The field experience requirement for this course is 10 hours.
What is field experience? Field experience is your opportunity to observe and assist with prescribed activities in an educational setting. For this course you can choose the grade level you perform your fieldwork in. Reach out to your faculty member if you have questions.
Who handles my field experience placement? The school placements for CBE sections are self-selected, and you will need to provide Proof of Placement via an email or other documentation from school personnel. If you are local, you may choose to apply to volunteer using the district's website.
How do I record my experience? Field experience is two parts. First, your field experience is logged via a signed log of hours and then submitted through Blackboard at the end of each course. Second, is through a reflection blog that you will develop and answer open ended question that promote a higher level of thinking.
Where do I write my blog? Create your blog using a blogging software you choose. Below are suggestions for free online blogging tools. Your blog must be viewable by your instructor in order to receive credit for the assignments.
Step 1: Choose a platform you want to host your blog throughout the program. Blogging website suggestions are below.
Step 2: Ensure your blog is public or can be shared with your instructors.
Check Blackboard for additional details on the field experience requirement for this course.
Field Experience Blog Part 1
Before you write your first blog post:
Students with disabilities may be served in a variety of settings. For this observation, you will observe a special education teacher working with students. The setting may be co-teaching or teaching in a resource setting. As you observe, please take note of the climate and culture of the setting, the instruction, and the impact on learning. You should plan to spend time talking with the teacher about your observations and other questions you may have.
Write your blog post:
As you create your blog, please reflect and respond to the following:
Field Experience Blog Part 2
Before you write your second blog post:
For this field experience, you will observe in a general education classroom of your choice. The classroom must have at least one student who receives special education services.
As you observe, take note of the climate and culture of the setting, the instruction, and the impact on learning. You should plan to spend time talking with the teacher about your observations and other questions you may have.
Write your blog post:
As you add to your blog, reflect and respond to the following:
Field Experience Blog Part 3
Before you write your final blog post:
In your first two field experiences, you observed a special education teacher and a general education teacher. It is now time for you to examine your own classroom. For this experience, you may find it helpful to observe and self-reflect on a specific unit you are teaching. Review the UDL guidelines [Universal Design for Learning Framework (http://udlguidelines.cast.org )] before observing and reflecting.
Write your final blog post:
Before you add to your blog, consider the following: