Welcome KU
Cooperating Teachers
2012-2013
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2012~2013
Kutztown University College of Education
Clinical Experience & Outreach Office
“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I learn.
Involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin
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2012~2013
Kutztown University…
A Rich History
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Kutztown University dates back to the 19th
Century; established in 1866 as the Keystone
Normal School
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Of more than ninety institutions in Pennsylvania
that prepare teachers, Kutztown University is
one of about twenty to be accredited by the
prestigious National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE)
2012~2013
KU Current Enrollment…
10,700 students
COE Serves
 Most from
 2,225 undergrads
Pennsylvania,
 18 post-bac
including…
programs
 31 other states
 533 graduate M.A.,
 42 countries
M.Ed. & M.L.S.
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 60 % Female
 40 % Male
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With whom do we work?
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Affiliation Agreements & Placements…
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Eighty-seven school districts
Twelve county area
Ramey Unit School, Department of
Defense, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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KU Faculty…
 Teaching
focused with scholarly
expertise
 Engaged in research, writing &
consulting
 87% have their doctorate or terminal
degree
 Student / faculty ratio 20:1
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2012~2013
KU Certification Programs
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Pre-K - Gr 4 Early Childhood Education
Gr 4-8
Middle Level Education
Math & Science
Math & Social Studies
Math & English/LA & Reading
Science & English/LA & Reading
Science & Social Studies
 Special Education Pre-K – 8 ( w/ El Ed dual major)
Secondary: English, Math, Modern Language, Science,
Social Studies
Art Education, Music Education & Library Science
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All programs include…
9 credits
Special Education
 3 credits
English Language Learning
 190 hours
Field Experience
 Stages 1 & 2 Observation & Exploration
 Stage 3
Pre-Student Teaching
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 Stage 4
Clinical Experience
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Teacher Candidate Placement
Process
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Co-ops are identified yearly for the following
year (Willingness To Serve List)
Requests made based on geographic location,
grade/content area, and diversity
Principals check availability with co-ops; confirm
with district central office
Tentative confirmation mailing goes to HR
directors, principals, and cooperating teachers in
May/January for the following semester
Co-ops are notified via letter from OCE&O
(Office of Clinical Experience & Outreach)
2012~2013
Potential Changes in Assignments
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Praxis/ PAPA/ PECT Scores
Clearances
A change in one of the two placements for
various reasons
Supervision
Conflict of interest
Student’s personal life
2012~2013
Teacher Education Program
Development
Pennsylvania Department of
Education:
Regulates the training of
teachers (admissions, certification,
program specifics, etc.)
Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education (PASSHE)
Establishes stipend for cooperating teachers
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(NCATE) National Council
for Accreditation of
Teacher Education
 Aligns Kutztown’s
program with national
standards for
admissions, program
improvements, etc.
New coop pay is $122.50
w/attendance at
orientation
All subsequent pay is
$245 per placement
2012~2013
Teacher Preparation based on…
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PDE Chapter
354 – “General
Standards and
Procedures for
Institutional
Preparation of
Professional
Educators”
 Enhancing
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Professional
Practice: A
Framework
for Teaching
by Charlotte
Danielson
~ Chapter 354 of Pa School Code~
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Establishes
 Two-tier system for
teacher education
programs
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State requirements
for student
teaching
Two Tiers
Pre Candidacy & Candidacy
Teacher Education
Certification Candidate
Pre-Candidates
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Pass PAPA
Register for all Praxis II
or PECT exams
Complete 12 credits of
Chapter 354 mandatory
college level course work
Complete 48 hours
Earn GPA of 3.0
Obtain background
checks
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Maintain GPA 3.0
Complete required
education/content
courses
Complete minimum of
115 hours of field
experiences
Obtain new background
checks
Practicum
Designed to complement
Clinical Experience
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Why Practicum?
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To provide support through collaboration
with other Teacher Candidates
To share innovative ideas from the field
To help students transfer theory into
practice
To develop students professionally
To prepare students to seek a
professional position
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Practicum Schedule
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Elementary & Special
Education Majors
Attend practicum
every Tuesday
Meet from 4:00-5:00
Professional
Development Day
November 2, 2012
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Secondary, Art, Music
& Library Majors
Attend practicum
every Tuesday
Meet from
3:00-5:00 PM
Co-operating Teacher Responsibilities
Co-ops will . . .
 Help the teacher
candidate gradually
develop into a classroom
teacher
 Prepare for the teacher
candidate’s arrival
 Help the student
transition upon arrival
 Model excellence and
support the student’s
development.
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Evaluation . . .
