Student Teacher Handbook PowerPoint Presentation

Report
Cooperating Teacher In-Service
University of Central Missouri
College of Education
Office of Clinical Services & Certification
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Welcome
We
appreciate your participation!
You
are a valuable member of the
Teacher Preparation Team!
Your
influence will be a part of the
Teacher Candidate’s approach to
teaching for their entire career!
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Who is my Teacher Candidate?
A
person who has:
Been
admitted to the Teacher
Education Program
Has taken the Praxis II or the
state required content exam
Holds a minimum GPA of 2.50
Has been recommended to student
teach by his/her major
department
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Critical Issues to Stress with the
Teacher Candidate
Establish
your expectations

You are supportive BUT you’ll hold to your standards

Conference every day

Help Teacher Candidate reflect on their work

Communicate with University Supervisor
Communication
Time
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Management
Clinical Services & Certification
Handbook
Download
at:
www.ucmo.edu/cert/student
Go to. . .
Forms (in Black Box)
Beginning Student Teaching
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Your Responsibilities as the
Cooperating Teacher
Serve
as a mentor and coach—Be supportive
Share your ideas, experience, and materials
Communicate openly and honestly with your Teacher
Candidate—Be specific
Expect your Teacher Candidate to be prepared
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Your Responsibilities as the
Cooperating Teacher
Include

the Candidate in all of your duties
Candidates are expected to get a real picture of teaching
Provide
verbal and written critiques to Candidate
Assist in the arrangements for the Teacher
Candidate to observe other teachers—if the need
arises
Stay in touch with the University Supervisor
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Your Responsibilities as the
Cooperating Teacher
Allow
freedom to let the Candidate be
himself/herself—within reason
Complete required paperwork
Recommend grade to University Supervisor at the
end of the semester
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The Teacher Candidate’s
Responsibilities
Approach
student teaching as a full-time job
Be punctual and maintain daily attendance
Dress professionally
Demonstrate flexibility and helpfulness
Demonstrate openness to constructive criticism and
feedback
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The Teacher Candidate’s
Responsibilities
Comply
with the local district’s rules, policies, and
procedures
Assume full-time teaching responsibilities as they
present themselves
Develop cooperative relationships
Exhibit professional and ethical behavior
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The University Supervisor’s
Responsibilities
Observe
the Teacher Candidate a minimum of five
(5) times during the semester. This includes the
Introductory Visit.
Provide feedback in the manner of formative and
summative evaluations
Collect Teacher Work Sample and other University
assignments
Coordinate with the Cooperating Teacher to
determine the Teacher Candidate’s level of
performance
Submit final grade
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Attendance Policy
Teacher
Candidates are
expected to report regularly
and promptly—just as you are
Problems should be reported to
University Supervisor
immediately
If required, the Candidate’s
grade will be withheld and their
semester extended to make up
missed time
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Attendance Policy
Candidates
interviews
 Must
may be excused for
request release time in advance
Candidates
must provide lesson
plans/activities to cover for any
absence
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Frequently Asked Questions
How soon should the Teacher Candidate start
teaching?
One of the main principles of the Co-Teaching Model is
that the Teacher Candidate is to “hit the ground
running” from the very beginning of their student
teaching experience. So, please allow the Candidate to
start playing a teaching role as soon as they start.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of lesson plans should I expect?
UCM does not require any one lesson plan model but,
rather, allows the format to be determined by the
school district, building, and the Cooperating Teacher.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it reasonable to expect my Teacher
Candidate to do everything that I do?
Yes, as long as it is a part of your regular duties.
Candidates are excused from duties for which you
receive an extra stipend.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the biggest problem in working with a
Teacher Candidate?
Lack of communication, especially a lack of honest
communication. Open and honest communication from
the Cooperating Teacher is a must. Take care of issues
while they are still small issues.
What do I do if things are not going well?
Contact the University Supervisor immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions
May the Teacher Candidate be used as a
substitute teacher?
We ask that you NOT do this. In an emergency,
we ask that the Candidate stay with their
regular class and that you cover the class that
needs the substitute.
Will the University Supervisor make
unannounced visits?
No. Observations and conferences are
scheduled well in advance so everyone can plan
accordingly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How am I to communicate with the University
Supervisor?
The University Supervisor will give you their
phone number and email address.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there required forms that I will be
expected to complete?
Yes. Go to www.ucmo.edu/cert/student Once on
the Student Teaching Homepage, click on
“Forms” at the bottom of the black box on the
left side of the page. Scroll down to Student
Teaching Partners and click on Documents for
District Supervisors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there required forms that I will be
expected to complete? (continued)
It is important to complete and submit the
Supervising Teacher Information Form as soon
as possible so that we have a double-check on
contact information, etc. This form also lets us
know if you wish to receive a stipend for your
supervision.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I responsible for issuing the Candidate’s
grade?
No. You will complete a Summative Evaluation
of the Candidate, then go over it with them
with both of you signing it. The University
Supervisor may ask what grade you believe the
Candidate should receive, but it is their
responsibility to assign grades.
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Stipend/No Stipend
As a Cooperating Teacher, you have two choices for
compensation:
Stipend:
$125 for a full semester of supervision or
$93.75 if you have the 12-week assignment or
$31.25 if you have the 4-week assignment in a split
placement.
No Stipend: May be a more practical choice for
some districts with Career Ladder Plans.
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Questions?
Ask the University Supervisor
Or
Contact Dr. Rich Cole at:
[email protected]
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