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LIST OF EXHIBITS FOR STANDARD 3

EXHIBIT 3c.10

SECTION IV

RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED

IN THE

STUDENT TEACHING

PROGRAM  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

 

1. Interpret and explain the university program to cooperating school personnel.

 

2. Submit to the Office of Student Teaching a visitation and seminar schedule at the beginning of the semester.

 

3. Schedule a conference with the cooperating principal on the initial visit to the school or as soon as possible.

 

4. Keep a Weekly Report of Observations and Conferences (Section VI Ė Evaluation Instruments) with student teachers. Submit this report on a weekly basis to the Office of Student Teaching. Attach Form A or B when a written evaluation has been completed.

5. Review the Requirements for the First Week outlined in Section VIII. After the supervising teacher initials that each requirement has been met, the university supervisor should sign and date at the bottom.

6. Observe/conference with each student teacher a minimum of six times during the semester regarding their performance.

7. Complete a minimum of four written evaluations (Section VI Ė Evaluation Instruments Ė two of Form A and two of Form B) of each student teacher during the semester. Conference with the student teacher prior to having him/her sign the evaluation. Two evaluations should be completed prior to mid-term (A and B) and two evaluations after mid-term (A and B) for each student teacher. Form B, completed at mid-term, must be entered in PASS-PORT. A

minimum of three evaluations must cover the duration of a lesson (usually one hour for middle and senior high schools and 30 minutes for elementary). Submit the original copy of the evaluation form to the Office of Student Teaching, give one copy to the student teacher, and keep one copy.

8. By the end of the second week, approve the student teacherís teaching schedule prepared by the supervising teacher. Keep a copy for your file.

9. Confer regularly with the supervising teachers and student teachers concerning the following:

 

a. Reflection and Critique of Videotaped Lesson and daily written lesson plans

 

(Appendix I and J);

 

b. Weekly Activity Logs of student teachersósign after the supervising teacher signs, collect signed logs during each visit, check for accuracy and keep in a file for each student teacher throughout the semester (Section VII);

 

c. Observation Evaluation Reports outside the student teaching classroom 6 required (Section VIII);

 

d. The student teacherís performance documented in the Supervising Teacherís Journal.

 

Sign and date when you review the journal. Add written comments when appropriate.

10. Comment on the student teacherís, Reflection and Critique of a Videotaped Lesson. A summary comment concerning the critique should be given to the student teacher to enter in PASS-PORT.

11. Meet with assigned student teachers for two seminars during the semester. The seminars

are to be conducted after school hours. Keep an attendance record of student teachers at seminars. The first seminar should be scheduled no later than the third week. The last seminar should have a reflective component and be scheduled no earlier than the next to the last week of the semester.

12. Complete a final evaluation (Form B) summarizing the student teacherís performance during the semester. Strengths and recommendations for improvement should be included on the final evaluation. This is placed in the student teacherís permanent file.

13. Serve as a liaison between the University and the cooperating school.

14. Follow the procedures for a Marginal Student Teacher (Section V Ė Policies and Procedures) immediately when necessary. Confer with the student teacher, supervising teacher, and cooperating principal. Keep the Director of Student Teaching informed by submitting written documentation of meetings and recommended strategies.

15. Distribute mid-term and final evaluation forms to the supervising teachers and cooperating principals.

16. Confer with the supervising teacher and student teacher prior to the submission of the mid-term and final evaluation. Collect original copies of the independent and collaborative evaluation forms. Return the evaluation forms completed collaboratively to the Office of Student Teaching by the designated date. At the end of the semester, the final evaluation and addendums must be entered in PASS-PORT.

17. Evaluate and approve artifacts for the student teacherís Competency Portfolio. The evaluation of their assessment plan, Appendix N, must be entered by the University Supervisor in PASS-PORT. 2 3

18. Make recommendations to the Director of Student Teaching concerning prospective and current supervising teachers.

19. Submit Travel Expense Forms on a monthly basis to the Office of Student Teaching.

 

 

 

20. At the end of the student teaching semester or upon the withdrawal from student teaching, collect the following items from each student teacher and deliver them to

the Office of Student Teaching.

(a) Student Teaching/Practicum Activity Logs;

(b) Observation Evaluation Reports (6 required);

(c) Supervising Teacherís Journal;

(d) Videotaped Lesson (Tape/DVD) .

Due to the confidential nature of these documents they will be kept for one semester by the Office of Student Teaching and then destroyed. Documents for students planning to apply for a second student teaching experience will be kept for a longer period of time.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COOPERATING SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

 

1. Meet the terms of the contract signed with Southeastern Louisiana University (Appendix K).

2. Review the Student Teaching Handbook and become familiar with Southeasternís student teaching program.

3. Work with the Office of Student Teaching in the selection of qualified and certified supervising teachers. Make all necessary inquiries concerning the supervising teachers available and their interest before making recommendations.

4. Help develop a supportive climate for student teachers. Encourage faculty, staff, and students to accept student teachers as professionals. 2 4

5. Serve as a resource person for the supervising teachers and the faculty in general.

6. Meet with assigned student teachers at the beginning of the semester, explain the school program, school rules and regulations, and introduce student teachers to faculty and staff. School handbooks, schedules, etc., are to be provided to all student teachers.

7. Encourage student teachers and supervising teachers to discuss and adhere to the Code of Ethics (Appendix L).

8. Work with the university supervisor(s) and supervising teacher(s) in providing desirable experiences for student teachers in all of the areas delineated in the Student Teaching Handbook.

9. Provide a School Board approved substitute teacher for the supervising teacherís classroom when absences occur. Student teachers may not be used as substitute teachers either in the supervising teacherís classroom or elsewhere in the school.

