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ALVERNO COLLEGE

LESSON PLAN and OBSERVATION


ED 321
Candidate: Amanda Dlugi
Cooperating Teacher: Rachel Crockford

Date: November 15, 2012

School: Greendale Middle School

Grade:

Planning and Preparation (AEA: Conceptualization, DiagnosisWTS:


1,7DISP: Respect Responsibility)
Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy
Chooses and creates learning experiences based on appropriate
objectives
Selects services or resources, e.g., media, technology, materials, to
reinforce instruction

____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

Evidence (Candidate

You have questions for the review prepared and are knowledgeable
as to whether student responses are right or wrong. The
SmartBoard is a great tool for presenting the questions and the
whiteboard is used to keep track of the score. The trashketball
game is very engaging students are all actively involved and
clearly know their content!

____Distinctive

Classroom Environment (AEA: Coordination, Integrative Interaction


WTS: 2,3,5DISP: Respect, Responsibility)
Reinforces a learning community in which individual differences are
respected and in which students work collaboratively and independently
Plans for and delivers motivational instruction by relating lessons to
students interest, providing student choice, questioning and investigation
Organizes, allocates, and manages resources of time, space, activities
and attention to engage students productively
Maximizes the amount of class time spent in learning by creating
expectations and procedures for communication and behavior
____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

Subject(s): Science Cell Review (Trashketball)

Evidence (Candidate and Student)

You set a very positive tone in the beginning of the lesson you
make cell review in preparation for a test sound like the most
exciting event possible! This is a great way to get students engaged.
You allow for student questions and do a great job of honoring
them. You are very respectful; you refer to the group as ladies and
gentlemen or boys and girls. Having a rule around respect is great
as you want the game to be fun but dont want it to become too
competitive.

____Distinctive

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Instruction (AEA: Communication, Coordination, Diagnosis, Integrative


InteractionWTS: 2,3,4,5,6,7DISP: Respect Responsibility)
Models and supports active listening, interactive discussion and thoughtful
responses in reading, writing and other media
Uses different types of explanation, levels of questioning and discussion
techniques to challenge and support student thinking
Actively engages students in meaningful learning
Adjusts instruction to meet student needs and styles in order to enhance
learning
Varies her/his role in the instructional process in relation to the content
and purposes of instruction
Communicates with sensitivity to cultural and gender differences

____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

Evidence (Candidate and Student)

You model appropriate expectations and the students respond


accordingly. You have developed a lesson where students could be
actively engaged throughout. The game itself is fun but the focus
remains on the content, which is key. Your exact ticket is a quick
check on how prepared students feel for their test (scale of 1-5).
You might remind them that if they are not feeling very confident,
they can do some additional studying tonight its never too late.

____Distinctive

Assessment (AEA: Diagnosis, Integrative InteractionWTS: 8,9


DISP: Respect, Reflection)
Uses appropriate formal and informal assessment strategies that are
linked to lesson objectives
Monitors the impact of teaching on student learning, modifying plans and
instruction accordingly
____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

Evidence (Candidate and Student)

As this is a review game, the assessment is based on answers from


individual students. What might you do to gauge the understanding
of all students? Could you have students write down their answers
to the questions on a notecard that you then collect?

____Distinctive
Evidence (Candidate)

Professional Responsibilities (AEA: Communication, Integrative


InteractionWTS: 10DISP: Collaboration, Communication)
Relates professionally and effectively with the cooperating teacher and
faculty
Dresses professionally and consistently portrays a professional demeanor
Reflects on own performance in relation to Alverno Education Abilities and
WI Teacher Standards

____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

You are dressed professionally and interact with your cooperating


teacher and students in a very professional manner. The students
respond positively to your instruction and look to you as their
teacher.

____Distinctive

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Summary Statement and Areas to Concentrate on Improving: You do a nice job of explaining the directions to the group. Students
are intrigued about the game and are particularly interested in what might be in Ms. Dlugis bag of fun. Taking on a game format
raises some interesting challenges you want students to be engaged but you dont want the volume level to get out of control. You
set a lot of context for the game, which is great but in the heat of the game it can be difficult to maintain. The students were very
respectful of one another you set that tone by clapping for those who take a shot whether they make it or not. One question to
considershould points be based on the basket or on the correct answer? Could they receive points for the correct answer and gain
extra points if they make a shot? You want to be sure the focus is on correct concepts not on their ability to make a basket. The
decision is yours these are merely suggestions to consider. At the end of the lesson the students indicated some discrepancies in
answers given you handled the correction very well and allowed for the adjustment of points.

Overall Performance: ____Inadequate

____Emerging

__X__Proficient

____Distinctive

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