Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Course portfolio developed as part of the UNL Peer Review of Teaching Project (peerreview.unl.edu)

Copyright (c) 2017 Nathan Conner


The objective of this portfolio is to showcase and provide evidence of how students become able to grow and develop in the area of lesson plan development over the course of the semester. This portfolio will also serve to document the importance of providing classroom learning activities that allow students the opportunity to practice and apply the skills that they obtain from new content knowledge. This portfolio will show evidence of the importance that I put on my personal growth and reflection in order to continually improve my teaching and provide the best learning opportunities possible. The course I selected is designed to prepare future agriculture and skilled and technical sciences teachers how to develop learning objectives and essential questions, prepare and evaluate daily lesson plans, incorporate multiple teaching methods/approaches into their learning activities, and learn how to highlight and teach the naturally occurring science in to the curriculum. The students developed lesson plans and classroom management plans that were used as data and were analyzed. The students progressed throughout the semester and successfully met the learning outcomes of the course.