 Review the evaluation
with teacher candidate
regularly
 Discuss progress with
the supervisor
 Provide and document
manageable ways to
succeed
 Contact OCE&O with any
concerns
2012~2013
The
Evaluation
Process …
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10/7/2015
Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for
Teaching by Charlotte Danielson
Adopted by KU College of Education as a means
to evaluate Teacher Candidates
 Intended to serve as “a road map to guide
novice teachers . . . And a means to focus
improvement efforts”
 Based on a body of research to identify
principles of effective practice and classroom
organization; grounded in a constructivist
approach to learning and teaching
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Danielson Framework of Effective
Teaching
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Four Domains:
1. Planning and Preparation
2. The Classroom Environment
3. Instruction
4. Professional Responsibilities
Evaluation for Student Teachers will follow
Danielson’s Domains / PDE 430
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Evaluation…
Category I: Planning and Preparation (Before & After Lesson)
A. Knowledge of content
B. Knowledge of pedagogy
C. Knowledge of Pa. K -12 Academic Standards
D. Knowledge of students and how to use this knowledge
to impact instruction
E. Use of resources, materials or the technology available
through the school or district
F. Instructional goals that show a recognizable sequence
with adaptations for individual student needs
G. Assessments of student learning aligned to the
instructional goals and adapted for individual student
needs
H. Use of educational psychological principles/theories in
the construction of lesson plans and setting
instructional goals
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Evaluation…
Category II: Classroom Environment (During Lesson)
A. Expectations for student achievement with value placed on the
quality of student work
B. Attention to equitable learning opportunities for students
C. Appropriate interactions between teacher and students and
among students
D. Effective classroom routines and procedures resulting in little or
no loss of instructional time
E. Clear standards of conduct and effective management of student
behavior
F. Appropriate attention given to safety in the classroom to the
extent it is under the control of the teacher candidate
G. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students
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Evaluation
Category III: Instructional Delivery (During the Lesson)
A. Use of knowledge of content and pedagogical theory through
his/her instructional delivery
B. Instructional goals reflecting Pennsylvania K-12 standards
C. Communication of procedures and clear explanations of content
D. Use of instructional goals that show a recognizable sequence, clear
student expectation and adaptations for individual student needs
E. Use of questioning and discussion strategies that encourage many
students to participate
F. Engagement of students in learning and adequate pacing of
instruction
G. Feedback to students on their learning
H. Use of informal and formal assessments to meet learning goals and
to monitor student learning
I. Flexibility and responsiveness in meeting the learning needs of
students
J. Integration of disciplines within the educational curriculum
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Evaluation
Category IV: Professionalism (Before and after Lesson)
A. Knowledge of school and district procedures and regulations related to
attendance, punctuality and the like
B. Knowledge of school or district requirements for maintaining accurate
records and communicating with families
C. Knowledge of school and/or district events
D. Knowledge of district or college’s professional growth and
developmental opportunities
E. Integrity and ethical behavior, professional conduct as stated in
Pennsylvania Code of Professional and Conduct for Educators, and local,
state, and federal laws and regulations
F. Effective communication, both oral and written with students,
colleagues, paraprofessionals related service personnel and
administrators
G. Ability to cultivate professional relationships with school colleagues
H. Knowledge of Commonwealth requirements for continuing professional
development and licensure
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Final Evaluation Procedure
 Submit
Final Evaluation
electronically
 E-mail confirmation of
document receipt by OCEO
 Receive e-mail in order to
print/save document for
records
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Being a Great Co-op Requires . . .
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Memory of what it was like when you
were a practicing teacher. What did you
need? How did you feel? What would
have helped you?
Clear guidelines to follow
Good Communication – provide daily
feedback - review evaluation regularly
Relationships with University – call or email supervisor or OCE&O anytime
2012~2013
Additional Co-op Responsibilities
Co-operating teachers ...
“…are the most
important people in
the student teachers’
professional lives.
They determine the
attitudes student
teachers carry into
retirement.”
Provide the following:
 Sound advice
 A positive perspective
 Professional modeling
 Encouragement
 Perspective
 Letter of
Recommendation OR
Letter of Reference
Anderson, Major, & Mitchell
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Expectations of Teacher Candidates…
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Invited guests in your
school
Follow all policies &
schedules
Professionally dressed
every day
Attend faculty/IEP
meetings, if possible
2012~2013
Attendance & Absences…
In attendance everyday - all day & punctual
 Emergencies – use your judgment
 No personal days are allowed
 Absences: Candidates must…
 Notify co-op, supervisor, school office,
and OCE &O
 Deliver any teaching materials & plans to cooperating teacher
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Teacher candidates
may not substitute
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Role of KU Supervisor
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Liaison between cooperating teacher &
KU
Maintain open line of communication
Share any concerns which may arise
Share goals & expectation of the College
of Education with cooperating teacher &
school
Provide support
2012~2013
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“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something
that will outlast it.” William James
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On behalf of Kutztown University…
Thank you for your support !
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