JuniorHandbook - page 6

10-11-2012
Page 6
Course Requirements
1.
The Teacher Candidate will complete his/her Junior Field Experience in the assigned
classroom.
2.
The Teacher Candidate will keep a detailed log/journal reflecting on what has been
observed throughout the experience.
3.
The Teacher Candidate will participate in Weekly Discussion.
4.
The Teacher Candidate will attend and participate in the weekly reflection seminars,
(Friday Seminars).
5.
The Teacher Candidate will complete a Teacher Work Sample (TWS) with the
following components:
a.
Contextual Information including a CASE STUDY on one (1) student with a 2
3
page paper in APA format; cite references and refer to the rubric
b.
Learning objectives – significant, challenging and aligned to state standards
c.
Instructional lesson design with a minimum of three (3) formal lesson plans
including pre-assessment, with sequentially organized instructional activities,
resources and technology, and adaptations
d.
Classroom Learning Environment – Management and Motivation
e.
Reflection and Self
Evaluation
Teacher candidate will write one goal for each of the five areas of the
School of Education Conceptual Framework. A procedure to accomplish
the goal and a plan to evaluate must be included.
Teacher Candidate will write a paper 3
5 pages in length reflecting on
the goals set during the junior field experience demonstrating how you
were able to professionally develop yourself as a teacher according the
five areas of the conceptual framework. Papers must be written in APA
format, 12 point Arial font. Please cite references (any facts/evidences
used to support your thoughts). Refer to the rubric.
Teacher candidate will reflect on the successful and unsuccessful
activities and/or procedures, identifying ideas for future lessons.
f.
The Teacher Candidate will hand in a signed time verification log to the
Instructor at the final Friday Seminar.
g.
The Teacher Candidate must send a thank
you note to the Cooperating
Teacher/s and the University Supervisor.
Cooperating Teacher Responsibilities
1.
Introduce the teacher candidate to students, classroom rules and procedures,
materials and curriculum.
2.
Supervise the teacher candidate at all times.
3.
Model effective teaching behaviors, practices and strategies.
4.
Co-teach with teacher candidates, allow the teacher candidate to independently
teach several lessons, take over one class, teach a unit in one class, and work with
small groups of students.
5.
Give constructive feedback to teacher candidates concerning planning,
communication skills, presentation techniques, organization and management
procedures.
6.
Complete and sign the Elementary Junior Field Experience final evaluation form.
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