tpa002 | Graduate

Designing Instruction

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This course addresses the second task of California's Teaching Performance Assessment: Designing Instruction, Connecting Instructional Planning to Student Characteristics for Academic Learning.  Students will review the elements of the Designing Instruction Teaching Performance Assessment and will demonstrate their ability to learn important details about a classroom of students, an English learner, and a student who presents a different instructional challenge.  Students will focus on how instructional planning connects to student characteristics of a whole class and to two focus students who present a different instructional challenge.

This graduate-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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    Reflection on Connecting Instructional Planning to Student Characteristics

    • Describe the need for reflection in developing as a professional educator.
    • Examine the results of the instructional planning and adaptation.
    • Determine improvement in planning skills.

    Assessment Scoring

    • Differentiate appropriate student activities for the whole class and for special needs students.
    • Examine the Teaching Performance Assessment Key Score Level Criteria.
    • Evaluate Teacher Performance Assessment Designing Instruction: Connecting Instructional Planning to Student Characteristics for Academic Learning.
    • Establish High Quality Responses.

    Learning About Two Focus Students

    • Examine how student characteristics influence instructional planning.
    • Identify the characteristics of an English learner.
    • Identify the characteristics of students with instructional challenges.

    Planning for Academic Instruction for the Whole Class

    • Identify appropriate academic content standards.
    • Describe instructional strategies.
    • Evaluate appropriate lesson plans.
    • Explain rationale for instructional planning for whole class.

    Lesson Adaptations for Focus Students

    • Explain differentiated instruction.
    • Outline various methods of lesson adaptation to student needs.
    • Determine adaptations of whole class instruction to meet the needs of focus students.

    Overview of California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA)

    • Demonstrate how the Teaching Performance Assessment, Designing Instruction, measures the Teaching Performance Expectations 1, 4, 6-9, & 13.
    • Describe the history of CalTPA.

    • Examine assessment techniques.

    CalTPA Polices and Procedures for University of Phoenix

    • Identify CalTPA Procedures.
    • Review University of PhoenixTeaching Performance Assessment Code of Honor.
    • Review University of Phoenix Passing Score and Remediation Plan.

    Academic Content Selection and Learning About Students

    • Identify the content area, subject matter selection, and unit goals.
    • Describe student characteristics of the whole class.
    • Analyze how to use student information to plan instruction.
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