Clinical Field Experience C: Implementing Formative Assessment

Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.

As you learned in Topic 2, formative assessments are an integral part of teaching and learning Teachers must continuously assess student learning at the beginning of lessons, during lessons, and at the end of lessons in order to guide, modify, and adjust instruction.

Part 1: Mini-Lesson Plan Implementation

Following your observations and collaboration with your mentor teacher in your previous field experiences, select a standard that is applicable to the unit your mentor class is currently learning. Complete the “Mini-Lesson Plan Template,” which includes a description of a learning activity, instructional strategy, pre- and formative assessment questions, and a formative assessment following instruction.

If possible, administer your mini-lesson or another lesson, provided by your mentor teacher, to your mentor class as whole group instruction or to a small group of students chosen by your mentor teacher.

Use any remaining field experience time to speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher and/or work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom.

Part 2: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on creating and implementing formative assessments. Analyze the data gained through the formative assessments. How did you collect and organize the data? Discuss how you would use the data to inform future instruction on the same topic. Why is continuous formative assessment important for student learning? How does your learning activity and assessments align to your learning objective?

Explain how you will implement your findings in your future professional practice.

Support your findings with a minimum of two scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is/is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center

Strategies for Reaching All Students

Each student enters the classroom with a different set of factors that affect learning, all students learn differently. Consider GCU’s Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work that states, “Therefore, we are confident that the work we do is a part of God’s calling on our lives and a means by which we can glorify God as we meet others’ needs,” as you research and make decisions on how you will differentiate for instruction, activities, and assessments in order to reach all students.

Teachers differentiate instruction based on readiness, interest, and individual learning goals and determine appropriate instructional strategies based on assessment data.

Using the student data in the “Class Profile,” create a differentiation plan and present it as a digital presentation for the content area and grade level of your choice that will be used as a professional development to inform new teachers about how to implement differentiation in the classroom.

Research differentiation strategies and create an 8-10 slide digital presentation to showcase your differentiation plan.

Your digital presentation should include:

Include a title slide, a references slide, and presenter’s notes within your presentation.

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is/is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

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