elm587 | Graduate

Elementary Clinical Practice B

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This course emphasizes the practical application of educational theories and methods. Candidates focus on the following topics: student engagement, assessment, the learning environment, and preparing for a teaching position. The course provides a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on classroom experiences and the ability to use and apply Teaching Performance Expectations. Teacher candidates begin preparing their teacher performance assessment submission.

This graduate-level course is 7 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7

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    Student Engagement

    • Demonstrate a positive learning environment that supports student engagement in learning.
    • Link prior academic learning to new learning.
    • Interact positively with students to connect content area skills and deepen student learning.
    • Model key strategies and provide meaningful opportunities for practice.
    • Support the needs of diverse learners with strategies reinforced by research or theory.
    • Provide instruction commentary with cited research.


    • Understand all expectations under "Task 3: Assessing Students' Learning" from the edTPA® Assessment Handbook.
    • Analyze evidence of student learning.
    • Evaluate assessment data to provide accurate feedback.
    • Describe how focused students will use feedback to deepen their understanding of the content strategies.
    • Explain and provide evidence of language use and content learning for students with varied needs.
    • Use assessment results to propose targeted support to improve student learning.

    Assessment (Cont.)

    • Create visual representations to profile student performance.
    • Provide assessment commentary with cited research.

    The Learning Environment

    • Compare various methods of classroom management.
    • Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
    • Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
    • Analyze strategies for remediation of disruptive and non-disruptive student behaviors.
    • Compare and contrast various classroom and school procedures.

    Reflection and Self-Evaluation

    • Identify areas for improving instructional skills and classroom management skills.
    • Evaluate your teaching performance relative to the instructional unit implemented for the teacher performance assessment.

    Seeking a Teaching Position

    • Evaluate the components of a teaching employment portfolio.
    • Compare and contrast various teaching application formats.
    • Evaluate personal and professional considerations when applying for a teaching position.

    Managing the First Year of Teaching

    • Describe effective personal and professional time management strategies.
    • Identify best-practice strategies.
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