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Standard #7 - InTASC

InTASC/ESPB Standards

Syllabi with links on the right side of page

Assessment (from among those listed under item 4: Evidence of Meeting the Standard)

Standard #7: Planning for Instruction

The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross‐disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

EDUC 250 - Introduction to Education

EDUC 283 - Understanding Cultural Diversity

EDUC - 350/351- Practicum and Classroom Management

EDUC - 490/480 - Student Teaching

 

 

InTASC 7 - Student Teaching Data

InTASC 7 - Exit Survey Data

InTASC 7 - 1st Year Teacher Survey

InTASC 7 - Employer Survey

EDUC 350/351 - Methods Planning data

EDUC 283 - Lesson Plan and Research Project

TLC Template

Narrative for Standard 7

Standard #7: Planning for Instruction: The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, crossdisciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

Planning for instruction is one of four major elements in VCSU's conceptual framework (Planning, Implementing, Evaluating, and Reflecting) that all VCSU candidates are expected to master.  Planning is emphasized throughout the program from beginning to end.  Candidates gain a foundational ability to develop learning objectives and lesson plans in EDUC 250 - Introduction to Teaching.  Then again in EDUC 350/351 - Practicum and Classroom Management, candidates plan and teach a minimum of four lessons. The data in the pre-student teaching practicums indicate that candidates were rated high in the ability to plan and organize lessons for learning. (EDUC 350 - method courses data linked on the right)

Student teaching field experience evaluations indicate a positive progression in candidates' planning skills as they gain more experience in the classroom. Candidates are required to plan a Teaching for Learning Unit (TLC) appropriate for the students and the content they are teaching.  Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to select, adapt, design, and organize curriculum, instruction, and assessment to help students with diverse needs to learn and meet the standards for the curriculum, as well as develop related academic language.  The template for the Teaching for Learning Capstone (TLC) is on the right of this narrative.

Cooperative teacher ratings of VCSU student teachers are highly positive in the area of planning as a whole. The slight variance of ratings from one evaluation item to the next is an indicator of the conscientious effort cooperating teachers are making in their ratings. The data discrimination of rating scores helps the Unit identify the fact that connecting lesson goals with school curriculum and InTASC standards is viewed as a greater strength of candidates than the use of assessment data to inform planning for instruction. The lowest percentage of proficiency ratings was 92.8%. The data is positive, but indicates an area in which the Unit can improve.

In addition to the student teaching data, the Exit Survey data from student teachers indicate a high level of satisfaction with their preparation.  Over 91% of the Exit Survey respondents indicated being very satisfied or at least satisfied with their preparation.  96.6% of the candidates indicated they were satisfied with their preparation to plan lessons with clear learning objectives and goals in mind and 97 percent were satisfied with their ability to regularly adjust instructional plans to meet students' needs.

It is evident from the method field experience evaluations, TLC examples, student teaching evaluations and Exit Surveys that candidates are able to plan instruction that supports learning.

 

InTASC

InTASC

InTASC 7 Student Teacher Data

InTASC 7 Exit Survey Data

InTASC 7 1st Year Teachers

InTASC 7 Employer (Supervisor) Survey

Method Courses Data - Planning

EDUC 283 - Lesson Plan and Research Project

EDUC 250 Syllabus

EDUC 283 Syllabus

EDUC 350 Syllabus

EDUC 351 Syllabus

EDUC 480/490 - Syllabus

Rubrics for Assessing Senior Portfolio TLC

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