a singlequestion test is to read the questions carefully and to make sure youunderstand what the question is asking. Understand the situation and problemthe question is describing and to remove the answers that are clearly wrong,and mark the correct answer after eliminating all the wrong answers. Whenapproaching a cluster question, you can use several strategies. One of thesestrategies used is by skimming the material this will allow you to get an ideaof its significance. Then reading the questions will give you an idea of whatthe material is about and allow you to answer the question appropriately.
Thesecond strategy is by reading the question first then gathering all thematerial you need to know to make a theory on what the answer is. This willhelp you make an educated answer after viewing the incentive material. Strategythree is the use of both strategy one and two, by using the reading theincentives first or by reading the question first by using a more familiarstimulus that works best with you to help you make a more accurate decision inanswering the question. To approach unfamiliar questions, you need to read theinstructions first, the instructions will give you a clear idea on what you mustdo. Then read the question and use the format the instructions give you. Theseformats are clearly stated in the instructions on how to answer theseunfamiliar questions.
Pedagogyand Professional Responsibilities Part III:Planof Action My plan of action as a college student is toattend all class needed for an Education degree and certification. Organizingmy time to be better prepared as a student. I will then study and carry out allthe lesson plans and materials that are required of me to pass the requiredcourses and tests. I will then prepare and absorb all the information theprofessors and colleagues will give me to adequately prepare for thecertification tests needed to become an educator.
Finally, I will take the requiredcertification tests to become a teacher in the state of Texas.