Cooperating Teacher Orientation

Report
Graduate Student
Teaching/Internship
Fall 2012
Welcome
Opening, Introductions
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Greetings from OFE:
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Welcome:Dr. Joyce Frazier, Director of the
Office of Field Experiences
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Pinning Ceremony: Dr. Mary Lynne Calhoun,
Dean of the College of Education
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Introductions: Dr. Christy Luce, Coordinator of
Graduate Student Teaching
College of Education Pin
The movie is starting….
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Please turn off your phones
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Please refrain from talking to your
neighbors
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Please ask questions that apply to the
entire group, and not your unique
situation.
From Graduate Certificate to M.A.T.
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Admission
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May apply at the end of the student teaching
semester.
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Some programs require that employment as a teacher
to enter Phase II (the MAT program).
GC to M.A.T Facts
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Graduate Certificate coursework will be applied toward the MAT (or MEd in CHFS),
but you must apply to the program. Admission to one program does not rollover to
a different program, especially a master’s degree.
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Any extra graduate courses you take that do not apply to your Graduate Certificate
program will not be applied to the master’s degree. Gain admission, then take the
additional courses!
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You must have 3.5 GPA or higher from your Graduate Certificate Coursework
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You must have a recommendation from a full-time faculty member for your
department.
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You have six years to complete your master’s degree. The clock started ticking with
the first course you took for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching, since those are the
courses that will rollover to your master’s program.
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Individual departments may have additional requirements. Check with your advisor.
Details about GC to M.A.T..
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Here are the details you should know while applying:
The MAT application process is online:
http://www.uncc.edu/gradmiss/p_app_instructions.html
Your application will be considered after all parts are received by the Graduate
School, including your test scores.
Transcripts, recommendations, and test scores tend to take more time to arrive than
you might expect. You will need new recommendations for your new application.
You can monitor the status of your application online.
Deadlines matter when we are reviewing so many applications – get yours in on time
for guaranteed consideration.
SEMESTER / TERM
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall: October 1st
Spring: May 1st
1st or 2nd Summer: April 1st
SNEA
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Benefits:
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$1,000,000 liability
Free litigation
Monthly newsletter
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TO Join:
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$33 (student price good through the student teaching
semester)
Questions: email Dr. Drew Polly
 [email protected]
 http://education.uncc.edu/snea/snea.htm
General Overview:
Christy Luce, Coordinator of Graduate Student Teaching
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General Overview of the Program
Table of Contents, Directory
Mission Statement, Conceptual Framework
General Policies (p. 23 in Handbook)
Reminders:
 Register for Class
 Make sure you paid for the class !
 Final grades will determine eligibility
Application for Candidacy: Two Steps
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Application for Candidacy Form:
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You must turn this in to your advisor so that it can be
returned by Wednesday, August 29th. Do not come find
your advisor on that date.. This is the final day.
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You must ALSO go online to register for graduation (Grad
School website)
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You will need to pay $57 online (this is not a the same $$
that you pay at the end of the semester for licensure).
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Exception: If you are currently a MAT student, you do not
do this form or apply for graduation until you finish the
MAT!
Log on to your Banner account to apply for graduation.
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IMPORTANT
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You will NOT get your license unless you
apply to graduate.
You have ___ steps to do.
 The first is to get your _________ to your
advisor by ___________.
 The second is to ______ online by
__________.
 If you are already an MAT, you do ___ do
this.
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED ! Did you PAY? Are you
sure your loans are paying for this semester?
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August 29th students will dropped for non-payment. You WILL NOT be able to
continue the internship if you are not still registered and fully paid before August
30th.
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If you are not registered, you are NOT in the INTERNSHIP!
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Full payment is defined as:
Payment in full of tuition, fees, and charges
Payment of the difference between tuition, fees, and charges and offered/accepted
financial aid
Enrollment in a UNC Charlotte payment plan that will pay tuition, fees, and charges
in full
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Question:
Did you register yet?
Did you pay all fees yet?
Mandatory Health Insurance –
Students are automatically charged the
health insurance premium at time of
registration; however, with proof of
insurance, you can waive the charge at
studenthealth.uncc.edu.