10. Report any prolonged absences (five or more days) of an assigned supervising teacher to the Office of Student Teaching. It is not necessary to report all absences.

11. Make a minimum of two classroom observations/evaluations (duration of a lesson) of all assigned student teachers and:

 

(a) provide written evaluations using the parish/city evaluation form or the one provided by the university (Section VI Ė Evaluation Instruments-Form B);

 

(b) conference with the student teacher and supervising teacher following the classroom visitation to review the written ratings and comments;

 

(c) have the student teacher sign the evaluation form;

 

(d) submit the original completed, signed evaluation form to the university supervisor prior to the date specified by the university.

12. Plan, in cooperation with the university supervisor, faculty in-service programs that enhance the student teaching program and that provide improved teaching-learning situations for students, teachers, and student teachers.

13. Encourage exemplary teachers in the school to meet the qualifications for supervising teachers.

14. Promote strongly the attendance of all supervising teachers at professional meetings called by the university as a part of the student teaching program.

15. Attend all meetings called by the university as a part of the student teaching program.

16. Require all supervising teachers to utilize professionally acceptable planning techniques with daily lesson plans.

17. Work with the university supervisory staff in developing class and teaching schedules that are conducive to good student teaching experiences.

18. Provide adequate conference time Ė and conference and seminar space Ė for the supervising teachers, student teachers, and university supervisors. Seminars conducted by the university supervisor shall be held at times other than regular school hours.

19. Ensure that the supervising teacher is present when the student teacher is standing duty, teaching in the classroom, working with parents, monitoring standardized tests, etc. Standardized tests should not be administered by student teachers. Student teachers must be accompanied by the assigned supervising teacher when performing any duty function at the school.

20. Evaluate supervising teachers each semester in cooperation with the university supervisory personnel and make recommendations concerning their continued participation in the program.

21. Provide an innovative, creative climate where student teachers and supervisory personnel may experiment and use new programs and approaches.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPERVISING TEACHER

The supervising teacher assumes the most vital role in the student teaching program since this individual symbolizes the profession in action. The supervising teacher will:

 

1. Meet the terms of the contract signed with Southeastern Louisiana University (Appendix M).

2. Prepare the students and the classroom for the student teacherís arrival. The supervising teacher can never relinquish the final responsibility for the students. Legally, the supervising teacher is responsible for what occurs in the classroom.

3. Remain in the classroom or nearby at all times. Responsibility for school functions and activities should not require frequent absence from the school campus while the student teacher is teaching.

4. Orient the student teacher to the total school program.

5. Demonstrate effective teaching techniques.

6. Provide a work area in or near the classroom for the student teacher. Activity Logs, lesson plans, and the Supervising Teacherís Journal should be placed here by the student teacher for review by the university supervisor and cooperating principal.

7. Determine the number of required teaching aids (bulletin boards, charts, displays) early in the semester. Materials used in making these aids which require expenditures by the student teacher (money, personal time, talents and supplies) shall belong to the student teacher unless prior arrangements are made.

8. Schedule the student teacherís responsibility in actual teaching. Prepare a schedule (by the second week) designating the dates when the student teacher will assume total responsibility for each class. The schedule should be approved by the university supervisor and a copy provided.

9. Review the student teacher Requirements for the First Week outlined in Section VIII. Assemble the items noted and initial after the student teacher completes each requirement.

10. Determine the student teacherís readiness for teaching.

11. Review the student teacherís lesson plans (Appendix J) in advance. Plans should be submitted by the student teacher a minimum of three days prior to teaching. If lesson plans have not been submitted and approved in advance, the student teacher will not be allowed to teach.

12. Critique the student teacherís performance on a daily or weekly basis throughout the semester. Write your comments (strengths and areas needing improvement) in an ongoing Supervising Teacherís Journal and have the student teacher review, initial, and write comments. The university supervisor should review the journal on a regular basis. The journal should remain at school at all times and the pages should be numbered. Refer to Section V - Policies and Procedures - for additional information on the Supervising Teacherís Journal.

13. Conference with the student teacher on a regular basis throughout the semester. Informal conferences should be conducted as needed. A formal conference should be held weekly. The formal conference should not be scheduled during class time. Document the conference in the Supervising Teacherís Journal. The student teacher should note conference time on the Activity Log.

14. Assist the student teacher in:

 

(a) preparing the videotaped lesson and daily lesson plans (Appendix I and J);

 

(b) developing techniques in classroom management;

 

(c) recognizing and providing for individual differences;

 

(d) organizing and presenting materials;

 

(e) experiencing school duties and extracurricular activities;

 

(f) scheduling observations in other classrooms;

 

(g) establishing professional and social relationships with faculty and other school personnel.

15. Comment on the student teacherís, Reflection and Critique of a Videotaped Lesson (Appendix I). A summary comment concerning the critique should be given to the student teacher to enter in PASS-PORT. Additional notes should be included in the Supervising Teacherís Journal.

16. Evaluate and approve artifacts for the student teacherís Competency Portfolio. Review their assessment plan (Appendix N).

17. Notify the university supervisor immediately concerning areas needing improvement in the student teacherís performance and schedule a three-way conference. If it is deemed appropriate by the supervising teacher and the university supervisor, begin following the procedures for a Marginal Student Teacher (Refer to Section V Ė Policies and Procedures). Ongoing documentation in the Supervising Teacherís Journal, lesson plan critiques, etc., should justify placing the student teacher on marginal status.

18. Complete a formal mid-term and final evaluation using the form provided by Southeastern (Refer to Section VI Ė Evaluation Instruments - Form C). Documentation in the Supervising Teacherís Journal, lesson plan critiques, etc., should support ratings and comments on the evaluations. Return original copies of the independent and collaborative evaluation forms to the university supervisor by the designated date.

 
 

  

 


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