Welcome to my portfolio!


Hi, my name is Andrea Balarezo and I was Chosen as one of 59 Penn State University Elementary Education majors to participate in a collaborative 185 day, full time elementary student teaching internship in a 1st/2nd grade multi-age setting in the State College Area School District (Pennsylvania).  This program received the 2009 Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement from the National Association for Professional Development Schools, the 2004 Holmes Partnership Award for the best partnership between a university and a school district and the 2002 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

I am using this blog as a place to post my work and reflections throughout my internship. 

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Literacy Training
I got the opportunity to participate in literacy training catered toward 3-6 graders.  This was so helpful because I haven't…
Guided Reading Notes
As I lead guided reading, I like to take notes about the sections that students read and notes on their…
Survey Results
Throughout the inquiry process, I collected data from my students to see how they felt about their actions and feelings…

Program Outcomes

TEPF Portfolio
The Portfolio uses evidence to showcase the overall capabilities and development of the teacher.
Domain A: Planning And Preparing For Student Learning
The Penn State teacher plans instruction and assessments based upon robust knowledge of subject matter, students and their learning and development, curriculum goals and standards, and the community.
Domain B: Teaching
The Penn State teacher actively encourages students' development and learning by creating a positive classroom learning environment, appropriately using a variety of instructional and assessment strategies and resources, including instructional technologies.
Domain C: Analyzing Student Learning & Inquiring into Teaching
The Penn State teacher continually and systematically inquires into the quality of their teaching and the conditions of schooling in order to enhance student learning and development.
Domain D: Fulfilling Professional Responsibilities
The Penn State teacher exhibits the highest standards of professionalism in all that he/she does.