HOPE principle E2 takes that teacher candidates must exemplify collaboration within the school . For me, this calls teachers to be involved both in their content area and others . In my internship, I helped to create a district assessment by collaborating with teachers both in school and in the district .
This assessment is given as a pre-test and post-test for ceramics specifically. This was a way to figure out where students were starting from and then where they end up at the end of the year. This gives us an idea of how successful instruction was for that semester . From this test, we were able to see students raise their pre-test scores from an 8 to 18 out of 20 .
Because of this huge score raise, we were able to tell that our instructional methods for the semester had been successful. Specifically I had incorporated vocabulary, critical thinking activities, and self-reflection . To better increase effectiveness of collaboration in a school, I think that I can continue developing materials for the district and school, while also participating in other content areas. It is my hope that in the future I can incorporate history or biology into a subject for art so students can get information from several content areas .