Clinical Field Experience
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.Part 1: Pre-Assessment DevelopmentFrom your previous observation in your field experience classroom, you identified 3-5 students, above, at, or below standard achievement in the classroom environment that would benefit from additional learning support. You also identified the standards and unit that your mentor class is currently learning.With this information, complete the Clinical Field Experience B: Science Pre-Assessment to develop a pre-assessment in the science and health content area that aligns to the standards and unit that your mentor teacher shared with you during Clinical Field Experience A. The preassessment can be oral, written, or completed through technology. The pre-assessment should identify how well selected students know the concept and provide data that would allow you to determine learning gaps and needs in order to develop an appropriate lesson to support learning needs.Share the pre-assessment with your mentor teacher and ask for his or her feedback.Implement the pre-assessment that you created with the selected group of students and use the data to prepare for Clinical Field Experience C.Use any remaining field experience hours 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 3: ReflectionIn 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your field experience and the steps you took to identify students for the pre-assessment. For your reflection, address the following:Did the pre-assessment provide data to determine the learning gaps and needs of students? Explain.Describe the ethical use of assessments and assessment data.What challenges did you face when developing and delivering the pre-assessment?Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.Submit Clinical Field Experience B: Science Pre-Assessment and reflection and as one deliverable.APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.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.Science Unit Plan: Differentiation and Accommodation The third step in planning a unit plan is to prepare how you will differentiate and accommodate instruction for your students to meet their specific learning needs.Differentiation and accommodations are some of the most important components when preparing a unit plan, because it guides the teacher in meeting the diverse needs of all students during instruction. The planning process will help the teacher determine when to differentiate and make accommodations. It is critical for teachers to observe or review academic data in order to appropriately differentiate for their students.Part 1: Differentiation Unit PlanFor this assignment, you will complete the Differentiation and Accommodation portion for the Science Unit Plan to prepare for students that are below, average, and advanced in academic ability.Use the Class Profile as you are determining differentiation strategies and appropriate accommodations:Differentiation strategies and learning opportunities that effectively address student learning needs identified in the Class Profile.Resources and instructional adaptations to support specific differentiation needs, including testing accommodations required to meet students needs.The details of the “Science Unit Plan” will continue to be fully developed and revised throughout the duration of the course, culminating in a complete unit plan due in Topic 5.Part 2: ReflectionIn 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the process of planning for differentiation strategies in order to meet the diverse needs of students in the science content area. What issues might arise that would need additional emphasis in the event differentiation was not effective? What resources or support staff could you utilize to meet specific differentiation needs?Support your reflection with at least two scholarly resources.Submit the “Science Unit Plan” and reflection as one deliverable.While APA format is not required for this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.