Implementing an instructional unit requires analysis of student learning and reflection of teacher practices. To this point, pre-assessment data has been analyzed and a unit designed to address learning needs. The next step is to implement a unit and analyze data to determine learning outcomes.
Implement the unit you have designed. You have already implemented and analyzed the pre-assessment. In this topic, you will implement all lesson activities, correlating formative assessments, and the summative post-assessment. Choose one of the lesson activities to video record a 5-10 minute segment to review and reflect on your teaching. Have your cooperating teacher/mentor review the recording and provide feedback, if possible.
Complete STEP Standard 5 by summarizing, in 500-750 words, your experience teaching your unit. Include the following:
Summary of Unit Implementation
- Discuss each lesson activity and whether the execution of each lesson went exactly as planned.
- Describe the engagement strategies used and if they helped foster the learning goals.
Summary of Student Learning
- Describe your initial perception of the overall student learning.
- Describe the results from your observations and each measurement of learning that supports your initial perception of student learning. (Note: This summary is intended to be brief. It does not need to include detailed data results on formal assessments, as you will be analyzing these more closely in the next topic.)
- Describe one student’s learning or response that caused you to rethink your plans.
- Describe how you responded to that student including why you thought this would improve student progress, and what effect, if any, it had on the student.
Reflection of Video Recording
- Describe your perceptions of your teaching performance.
- Identify one thing you would like to improve upon in your future teaching (be specific), and one thing you felt you did well and how you will build upon it.