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ALVERNO COLLEGE

SUPERVISORS OBSERVATION
OF LTM/SPE 612 Field Student
Candidate: Karla Usinger

Check One: 1st Observation _ X__

Supervisor: Nancy Jelen

Date: 10/14/2014

Cooperating Teacher:

Number of Students:

School:

Grade

Uses teaching resources and curriculum materials that are


appropriate in representing the ideas and concepts.
Plans instruction appropriate to students stages of development and
learning styles.
Links new ideas to familiar ideas and makes connections to students
experiences.
Provides opportunities for active engagement, manipulation and
testing of ideas and materials.
Knows how to enhance learning through the use of a variety of materials.
Values flexibility in the teaching process by monitoring and adjusting plans
and adapting instruction when necessary and appropriate.
Chooses appropriate teaching strategies, learning experiences, and
materials to achieve different instructional purposes and to meet student
needs.
Varies his or her role in the instructional process in relation to the content
and purposes of instruction.
Plans motivational instruction by relating lessons to students
personal interest.
Seeks to find ways to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Subject(s):
Evidence (Candidate)

Planning and Preparation (AEA: Conceptualization/Diagnosis


WTS: 1, 7DISP: Respect, Responsibility)

2nd Observation _ __

The lesson had a clearly defined structure around which activities were
organized.
The standards matched the objectives. While this was a second grade
class, the math CCSS should have been used. Your CT told you to use the
1st grade standards because they were behind. This was a rich opportunity
for us to discuss after your teaching about the necessity of using the grade
level standards and then modifying according to student needs.
The identified academic language was used appropriately and modified
when necessary. If the group working with the special education teacher
was included with the large group, you might have found more challenges
in assuring the content met their needs.
All of the materials and resources were suitable to the students and,
supported the instructional outcomes, and engaged students in meaningful
learning.
You utilized school-grade level curriculum materials and used other
teacher-made materials that supported the content focus.
The lesson was designed with a range of engaging activities.
You tried to connect with the learners personal interests at one point of the
lesson.
The outcome was clear.
You displayed an awareness of resources to enhance content and
pedagogical knowledge available through the school and some familiarity
with resources on the Internet (Pinterest).

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Evidence (Candidate)

Planning and Preparation (AEA: Conceptualization/Diagnosis


WTS: 1, 7DISP: Respect, Responsibility)
____Inadequate ____Emerging X_Proficient ____Distinctive

Classroom Environment (AEA: Coordination/Integrative Interaction


WTS: 2,3,5DISP: Respect, Responsibility )

Shows respect for the diverse talents of all learners.


Uses knowledge about human motivation and behavior to develop
strategies for organizing and supporting individual and group work.
Is committed to the expression and use of democratic values in the
classroom.
Organizes, allocates, and manages the resources of time, space,
activities and attention to engage students in productive tasks.
Knows how to help students work productively and cooperatively with
each other.
Uses strategies of effective classroom management to promote positive
relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom.
Respects students as individuals with differing personal and family
background and various skills, talents and interests.

____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X_ Proficient

Evidence (Candidate and Student)


Student interactions were polite and respectful.
You conveyed genuine enthusiasm for the content, and students
demonstrated commitment to its value.
Teacher-student interactions were appropriate.
Small group/individual work was well organized, and all students were
productively engaged in learning.
Routines for handling materials occurred smoothly with little loss of
instructional time.
Standards of conduct appear to have been established and were clear to
all students.
You maintained eye contact and used voice effectively through proper
volume, pitch, speed and pacing.

____Distinctive

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Evidence (Candidate)

Planning and Preparation (AEA: Conceptualization/Diagnosis


WTS: 1, 7DISP: Respect, Responsibility)

Instruction (AEA: Communication, Coordination, Diagnosis,


Integrative Interaction WTS 4,6,7DISP: Respect, Responsibility,
Communication)

Uses different representations and explanations of concepts when


necessary to accommodate students who approach learning from different
conceptual frameworks.
Uses teaching approaches that address different learning styles and
performance modes.
Uses instructional strategies that promote student learning for a range of
student abilities.
Encourages discussion.
Elicits samples of student thinking orally and in writing.
Values the development of students critical thinking, independent
problem-solving, and performance capabilities by using varied teaching
and learning strategies to engage students in active learning.
Modifies explanations when necessary to assist students
understanding.
Organizes, prepares students for, and monitors independent and group
work.
Recognizes the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication.
Is a thoughtful and responsive listener.
Communicates in ways that demonstrate a sensitivity to cultural and
gender differences.
Models appropriate communication strategies in conveying ideas
and information.
Supports learner expression in speaking and writing, and other media.
Knows how to ask questions and stimulate discussion in different ways.

