The steps for effectively planning learning activities is based on the 'pupils individual needs, abilities and interests'. Information gathered from one to ones, observation reports and assessments of the student will inform the learning materials used as well as the curriculum requirements outlined by the education standards organisation. The use of a continuous planning cycle will ensure that the pupils needs and the requirements of the school are met. I would use the following processes to plan learning activities. This includes; * Identifying individual learning needs via one to ones or through observations.
Formative assessment, or assessment for learning, enhances student learning and achievement and helps teachers improve instruction (Wiliam, 2005). Assessing students during class allows teachers to immediately identify misunderstandings and direct students towards reaching desired learning targets (Wiliam, 2005). There are many modes of formative assessment, both formal and informal, including observations, rich questioning, oral presentations, team projects, assignments, peer reviews and self-assessments (McMillan, 2011; Wiliam, 2005). We will discuss two important formative assessment tools specifically and how they enhance learning. Self-assessment To achieve success students need to grasp of what they are doing, how well they are doing it and, what they need to do to improve (Chappuis and Stiggins, 2002).
This understanding should be used to connect the hypothesis and theory with my own practice as a teaching assistant within the school. Furthermore, children’s behaviour, development and current skills should be observed to identify and assess their progression in order to plan tasks that are suitable towards individual needs. Question 2: Make a list of how to perform pupil observations When making
It is important to be knowledgeable of the school curriculum and age related expectations of pupils. Different pupils have different needs; supported students may have specific learning needs (ALN Register) and some may be capable of exceeding expectations of age and curriculum. K4. It is important to know clearly what the teachers aims and objectives and where they fit in the shceme of work. Regular discussions with the class teacher regarding the scheme of work and knowing how they want you to support the class.
UNDERSTAND THE WORK OF THE TEAM | Amanda Poole - Headech | 5/7/2013 | UNDERSTAND THE WORK OF THE TEAM In this assignment, I will be describing why teamwork is important in schools, then moving on to describe the purpose and objectives of the team in which they work. I will go on to describe my own role and responsibilities in my school, along with three others in the team. Lastly, in my assignment I will be describing the importance of respecting the skills and expertise of other practitioners. Definition of teamwork Teamwork, is the process of individuals coming together on a common platform with a common objective of accomplishing a task, a team is formed. Teamwork is the efforts undertaken by each team member for the achievement of the team’s objective, this is known as teamwork, and teamwork is the backbone of any team.
Summative assessments are also necessary to give feedback to the student if the feedback offered is adequate this can be also classed as formative assessment. Oral and written assessments will assess whether the learner can apply the knowledge taught within the lesson. The methods of assessment are observation, testing and questioning all assessment methods should maintain within the SMART targets. This means that they should be specific, measurable, achievable, and measurable and time bound. The summative assessment methods are generally used for credited learners which are defined by awarding bodies such as WJEC for example.
Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle. Identifying needs When planning sessions for learners it is vital that we consider each individual learners needs and the needs of the organisation. As Petty states ‘ each learner is unique and has individual needs. If the needs of our learners are discovered and met, the chances of success are greatly increased.’ (Petty 2004: 496) In addition to this it is vital that teachers know the relevant member of staff to refer students to, and what policies and procedures the organisation has in place. This will aid the teacher in acquiring the right support for learners within their education.
We use a quickscan, and VAK test which helps to determine the learner style, (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic). From the results we can evaluate the correct level and course for the learner to be on and also if additional support is needed throughout the course. Support must be in place before during and after initial assessment. For me I have a LSA in the workshop with me to assist with the learners who may require it. Within the teaching role of my subject it is important I provide a safe learning environment for all students, ensuring that they all engage and participate actively in practical and theory lessons alike.
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Assignment 1 Question 1: Give examples of how you would plan activities. Planning activities is based on pupil’s individual’s interests, needs and abilities, and emphasises the importance of observations and assessments of pupils, although the process for planning is continuous it still consists of these fundamentals: identifying future learning needs, preparing specification of intended learning outcomes for the pupils, observing and recording of the pupils responses including their achievements/ difficulties, identifying each children individual learning needs, preparing for the learning activities, selecting appropriate resources for the learning activities, organizing the learning activities, identifying staff roles, implementing the learning activities, and evaluating how the learning activity went. Therefore as a teaching assistant my role in planning activities would be to attend regular meetings either; once a term, every half term or weekly. Furthermore each day discuss with the teacher about; the lesson plans, objectives of the learning activities, what my contribution to learning activities, how much support and the type of support in which I’m going to offer the pupils, as well as the specific strategies for supporting learning activities. Subsequently I should provide feedback to the teacher after the activity or lesson and inform the teacher on the children or child achievements and difficulties in the activity.