McLennan Community Colleges Alternative Teacher Certification Clinical Teaching/

McLennan Community Colleges Alternative Teacher Certification Clinical Teaching/

McLennan Community Colleges Alternative Teacher Certification Clinical Teaching/ Student Teaching Weeks 1 2: The Clinical Teacher is beginning to team teach with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Clinical Teacher will: Become aware of the responsibilities, rules, policies and procedures of the classroom. Learn student names by making a seating chart. Practice effective communication skills with students, mentors, peers, and administrators. Observe and shadow responsibilities of Cooperating

School Mentor Teachers. Begin to assist Cooperating School Mentor Teacher in team teaching or small group instruction in 1-2 classes. Assume routine duties such as checking attendance, organizing room, making copies, etc. Weeks 1 2: The Clinical Teacher is beginning to team teach with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Clinical Teacher will: (continued) Develop a plan with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher and grade level teaching team for classes, topics, and units to be taught during the 14 weeks. Schedule time for reflective conversations with mentor. Observe, analyze, and apply classroom management techniques that minimize discipline problems in classes. Discuss Educators Code of Ethics with Cooperating Mentor

Teacher and how it applies to professional practices of teachers. Write a weekly reflection of observations made during the week. Weeks 1 - 2: The Clinical Teacher is beginning to team teach with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will: Have a place for the Clinical Teacher to work/store materials that does not disturb the class. Introduce the Clinical Teacher to class, neighboring teachers, office staff, or other school personnel. Provide Clinical Teacher with class rosters, seating charts and resource materials such as textbooks. Give the Clinical Teacher a copy of teacher and student handbooks and code of conduct.

Exchange phone numbers and establish a system for the Clinical Teacher to notify when they will not be present in at school. Set aside time to discuss classroom rules and procedures. Share the TEKS and STAAR objectives that are the basis for classroom lesson planning. Weeks 1 - 2: The Clinical Teacher is beginning to team teach with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will: (continued) Discuss arrival, lunch, and dismissal times, as well as other topics such as parking places. Provide Clinical Teacher with weekly lesson plans. Include Clinical Teacher in instructional and

administrative tasks such as planning, grading, student concerns, parent communication, etc. Introduce the Clinical Teacher to the Special Education Services Team. Discuss modifications of teaching materials and tests with the Clinical Teacher. The Clinical Field Supervisor will: Visit with the Principal of the school and the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher to discuss the Clinical Teaching Practicum. Weeks 3 5: Clinical Teacher is team teaching with Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Clinical Teacher will: Seek feedback from Cooperating School Mentor Teacher on presentation and communication skills.

Develop a test including items at higher levels of thinking. Develop a rubric or checklist designed to assess student learning on a project or open-ended assignment. Visit the school library to understand resources available to teachers, equipment usage, and/or computer lab availability. Assist with delivering parts of class lessons such as warmup, vocabulary, KWL, grading, and assessments. Write a weekly reflection of observations made during the week. Meet with a member of the LPAC to discuss policies and procedures for working with English Language Learners, including TELPAS, ELPS, and instructional strategies. Weeks 3 5: Clinical Teacher is team teaching with Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will:

Begin gradually transitioning the teaching of classes to the Clinical Teacher, providing support as necessary. Provide the Clinical Teacher with feedback on their teaching process, management and discipline strategies. Have reflective conversations with the Clinical Teacher. Participate in a three-way conference/evaluation with Field Supervisor and Clinical Teacher to discuss Clinical Teachers readiness for assuming all teaching responsibilities for the classroom. The Clinical Field Supervisor will: Conduct observation #1 of the Clinical Teacher. Conduct a Pre and Post Conference with the Clinical Teacher and Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. Weeks 6 7: Clinical Teacher transitions toward full responsibility for the classroom.

The Clinical Teacher will: Meet with a Special Education teacher to discuss modifications and accommodations for students. Move gradually from team teaching to teaching 1-2 class periods independently to teaching all class periods, including planning, delivery and assessment. Attend grade level/content area meetings. Write a weekly reflection. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will: Provide the Clinical Teacher feedback on all aspects of teaching. The Clinical Field Supervisor will: Communicate with the Clinical Teacher and Cooperating School Mentor Teacher via email, phone, etc. Weeks 8 - 10: Clinical Teacher assumes full responsibility for the

classroom. The Clinical Teacher will: Teach from designing the lesson to delivering it and assessing the students for understanding. Attend grade level/content area meetings. Write a weekly reflection. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will: Provide the Clinical Teacher feedback on all aspects of teaching. Continue to support and encourage the Clinical Teacher in all aspects of teaching. Collaboratively plan with the Clinical Teacher for lessons to be delivered each day. Weeks 8 - 10: Clinical Teacher assumes full responsibility for the classroom.

The Clinical Field Supervisor will: Communicate with the Clinical Teacher and Cooperating School Mentor Teacher via email, phone, etc. Conduct Observation #2 of the Clinical Teacher as well as the Pre-Conference and Post-Conference with Clinical Teacher and Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. Any concerns about teaching, school policies and procedures, etc. can be voiced at this meeting. Create an Intervention Plan if necessary, with input from Clinical Teacher, Cooperating School Mentor, and Campus Principal. Weeks 11 - 14 The Clinical Teacher will: Observe other teachers in same subjects and/or grade levels. Make note of different teaching strategies and classroom climates.

Compile all documents for Professional Portfolio. Gradually relinquish classroom duties back to the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher. The Cooperating School Mentor Teacher will: Schedule reflective discussions with the Clinical Teacher. Complete evaluation forms for the Clinical Teacher for submission to MCCs Alternative Teacher Certification. The Clinical Field Supervisor will: Conduct Observation #3 of the Clinical Teacher. Complete all documentation for the Clinical Teacher. Conference with the Cooperating School Mentor Teacher and the Principal regarding the Clinical Teacher and recommendation for standard certification.

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