"A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow's dreams." ~Author Unknown
On behalf of the Dean, faculty of the College of Education & Human Services, and the Office of Professional Services (OPS), I am confident your student teaching placement(s) will provide you with rich, diverse experiences that prepare you to be a more effective classroom teacher. As you go out into the school divisions this semester, please remember that we expect your interactions with the university supervisor, school administrators, cooperating teacher(s), parents and students to reflect a high degree of professionalism.
The agenda, handouts and presentations from Seminar Day are included here for your reference and convenience. The evaluation form regarding your assigned university supervisor is also included here for submission at the end of each 7.5 weeks if you have two placements or at the end of the 15 weeks if you only have one placement.
The Clinical Experience Placements Handbook (pdf) provides an overview of the varying roles of the university supervisor, cooperating teacher, host school principal, and teacher candidate. It also includes suggestions and checklists that can assist you as you actively participate in this phase of the teacher preparation program. If you do not already have Adobe Reader, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader to download the latest version so that you can access the handbook on the following website:
One of your many responsibilities as a student teacher candidate is to complete the online documents identified below. Handout - Student Teaching Assessments (pdf)
1. Clinical Experience Diversity Report
2. Impact on Student Learning Report
3. Teacher Candidate Survey
Forest Witchcraft once said, "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." We look forward to celebrating the difference you make at Wrap-Up Day and in the years ahead as you begin your career in education.