Company/Organization: Teaneck Community Charter School
Topic of Internship
Teaneck Community Charter School consists of grades pre k- 8, its located on the same campus as an all girl’s high school. The Teaneck Community Charter School (TCCS) is part of a national initiative to improve the quality of public education. Charter school legislation was created to allow groups of parents and educators to create innovative educational alternatives within their own communities. Charter schools are public schools, funded with public money. They charge no tuition, and are open to all district children. New Jersey charter schools are accountable to the State Commissioner of Education. TCCS is committed to developing a model that can be replicated across the nation. The school is predominantly small however, the energy given off by the faculty as well as the students shows how focused everyone is towards learning. I will be interning in the mathematics department with teacher, Ms. Sonja’s, third grade class. The curriculum states that all students must pass with 70% proficiency a Grade 8 Mathematics Multiple Choice Test. The NJ Core Curriculum categories to be tested include Number and Number Sense, Computation and Estimation, Measurement/Geometry, Probability/Statistics, and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. Complete an end-of-year unit project in which students apply their understanding of mathematical concepts in a real-world situation. The project provides students with an opportunity to think more deeply about concepts learned throughout the year. Students are to investigate a situation, collect and analyze data, and look for pattern and make a report/presentation.
Summary of Internship
During my Internship I will assist my mentor, Ms. Sonja, in educating her students. My job consists of tutoring, reading, working with children in small groups, grading assignments, recording grades, making copies or cutting out papers for projects. These are the basic duties I will contribute to my mentor as well as providing the class with my great sense of humor. Of all the duties I perform the lesson which is the strongest is the one which I am attaining. I’m generally receiving an early hand on experience to what it means to really be a teacher.
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