Jed Alexander : Van Meter
Personal value narrative: empty template (for any professional)
Name: How participation is changing How participation is affecting my How participation is helping my How participation is changing
me as a professional (e.g., social connections (e.g., professional practice (e.g., my ability to influence my
skills, attitude, identity, self- number, quality, frequency, ideas, insights, material, world as a professional (voice,
confidence, how you feel, etc.) emotions, etc.) procedures, etc.) contribution, status, recognition,
Reasons for I am going to be learning more I am going to be establishing a I will just have another realm of I will be able to show students
participation ways to communicate concepts great network of educators, ideas to use in the classroom the importance of technology. I
(e.g., challenges, to students. I am going to be many of whom have more years from the people that I am will be looked upon by other
aspirations, able to teach in another type of of experience than I do and yet working with. Along with that the teachers to pass these ideas
professional setting making me more well- some that have new innovative material should be beneficial as along.
development goals, rounded and make me more of ideas. well.
meeting people, etc.) an asset to a school district.
Activities, outputs, I will become more self confident Since I am from a small school The great discussion in the Hopefully these activities allow
events, networking as I learn more from this with few math teachers, I can fishbowl led to some wonderful me to start to feel more
(e.g., lesson material, program as well as the great now get more ideas through insight and different confident to share my ideas
discussion, visits, educators that are a part of it. meeting with up to 40 other math perspectives that will benefit me instead of just listening to others
etc.) teachers from around the state. as I go forward. which comes more natural to
Value to me I should be able to do more than This can only make me a better I will be able draw from these I will be looked upon again to
(e.g., being a better I have done before using some communicator with others being ideas that our group comes up share with other colleagues,
professional, of these technology tools which we have to work with moodle, with and use I see necessary in beginning teachers, and even
handling difficult will help with developing depth in wikis, etc….. I just need to be the classroom which will just students some of the great ideas
situations, student understanding and leave brave enough now to set up a make be a better teacher. which goes a long way as far as
Improving more time for one on one if twitter account or facebook. We status in concerned.
organizational necessary with students. will see!!???
Note: +/- Indicates that you can provide positive / negative experience
Value-creation story: empty template for any professional
Note that the story does not need to start at 1, or go all the way to 5.
Typical cycles Your story:
1. Activity: I had a great conversation during the Café at an Assessment Booth about how we can best
Describe a meaningful activity you participated assess students in a blended classroom in math. Many people including myself shared
in and your experience of it (e.g., a advantages and disadvantage to multiple choice questions and how we could do short
conversation, a working session, a project, response in an online setting. I got insight from educators in other disciplines too which gave
etc.) a different perspective.
2. Output: Many math teachers in our conversation shared how they do some formative assessment through
Describe a specific resource this activity googledocs at the beginning of the class to see where their students are at and see if they are
produced for you (e.g., an idea or a document) ready to move on. This way the students can answer without being called upon to share and you
and why you thought it might be useful. can see results right away and point out some misconceptions.
3. Application: I have yet to implement that formative assessment with a Googledoc but will look forward to
Tell how you used this resource in your doing so soon. I think the kids will like it just because it will be different than my normal
practice and what it enabled that would not questioning I do to start the class each day where I call on people.
have happened otherwise.
4. Outcome: I can feel more organized by readying the formative assessment and putting some more thought
a. Personal: Explain how it affected your into than just what I feel as each class comes in. It just makes me put more thought into my
success (e.g., being a better professional, questioning which helps me be a better teacher because I am thinking about the most important
job satisfaction,) things students should know and be able to reproduce in a short formative assessment.
b. Organizational: Has your participation
contributed to the success of your
organization (e.g., metrics they use)
5. New definition of success: I don’t know if I have a new definition of success but just another way to get a success.
Sometimes, such a story changes your
understanding of what success is. If it
happened this time, then include this here.