Compare and contrast your Initial CSTP and your Final CSTP. What are your areas of strength? Where are your opportunities for continuous improvement? In what ways have you surprised yourself?
I believe that my biggest areas of strength are "Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students" and "Assessing Students for Learning". I have a firm grasp on teaching band pedagogy and at crafting meaningful experiences for students to learn. This includes bringing in guest teachers and clinicians to broaden the scope of learning. I also feel that I have great techniques for assessing my students. I utilize several formal and informal assessments which include technology such as SmartMusic, Google Classroom, and going to competitions and festivals for band. The biggest surprise I had this year was taking all of my band groups to the district SCSBOA (Souther California Band Orchestra Association) festival and having my beginning and advanced groups score a superior rating. Ratings are based on the following criteria: Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, and Superior (highest).