Course Syllabus



Course Resources

  • Curriculum sources
  • Lesson planning templates and models
  • Other relevant links



Class Agendas

Unless otherwise specified, class will be held at Garry Middle School.

Color coding:
  • PET/Theory to Practice
    • Note: PET's due on a Monday should be submitted by 8:00 am to give Vicki time to review them before the "Theory to Practice" conversations.
    • Rubric
  • Teaching Episodes
  • FINAL LESSON
    • Objectives and key lesson materials will be distributed on Thursday, November 17.
    • As a reminder, here’s the teaching schedule:
      • Nov 29 – Elise, Connor, Cassie, Emma, Rachael, Anna
      • Dec 1 – Lauren, Jace, Henry, Athena, Quinlyn, Mary
      • Dec 6 – Molly, Jen, Taha, Emily
    • To prepare for your lesson, you need to complete a lesson plan, accompanying materials, and get those approved by me before you teach. Email me your plans and materials at least three days before your scheduled lesson. I’ll let you know if you need to make any revisions. Use the lesson planning template on the wiki. I’m also attaching it here. (Before Thanksgiving break, I will give you some feedback on your prior written lesson plans to let you know if your general approach is ok – sufficiently detailed, etc.)
    • Within one week after you teach, you need to submit the following:
      • Written reflection/analysis of teaching
      • Video reflection (specific prompts TBA)


Week 1 - on campus

Week 2 - on campus

Week 3 - at Garry
  • Sep 13
    • Classroom
      • Introductory presentations
    • 221
    • Debrief
      • Debriefing protocol, Q&A
    • Assignments Due:

  • Sep 15
    • Classroom (Vicki visits)
    • 221
    • Debrief
      • Introduction to Workshop Lesson Template
    • Assignments Due:

Week 4
  • Sep 19:
  • Sep 20
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Theory to Practice - Text-Based Instruction
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:

  • Sep 22
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Using data to create student groups
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:

Week 5
  • Sep 26:
  • Sep 27
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Theory to Practice - Discussion-Based Instruction
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:


  • Sep 29
    • Classroom
    • 221
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:
      • Child Study - student profile

Week 6
  • Oct 3
  • Oct 4
    • Classroom - 1/2 period - Lesson planning template - not in classrooms
    • 221
      • Prepare for teaching next week - share target and curriculum materials for next week; become familiar with the content
    • Debrief
      • Lesson Planning Template; decide who will teach what and when
      • Assignments Due:
  • Oct 6
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Workshop lesson plans

    • Debrief
      • Data demonstration - based on youth profile info; distribute data
    • Assignments Due:
      • Draft of the lesson plan

Week 7
  • Oct 11
    • Classroom
      • Teach lesson segment
        • Setting the Stage/Closure
        • Teaching a New Concept
        • Conducting a Learning Activity
          • 1st period - Emma, Jenn (Bergman)
          • 2nd period - Anna, Mary, Emily (Thomas)
          • 2nd period - Lauren, Jace, Elise (Steggall)
    • 221
      • Observe colleagues teaching
        • 1st period - Bergman - (Anny)
          • Anna, Mary, Emily, Elise, Lauren, Molly, Jace, Connor
        • 2nd period - Thomas (Anny)
          • Quinlyn, Rachael, Taha
        • 2nd period - Steggall (Julia)
          • Jenn, Emma, Cassie, Henry, Athena
    • Debrief
      • Teaching Reflection
    • Assignments Due:
      • Lesson plan and materials
  • Oct 13
    • Classroom
      • Teach lesson segment
        • Setting the Stage/Closure
        • Teaching a New Concept
        • Conducting a Learning Activity
          • 1st period - Quinlan, Rachael, Taha (Thomas)
          • 1st period - Henry, Athena, Cassie (Bergman)
          • 2nd period - Connor, Molly (Steggall)
    • 221
      • Observe colleagues teaching
        • 1st period - Bergman - (Julia)
          • Elise, Lauren, Molly, Jace, Connor
        • 1st period - Thomas
          • Anna, Mary, Emily (Anny)
        • 2nd period - Steggall
          • Jenn, Emma, Cassie, Henry, Athena (Julia)
    • Debrief
      • Teaching Reflection
    • Assignments Due:
      • Analysis of Teaching (for those who taught on 10/4)
      • Lesson plan and materials
      • Child Study Task - Academic Profile


Week 8
  • Oct 18
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Receive curriculum for next teaching episode
    • Debrief

      • Theory to Practice- Cooperative Learning?
  • Assignments Due:


  • Oct 20
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • 1st period - workshop lesson plans (ELA - Julia; Math - Anny)
      • 2nd period - workshop lesson plans (SS - Brittney; ELA - Julia; Math - Anny)
      • Midterm FBAT
    • Debrief
      • Reflect on Teaching
    • Assignments Due:
      • FBAT Self-Assessment
      • Lesson plan and materials

Week 9
  • Oct 25
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Rehearse lesson
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:
      • Complete lesson plans and materials for teaching episode 2
  • Oct 27
    • Classroom
      • Teach lesson segment
        • Setting the Stage/Closure
        • Teaching a New Concept
        • Conducting a Learning Activity
    • 221
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:


Week 10
  • Oct 31
    • Assignments Due:

  • Nov 1
    • Classroom
      • Teach lesson segment
        • Setting the Stage/Closure
        • Teaching a New Concept
        • Conducting a Learning Activity
    • 221
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:
  • Nov 3 -
    • Classroom
      • Observe another class in your discipline
    • 221
      • Observe focal student in another class
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:


Week 11

  • Nov 10
    • Classroom
      • Observe another class in your discipline
    • 221
      • Theory to Practice - Inquiry-Based Instruction
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due


Week 12
  • Nov 14 - P.E.T. Differentiation
  • Nov 15
    • Classroom
    • 221
      • Theory to Practice - Differentiation
  • Debrief
  • Assignments Due:

  • Nov 17 -
    • Classroom
    • 221

      • Child Study Task - Present to teachers
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:

Week 13
  • Nov 22 -
    • Classroom
      • Child Study Task - Present to teachers
    • 221
      • Rehearse/workshop lesson plans for full period teaching
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:
      • Lesson plans and materials for full period teaching

  • Nov 24 - Thanksgiving - no class!

Week 14
  • Nov 29 -
    • Classroom
      • Teach full period
    • 221
      • Observe colleagues teach
    • Debrief
      • Reflect on teaching
    • Assignments Due:

  • Dec 1
    • Classroom
      • Teach full period
    • 221
      • Observe colleagues teach
    • Debrief
      • Reflect on teaching
    • Assignments Due:

Week 15
  • Dec 5
    • Assignments due:
      • Video reflection (for those who taught on Nov 29 and 12/1)
  • Dec 6 -
    • Classroom
      • Teach full period
    • 221
      • Observe colleagues teach
    • Debrief
      • Reflect on teaching
    • Assignments Due:

  • Dec 8 - Celebration
    • Classroom
    • 221
    • Debrief
    • Assignments Due:
      • Self-assessment, FBAT

  • Dec 10
    • Assignment Due:
      • Video reflection (for those who taught on Nov 12/6)

Week 16