Evidence (Candidate and Student)


You explained the instructional purpose.
Activities and assignments were appropriate to all students in the large
group. Had the students working with the SPE teacher been involved, you
might have had more challenges with assuring understanding.
Your questions were a combination of low and high quality. You correctly
identified appropriate language demands. Adequate time was provided for
student responses.
You made some attempt to engage some students in genuine discussion
rather than recitation near the end of the lesson.
You consistently used the academic language and modified its explanation
when necessary.
Directions and procedures were clear.
Your explanation of the content was appropriate and connected with
students knowledge and experience.
Your spoken and written language was clear and correct/legible.
Vocabulary was appropriate to students ages and interests
Instructional materials and resources were suitable to the instructional
purposes.
The lesson had a clearly defined structure around which the activities were
organized. Pacing of the lesson was appropriate.
Your feedback to the students was timely and consistent.

____Inadequate ____Emerging __ X__Proficient ____Distinctive


Assessment (AEA: Diagnosis/Integrative Interaction WTS: 8,9
DISP: Collaboration, Communication)

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Evidence (Candidate and Student)

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Evidence (Candidate)

Planning and Preparation (AEA: Conceptualization/Diagnosis


WTS: 1, 7DISP: Respect, Responsibility)

Knows how to select and construct assessment strategies and


instruments.
Uses appropriate assessment techniques to enhance his or her
knowledge of learners, evaluate students progress and performances,
and modify teaching and learning strategies.
Solicits and uses information about students experiences, learning
behavior, needs and progress from cooperating teachers and the students
themselves.
Evaluates the effect of class activities on both individuals and the
class as a whole, collecting information through observation of
classroom interactions, questioning, and analysis of student work.
Uses classroom observation and information about students as
sources for evaluating the outcomes of teaching and as a basis for
reflecting on and revising practice.

____Inadequate

____Emerging

____Proficient

You had an accurate impression of the lessons effectiveness and to the


extent to which instructional outcomes were met.
You made a few specific suggestions of what could be tried another time.

____Distinctive

Evidence (Candidate)

Professional Responsibilities (AEA: Communication/Integrative


Interaction WTS: 10DISP: Responsibility, Collaboration,
Communication)

Relates professionally and effectively with the cooperating teacher


and faculty.
Dresses professionally and consistently portrays a professional
demeanor.
Is enthusiastic about teaching.
Seeks out the cooperating teacher to support his/her development
as a learner and a teacher.

____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

You displayed a high standard of honesty and integrity.


You welcomed feedback from other professionals.

____Distinctive

Summary Statement: Karla, you articulated an appropriate application of the WTS, the AEA and an educational framework through the
design and implementation of your lesson.

Overall Performance: ____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

____Distinctive

SUMMARY REFLECTION: Rationale


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DESCRIBE AND PROVIDE EVIDENCE FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING in a short narrative:

a.

b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

background information about the lesson, (e.g. urban, 3rd grade, social studies lesson on )
how in the design or implementation of the lesson you demonstrated two of the Wisconsin Teacher Standards for Licensure and
Development; (name the standards and provide evidence of your actions)
(SPE only) how in the design or implementation of the lesson you demonstrated two of the Council for Exceptional Children Initial
Content Standards and Knowledge and Skill Sets;
how in the design or implementation of the lesson you demonstrated two of the Alverno Graduate Advanced Education Abilities;
how the lesson demonstrates the Common Core Standards and/or academic standards;
(SPE only) how did you accommodate students IEP goals?
at least one educational framework that is reflected in the design and/or implementation of the lesson plan (e.g. Bloom, Vygotsky,
Gardner)

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