Nancy Remler, Janel Smith, and Heather Scott
Welcome to KEYS to Teaching Success, an open educational resource designed to support teacher candidates in the state of Georgia. Whether you are enrolled in a traditional teacher education program (such as one at a college or university) or in an alternative program (such as GTaPP), this resource is designed for you.
KEYS To Teaching Success is a work in progress. It's designed to help you master the standards of the Intern KEYS rubric, which is modeled after the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System. Currently, this resource includes lessons to help you master Standard 9 (Professionalism) and 10 (Communication). Although those are the last two standards on the list, they are also the standards that are assessed from the beginning of any teacher preparation program. They are also the broadest and most widely demonstrated of the ten standards.
In digital format, KEYS to Teaching Success gives you a no-cost resource to support your progress toward a teaching certificate. It is available via various modalities--laptop, desktop, tablet or phone. It links teacher candidates to other important teacher-preparation resources, such as the Intern KEYS rubric and the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES). Finally, each lesson includes discussion topics and brief exercises to help you assess your learning.
Over time, this resource will grow. The plan for KEYS to Teaching Success is to build more lessons in such a way that it offers support information for each standard.