A little bit about myself...

Kristin Gutowski

My Degree

I am from New York and am currently getting my Masters Degree in Education with a focus of Reading/Literacy. I am really enjoying the classes so far. I've got a bit to go, but am very excited!

A little about myself..

I live in New York and have a beautiful, bright, and CRAZY 9 year old girl. I have a busy life and enjoy every second of it. We are always busy, and sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down and take a breath. I am very excited about getting my Masters Degree, and am proud of myself for keeping up so far! We will see what happens next!!

Learning Outcomes

The program learning outcome I was most drawn to was to Identify and apply components of differentiated instruction within the classroom in delivering core content to multiple learning needs. I think it is very important to make sure that I am reaching each of my students and give them all the best education possible. I think differentiated instruction is key, we need to make sure that every student is able to perform to their best ability. We need to make adjustments and do whatever it takes! I am very passionate about education, so all of the outcomes were important. However, if I had to pick one, this is my choice!

What I understand about assessment

From the previous classes that I have taken. I know that there is formative and summative assessments. Summative are the hard scores from tests, quizzes, or benchmark scores. Formative is the informal assessments. This is where the teacher might take notes, or ask students to hold up answers on white boards to see what the students know. In my own opinion, this is more important! I think we need to assess ourselves as teachers and see what our students know, or what they need more help on. I am curious and excited to learn more about them and what ideas are out there, but I am glad I have been through a basic understanding.

I also think it is important to understand that assessment doesn't mean just taking test scores. There are ways that we can see what our students know. This is something I want to learn more about for my future classroom.