Review Field Experience Assignments
FIELD EXPERIENCE CASE STUDIES AND PROGRAM HOURS
ED 285 Introduction to Classroom Management: Case Study of a Classroom(10 hrs)
As classroom teachers, we know that classroom management and leadership is essential to creating a positive and productive learning environment. This introductory course asks students to examine a variety of classroom management strategies and methods associated with a number of conceptual foundations. These include values and expectations in the classroom, foundations of authority, leadership styles, behavior and discipline plans, community and family partnerships, various learning styles, developing meaningful learning objectives, creating engaging instruction, ethical and accommodation issues, and professional roles and expectations.
- Observe and record classroom management strategies employed by the classroom teacher. Students will pay close attention to both the physical and social environment of the classroom, and in particular, procedures and routines.
- Interview a teacher focusing on the 2 following topics:
- Classroom management: Collect relative perspective and information on becoming a successful, reflective practitioner in classroom management strategies.
- Career Advice: Collect relevant advice about career tracks, preparation, professional stress, and rewards.
* Students are encouraged to provide volunteer service that is pertinent to the classroom environment by asking classroom teacher. This could be individual student support, leading a group through an instructional exercise or routine, or presenting a lesson plan. This service should pay particular attention to classroom management topics that could lead into the discussion of a number of issues related to the behavior and learning. This is at the discretion of the teacher.
3. ED 285 CLASSROOM CASE STUDY GUIDE and ED 285 CLASSROOM CASE STUDY RUBRIC
4. Record your hours in the Field Experience Verification Form.
ED 291 Developing Language and Literacy I: Case Study of an Emerging Reader (10 hr)
Through a balanced literacy approach, this course focuses on growing teacher's skills and processes involved in emergent literacy development. Strategies in this course are based on current theories of language and literacy and promote skills in multi-level literacy instruction and assessment techniques.
Students enrolled in ED 291, Developing Language and Literacy I course, have been taught to record and analyze running records as well as to use strategy prompts to encourage readers to use their cueing systems. They are aware that the ultimate goal of a reading program is to build
independent, fluent readers and writers. Our students would like to have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge by volunteering at your school to provide assistance with assessment or provide other support. This will solidify the link of reading theory with the practice…..the goal of our program.
- Engage with classroom students for at least 10 hours.
- Work with small groups or one on one focusing on literacy development.
- Prepare a case study integrating assessment data (running records) and observed reading behaviors to create a plan of guided reading instruction for one student.
- Complete a Field Experience Verification Form with cooperating teachers signature.
* The type and level of engagement may vary due to your needs. The student's name will not be used and any information will be held in confidence.
ED 295 Field Experience in Education: Capstone Experience and Service(25 hrs)
The AAT capstone course is designed as an opportunity for students to review the knowledge, skills, and dispositions learned throughout the AAT program. Students develop a portfolio of teaching artifacts and personal reflections that are aligned to the INTASC and Hawaii Teacher Standards Boards expectations for professional practice. Additionally, the purpose of the Field Experience in Education course is to provide pre-education majors enrolled in the AAT program the opportunity to gain additional experience working with children. Students are expected to engage in structured and supervised interactions with students in educational settings. Their seminar discussions with peers are an opportunity to dialog about their experiences in the field and share in reflective practice.
- Students will complete 25+ hours of service learning.
- Students should complete the Field Experience Verification Form for this class and Field Experience Compilation Form to document all field experience hours performed throughout the AAT program.
*As much as the environment allows, students should be working directly with children under the guidance of the cooperating teacher. Students should be prepared to provide service to the cooperating teacher by creating bulletin boards, conducting running records or provide tutoring to small groups.