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Fall 2018 Teacher Education Candidates Share Inquiry Findings


Boise State intern teacher candidates presented inquiry research findings at the Fall 2018 Inquiry Fair on November 26 at the Student Union Building.

Almost 80 teacher education students studying in elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs presented their findings at the two-hour event.

Examples of presentation titles include:

  • Learning Preferences and Interactions, Gabrielle Sturge
  • Teacher Rapport with English Language Learners, Gena Case
  • Mindfulness and Student Behavior, Jaraka Ball
  • Critical Thinking and Self-Efficacy, Robert Wilcox

 

 

Teacher Candidates Learn about Professional Year Placements


Over 30 elementary and secondary teacher candidates attended an information session on November 7th in the Imagination Lab about the professional year placement process. The professional year is the final year for teacher education students, and includes the intern and student teaching semesters.

The information session included a discussion led by teacher education faculty, and other activities to support teacher candidates make the most of their professional year experience.

Boise State Teacher Candidates Prepare for Employment

Boise State teacher candidates participated in practice interviews with local school administrators at the Student Union Building on November 5th. The seminar provided candidates with real-world interview experience and advice from future employers.

Teacher candidates on track to graduate December 15th received advice from future employers about the application, hiring and interviewing processes. The candidates provided administrators with their prepared education resumes, and engaged in multiple rounds of group interviews with principals and district officials.

Boise State’s teacher education programs thank the Teacher Education Ambassadors student organization, and the following building administrators and district personnel for volunteering their time to support our teacher education candidates:

Administrator Panel

  • Jeff Roberts, Principal, North Junior High, Boise School District
  • Gale Zickefoose, Principal, Shadow Hills Elementary, Boise School District
  • Shelly Wray Math Supervisor, Boise School District
  • Tim Lowe, Principal, Taft Elementary, Boise School District
  • Anita Wilson, Principal, Caldwell High School, Caldwell School District
  • Lyle Bayley, Superintendent, Castleford School District
  • Micah Doramus, Head of School, Forge International Charter School
  • Stefanie Duby, Principal, West Middle School, Nampa School District
  • Steve Labau, Principal, Lake Ridge Elementary, Nampa School District
  • Rick Jordan, Vice Principal, Skyview High School, Nampa School District
  • Matt Crist, Principal, East Valley Middle School, Nampa School District
  • Ramona Lee, Special Education Director, West Ada School District
  • Jamie Dobson, Principal, Eliza Hart Spalding STEM Academy, West Ada School District
  • Mike Hirano, Principal, Rocky Mountain High School, West Ada School District
  • Debbie Aholt, Instructional Coach, Meridian Elementary, West Ada School District

 

Intern Teachers Attend Linguistic Diversity Seminar

Boise State intern teachers attended a language acquisition seminar focused on supporting linguistic diversity on Monday at the SUB.

Led by Boise State faculty, the teacher candidates discussed how to effectively plan for linguistic diversity, academic language support, and EL instruction. They also practiced using the lens of equity to differentiate instructional design.

Intern teachers are typically in their first semester of their professional year, and complete a minimum of 380 hours in the classroom. Combined with the student teaching semester, professional year teacher candidates complete a minimum of 1,000 hours in the classroom over the course of the final program year.

Boise State Teacher Education Students Attend Inquiry Seminar

Around 80 elementary and secondary Boise State teacher education students attended an inquiry scaffolding seminar on August 27 at the Student Union Building. Led by teacher education faculty, the teacher candidates engaged in inquiry-based thinking and practice activities.

During their intern teaching semester, teacher candidates will investigate a line of inquiry and present their findings at the upcoming Inquiry Roundtable on November 26th from 3:30-5:30pm in the SUB Lookout Room. The Inquiry Roundtable will be open to all students interested in teacher education.

Teacher Education Graduation Celebration Class of 2018

Spring 2018 Teacher Education Graduate Celebration, Alumni Center

The College of Education, Boise State Alumni Association, and the K-12 Professional Development Program teamed up May 2nd to host a celebration honoring the teacher education graduating class of 2018. Professors and administrators from the College of Education attended as mentors and supporters, reminisced with students about their time in the program, and gave advice to graduates as they took the next step into their future as teachers in the classroom.

