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Elementary Student Teaching: Seminar II

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This course will focus on the elements of the CalTPA Task Four: Culminating Teaching Experience Task.  The course explores the following topics: school culture and diversity, pedagogical assignments and tasks, self-reflection, and preparation to serve as a beginning teacher in an induction program. It also provides practical guidance in seeking a teaching position.  This course will serve as a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on student teaching classroom experiences and their ability to use and apply the full-range of Teaching Performance Expectations.

This undergraduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Instructional Planning

    • Identify the relevant state and content standards for the learning goals.
    • Describe the importance of creating an effective classroom environment.

    • Demonstrate academic instructional planning for the whole class.
    • Demonstrate the ability to plan adaptations for English language learners and students with different instructional challenges.
    • Evaluate the relationship between components of the CalTPA Task Four to Instructional Planning.
    • Justify adaptations made in instructional planning.

    Analysis of Instruction

    • Analyze the effectiveness of a lesson plan and its modifications.

    • Determine the relationship between the lesson plan and implementation.

    • Evaluate the relationship between the lesson plan and teaching effectiveness.

    • Explain the use of video for personal and professional reflection.
    • Analyze student learning based on the implementation of a lesson plan.
    • Evaluate the relationship between components of CalTPA Task Four to analyzing instruction.

    Reflection after Instruction

    • Examine the importance of reflection as a tool to improve student learning.

    • Describe the importance of reflection as a tool to improve teaching effectiveness.

    • Identify professional development goals based on the reflection of student teaching experience.

    • Evaluate the relationship between components of CalTPA Task Four to the importance of reflection.

    • Describe the importance of reflection as a tool to improve lesson effectiveness.

    Reflecting on CalTPA Task Four Progress

    • Review individual progress on CalTPA Task Four.
    • Determine individual progress on CalTPA Task Four.

    Review of the Student Teaching Experience

    • Describe the importance of reflection and identifying opportunities for professional growth.
    • Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching.
    • Examine expectations of the formal student teaching observation process.
    • Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship.
    • Examine the importance of appropriate attire for the professional educator.
    • Identify potential challenges faced during student teaching.
    • Determine strategies to meet student and classroom challenges.
    • Identify stress management techniques and strategies.
    • Review the Teaching Performance Expectations and how they must be implemented for student teaching success.

    The School Culture

    • Compare and contrast the cultures of various districts, schools, and classrooms.
    • Examine relationships in the school among teachers, colleagues, administrators, support staff, and students.
    • Analyze the different demographics of schools and school districts.
    • Identify techniques for collaborating with grade- or subject-level teachers.

    Reflecting on Student Teaching Part B

    • Reflect on weekly successes and challenges of the student teaching experience.
    • Identify areas of improvement and goals for the remainder of the student teaching experience.

    Transitioning to a Beginning Teacher Position in an Induction Program

    • Define California Induction Programs.

    • Describe the purpose of the California Induction Programs.

    • Illustrate the alignment of the TPEs to the CSTPs.
    • Examine time and stress management techniques for a beginning teacher.
    • Create a plan to maintain a balance of work and life as a beginning teacher.

    Seeking a Teaching Position

    • Evaluate personal and professional considerations when applying for a teaching position.
    • Define professionalism as it relates to job interviews.

    • Review components of resume and interview preparation.

    Overview of the CalTPA Task Four: Culminating Teaching Experience Task

    • Review the purpose of CalTPA Task Four.
    • Evaluate how responses to CalTPA Task Four are scored.
    • Review the components, process, and timeline of CalTPA Task Four.
    • Summarize the steps for completing CalTPA Task Four.
    • Identify the relationship of the TPEs to CalTPA Task Four.
    • Review submission requirements for CalTPA Task Four.

    California Teaching Performance Assessment Policies and Procedures for University of Phoenix

    • Apply the Teaching Performance Assessment Code of Honor.

    • Review privacy and permission requirements.

    • Review passing score requirements.

    • Review the University of Phoenix remediation plan.
    • Explore the use of video as a means of performance assessment.
    • Demonstrate the use of video technology.

    Learning about Students

    • Demonstrate the ability to collect information about the whole class.
    • Describe how the class information will be used for planning academic instruction.
    • Demonstrate the ability to collect information about students with different instructional challenges.
    • Evaluate the relationship between components of CalTPA Task Four and learning about students.
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