ech598 | Graduate
Early Childhood Student Teaching, Part A
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The Learning Environment
- 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.
- Analyze strategies for remediation of disruptive and nondisruptive student behaviors.
- Compare and contrast various classroom and school procedures.
- Compare and contrast various methods of classroom management.
- Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
- Compare and contrast different lesson plan formats.
- Design standards-based lesson plans.
- Demonstrate the use of differentiated instructional strategies.
- Apply technology to the creation of instruction and instructional activities.
The Student Teaching Experience
- Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship.
- Identify stressful situations one might encounter during 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.
- Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching.
The School Culture
- Compare and contrast the cultures of various districts, schools, and classrooms.
- Analyze the different demographics of schools and school districts.
- Describe various ways to create a team atmosphere within the school setting.
- Examine relationships within the school among teachers, colleagues, administrators, support staff, and students.
- Develop techniques for collaborating with grade-level or subject-level teachers.
Legal and Ethical Issues
- Examine state reporting requirements for school personnel.
- Evaluate how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affect teachers’ role in education and communication.
- Examine copyright infringement as it applies to students and teachers.
- Examine legal and ethical issues related to technology use.
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.
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