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Portfolio Clinical Seminar

Course Description

SPD 687A is taken concurrently with Student Teaching (SPD 681A) to support the development of the Clinical Practice Portfolio submitted the last week of SPD 681B. During SPD 687A, candidates will focus on 10 INTASC Standards create or revise artifacts reflecting their knowledge and skills in each of the standards. These artifacts and reflections will be uploaded into their Professional Portfolio within the eCompanion Course. The completed Portfolio must be approved by the instructor in order to successfully pass this course. Grading is Honors, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory

Learning Outcomes

  • INTASC STANDARD #1: Learner Development – understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. NV TL: B I.,B II, B III, B IV, B VII)
  • INTASC STANDARD #2: Learning Differences – uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (NV TL : B II, BIII, B IV, B VIII, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #3: Learning Environments – works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (NV TL: B III, B IV, B VI)
  • INTASC STANDARD #4: Content Knowledge – understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (NV TL: B IV, B V, B VI, B VIII, B IX, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #5: Application of Content – understands how to connect concepts and us differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. (NV TL: VIII, B IX, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #6: Assessment – understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guild the teacher’s and learner’s decision-making. ( NV TL: BV, B IX, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #7: Planning for Instruction – plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (NV TL: B IV, B V, B VI, B VIII, B IX, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #8: Instructional Strategies – understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (NV TL: B VIII, B X)
  • INTASC STANDARD #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.(NV TL: B VII)
  • INTASC STANDARD #10: Leadership and Collaboration – seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, and other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (NV TL: B VII, B IX)

Requirements

Participate in class and online discussions. Attend 3 class sessions. Submit Portfolio Assignments for each Domain. Submit Evidence Based Strategy Powerpoint/report of results. Submit Professional Development Plan Outline. Students taking the class on ground are expected to attend all class sessions, actively participate in class activities and discussions. Students in online classes are expected to actively participate in class and sign into class at least twice a week. All students are expected to turn in all assignments on time. Students are also expected to read all assigned material prior to the class session in which the material is presented and be prepared to contribute to discussion and dialogue. In order to help you develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions you need to support literacy in your content area, you will participate in weekly discussions.

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