EDUC 620: Seminar in Professional Development (1)*
The seminar frames the entire Advanced Master's Program within a context of reflective practice, as defined and supported by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standard (NBTS). In almost every course in this program teachers are led to examine existing practice, investigate new ideas, and plan, carry out, and share modifications to their current practice. This course initiates the development of a professional portfolio. In this course, teachers are introduced to the NBPTS approach to documenting practices. Students will discuss choices and plan elements of their teaching portfolio. During this term, the teacher-cadre meets to share experiences, discuss issues and readings, and view videotape of their practice.