the lesson observation

Report
Briefing
for
Cooperating Teachers
2012
Briefing Overview
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
What’s New
What? Why? How?
Roles of SCM, CT and NIES
Practicums in 2012
Supervisions
(a) Final practicums (mainly Terms 1 and 2, TP/TP2)
• Lesson observation-feedback cycle
• Mode of assessment
• The NEW APT form and Summative Report
(b) Non-Final practicums (Term 3, SE/TA/TP1)
• Requirements
• Mode of assessment
• The NEW APT form and Summative Report
Briefing Overview
5. Submission of reports
6. Documents for CTs from their student teachers
7. Practicum briefings for student teachers
8. Changes to PGDE JC and PGDE Pri practicums
9. Practicum website
1. What’s New
• New APT form and Summative Report
• Degree Year 2 TA
– Degree Year 2 student teachers doing TA will have to do
assisted teaching (1 class for CS1) during Weeks 3 - 5
• Changes to PGDE JC and PGDE Pri practicums
2. What? Why? Who?
• Practicum, or field experience, is linked to the student
teachers’ courses and is critical to their growth and
development as teachers.
• It provides the opportunity to make critical connections
between theory and practice.
• It is possible only through the strong three-way
partnerships between NIE, MOE and schools, as well as
between supervisor, student and cooperating teacher.
2. What? Why? Who?
3. Roles of SCM, CT and NSC
School Principal
School Coordinating
Mentor (SCM)
Cooperating
Teachers (CTs)
and
Student Teachers
NIE Supervisor
(NIES)
NIE Moderator /
External Examiner
3. Roles of SCM, CT and NSC
Types of Support
• Instructional support
– includes assisting the novice with the
knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to
be successful in the classroom and school
• Psychological support
– to build the protégé's sense of self through
confidence building, developing feelings of
effectiveness, encourage positive self-esteem,
enhancing self-reliance, and learning to handle
stress that is a large part of transition
(Gold, 1996)
3. Roles of SCM, CT and NSC
Mentor Roles
• A model and instructor of students’ teaching
• An information source for tips and advice
• A provider of an introduction to the teaching world
• A co-enquirer who stimulates students’ reflections
on their own lessons
• A coach or a supporter
• A challenger
• An evaluator
3.1 Role of SCM
Overall in charge of the practicum
• Main liaison person with the NIES
• Conducts briefing for induction of student teachers
• Conducts briefing for induction of CTs
– PPT slides for induction of CTs can be downloaded from NIE’s
Practicum Website
– CT Handbook (with details of task & responsibilities) can be found in the
SCM folder and on the Practicum Website
• Oversees work of CTs & student teachers
• Facilitates observation of other teachers’ lessons
• Evaluates student teachers’ practicum performance
• Verifies and confirms with NIES the potential DISTINCTION
and FAIL cases (for relevant practicums) before the
moderation deadline
3.2 Role of CT
• Helps settle student teacher*
• Acquaints the student teacher with school set-up*
• Assists the student teacher in preparing for
classroom teaching
• Guides the student teacher in classroom
teaching & management
• Observes lessons conducted by student teacher
• Evaluates student teacher’s teaching
performance
* Probably done by the SCM who is overall in charge of the practicum in
the school. But CTs need to reinforce messages.
3.3 Role of NIES
• Official representative of NIE
• Gives feedback to student teacher on portfolio presentation during
pre-practicum conference (PGDE JC + PGDE Pri)
• Oversees work of student teachers
• Conducts lesson observations (for relevant practicums)
• Liaises with schools via SCM (and CTs if necessary)
• Moderates student teachers’ performance across schools under
his/her charge
• Provides an NIE moderator for ALL potential DISTINCTION and
FAIL cases (for relevant practicums)
• Collaborates and decides with school on final grade to be
awarded to student teachers
• Listens to student teacher’s final portfolio presentation and helps
him/her consolidate learning during post-practicum conference
(PGDE JC and PGDE Pri)
4. Practicums in 2012
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
4. Practicums in 2012
SECONDARY SCHOOLS, IP SCHOOLS, JC & MI
Programme
Dip AR/MU Ed (1-Yr)
Dip AR/MU/HE Ed (1-Yr)
DipEd Yr1
DipEd Yr2
BA/BSc(Ed) Yr1
BA/BSc(Ed) Yr2
BA/BSc(Ed) Yr3
BA/BSc(Ed) Yr4
PGDE(S)
PGDE(S)
PGDE(JC)*
PGDE(PE) Yr1
PGDE(PE) Yr2
Intake FEB
Jul 12
Jul 11
Jul 11
Jul 10
Jul 11
Jul 10
Jul 09
Jul 08
Jan 12
Jul 11
Jul 11
Jul 11
Jul 10
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
SE 25 Jun-20 Jul
TP
20 Feb - 4 May
TP1 25 Jun - 27 Jul
TP
20 Feb - 4 May
9 - 13 Jul
SE
TA 25 Jun - 27 Jul
TP1 25 Jun - 27 Jul
TP2
20 Feb - 4 May
TP 25 Jun - 31 Aug
TP
TP
20 Feb - 4 May
20 Feb - 4 May
TP1 25 Jun - 27 Jul
TP2
20 Feb - 4 May
* JCs and MI will only get PGDE(JC) student teachers for practicum.
