Preparing for Teacher Evaluations

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Honoring Diverse Teaching Styles, by Edward Pajak. 2003. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 112 pages. Additional required readings: School District Teacher Supervision Policy Manual.

Course Description

This course assists educators in preparing for teacher evaluations in this era of increasing accountability. The four basic teaching styles: Knowing, Caring, Inventing, and Inspirational Teachers are explained. Respecting the unique gifts and styles that each teacher brings to the classroom is essential for objective evaluations. Educators will test themselves and learn about the positive or limits of each of the teaching styles. Teachers will study their district's Teacher Evaluation Policy Manual to prepare for their upcoming evaluation. They will develop an action plan utilizing the book content and evaluation manual to improve their instructional delivery and teaching methodology.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will review the standard "Clinical Supervision" models historically developed by most school districts and how they are utilized in teacher evaluations.

2. Teachers will test themselves and explore their preferred teaching style and then evaluate how they must also incorporate other teaching styles into their classroom.

3. Educators will be presented with the characteristics of the Knowing, Inventing, Caring, and Inspiring teacher for a broader understanding of other teaching styles.

4. Teachers will examine their own preferences in light of objectivity when evaluating other teaching styles or colleagues in order to strengthen their instructional practices.

5. Educators will examine their school districts teacher evaluation policy manual in order to develop an action plan to prepare for the teacher evaluation process.

Contact Hours:

The 45 contact hours of time include reading the course book and writing chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter in the book. Educators find a research article on the course topic and then write an article review. Later in the course, they pull all the coursework together and write a classroom application essay. They will develop a classroom activity, a unit or lesson plan utilizing course concepts as applied to teaching and school environments.

Preparing for Teacher Evaluations

$395

3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Understanding the Clinical Cycle
2. The Clinical Cycle and Psychological Functions
3. Experiences of Teaching
4. Languages, Dialects and the Clinical Cycle
5. Communicating Successfully with All Teaches
6. Speaking the Languages of Dialects
7. Developing and Integrated Style
Appendix A-B, References, Movie Titles, Index

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Honoring Diverse teaching Styles by Edward Pajak, to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews
3. District evaluation policy manual review
4. Action plan activity
5. Final application essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Preparing for Teacher Evaluations

$395

3 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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