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6 Degrees of Preparation. Mentoring Teacher Candidates through the Teacher Performance Assessment Kathleen Ofstedal - St. Cloud State University April 2011. Topics. Creating a Positive Cohort Mentality Setting the Stage for the TPA Format of the TPA Separating into Manageable Sections

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6 degrees of preparation

6 Degrees of Preparation

  • Mentoring Teacher Candidates through the

  • Teacher Performance Assessment

  • Kathleen Ofstedal - St. Cloud State University

  • April 2011


Topics

Topics

  • Creating a Positive Cohort Mentality

  • Setting the Stage for the TPA

  • Format of the TPA

  • Separating into Manageable Sections

  • Section by Section Tips for Mentoring


Cohort mentality

Cohort Mentality

  • An educational cohort is a group of students who, in this case, work together toward completing a TPA. 

  • Can be positive or negative - this depends on you!

  • Provides built-in support, knowing that they are not alone.

  • The sense of community, tangible supports, and solid new friendships provide an incentive to come to class and finish. 


Cohort building activity

Cohort Building Activity

  • First Day

  • To disclose personal information to class as appropriate

  • Builds trust

  • Leadership begins to emerge

  • http://www.growyourownteachers.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=70


Setting the stage

Setting the Stage

  • Teaching is an Art and a Science

  • Hard Copy of Handbook

  • 3-ring Binder

  • Vocabulary

  • TPA is not an assignment, separate from their student teaching


Format process

Format & Process

  • Format of TPA

  • Process for mentoring in class/seminars

  • Assessing candidates’ progress


Tpa sections

TPA Sections

  • Have candidates turn in work weekly

  • Do not allow them to get behind

    • Give points for each section turned in on time

    • Late sections lose points


Section by section tips

Section by Section Tips


Context for learning

Context for Learning


Planning instruction

Planning Instruction


Assessing student learning

Assessing Student Learning


Instructing and engaging students in learning

Instructing and EngagingStudents in Learning


Academic language

Academic Language


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