This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Fall Conference by Elisabeth Shovers and Rosanne Zeppieri.
Helping teachers become reflective practitioners was a goal of the 2016 GLP STARTALK program. When teachers in a training program are given the time to step back and reflect on the application of new knowledge and their individualized craft, they are better able to internalize new teaching and grow. This goal was achieved during the 2016 GLP STARTALK program through providing participants with a mix of reflective practices ranging from answering daily reflection questions to creating a personalized observation rubric. In addition, the program implemented performance based assessment in giving participants the opportunity to apply what they had learned in an intensive microteaching environment where they had the ability to assess their own learning, adjust their instruction, and give feedback to peers. This presentation reviews and shares examples from GLP's STARTALK program, as well as gives other teacher training program leaders and participants the opportunity to begin creating an outline for how to bring reflection into their programming.