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Latest news as of Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

This is the time of the semester for interns to really be "struttin' their stuff." It is not a good time for spring fever.

The grade in internship is not like being vested with a hundred points at the beginning of the semester and then trying to "stay under the radar" from being observed. The grade in internship begins instead with zero. Interns add to their grades with each successful observation. It is not a good idea to stay under the radar (avoid being observed while teaching) under this paradigm.

This graphic and spreadsheet are illustrative of the progression in workload for a twelve-week, one-placement secondary experience. And this one illustrates a two-six-week, two-placement secondary experience.

Forms and paperwork

The official portfolio description is now contained within the internship handbook.

Important dates:

  • Friday, January 30--SEED4503 "the Block" ends for secondary teacher education candidates
  • Monday, February 2--Secondary interns report to their schools of placement to begin their internships.
  • February 26, Thursday--Annual Educators' Fair--Located in W. O., Young Building, 9:00 AM-Noon on ATU campus. This is a gathering of school district personnel provided by Norman Career Center Services of ATU. You can view the updated list of participants at .
  • Monday, March 2 --MLED switch date
  • Thursday, March 5--Secondary candidates report to campus in-service. "Save the date."
  • Monday, March 16 --switch date for secondary interns
  • Monday through Friday, March 23-27--Spring Break. Interns follow the calendars of their hosting school districts, which may or may not be like the ATU Spring Break.
  • Thursday, April 9--SEED interns return to campus in-service.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 5: 00 PM--exit portfolios due to reviewer in Taskstream.
  • Monday, April 21, by 5: 00 PM--exit portfolio feedback due from reviewer to interns.
  • Tuesday, April 28--last day of internship in the schools.
  • Wednesday, April 29--All interns return to Tech for licensure applications and exit evaluation meeting (watch your one Tech email for details for time and place). Exit Portfolio revisons completed and submitted if requested by reviewer/evaluator. This meeting historically has been at Witherspoon Auditorium at 9: 00 AM. sharp.
  • Saturday, May 9--graduation.


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Dr. Womack's Intern Tips

  • Placement, planning, and reflection reports in on time
  • Lesson plans made, complete, and IN WRITING in advance of any teaching episode for which you are in charge
  • Technology, checked, double-checked, and plan B ready
  • Field-based supervisor knows of all these plans
  • Portfolio is completed before full responsibility begins

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