Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Part 1: Observation
Observing a classroom environment can provide much needed detail and understanding of students’ learning needs and continued progress.
Observe a K-8 classroom during a social studies lesson. During your observation of the lesson, complete the “Social Studies Observation” form.
Speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, use any remaining time to seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher or another teacher and work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom.
Part 2: Collaboration Summary
Following your observation, have a discussion with your mentor teacher about the social studies lesson. In 250-500 words summarize your observation and discussion with your mentor teacher, and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.
Your discussion should include the following:
Speak with your mentor teacher about implementing a social studies pre-assessment during Clinical Field Experience B. Inquire about the unit and standards that the classroom is learning in order to prepare your pre-assessment.
Submit your observation form and collaboration summary 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.
Read Part I, chapters 6-10.