Be aware of and sensitive to the values and expectations of the school and the community it serves.
Model appropriate communication skills by using correct grammar and language.
Engage in frequent self-evaluation and accept constructive criticism and suggestions that support your professional and personal growth.
NEVER embarrass or diminish the dignity of any student, parent, or colleague.
Work with your mentor teacher to become familiar with any required curricula, the faculty handbook, emergency plans, district discipline policies/procedures, and access to instructional materials.
Maintain confidentiality regarding pupils and other school personnel. This is a professional responsibility … not a social interaction.
Be in school everyday and be there early.
Understand that you are a guest in this school building, the district, and the community.
Demonstrate behaviors in ALL settings that reflect your final transition to inservice teaching.
PARTNER SCHOOL FACILITATOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Each Partner School site has a person designated as the Partner School Facilitator. These persons are employed on behalf of the UW College of Education with primary responsibility to serve as a liaison between the CoEd Partner School faculty and administration, district administration and faculty, and the UW Office of Teacher Education in matters related to the formal partnership agreements.
In general, these personnel support the WTEP in these ways:
Convene meetings (as appropriate) of the Partner School steering team, sub-groups of the Partner School site, administration, and others to ensure broad communication.
Make classroom visits to complement UW faculty visits.
Act as the “point of contact” for mentor teachers and student teachers to provide first level mediation and communicate with appropriate CoEd faculty and district administration on all matters.
Arrange for regular meetings/seminars with student teachers at that site as requested by Partner School faculty.
Collect assessment/evaluation data or other candidate data as requested.
Prepare newsletters and/or periodic updates that will be shared across the district and the CoEd regarding Partner School activities and accomplishments.
Be knowledgeable of existing agreements between the district and the CoEd and impartial in interpreting those agreements.
Be knowledgeable and supportive of the Wyoming Teacher Education Program including the unique aspects of the elementary and secondary education programs.
Provide support for logistics of all Partner School site activities.
Provide monthly report on the Partner School listserve summarizing Partner School activities.
UW FACULTY/CONSULTANT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES DURING RESIDENCY