elm519 | Graduate
Elementary Student Teaching Part A
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The Learning Environment
- Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate
- Compare and contrast various methods of classroom management
- Analyze strategies for remediation of disruptive and non-disruptive student behaviors
- Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences
- Explore how brain-based research can contribute to building a positive learning climate
- Compare and contrast various classroom and school procedure
The School Culture
- Describe various ways to create a team atmosphere within the school setting
- Develop techniques for collaborating with grade-level or subject-level teachers
- Compare and contrast the cultures of various districts, schools, and classrooms
- Analyze the different demographics of schools and school districts
- Examine relationships within the school among teachers, colleagues, administrators, support staff, and students
Planning and Preparation
- Develop goals and objectives for the Teacher Work Sample instructional unit based on the teaching and learning context
- Justify selected learning goals and objectives based on teaching and learning contexts
- Examine various classroom arrangements and available resources
Preparing and Implementing Assessments
- Compare and contrast formative and summative assessments
- Evaluate the usability and applicability of a variety of assessment methods
- Design an assessment plan to monitor students’ progress
- Design standards-based lesson plans
- Apply technology to the creation of instruction and instructional activities
- Compare and contrast different lesson plan formats
- Demonstrate the use of differentiated instructional strategies
Legal and Ethical Issues
- Examine state reporting requirements for school personnel.
- Examine copyright infringement as it applies to students and teachers.
- Examine legal and ethical issues related to technology use.
- Evaluate how the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affect teachers’ role in education and communication.
The Student Teaching Experience
- Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching
- Analyze stress management techniques and strategies
- Examine the importance of appropriate attire for the professional educator
- Examine expectations of the formal student teaching observation process
- Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship
- Review the components, process, and timeline of the Teacher Work Sample
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