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Welcome Teacher, Principal & Mentor, and Supervisor...T-TESS Info & More!! The world of beginning teaching via Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T-TESS)! The world of beginning teaching via TQ Portal courses and workshops! You may enter the Weebly Pages, to left, with a password. Simply, contact Dr. Q. Or, usually, the PW for the Weebly is located in Dr. Q's most recent email sent to you. Or, you may ask your teacher for the password.
Internship Type The internship experience, whether a non-paid, 14-week student teacher (Clinical Experience) placement or a paid, 36-week teacher of record position, is the foundation of a teacher preparation program. The TEACH supervisor, assigned by Dr. Q, and the mentor (cooperating teacher), assigned by the campus principal, work through performance standards and developmental strategies with the TEACH Teacher during the internship.
Internship Experience Courses Four courses are offered to guide the teacher through the rigors of the internship.
1) YTR 5001 & 5005 Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T-TESS) teacher evaluation system which replaced the PDAS in 2014. Both courses guide teacher and field supervisors on what is expected of a teacher in the classroom. Clinical Teaching Experience Handbook guides the teacher through the internship. Teachers serving a teacher of record position may access a teacher's handbook from their campus or district websites. 2) YTR 5002Supervisor Training course assists the teacher to connect to his/her TEACH Supervisor. 3) YTR 5003 Teach Like a Champion mini-course provides specific strategies for meeting the academic and social needs of a highly diverse student population.
Intro MTG: At the Intro MTG, scheduled by the TEACH Supervisor for the teacher serving a 14-week internship with the cooperating teacher, TEACH Supervisors, TEACH Director, will guide the TEACH teacher and the cooperating teacher through the expectations for and logistics of the internship.
Observations Forms Six forms are submitted for a teacher of record serving on a Probationary Certificate. Four forms are submitted for a teacher serving a student teacher (clinical teaching experience) for 14-weeks.
Observation Forms: Six observation forms (cluster forms) will be submitted on behalf of the teacher throughout the teacher's internship. The TxTESS Performance Standards are grouped into the four observation forms: 1st Classroom Visit: Observation #3: Learning Environment Dimension 2nd Classroom Visit: Observation #2: Instruction Dimension 3rd ClassroomVisit: Observation #1: Planning Dimension 4th Classroom Form: (ongoing): #4: Professional Practices & Responsibilities Dimension
Completion MTG: At the conclusion of the 14-week internship, the TEACH supervisor will schedule a Completion MTG with the cooperating teacher and TEACH teacher to discuss the particulars of the internship.
Internship Required courses in tqportal.com: In addition to the six core courses, ACC 1101, 1152, 1153, 1204, 1155, and 2157 and their companion courses, the following courses are required for all serving an internship whether Teacher of Record or Student Teacher. Please enter the tqportal.com, with your teacher's access info.
All Core Courses (ACC) ACC 1000a: Interdisciplinary Methods
Special Populations Education (SPE) SPE 1156a: Introduction to Special Education SPE 1156b: SPED: What Does the Label Mean? SPE 1156c ADHD: A Gift in Disguise? SPE 1156d Dyslexia: Finding the Code? SPE 1156dc: Dyslexia Handbook SPE 1156e: Strategies that Grab the Dyslexic (New, 2018) SPE 1157: Mental Health and Wellness
U-Guide Resources (UGR) UGR 3000: Interdisciplinary Teaching UGR 4101 Portfolio Info. in three courses, abc. UGR 4102: Developing Well-Prepared Teachers UGR 4106: Writing the Two-Page Grant UGR 4107: Effective Teachers Make a Difference UGR 4108: How to Teach Writing UGR 4109: Building Vocabulary/Comprehension UGR 4109d: Response to Intervention (RTI) UGR 4109e: Poverty
Your Training Resources (YTR) YTR 5001: T-TESS Overview & Observation Forms--Clinical Experience (student teacher) Handbook YTR 5002: TEACH Supervisor Training YTR 5002b: Advisory Committee Training YTR 5003: Teach Like a Champion YTR 5004: Teacher Reflective Videos, Teacher Video Selfies YTR 5005: T-TESS Basics YTR 5007: Lesson Planning Guide-Dr. Yeager YTR 5008: Lesson Planning According to Dr. Q YTR 5009: Creating a TEKS Math Lesson YTR 5011: STAAR Training Sample YTR 5012: Lab Basics for Science & Technology
FAQs!!!!!!!! 1) Where Are the Internship Documents Located? College of T-TESS in TQ Portal email Dr. Q @ firstname.lastname@example.org for Guest TQ Portal access. email Dr. Q for Weebly Site access info. 2) How do you Support Your Teaching and Learning Confidence? Consult the link to software Inspiration, http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial. 3) How do you Make Yourself More Marketable? Create a digital portfolio on a CD or flash drive about your accomplishments and skills. The CD or flash drive can be left with the principal or HR Officer after completing an interview for a position. Consult the Portfolio Builder courses, UGR 4101abc in the College of Professional Enrichment. 4) What should you think? While thinking about, preparing for, teaching in, a classroom, internalize an
Ancient Chinese proverb: I hear and it helps a little. I see and ideas begin to form. I do and the ideas become real to me. I do, see, and hear, and I understand. I talk about it and I understand more. I apply it and I see its value.
State of Texas Educator Code of Ethics
A must read for all seeking a Standard Certificate through TEACH! You will indicate that you have read, engaged, and will conduct yourself accordingly when you sign the #15 Internship Agreement in front of a Notary! Consult the ACC 1000, R&R Pages.