Presenter: Joan Nicoll-Senft
Location: Fife & Gwent
This session will provide participants with an overview of evidence-based practice strategies as outlined in the Developing Quality Fieldwork Experiences for Teacher Candidates: A Planning Guide for Educator Preparation Programs and District Partners (2017). Participants will be provided with a detailed overview of three field-based clinical assessments: 1) the use of a universal design for learning (UDL) lesson plan template to develop and teach 2 – 3 lessons in an early field placement, 2) a video analysis assignment designed to demonstrate a candidate’s understanding of the standards, objectives, and assessment of language and literacy in the middle stage of a program, and 3) a unit planned for implementation immediately prior to student teaching for implementation during the candidate’s upcoming student teaching experience. Developed for a Masters of Teaching (MAT) Program designed to prepare beginning secondary and special educators to collaborate to support struggling learners in the general curriculum, these assessments are aligned were carefully sequenced and aligned to the edTPA by program faculty.