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Subject Specific Pedagogy

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This course addresses task one of California's Teaching Performance Assessment: Subject-Specific Pedagogy: Principles of Content-Specific and Developmentally Appropriate Pedagogy. This course will offer an overview of the California Teaching Performance Assessments, their history, California Teaching Performance Expectations and their connections to the Teaching Performance Assessments. Students will review the elements of task one, Subject-Specific Pedagogy: Principles of Content-Specific and Developmentally Appropriate Pedagogy, including understanding what the task measures, constructing high-quality responses, and demonstrating their knowledge of principles of content-specific pedagogy and developmentally-appropriate pedagogy through the task's exercises.



This undergraduate-level course is 3 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 1
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 3 weeks

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    Differentiating Instruction and Specific EL and SN Adaptations

    • Establish high-quality responses.

    • Apply appropriate content-specific pedagogy to California Teaching Performance Expectations 1, 3, 4, & 9.
    • Apply developmentally-appropriate pedagogy to California Teaching Performance Expectations 6, 7, & 9.
    • Apply effective and appropriate English learner adaptations.
    • Apply effective and appropriate special needs adaptations.

    Review Task 1 and Preview Task 2

    • Review TPA 1.
    • Examine the California Teaching Performance Assessment Key Score Level Criteria and Rubric.
    • Evaluate California Teacher Performance Assessment, Subject-Specific Pedagogy: Principles of Content-Specific and Developmentally Appropriate Pedagogy.
    • Review submission procedures.

    Multiple Measures in Assessment Practices

    • Review the history of California Teaching Performance Assessments.
    • Identify CalTPA documents and procedures, including passing score and remediation, Code of Honor, general TPA information, and rubric.

    • Examine the relationship between California Teaching Performance Expectations (CalTPEs) and California Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA).

    • Identify principals of content-specific pedagogy and developmentally-appropriate pedagogy.

    • Identify relevant and effective strategies and activities for the lesson plan.

    • Identify types of assessment.
    • Differentiate between the uses of analytical and descriptive writing.
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