AUG
SEP
5. Supervisions
- Final Practicums (mainly Terms 1 & 2)
Diploma Programmes – TP2
BA/BSc (Ed) Programmes – TP2
PGDE (PE) – TP2
PGDE (Pri and Sec) (Jul intake) – TP
PGDE (Sec) (Jan intake) – TP (Term 3)
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
The process comprises a 3-stage cycle:
1. Pre-Observation Conference
2. Lesson Observation (use NEW APT form)
3. Feedback Conference
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
1. Pre-Observation Conference
• Check to see that the lesson plan
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Has definite, meaningful goals/objectives,
Is relevant to the topic/subject,
Is appropriate for the class/level,
Is workable in terms of methods/time given.
• Suggest modifications, only if it is really necessary.
• Agree on points of focus for the observation
• Agree on how the lesson observation will be recorded (e.g.,
using a checklist, audio-recorder)
• Decide the time for the Feedback Conference (SAME day)
• Written report should follow within that week
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
2. Lesson Observation
• Use the New Assessment of Performance in Teaching form
– Part A: Teaching Processes
i. Lesson preparation
ii. Lesson delivery & management
iii. Feedback & evaluation
iv. Classroom management
– Part B: Professional Attributes & Attitudes
i. Leaner-centered Values
ii. Teacher Identity
iii. Service to School
Give a completed copy to the student teacher for filing after
each lesson observation
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
APT Form Part A: Teaching Process 1
LESSON
PREPARATION
□ Excelling
□ Proficient
□ Acceptable
□ Unacceptable
 Delineates appropriate learning
objectives
 Selects appropriate content
 Selects appropriate teaching
strategies, learning activities and
resources
 Caters to pupils’ diverse needs and
abilities
 Develops a workable/appropriate
time schedule
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
APT Form Part A: Teaching Process 2
LESSON
IMPLEMENTATION
□
□
□
□
Excelling
Proficient
Acceptable
Unacceptable
 Introduces and concludes lesson
appropriately
 Arouses and sustains pupil interest
 Encourages pupil participation
 Gives clear explanations
 Questions and responds appropriately
 Stimulates higher-order thinking
 Uses voice and language appropriately
 Organises and facilitates individual/group
learning effectively
 Integrates IT/media/resources effectively
and/or creatively
 Paces lesson appropriately
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
APT Form Part A: Teaching Process 3
FEEDBACK and
EVALUATION
□ Excelling
□ Proficient
□ Acceptable
□ Unacceptable
 Gives appropriate and
timely feedback to pupils
 Monitors and addresses
pupil understanding
 Gives meaningful
tasks/homework
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
APT Form Part A: Teaching Process 4
CLASSROOM
 Establishes interaction and
MANAGEMENT
rapport with pupils
 Sets and enforces classroom
□ Excelling
rules/routines effectively
□ Proficient
 Maintains discipline in a positive
□ Acceptable
way
□ Unacceptable
 Creates a secure environment
which engenders trust and
respect
 Creates an environment that
empowers pupils
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
The APT Form (Part A) :
Grading for Teaching Processes 1 – 4
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
APT Form Part B: Attributes & Attitudes
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
The APT Form (Part B) :
Grading for Professional Attributes & Attitudes
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
The APT Form : Grading for processes 1 – 4
Excelling
Applies all the relevant competencies of the
process confidently and skillfully
Proficient
Applies most of the relevant competencies of
the process appropriately, but with some
hesitation
Acceptable
Applies some of the relevant competencies of
the process appropriately, but with much
hesitation
Unacceptable
Fails to apply any of the competencies of the
process appropriately
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
The APT Form : Grading for process 5 – Professional Qualities