The celebration recognized the camaraderie that is built among teacher education students, and the continued support offered by Boise State as students become teaching professionals. Jennifer Weddel, Program Manager for the K-12 Professional Development Program says, “The K-12 Teacher Professional development department feels strongly that we are here to support teachers as they venture into the profession not only through meaningful professional development, but through a community. Students may be leaving Boise State upon graduation, but we are never leaving them.”

 

Boise State Teacher Candidates Prepare for Employment after Graduation

Spring 2018 Mock Interviews with Administrator Panel

Boise State teacher candidates participated in practice interviews with local school administrators at the Student Union Building on April 2nd. The seminar provided candidates with real-world interview experience and advice from future employers.

Teacher candidates on track to graduate next month received advice from future employers about the application, hiring and interviewing processes. The candidates provided administrators with their prepared education resumes, and engaged in multiple rounds of group interviews with principals and district officials.

Boise State’s teacher education programs thank the following building administrators and district personnel for volunteering their time to support our teacher education candidates:

Administrator Panel

  • Gale Zickefoose, Shadow Hills Elementary, Boise School District
    Chris Taylor, Boise School District
    Teri Thaemert, Boise School District
    Tim Lowe, Taft Elementary, Boise School District
  • Lyle Bayley, Castleford School District
  • Micah Doramus, Sage International, Charter
  • Jennifer Monserat, Silver Trail Elementary, Kuna School District
  • Matt Crist, East Valley Middle School, Nampa School District
    Diana Molino, Nampa High School, Nampa School District
    Stefanie Duby, West Middle School, Nampa School District
  • Bob Gwyn, Ridgevue High School, Vallivue School District
  • Jen Logan, Lake Hazel Elementary, West Ada School District
    Mike Hirano, Rocky Mountain High School, West Ada School District
    Bret Heller, Victory Middle School, West Ada School District
    Jennifer Fletcher, West Ada School District

Celebrating 25 Years of Doctoral Study in the College of Education

The College of Education doctoral program celebrated its 25th anniversary April 3rd. The event featured faculty and alumni from 1993-2018 who represented both the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction, and the college’s newest doctoral program in educational technology.
The doctoral program at Boise State was created in 1993 to fill a need for educators looking to advance their studies in the Treasure Valley. Graduates of the doctoral program have become leaders in public education and school improvement, and bring their advanced expertise in education to work as school principals, university professors, as well as private businesses and organizations.

Past students remembered how the program brought them together with like-minded and committed fellow educators with whom they built friendships and support throughout their time in the program. “The people in the doctoral program are what I remember most,” said Laurie Wolfe ‘05, Chief Academic Officer, Gem Innovation Schools. “My favorite part of the doctoral program was reading and having a group of educators with a wide range of experiences to discuss current education topics with. Everyone brought their own expertise and perspectives to the program and it made the experience much richer.”

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction was the first doctoral degree program at Boise State University. As of Spring 2018, the College of Education has conferred doctoral degrees to 139 students.

Student Teachers Engage in Planning, Assessment and Reflection Seminar

Boise State Teacher Education Spring 2018 S-PAT

Boise State student teachers attended a seminar on the Standard Performance Assessment for Teachers (S-PAT) at the Student Union Building on February 5. The teacher candidates engaged in skill-specific sessions to deepen understanding and engagement with the S-PAT process. Boise State teacher education faculty and liaisons held small group sessions on planning, assessment, and reflection activities related to instructional practice.

Boise State Teacher Education Spring 2018 S-PAT

Student teachers complete the S-PAT as a part of the required activities during the professional year. The S-PAT is the culminating assessment of a teacher candidate’s learning and performance.

Click here to learn more about Teacher Education at Boise State.

 

 

Intern Teachers Attend Language Acquisition Seminar

COED Language Acquisition, Spring 2018Boise State intern teacher candidates attended a language acquisition seminar focused on supporting linguistic diversity on Monday at the SUB.

Led by Boise State faculty, the intern teachers learned how to effectively plan for linguistic diversity, academic language support, and EL instruction. They also discussed using the lens of equity to differentiate instructional design.

Intern teachers are typically in their first semester of their professional year, and complete a minimum of 380 hours in the classroom. Combined with the student teaching semester, professional year teacher candidates complete a minimum of 1,000 hours in the classroom over the course of the final program year.

For more information about programs in Boise State Teacher Education, please visit:

education.boisestate.edu/teachered

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