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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 YTR 5000 courses are offered to guide the teacher through the rigors of the internship.
1) YTR 5001a & 5001bTexas 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. 2) YTR 5000b Induction Year Program eHandbook provides an overview of the support offered by all Support Team members. 3) YTR 5000a Support Team Training course assists the teacher to connect to his/her TEACH Support Team. 4) YTR 5000d Clinical Teaching Experience (student teacher) eHandbook guides all involved with the Clinical Teaching Experience (CTE). CTE eHandbook guides the teacher through the internship. 5) UGR 3005Teach 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 T-TESS 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.
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 1157: Mental Health and Wellness SPE 2157: Assistive Technology SPE 2159: Developing Methods & Curriculum for the Diverse Learner SPE 3150: SPED Survey SPE 4103: Autism Courses, abc SPE 4105: Expanding Curriculum.Visually Impaired
U-Guide Resources (UGR) UGR 3003A: Developing Foundations for Human Growth & Development UGR 3003B: Developing Foundation for Human Growth & Development UGR 3004: Response to Intervention (RTI) UGR 3004a: Poverty UGR 3004b: Building a Community of Learners UGR 3006AB:Discovering Interdisciplinary Methodologies for the Classroom (all levels) UGR 3006A: Interdisciplinary Teaching UGR 3006c: How to Teach Writing UGR 3006: How Do Teachers Teach? (all content areas) UGR 3007a: Preparing to Teach Adolescents in Secondary Classroom UGR 3007b: Increasing Academic Performance in the Secondary Classroom UGR 3007: Identifying Reading Performance in the Secondary Classroom UGR 4101 Portfolio Info., three courses, abc. UGR 4102: Developing Well-Prepared Teachers UGR 4106: Writing the Two-Page Grant UGR 4107: Effective Teachers Make a Difference UGR 4109: Building Vocabulary/Comprehension
Your Training Resources (YTR) YTR 5000a: TEACH Support Team Training, eHandbook YTR 5000b: Induction Year Program, eHandbook YTR 5000bc: MasterClasses...Handouts.Schedules 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
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.