(For more specific information about the Level II experience at Price Laboratory School, please see the PLS page.
Course Number: 200:128
Course Title: Teacher as a Change Agent
Requisites: Co-requisite of 200:148 Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts and 250:150 Classroom Assessment
Total field experience: 25 University class hours on the site of your placement. Minimum of 20 University class hours in the classroom with students.
Remaining time includes any combination of additional observation of students in your assigned classroom or other classrooms, conferencing with your supervising teacher, and "teacher tasks" (example: correcting papers) as assigned by your supervising teacher; the combination will be tailored to the needs of the individual teacher candidate.
The purpose of this field experience is to provide direct experiences to increase understanding of learning process and apply skills for facilitating the process. Motivation, classroom management, and teaching strategies are the focus areas of the experience. This one credit-hour field experience takes place at Price Laboratory School.
The student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles taught in 200:148 by:
- Citing the ways in which the concepts and principles are applied to enlist and sustain student motivation to learn;
- Citing measures teachers use to manage classroom activities in order to prevent and correct discipline problems; and
- Planning and teaching at least two lessons to a small group, a class, and/or an individual.
- Demonstrate a responsible and ethical commitment to teaching by:
- Seeking a variety of ways to assist the supervising teacher; and
- Confining speculation about students and teaching to scheduled conferences with the supervising teacher.
- Acquire a greater sense of confidence as a prospective teacher by:
- Building skills that complement cognitive and attitudinal learnings; and
- Reflecting on the professional significance of the field experience from the standpoint of learning, motivation, and classroom management principle
Credit for 200:128 is given by your 200:148 professor based on an evaluation and recommendation by your supervising teacher and the successful completion of the Level II Teacher Candidate Work Sample which is graded by your 200:148 instructor. In cases when 200:128 and 200:148 are not taken concurrently, you will turn your Level II Teacher Candidate Work Sample in for grading to your professor of record for the 200:128 field experience. The rubric and template for the Level II Teacher Candidate Work Sample can be found here.
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