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Elementary Student Teaching, Seminar I

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This course emphasizes the practical application of educational theories and methods.  The course will focus on the following topics: the student teaching experience, the learning environment, designing and implementing assessments in preparation for the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task, and developing as a professional educator.  The course also provides a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on student teaching classroom experiences and the ability to use and apply the Teaching Performance Expectations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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: 5 weeks

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    Review/Wrap up of Student Teaching Experience

    • Identify strengths and weaknesses as a student teaching candidate.
    • Evaluate student candidate subject matter knowledge.
    • Appraise any issues or concerns regarding CalTPA Task Three.
    • Describe issues and discoveries from the student teaching experience.
    • Evaluate the results of the midterm evaluation to determine opportunities for growth.
    • Review the relationships between the domains, TPEs, and CalTPAs.

    The Student Teaching Experience

    • Review the Teaching Performance Expectations and how they must be implemented for student teaching success.
    • Examine expectations of the formal student teaching observation process.
    • Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship.
    • Identify stress management techniques and strategies.
    • Examine the importance of appropriate attire for the professional educator.
    • Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching.

    Assessing Learning Task

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

    The Learning Environment

    • Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
    • Analyze the implications contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
    • Compare and contrast various methods of classroom management.
    • Review various classroom arrangements and resources.
    • Examine how learning environments apply to CalTPA Task Three.

    Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for Students

    • Compare and contrast formative and summative assessments.
    • Collect information about selected students.
    • Identify goals for student learning based on state and content standards.
    • Plan an assessment relating to content area and subject matter based on state and content standards.
    • Review assessment development.

    California Teaching Performance Assessment Policies and Procedures for University of Phoenix

    • Apply Teaching Performance Assessment Code of Honor.
    • Review passing score requirements.
    • Review the University of Phoenix remediation plan.

    Interpretation of Assessments

    • Connect CalTPA Task Three components to interpreting assessments.
    • Distinguish students’ academic strengths and areas for growth in relation to the learning goals.
    • Analyze assessment results to determine student progress.
    • Analyze assessment results to plan or adapt instruction.
    • Prepare appropriate feedback for students and family members.

    Developing as a Professional Educator

    • Review areas of growth in candidate dispositions.
    • Outline the responsibility for student learning outcomes.
    • Evaluate the results of the assessment to improve assessment skills.
    • Evaluate the results of the assessment to improve teaching effectiveness.

    Use of Assessments in the Classroom

    • Identify appropriate methods of assessment.
    • Evaluate the usability and applicability of a variety of assessment methods.
    • Summarize the rationale for aligning assessments to state and content standards.
    • Examine ethical issues and responsibilities as they relate to assessments.
    • Identify CalTPA Task Three steps aligning the use of classroom assessments.

    Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning

    • Define developmentally appropriate assessment methods.
    • Describe assessment modifications for students with special needs or abilities.
    • Describe assessment modifications for English language learners.
    • Design assessment modifications for students with special needs or abilities to achieve learning goals.
    • Design assessment modifications for English language learners to achieve learning goals.
    • Connect CalTPA Task Three components for designing appropriate assessments.

    Reflection on Assessment Implementation

    • Summarize what has been learned about the assessment process.
    • Explain how the assessment process drives instruction.
    • Explain how the assessment process provides evidence of student learning.
    • Explain how the assessment process provides evidence of teacher effectiveness.
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