Syllabus



Assessment Tools



Calendar


Week 1 (Meet on campus)
T – Jan 12
  • Curriculum, Standards, Objectives
  • Design principles for presentations
Th – Jan 14
  • Curriculum, Standards, Objectives (cont)
  • Critical thinking frameworks
  • Professionalism
  • DUE: Bloom’s Taxonomy PET; wiki username

Week 2 (Meet at Garry from this point forward unless otherwise specified)
T – Jan 19
Th – Jan 21
  • Introduction to assessment tools
  • DUE: Introductory presentation

Week 3
T- Jan 26
  • Observe Steggall’s class
  • Fundamentals of designing instruction
  • Cultivating professional observation skills
Th – Jan 28

Week 4
T- Feb 2
  • Checking for understanding
Th – Feb 4

Week 5 (PT Conferences at Garry)
T- Feb 9
  • DUE: ELPA 21 Exploration & Encouragement Cards
    • Familiarize yourself with the ELPA 21 assessment by:
      • reading this page and this brochure
      • exploring the sample items by clicking on the screen shots at the bottom of this page
      • read this page about reducing test anxiety
    • Bring 5 cards with a simple message of encouragement. These don't need to be fancy -- just something that conveys support and confidence.
  • Assessment
Th – Feb 11
  • On campus - debrief and instructional conversations

Week 6
T – Feb 16
Th – Feb 18
  • Text-Based Instruction

Due Friday, 2/19 - In 1-2 pages, respond as specifically as possible to these prompts, illustrating your ideas with examples from Garry. Upload to Blackboard.
  • Since beginning your experience at Garry, what have you learned about teaching in general?
  • What have you learned about yourself as a teacher?
  • What have you learned about middle school students?
  • What specific instructional strategies and/or professional ways of communicating and interacting with students have been the most effective for you?
  • In what particular ways do you want to improve your professional capacity and skill set over the next month?

Week 7
T – Feb 23
  • Eliciting & responding to student thinking
Th – Feb 25

Due Fri - Feb 26: Discussion-based Instruction PET

Week 8 – Midterm Quiz on Professional Knowledge

T – Mar 1
  • Lesson Planning
  • Student engagement and rigor
Th – Mar 3
  • DUE: Finish lesson plan from the materials on 3/1/16. Bring hard copy to class.
  • Lesson Planning
  • Assessment

Week 9 (GU Spring Break)
No classes

Week 10
T – Mar 15
  • Prepare for mini lesson
Th – Mar 17

Week 11
T – Mar 22
  • Mini Lessons
Th – Mar 24
  • Mini Lessons

Week 12
T – Mar 29
  • Discuss cooperative learning
Th – Mar 31
  • Observe in content area classrooms

F - Apr 1


Week 13 (Garry Spring Break, meet on campus)
T – Apr 5

Th – Apr 7
  • Rehearse lesson plans
  • Introduction to edTPA


Week 14
T – Apr 12
  • DUE: Final Lesson Plans; any copies need to be submitted

Th – Apr 14
  • Teach entire class period (Megan and Elly; Tyler and Brian)


Week 15
T – Apr 19
  • Teach entire class period (Dom and Kacie: Hailey and Amy)

Th – Apr 21 - Debrief
Bring to class notes (can be handwritten) that capture your reflections on the lesson you taught. These prompts could focus your thinking:
  • What worked? What didn’t? For whom?
  • Proposed changes with justification
  • Moment(s) of joy
You should have your reflective notes with you when you debrief with Vicki.

Week 16
M- Apr 25

Video annotations on VideoAnt


T – Apr 26
Th – Apr 28

Week 17
T – May 3 – 10:30 -12:30 – Final exam session

  • In class essay reflecting on your professional development over the course of the semester
  • Ignite Presentations – 5 minutes, 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds