SPE 226 Educating the Exceptional Learner Benchmark Assessment Targeted Essential Learning Effective teachers implement lesson plans that utilize diversified strategies to meet the learning needs of students with varying degrees of cognitive abilities. Effective teachers are able to adapt instruction based on learner needs. (APTS 3, 9; INTASC 2; CEC 4, 7) Assessment Tool Selected Project a) Accommodations and Modification of Lesson Plan b) Report - Reflective Analysis Specific Performance/Task(s) • Implement lesson plans. (APTS 3.1) • Select and utilize best practice implementation strategies appropriate to different developmental levels. (APTS 3.7) • Implement differentiated strategies that address diverse learners.
The Function of Rubrics and Spirals Modern education is composed of many assessments methods that can become a good resource for educators to check for knowledge and comprehension of the material that is being taught. Measuring student comprehension requires educators to follow guidelines, and procedures to show student learning. Today, technology has opened many opportunities for educators to create methods of measuring student learning, but rubrics and spirals are the most basic and easiest to use when measuring student learning. The purpose of this essay is to explain the rubrics and spirals, and their uses in the educational setting. First, rubrics are assessment tools utilized in schools at the primary and secondary levels.
Assessment of learning is summative and can confirm that learning has taken place, but assessment for learning is a formative process which determines the learners progress so far and can be used to plan any further learning or development that may be required. Assessment is used to determine if learning and development is taking place with regard to specific criteria. The criteria are usually set by the awarding body for each qualification the learner is taking and will be published on the awarding body’s website or in other course information i.e. the course handbook. The purpose of assessment in learning is to determine the learner’s level of competence by using a range of different methods.
Some theories are based on behaviorism and some on neuroscience and development of the brain, while others are just based on experimentation by theorists and their observations. Teaching theories and the implications from instruction are interwoven with learning theories. Learning theories shape teaching theories because you will most logically teach what you believe or what has been proven through testing to help students learn most effectively and successfully. Their implications address organization, presentation, usage, activities, evaluation, assessment, and other methods utilized in order to instruct in the best method that fosters learning. Conditioning theories are those that explain learning due to the environment that exists around learners.
Influences on Elementary and Middle Schools Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky Influences on Elementary and Middle Schools Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky The influence of academic researchers, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, has heavily influenced both the elementary and middle schools of the 21st Century. Both theorists have contributed to the field of education by offering their distinct explanations for children’s cognitive learning styles and capabilities. We can find their influence not only in classroom teaching styles and curricula and pedagogy, but also in the design of school buildings. Every experience and interaction has an impact on early development and this is especially important in the classroom environment where interactions establish cognitive base. This is known as the cognitive development theory, as children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate and explore their world.
Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle. The teacher’s role, responsibilities and boundaries are permanently changing, evolving and being assessed in order to give the best possible learning experience to all students. Using the teaching/training cycle can benefit your personal development if you refer to and use its principles. The first stage of the cycle is Identify needs, this begins with the initial assessment where we can determine the learners needs and the correct course for them to achieve. We use a quickscan, and VAK test which helps to determine the learner style, (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic).
Teachers can analyse performance using tests or questioning the pupils after completing an activity. Plans could include differentiated classroom groups, built in review time. Plan to give pupils examples of a variety of skills, attitudes, standards and qualities to aim for. (b) the learners Peer and self assessment are activities that actively engage pupils with their level of understanding and the quality of their work and help them to reflect on how to improve. Pupils must be familiar with learning objectives, outcomes and success criteria and feel confident in how to interpret them.
In this essay, I will discuss more about caning done in schools which are executed as a part of the learning process. The word ‘effective’ means that the action which produces the result that is wanted or intended. It can be easily understood as producing a successful result, in this context, successful in educating. It is a must for me to give a clear picture of the real context of ‘educating’ which is used in the research question. Generally, people understand the word ‘educate’ as to teach somebody over a period of time in schools, universities and etc.
Rubrics and Spirals Amy Kvenvold Grand Canyon University: SPE-330 Special Education Foundations and Frameworks Professor Hebert March 2, 2013 Rubrics and Spirals The purposes of Rubrics and spirals are to evaluate student learning and for teachers it is used to support learning. Both have their definite purpose in education, and can be used to ensure better results for our students. While both can be used as tools for evaluating students, they may not both work for a particular situation. A rubric may be more appropriate for one situation where a spiral will be best for another. Rubrics are a great tool to help students understand expectations for an assignment.
Page five of the HSIE syllabus is the introduction where the key learning areas are introduced. These key learning areas develop ideas within students about the social and physical environment and people that surround them. The elements or key learning areas; knowledge and understandings, skills, values and attitudes is a progress where students learn through experiences. Within these elements are four strands; change and continuity, cultures, environments and social systems and structures (2006). These subject areas or strands are to ensure that the syllabus content is covered (Lecture 2 30/7/08).