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    • Patricia Brock
      Patricia Brock commented on the blog I hope all are doing well!
      Thank you for letting me know, Toby!
      • Toby Marxuach-Gusciora
        Toby Marxuach-Gusciora commented on the blog I hope all are doing well!
        Thanks for the update but i do not have any EC teachers.      
        • Patricia Brock
          Patricia Brock published a blog post I hope all are doing well!
          New EC lesson plan
          • Judith Schwartz
            Judith Schwartz replied on the discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
            I have been reviewing the templates the student teachers I visit have been completing before my visit.  Here is a suggestion: The learning objective(s) should be at the top of the plan on the first page under the "Standards... view reply
            • Barry Amper
              Barry Amper replied on the discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
              Actually, students can use this template for the EdTpa.  Also, except for formal observations, there is no formal lesson plan for day to day use in the NYCDOE, as per contract.  Besides, does it really matter how the necessary information... view reply
              • Arnold  Levine
                Arnold Levine replied on the discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
                I feel for the TFs.  They use the lesson plan required by the administration.  When they take the ed.TPA, they will be required to complete the ed.TPA Lesson Plan Format.  During the visits by their Field Consultant the TFs will use... view reply
                • Toby Marxuach-Gusciora
                  Toby Marxuach-Gusciora replied on the discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
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                  • Toby Marxuach-Gusciora
                    Toby Marxuach-Gusciora replied on the discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
                    I have met with  7 of my 8 teachers only one teacher found it confusing. Several liked it because it made them think about several things they had not thought about  previously. Also some of them used it in their classes this summer.I have... view reply
                    • Judith Abel
                      Judith Abel added a new discussion topic Training for TFs on lesson plan template
                      Now that I have visited all my teachers and received a lesson plan from each of them, I am sensing that they are confused about it.  One of my teachers said he just got the template via email shortly before I met with him.  He says it is...
                        • Arnold  Levine

                          By Arnold Levine

                          I feel for the TFs.  They use the lesson plan required by the administration.  When they take the ed.TPA, they will be required to complete the ed.TPA Lesson Plan Format.  During the visits by their Field Consultant the TFs will use the Pace Lesson Plan Format.  To be or not to be that is the question?  Which format will be best for them? Which format will they use when they are flying on their own?  I have my thoughts.  What do you think?

                          • Barry Amper

                            By Barry Amper

                            Actually, students can use this template for the EdTpa.  Also, except for formal observations, there is no formal lesson plan for day to day use in the NYCDOE, as per contract.  Besides, does it really matter how the necessary information needed to teach a lesson is presented?  A good lesson is a good lesson.  The Pace Template helps them organize that plan.  The same information is necessary for any lesson - so maybe it is good that they learn to be flexible.  In the long run, it is Pace's School of Education's template that they must use for anything Pace, at least for the time being or until the format or requirements change.  Thoughts?

                             

                             

                            • Judith Schwartz

                              By Judith Schwartz

                              I have been reviewing the templates the student teachers I visit have been completing before my visit.  Here is a suggestion:

                              The learning objective(s) should be at the top of the plan on the first page under the "Standards Addressed". As an observer the first thing I look for is student's mastery of the objective(s).  Teachers typically have on the board an "Aim" or "SWBAT". I think the objective (s) is the most important part of the plan and teachers often lose sight of the objective and its mastery.

                            • Valerie Joseph
                              Valerie Joseph replied on the discussion topic Lesson plan template
                              The newly created lesson plan template will better prepare students for the EdTPA. I agree with Judith on the importance of recommending to students to include questions in their lesson plan that they will ask during the lesson.  A good... view reply
                              • Toby Marxuach-Gusciora
                                Toby Marxuach-Gusciora replied on the discussion topic Lesson plan template
                                This template  helps the teachers to write a plan with more detail and thought. It also leads them to reflect on their lesson.   view reply
                                • Barry Amper
                                  Barry Amper replied on the discussion topic Lesson plan template
                                  Hi Judith.  I thank you personally and on behalf of the rest of the committee for your compliments.  There actually is a box for assessment:  It is shadowed in gray (Assessments) and it is part of the learning goals/objectives... view reply
                                  • Judith Abel
                                    Judith Abel added a new discussion topic Lesson plan template
                                    Thanks to the committee that created the lesson plan template.  I am sure it was not an easy job.  I did not sit on the committee so it may be that there is a reason that there was no box for assessment. I wonder if that is why my teaching...
                                      • Barry Amper

                                        By Barry Amper

                                        Hi Judith.  I thank you personally and on behalf of the rest of the committee for your compliments.  There actually is a box for assessment:  It is shadowed in gray (Assessments) and it is part of the learning goals/objectives box.  The specific question is 'how will you determine if these lesson goals and objectives have been met?  Specify the assessment, whether it is informal or formal, and any modifications so that all students can demonstrate learning.'  It is also asked for again in the instructional sequence box asking for accommodations and supports.  If you do not see this on the lesson plan, let me know.

                                        I also agree that the questions be included as part of the lesson.  It is also part of the lesson plan in the directions about completing the Instructional Sequence.  Again, if you do not see this in the lesson, please let me know.

                                        • Toby Marxuach-Gusciora

                                          By Toby Marxuach-Gusciora

                                          This template  helps the teachers to write a plan with more detail and thought. It also leads them to reflect on their lesson.

                                           

                                          • Valerie Joseph

                                            By Valerie Joseph

                                            The newly created lesson plan template will better prepare students for the EdTPA. I agree with Judith on the importance of recommending to students to include questions in their lesson plan that they will ask during the lesson.  A good resource to use to assist students in developing questions at varied levels of cognition is the Dept. of Ed.'s Depth of Knowledge (similar to Bloom's Taxonomy).

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