Excellent
Exhibits professional qualities consistently and
willingly in all relevant situations without any
reminders
Good
Exhibits professional qualities willingly in most
relevant situations, but has to be reminded
occasionally
Acceptable
Exhibits professional qualities willingly in most
relevant situations, but has to be reminded fairly
often
Unacceptable
Fails to behave in a professional manner in any
situation even after being reminded and given
feedback
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE LESSON OBSERVATION-FEEDBACK CYCLE
3. Feedback Conference
• Hold the conference asap after the lesson observation
– Oral feedback preferably within the same day
– Written feedback within a week (original copy of the APT for your
file, and a photocopy for the student teacher’s Practicum File)
– What to remember during feedback conferencing:
i. Examine those aspects of teaching that was jointly agreed
upon as the observational focus during the pre-observation
conference
ii. May need to use counseling skills
iii. May take the lead in analysis and interpretation, and may also
play the more direct role of instructor, providing specific
suggestions. Encourage student teacher to see both his/her
strengths and weaknesses
5. Supervising Final Practicums
MODE OF ASSESSMENT
Cooperating Teachers :
• Formative assessments via lesson observations and reported on APT
forms
• Summative APT report by Main CT
• Ensure formative and summative grades align
School Coordinating Mentor and Principal :
• Summative assessment, highlighting professional attitude and
conduct, in consultation with CTs
NIE Supervisor:
• Formative assessment via 2 lesson observations and reported on
APT forms
• Summative assessment based on APT reports and input from school
personnel (CTs, P/VP, SCM)
5. Supervising Final Practicums
MODE OF ASSESSMENT
Overall grade for final practicums :
DISTINCTION / CREDIT / PASS / FAIL
• Both school and NIES must come to a consensus during the
final assessment meeting chaired by the Principal.
• Moderation is compulsory for DISTINCTION and FAIL cases:
Decided collaboratively by school and NIES by deadline set by
Practicum Office, NIE – check exact date from TP schedule.
• Moderation deadline MUST be adhered to.
ALL FAIL cases must repeat practicum before they are
allowed to graduate.
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE SUMMATIVE REPORT
• Part I (peach) : Main CT’s summative APT report
• Part II (peach) : SCM’s and Principal’s comments
• Part III (lilac):
NIES’ summative report (includes
endorsement of final grade agreed
upon with Principal and SCM)
Note:
• Final grade entered in Parts II & III must be the
same.
5. Supervising Final Practicums
THE SUMMATIVE REPORT (PART I)
Main CT’s summative APT report:
• Review all the information collected over the period of the
practicum
• Discuss the student teacher’s progress with the SCM (and
NIES if necessary)
• Discuss with the student teacher before writing the report
• Consider the student teacher’s general progress from the
initial stages to this final stage and make notes on
developments
• Look ahead and consider the student teacher’s potential
for future development
• Ensure formative and summative grades align
5. Supervisions
- Non-Final Practicums (Term 3)
Diploma Programmes – SE, TA
BA/BSc (Ed) Programmes – SE, TA, TP1
PGDE (PE) – TP1
5. Supervising Non-Final Practicums
Programme &
Practicum Type
Observe CTs & Other
Teachers
Guided
CT Formal
Teaching Observation
Dip Art/Music Ed SE (1-yr)
2 wks + Wkly Reflections
2 wks
2
Dip Ed TP1, PGDE(PE) TP1
2 wks + Wkly Reflections
3 wks
2
BA/BSc (Ed) SE
2 wks (1 wk Pri, 1 wk Sec)
-
-
BA/BSc (Ed) TA
5 wks + Wkly Reflections
# 3 wks
-
Wk 1 and throughout
4 wks
4
BA/BSc (Ed) TP1
Guided teaching can take the form of a progression of practice – from teaching of lesson
segments, to co- or paired-teaching with the CT, and finally to monitored independent teaching
of complete lessons. The progression of guided teaching can vary among student teachers
depending on the individual’s level of progress.
