Form: ZFinal Student Teaching Observation Report

Owner: Univ ND Admin <univndadmin>
Owner's Email: teri.salwey@und.edu
Dataset: Final Student Teaching Obs. May 07
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Student Teacher
As the culminating activity of professional preparation in teacher education at UND, the student teaching experience should provide a clear demonstration of one's ability to integrate teaching and learning through a reflective, student-centered process that demonstrates the aspects of Teacher as Active Learner, Agent of Change and Articulate Visionary. Please provide comments or examples especially for Does Not Meet and Exceeds selections. You can copy and paste phrases from the descriptors.
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Date
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Observer
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Grade/Subject
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Teacher/School
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Demonstrates Knowledge of Subject Matter. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -uses erroneous or incomplete content; does not correct content errors by students; learning situations are content poor; lacks confidence in content presentation; weak use of resources or research; demonstrates little attention to multiple perspectives; and/or gives little or no attention to learners’ families; is unrelated to real experience/cultural norms.
Fulfills expectations -uses accurate content; addresses content needs of students; learning situation have ample content in evidence; demonstrates confidence in content presentation; uses expected range of resources to gather or present content; discusses multiple perspectives; gives attention to learners’ family and community experiences.
Exceeds expectations -is fluid in content knowledge; supports learners in making connections between content and experience; learning situation is content rich; presents content with confidence; chooses appropriate resources to support content; strategically introduces resources and experiences that challenge the learners’ beliefs; creates an environment for critical thinking.
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Comments or examples for above
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Demonstrates Knowledge of Human Development and Learning. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -displays unclear understanding of developmental expectations for age group; learning opportunities are inappropriate for the age group; assessment techniques are not aligned with developmental characteristics of learners; and/or learners’ background knowledge is overlooked.
Fulfills expectations - displays knowledge of developmental expectations that support practical applications; designs learning and assessment opportunities that consider developmental traits of learners; considers learners’ background knowledge when building learning experiences.
Exceeds expectations -uses developmental expectations as framework to support learners’ cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs; makes connections between theory and practice; and learners’ background knowledge is routinely considered for make adjustments for learner needs during planning, instructing, and assessing.
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Comments or examples for above
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Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -conveys low or limited expectations for learning and achievement through interactions, learning goals, and activities; provides limited or no accommodations in planning and/or is unresponsive to learners—focuses on content not learner.
Fulfills expectations -conveys expectations for learning and achievement to all learners through interactions, learning goals, and appropriately adapted activities; provides accommodations and attends to learner differences-focuses on learner and content.
Exceeds expectations -challenges and supports students to learn and achieve through choices and learner responsibility; makes multiple accommodations and attends to learner needs; planning is highly responsive and consistently appropriate for individual needs of a classroom of learners.
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Comments or examples for above
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Multiple Instructional Strategies. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -demonstrates limited or no engagement of learners (teacher-centered); limited or no use of multiple instructional strategies; instructional strategies are unresponsive to needs of the learners; and/or does not attempt to develop a personal, flexible teaching style
Fulfills expectations -selects and uses appropriate instructional strategies; is effective and responsive to needs of learners; learners are self-directed; is flexible and adapts multiple instructional strategies for learners to engage in problem solving, critical thinking, questioning, discussion, cooperative learning, etc.
Exceeds expectations -purposefully selects and uses multiple instructional strategies to present content and engages learners in instruction; incorporates a variety of resources; employs effective multiple instructional strategies that are highly responsive to learner needs: facilitates inquiry, questioning, etc.
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Comments or examples for above
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Classroom Motivation and Management Skills. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -displays little sense of community; heavy reliance on extrinsic rewards and/or punishment; directs attention toward classroom control rather than learning; motivation and management practices tend to be authoritarian; and/or classroom standards of conduct may be unclear to students.
Fulfills expectations -strives for students to feel safe; engages in productive learning behaviors; students take learning risks; uses positive language to support social and academic achievements; establishes clear motivation and management practices; supports behavior standards; students have input regarding behavior standards.
Exceeds expectations -reflects classroom climate of mutual respect; learners are willing to take learning risks; leads students to be achievement-oriented, intrinsically rewarded by the learning environment; demonstrates caring and value for each other; practices democratic process in management of classroom; students understand the behavior standards.
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Comments or examples for above
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Classroom Management: Teacher Awareness. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -leaves off-task behaviors unchecked or is unaware of what students are doing; responses are inconsistent--too permissive or severe; not instructive; and/or student dignity is not honored.
Fulfills expectations -keeps students on task; is aware of what students are doing; checks disruptive behaviors in respectful manner; generally applies strategies that result in appropriate student behaviors.