 You DO NOT need to pay the health
insurance premium if your online waiver is
accepted. You have until September 15th
to submit your online waiver.
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Health Insurance
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The Fall 2012 premium of the UNC SystemWide Student Health Insurance Plan
for UNC Charlotte students is $709.
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Students who have their own insurance
and do not wish to have Student Health
Insurance should submit their waivers now.
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Waive now for Fall 2012 semester
The waiver deadline is September 15, 2012
Directions to waive health insurance
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1. Go to
http://www.studentinsurance.com/
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2. Locate UNC Charlotte under 'Find
Your Institution‘
3. click the 'Waive Online' link
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 4. Complete the waiver form and print
out the confirmation page.
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Important Dates to Remember: Calendar
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August 13th
August 14th
August 15th
August 16th
• August 29th:
WAS CMS orientation for GST
CT Orientation on campus; Graduate Internship Orientat
Most supervisors will be doing small group orientation
Most schools have first mandatory teacher workday. You
to school the first day your teacher is there
Cancellation of courses for non-payment
• August 29th:
Last day to apply for graduation…
– THIS MEANS EVERYONE! ……….Walking is optional!
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September 11th
September 15th:
Oct. 8th
Oct. 9th:
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ISL workshop
Last day to waive health insurance form
Professional Development Day/ Middle and Secondary
Professional Development Day/B-K and Elementary
(All K-12 licensure areas go to the professional development day for the grade level you are teaching now).
• Dec. 5th:
• December 10-12:
• December 15th:
Last day of the internship
Final Conference with U.S. /Individual on campus
Commencement
Timeline
(pg. 71)
The student teacher will follow the school calendar
instead of the University calendar. Vacations will be
observed in accordance with the school system calendar.
This applies to all candidates during the student teaching
semester.
If you are ill, notify your supervisor, but you cannot go on
a vacation during the student teaching semester.
Professionalism
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Dress Professionally
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Act Professionally:
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Arrive on time; be prepared for the next day prior to
leaving.
Cooperate at all times with teachers and administrators.
Maintain a professional relationship with students,
faculty, parents, and staff.
Be active part of your school community.
Professionalism
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Communicate concerns and need to US for guidance and
support.
Turn in assignments on time or early.
Other employment cannot impede student teaching
responsibilities.
THIS IS A 100% COMMITMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY…
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS COMMITMENT AT THIS TIME,
YOU NEED TO DROP THIS COURSE AND STUDENT
TEACH/INTERN WHEN YOU CAN.
E Etiquette: Professional Emails, a few tips
First, emails are not confidential. Think
that you are publishing this in a
newspaper.
 Grammar, spelling, readability, concise.
 Don’t be over familiar with the recipient.
 Respond within 24 hours.
 Give 24-48 hours for recipient to respond
before re-sending the email.
 NEVER SHOW ANGER OR EMOTION…
including not using all caps.
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TO DO TONIGHT!
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Check your Facebook/ My Space/ etc.
page: Is any information on there public?
Other things to do by ASAP:
Make sure you are registered
 Make sure you pay on time !
 Make sure you check Facebook to see if
anything out there is public. Google
yourself.
 Make sure you get the STHB and STAR
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Other things to do soon:
Make sure you give the Graduation
Candidacy form to your program
coordinator
 Make sure you go online and pay for
graduation.
 Make sure you register for Praxis if you
need to take it. Remember, all lateral
entry teachers (private or public) must
take Praxis II in their area.
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Reminders
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You must behave appropriately with students,
administration, teachers, and parents:
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Leave frustrations or “attitudes” at home.
Ask for school policies.
Always greet others in the hallways… even if you don’t know
them.
Resolve conflicts with adults professionally.
If you don’t like someone, don’t let anyone in the building
know it.
Never engage in unprofessional conversations about school
employees or students
If you have a gripe, don’t ever share it with others in the
building.
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DISPOSITION IS A HUGE PIECE OF SUCCESS IN STUDENT
TEACHING AND TEACHING !
