Accomplished Practice 4 - Critical Thinking

PREPROFESSIONAL: The preprofessional teacher is acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher order thinking skills in students and is building a repertoire of realistic projects and problem-solving activities designed to assist all students in demonstrating their ability to think creatively.

Artifact 1

Link to Multiple Intellegences (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Stephanie Musser
Teaching and Learning Process EPI 0020
Instructor: Ms. Barbara Wright

Learning Styles: A Quick Survey
This quiz will help you identify your most effective learning styles. Read each statement. If it expresses some characteristic of yours and sounds true for the most part, mark it “T.” If it doesn’t, mark an “F.” If the statement is sometimes true, sometimes false, leave it blank.

____ 1. I’d rather draw a map than give someone verbal directions.
____ 2. If I am angry or happy, I usually know why.
____ 3. I can play (or used to play) a musical instrument.
____ 4. I can associate music with my moods.
____ 5. I can add or multiply quickly in my head.
____ 6. I can help a friend sort out strong feelings because I have successfully dealt with similar feelings myself.
____ 7. I like to work with calculators and computers.
____ 8. I pick up new dance steps first.
____ 9. It’s easy for me to say what I think in an argument or debate.
____ 10. I enjoy a good lecture, speech, or sermon.
____ 11. I always know north from south wherever I am.
____ 12. I like to gather groups of people together for parties or special events.
____ 13. Life seems empty without music.
____ 14. I always understand the drawings that come with new gadgets or appliances.
____ 15. I like to work puzzles and play games.
____ 16. Learning to ride a bike (or skates) was easy.
____ 17. I am irritated when I hear an argument or statement that sounds illogical.
____ 18. I can convince other people to follow my plans.
____ 19. My sense of balance and coordination is good.
____ 20. I often see patterns and relationships with numbers faster and easier than others.
____ 21. I enjoy building models (sculpting).
____ 22. I’m good at finding the fine points of word meanings.
____ 23. I can look at an object one way and see it turned backwards or sideways just as easily.
____ 24. I often connect a piece of music with some event in my life.
____ 25. I like to work with numbers and figures.
____ 26. I like to sit quietly and reflect on my inner feelings.
____ 31. I’m usually aware of the expression on my face.
____ 32. I’m sensitive to the expressions on other people’s faces.
____ 33. I stay “in touch” with my moods. I have no trouble identifying them.
____ 34. I am sensitive to the moods of others.
____ 35. I have a good sense of what others think of me.

Scoring Sheet
The numbers in the columns below correspond to the numbered statements on the Quick Survey.

Circle the number of any statement you marked TRUE. At the bottom of each column, write the number of items circled. Transfer the total from each column to the graph below by shading above the letters.

multiple intelligence scoring sheet

Artifact 2

Link to Lesson Plan

Stephanie Musser
Technology EPI0003
Instructor: Mr. Riberdy
Assignment: Create a curriculum page with lesson plan

In the lesson plan "Turn an Earth Landscape into an Alien Landscape," students create and draw their own landscape using MS Paint on the computer, operate printer to print picture, and had them critique their work. MS Paint is a great and easy application for elementary students to learn. It also helps students become familiar with tools and palettes on the computer. When preparing the lesson, I familiarized myself with MS Paint and created an example for the students. It is also very important to start up the computers so that there would be no "technical difficulties." Showing the students how to save their work in their own designated folders allows me to check on each student's progress on the art lesson.