The field experience requirement for this course is 10 hours.
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.
Check Blackboard for additional details on the field experience requirement for this course.
Before you write your blog post:
§ Interview a reading teacher and an administrator.
§ Discuss the importance of literacy and language arts to the overall school vision.
Write your blog post:
As you create your blog, please reflect and respond to the following:
1. Summarize the responses of the reading teacher and administrator.
2. Compare and contrast their points of view.
3. Reflect on the responses and the degree that you agree with their points of view.
Prepare to write your blog post:
§ Observe language arts instruction at both the K-2 and 3-5 levels for at least 15 hours.
§ Make sure you have completed the edTPA Context for Learning assignment for the main class you are observing for ELA.
As you add to your blog, reflect and respond to the following:
§ Reflect on the instruction you see, noting how it demonstrates (or has the potential to demonstrate) current best practices in ELA.
§ Reflect on the ways you see teachers using knowledge about their students (personal and cultural assets as well as prior learning) to create opportunities for student engagement and deep learning.
Before you write your blog post complete your observation:
§ View the School Improvement Plan and note any goals related to literacy and language arts.
§ If, for some reason, the SIP does not list any goals related to literacy and language arts, speak with your administrators about any ELA goals they would like to pursue.
§ Brainstorm a variety of strategies that could help the school meet their goals.
Write your blog post:
§ Provide a description and rationale for at least 3 strategies (e.g., service projects and/or special events) to help the school meet their ELA goals. Be sure to specifically address the school’s stated goal(s).
After you perform your fieldwork and complete your interview, write your blog:
§ Attach a copy of your signed Field Experience Log (10 hours).