Requirements in a Nutshell
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Graduate Intern Notebook with lesson plans
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Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL)
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Self-evaluations using the STAR
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One video with lesson and reflection
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Stay current on all online seminars
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Electronic Licensure Portfolio: EE1, EE 4, EE 5, EE
6
Licensure Issues: To receive your
license you must… CTC
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Have the principal to agree to license you.
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Have your supervisor agree to license you.
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Receive “MET” on ALL components of the
CTC
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One “no” and you cannot be granted a
license.
Therefore, you must….
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Have shown that you
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Had an impact on student learning (ISL)
Passed the assignments for all seminars
Are a reflective educator as evidenced in your
daily critiques, lesson plans, and video
analysis.
Passed all parts of the CTC
Have great attendance
Completed the Taskstream Portfolio
Have shown that you are an excellent
“beginning” teacher.
Additionally you must
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Show appropriate disposition to be a
teacher.
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Behave professionally with students, teachers,
staff, and university personnel.
Timely assignments
Attendance at school, including arriving late or
leaving early without special permission.
Completed all program requirements for
licensure.
Grading in Student Teaching
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Grade of A or B (Handout)
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Grades of C or U mean that candidate will
not be recommended for licensure.
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ISL, Seminar reflections, Lesson planning,
Video, Star/CTC performance, disposition
could all adversely affect your grade and
your recommendation for licensure.
Internship
Schedule
Requirements
Evaluation
Questions ??
Calendar for Student
Teaching/Internship
Spring 2012
Semester Schedule
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Weeks 1-2
Attend orientation at the University.
Purchase the Handbook and the STAR.
Discuss the internship requirements with administration.
Arrange meeting for principal with the university
supervisor.
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Weeks 3-7
Write full lesson plans and provide
records for supervisors.
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Weeks 8-14
Your supervisor may allow all plans to be
written in accordance with your school system’s policies if
lesson plan proficiency is shown. Exceptions: US visits, ISL
project, Video
Week 16 Return to campus for licensure documentation
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NOTE: DE candidates outside our driving area will make special
arrangements with the US to complete paperwork requirements.
Requirements:
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Lesson Planning and Reflection:
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Plan instruction for all lessons taught
Have available for US to review all plans
Write down changes and critique lessons taught
Never leave the building without being 100% prepared
for the next day. This is a Graduate Student Teaching
requirement!
Your lessons must be appropriate, use a variety of
strategies, and be motivating to students. You must
differentiate for the diverse needs of your students. You
must assess and individualize instruction as needed.
Lesson Plan Non-Negotiables
You must demonstrate that you can teach
whole class and groups of students.
 You must have motivating strategies.
 You must teach with variety.
 You must incorporate 21st century skills
 You must have quality content.
 You must differentiate instruction
regularly.
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Requirements continued….
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Impact on Student Learning Project
http://education.uncc.edu/ofe/resources.htm
You must download and read this project early in
the semester.
ISL workshop Mandatory Attendance. Your
supervisor will have break out groups at the end
of this workshop.
ISL
Uploaded to Taskstream
 All information must be sanitized so that
all names (student, staff, school, system)
are not visible.
 Supervisors determine weight to final
grade, but you must receive a passing
score in order for it not to negatively
impact your final grade. You must
positively impact each student’s
performance.
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Requirements continued
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Video:
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Create one 30-minute videotape showing all components
of your lesson.
Record it on DVD or VHS.
Turn in the DVD/VHS along with the self-analysis as
described in the Handbook .
(p. 147-148)
Permission to videotape forms are in addendum of your Handbook.
This is a permission form allowing your supervisor to view the video.
Your county video permission form will not suffice.
Online Seminars
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All assignments are available on the OFE
website. Education.uncc.edu/ofe
Your username is: candidate
 Your password is: Fall2012!
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NOTICE: No spaces and no caps
Teaching:
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Get to know your students
Implement motivating lessons
Give students feedback in a timely manner
Diversify instruction to meet the needs of all
students
Think: “Would I want to be my student sitting
in my class?”
Summary of a few points…
• Plan instruction on a weekly and daily basis.
• Have approved plans available for University Supervisor (US).
• Write critiques of lessons.
• Make your lessons interesting and effective.
• YOU ARE LIKELY NOT TO TEACH THE WAY YOU WERE
TAUGHT! TEACHING DEMANDS HAVE CHANGED.
Electronic Portfolio Requirements
EE1
 EE2
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 EE4
 EE5
 EE6
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There are 6 evidences for the portfolio
Completed BEFORE the
student teaching semester:
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EE (Electronic Evidence) 2
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Completed DURING the
student teaching semester:
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Content Knowledge Project
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EE 3
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Instructional Unit Plan
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EE 1
Both of these are
TYPICALLY completed
BEFORE the student
teaching course.
Candidates cannot begin
the internship until they are
successfully evaluated in
Taskstream on EE 2 and 3
with a rating of “proficient”
or higher.
EE 4
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Certification of Teaching
Capacity (CTC)
EE 5
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Passing PRAXIS II scores
OR transcripts (depending
on your program)
Impact on Student
Learning (ISL) Project
EE 6
(Parts A and B for many
programs)
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Professional Development
Plan
EE 4: Continued …
Must be marked all areas as “met,”
initialed on each page, and signed by
principal, cooperating teacher, and
university supervisor by end of semester.
Usually signed by end of November (fall)
or April (spring).
 Candidate will take the signed copy, scan
it as a pdf file, and upload into EE 4 in
TaskStream.
 Supervisor in TaskStream will evaluate as
“met” or “not met.”
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EE 4: CTC (Certification of Teaching
Capacity)
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Form is available from OFE website and in the
back of your STAR.
Comprised of SOME of the indicators from the
NCPTS pre-service candidate rubric
Completed at end of student teaching /
graduate internship but monitored throughout
the semester
Progress feedback given on OFF at every
observation
All areas of CTC must be rated as “met” in
order to receive licensure
recommendation!!
EE 5: Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL)
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Workshop on this is mandatory
Every student in your classroom must show
growth to pass the project
Supervisors will do progress checks with you at
each observation
You must upload the project to Taskstream to
have it scored.
Candidate must be rated as “proficient” or higher
on all standards.
Warning: do not “Google” this project.
Use the current version on the OFE
website.
EE6
6A: School Improvement Project
 6B: Professional Development Plan
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(You may have done 6A in a course. If you
did, it is evaluated and scored on your
Taskstream account).
 This is an independent project.
Supervisors will score during the ST
semester. Check with your supervisor for
due dates.
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More requirements……
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Graduate Student Teaching Notebook:
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Must be kept up daily
Must have all lesson plans taught
Very important part of your course grade
Seminar: Most seminars are online.
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There are weekly assignments. Do them on time!
ISL Workshop and Professional Development Day are
required events. You supervisor may schedule other
required seminars.
ROGI students: equipment failure counts as an
absence. Make sure you have tested equipment days
before each seminar.
Evaluations
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STAR
OFF-CTC STEP
Grading
Exit Evaluation
CTC (Final)
The Process …
US gives the date of the next US
observation/visit
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ST self-evaluates on the STAR with highlighter
BEFORE CT gives ratings
CT observes Student Teacher with OFF
CT rates student teacher after ST has selfevaluated
CT discusses OFF and STAR with ST
US rates STAR at visit
OFF and STAR at EVERY visit
Your Self-Assessment on the STAR
STAR EXAMPLE -- to be used with the STAR rubric!!
K1: Learner Development
K1: Learner Differences
Element
K1a:
Individualizes
the
Instructional
Environment
K1b:
Sets
Expecations
for Learning
and
Achievement
1st observation
2nd observation
3rd observation
4th observation
date ______
CT rating ____
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US rating ____
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CT rating ____
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US rating ____
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NOTE: CT Ratings will be left blank
STAR ratings
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Very important to look at the rubric to assess
your performance
Beware of a false sense of accomplishment in
your ratings
US will be looking for consistent performance
when using the rubric
Grading
CTC: recommendation for NC license:
Must be signed by principal, University
Supervisor and the Cooperating Teacher
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Grading
Questions
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Small Groups
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Dr. Luce:
Ms. Bukowski:
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Ms. Sutherland:
Dr. Murray:
ART ED: Jan 5th 2-4 Winningham
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Dance: Monday, Jan 9th at 6:30 pm Robinson 303E
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