Portfolio of Bishoy Masseh

Competency 11
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To engage in professional development individually and with others.

FEATURES
• Takes stock of his or her competencies and takes steps to develop them using available resources.
• Discusses the relevance of his or her pedagogical choices with his or her colleagues.
• Reflects on his or her practice (reflective analysis) and makes the appropriate adjustments.
• Spearheads projects to solve teaching problems.
• Involves peers in research related to the mastery of the competencies targeted in the programs of study and to the educational objectives of the school.

LEVEL OF MASTERY

By the end of his or her initial training, the student teacher should be able to :
• Identify, understand and use available resources (research reports and professional literature, pedagogical networks, professional associations, data banks) related to teaching;
• Identify his or her strengths and limitations, along with his or her personal objectives and the means of achieving them;
• Engage in rigorous reflexive analysis on specific aspects of his or her teaching;
• Undertake research projects related to specific aspects of his or her teaching.

How have I developed this competency during this course or professional seminar/field experience?

The great thing about being a teacher is that we are constantly learning. Throughout my experience, I’ve noticed teachers are very generous and keen to share both knowledge and experience. As teachers we learn from students but we also learn from each other. That’s why it is important to connect with one’s colleagues and to look for way of expanding our knowledge and teaching techniques. Attending teacher meetings or just general office discussion about classroom topics are great ways of gathering ideas for students.

This year I attended SPEAQ on Campus Montreal. I really enjoyed meeting some of my college students and teachers at the conference. During the time I spent at the conference I was able attend sessions by Philippa Parks. At the sessions we discussed how to deal with differentiation in an ESL classroom by taking a proactive approach differentiating and exploring teaching strategies. Attached document with summary of the sessions I attended.

Additionally, I have set 2 hours a week for my personal professional research and reading.

What is my current level of mastery? (choose one)*

ADVANCED THOROUGH ACCEPTABLE PARTIAL MINIMAL

*Use the features of the competency (listed above) and the professional competency rubric.

Name: Bishoy Abdel Masseh
ID:260592354
Date: April 10, 2017

PS/FE level (circle one) 1 2 3 4
KEEP THESE FORMS IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO. YOU WILL ADD TO THEM EACH YEAR

SPEAQ on Campus Reflection Comment this document