PGDE (PE) – only teach CS1 in the last 3 weeks of guided teaching but observe CS2 throughout
the 5 weeks.
# Assisted Teaching: Degree Year 2 student teachers doing TA have to do assisted teaching (1
class for CS1) during Weeks 3-5
5. Supervising Non-Final Practicums
MODE OF ASSESSMENT FOR SE/TA/TP1
• Weekly Reflection Journals to be completed by student
teacher during the Observation Weeks [as indicated in
previous slide; N.A. for BA/BSc(Ed) SE, TP1]
– CT to use a checklist to check off what student teacher has
completed weekly but NO need to mark them
– NIES will receive journals at the end of each week and provide
feedback
5. Supervising Non-Final Practicums
MODE OF ASSESSMENT FOR SE/TA/TP1
• Observation of student teacher’s teaching in final weeks
by CTs and NIES using the NEW APT [as indicated in
previous slide; N.A. for BA/BSc (Ed) SE &TA]
• Pass / Fail or Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory
– Overall grade is weighted more on student teacher’s
professional conduct and attitude
6. Submission of Reports
• Do NOT submit the APT forms used for individual
lesson observations.
• Submit the NEW Summative Report (peach and lilac,
NOT yellow and green) after CTs, SCM and Principal
have discussed and completed it in consultation with
the NIES, to the NIES at the Final Assessment
Meeting, or to Practicum Office (Fax No. 68969110)
by the DEADLINE
7. Documents for CTs from Student Teachers
1. Letter to Cooperating Teacher stating
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NIE’s THANKS
dates of practicum period and no. of weeks
no. of formal classroom observations
NIE Supervisor’s name and contact info.
attached with the following documents ...
2. Suggested guidelines for schools (a copy
also sent to P) stating
– Time-table arrangements
• No. of teaching periods per week
– Pri 20-24 (except PGDE Pri); Sec 16-20; JC 8-10
7. Documents for CTs from their Student Teachers
2. Suggested guidelines for schools stating
– Time-table arrangements
• Teaching subjects
– Pri: GEN 2 - 3 subjects; Sec: 1 - 2 subjects; JC: 1 subject
– student teachers must teach all subjects trained in - refer
to computer printout and suggested guidelines
(note: PE student teachers)
• Class levels/types/streams
– A mix of upper and lower levels
– No more than 2 levels per CS
– Pri: preferably NOT P1 and the very weak classes
– Sec: preferably Sec 1-3, and NOT the most difficult
classes in the streams
• School session (school to decide)
7. Documents for CTs from their Student Teachers
2. Suggested guidelines for schools stating
– Arrangements for opportunities to observe CT(s)
and other experienced teachers during Week 1
and at other times during practicum
– Student teachers may be asked to help relieve
classes NOT more than 2 periods per day, when
staff is on medical leave.
– CCA responsibilities – ONLY observing
7. Documents for CTs from their Student Teachers
3. Roles and Responsibilities of the
– Cooperating Teacher (CT)
– School Coordinating Mentor (SCM)
– Student Teacher
– NIE Supervisor (NIES)
4. Where applicable:
– Checklist of Teaching Competencies
– Assessment of Performance in Teaching (APT)
form
5. CV and Subject List for School Principal
8. Practicum Briefing for Student Teachers
• Professional conduct
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be a member of staff of the school
write lesson plans for ALL lessons taught
work closely with CTs
extend copies of lesson plans to CTs in advance
• Absenteeism
– original MCs for NIE, photocopy for school.
Personal letters are not accepted
– AWOL cases: SCM to fax notification form to NIE
asap for warning letter to be sent out
• Dress code guide
• Submit CV and Subject List to Principal
8. Practicum Office
Location : NIE 1-01-01
Fax Number : 6896 9110
Telephone Number : 6790 3308
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A/P Liu Woon Chia
A/P Ivy Tan
Dr Jessie Png
Ms Abby Lim
Ms Therese Joo
Ms Janice Yeo
Ms Afida
Associate Dean
Sub Dean
Sub Dean
Assistant Head
Assistant Head
Executive Officer
Executive Officer
9. Practicum Website
http://www.nie.edu.sg/practicum
Content:
• PPT slides for induction of CTs
• Cooperating Teachers’ Handbooks (hard copy in
SCM folder)
• Other Practicum-related documents for schools, NIE
supervisors (NSCs) and student teachers
THANK YOU

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