Maren completed a Practicum in Secondary Education by taking ENGL 378.
What types of projects did you work on as part of your Experiential Learning course?
I was in a practicum classroom experience. I observed and taught highschool English once a week at Timpview high with Mrs. Crawley's 9th honors class and 9th ELA class.
What day-to-day tasks were part of this experience?
I planned lessons, taught consecutive class periods on Wednesdays, reflected and reviewed with my cooperating teacher, and completed a practice PPAT test.
What did you unexpectedly learn?
I learned a lot about classroom management and reflecting on on lessons and changing them to meet the students needs.
How has this experience influenced your career goals?
I really want to focus on students as individuals and use my understanding of them and the class as a whole to guide my lesson planning and teaching.
What types of new opportunities are now available because of the experience?
I am now prepared for student teaching and prepared to complete the PPAT that is required for my certification.