Gateway Science Academy - Description of Sponsor Mission
By agreeing to sponsor public charter schools, Lindenwood University shows that it supports schools that offer high quality education for students in St. Louis. In theory, quality authorizing or sponsoring a charter school, if done correctly, should lead to higher gains academically and overall increase in quality of the school performance. Lindenwood holds its sponsored charter schools to high standards and expectations.
Lindenwood offers its resources as a university to assist the developing charter school. In turn, Lindenwood strives to gain information about how the charter school is able to be successful with urban students, and share that knowledge with Lindenwood’s own students in various fields of education.
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"Teaching and Leading as an Art and a Science"
The School of Education agrees that the general outcome of the teacher education program must be teaching professionals that believe and implement teaching as a blend of “Art” and “Science” as represented by the Beauty and Mechanism of the Spellmann Clock Tower… Teaching as an art because teaching is a craft that must be learned and applied in an authentic environment. Teaching as a science because it must be influenced by research and best practice for optimal student learning to be achieved... The conceptual framework for Lindenwood University Teacher Preparation Program is driven by the Mission Statement of the University and the eleven Standards for Beginning Teachers in Missouri.
Eleven Standards of Teacher Education
1.2.1 Understands the teaching field; 1.2.2 Understands student development; 1.2.3 Understands diverse approaches to learning; 1.2.4 Understands curriculum performance standards; 1.2.5 Understands a variety of instructional practices; 1.2.6 Uses individual and group motivation; 1.2.7 Models effective communication; 1.2.8 Uses formal and informal assessment; 1.2.9 Is a reflective practitioner; 1.2.10 Fosters positive relationships; 1.2.11 Understand and applies technology.