Exceeds expectations -engages students actively in meaningful learning; demonstrates high level of teacher presence or "with-it-ness" that results in skillful application of strategies that support students to self-monitor classroom behavior
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Comments or examples for above
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Communication Skills—Oral and Written Language Skills. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -speaks in inaudible voice, or writes illegibly; spoken or written language contains grammatical and syntax errors; and/or vocabulary may be inappropriate, vague, or used incorrectly.
Fulfills expectations -speaks and writes clearly and correctly; vocabulary is appropriate to students' age and interests; demonstrates competency in standard English.
Exceeds expectations -speaks and writes correctly and expressively, with well-chosen vocabulary that enriches the lesson; demonstrates mastery of standard English.
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Comments or examples for above
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Communication Skills—Technology Integration. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -makes little or no use of available media and technology to promote effective learning and/or communication
Fulfills expectations -makes some use of available media and technology to promote effective learning and/or communication
Exceeds expectations -makes consistent use of available media and technology to promote effective learning and/or communication.
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Comments or examples for above
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Instructional Planning Skills (Lesson and Unit). The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -has no clearly defined structure in the lesson or unit; time allocations are unrealistic; range of materials and resources is limited; has limited connection to standards; is content poor.
Fulfills expectations -has a clearly defined structure in the lesson or unit with suitable activities and time allocations; appropriate range of materials and resources; meets the needs and goals of each lesson; connects to standards; is content rich.
Exceeds expectations -has clear lesson or unit structure which allows for different presentation; attention is given to critical thinking and problem solving; range of materials and resources is extensive; planning is thorough, thoughtful, and clearly aligned to standards; is content rich.
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Comments or examples for above
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Assessment of Student Learning. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations - uses few and unvaried assessments; does not reflect sound practice which tends not to support individual students; lacks congruence with instructional goals; assessment information does not affect instructional planning; feedback to learners is unclear; and/or information is inaccurate or incomplete.
Fulfills expectations -uses multidimensional, formal and informal assessments; meets needs of the class, groups and individuals learners; assessment results are communicated to students in respectful, meaningful manner; assessment results are organized for efficient use; information is accurate and informative.
Exceeds expectations -uses varied and differentiated assessments; well suited to the learning tasks; integrated throughout teaching; skillful use of assessment information to meet needs of class, groups and individuals; instruction is based on assessment information, adjusting appropriately; feedback to learners is clear and empowering; learners self-assess and set new goals.
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Comments or examples for above
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Reflective Practitioner. The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -does not reflect on teaching; misjudges the success of the lesson; has no suggestions for how a lesson may be improved for another time; seldom or never seeks feedback from supervisors, mentors, or peers to improve teaching; and/or constructive; receives constructive criticism in a negative manner; and/or is not enthusiastic about his/her own learning and professional growth.
ulfills expectations -uses one way to reflect on teaching; has suggestions for lesson improvement; makes accurate assessment of a lesson's effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goal; seeks feedback from supervisors, mentors and peers; plans improvements for future teaching based on feedback; participates in professional development activities.
Exceeds expectations -reflects on teaching frequently and thoughtfully; has numerous suggestions for lesson improvement and/or enhancement; makes accurate assessment of a lesson's effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goal; frequently seeks input from supervisors, mentors, or peers to improve teaching in multiple situations; participates in professional development opportunities that demonstrate enhancing own knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
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Comments or examples for above
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Partnerships (Family, School, District) The Candidate:
Does not meet expectations -participates minimally, if at all, in school and/or district events; little or no awareness or use of school and community resources to support students’ learning and well-being; little or no communication with parent or failure to address parent concerns; interacts minimally and/or inappropriately with colleagues, and school staff.
Fulfills expectations -participates voluntarily in more than one school or district event; is aware and uses appropriate school and community resources to support students’ learning and well-being; communicates with parents and responds promptly to parent concerns; works well with colleagues and school staff.
Exceeds expectations -actively participates in initiating, planning, and/or follow through phases of one or more school or district events; is aware of school and community resources available to support students’ learning and well-being; regularly communicates with parents; responds promptly to parent concerns; seeks partnerships with colleagues and school staff.
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Comments or examples for above
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Final Term Observation
Rating Criteria: Satisfactory = candidate recieves a score of "Fulfills" or "Exceeds" in all 10 standards. Unsatisfactory = candidate receives a "Does not meet" in more than one of the 10 standards.
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
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Observer
Cooperating Teacher
University Supervisor
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Observer Signature
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Candidate Signature
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