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PATHWISE CLASSROOM OBSERVATION SYSTEM DOMAIN A: ORGANIZING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR STUDENT LEARNING.

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1 PATHWISE CLASSROOM OBSERVATION SYSTEM DOMAIN A: ORGANIZING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR STUDENT LEARNING

2 Domain A b Knowledge of the content to be taught underlies all aspects of good instruction. b Teachers must use their understanding of students and subject matter to decide on learning goals; to design appropriate activities and materials; to sequence instruction and design or select evaluative strategies.

3 Primary Sources of Evidence for Domain A b Class Profile b Instruction Profile b Preobservation Interview

4 Criteria for Domain A A1. Becoming familiar with relevant aspects of student’s background knowledge and experiences. A2. Articulating clear learning goals for the lesson that are appropriate to the students. A3. Demonstrating an understanding of the connections between the content learned previously, currently, and in the future.

5 Criteria for Domain A [cont.] A4.Creating or selecting teaching methods, learning activities, and instructional materials or other resources that are appropriate to the students and aligned with goals of the lesson. A5. Creating or selecting evaluation strategies that are appropriate for the students and that are aligned with goals of the lesson.

6 Criterion A1 b Prior knowledge of subject b Skills b Motivation to learn b Developmental level b Cultural Experiences b Diversity b Beliefs & Values b Number of Students b Pretesting b Class Discussion b Observation b Home visits b Communicating with parents/students b Involved with students outside of cla

7 Criterion A2 b Lesson objectives or learning outcomes b Distinguish goals from activities b Knowledge, concepts, facts, values b Rationale for objectives b Modifications b Objectives visually displayed b Lesson Plan b Plan for individualizing instruction b Articulation of clear learning outcomes

8 Criterion A3 b Sequence content across lesson b Relate to content to past, present, future b Fit current lesson with the broad scope of the discipline b Prerequisite learning b Connection of content to past and future lesson-unit plan. b Set and Closure of lesson plan. b Chart of skills/concepts b Curriculum guides

9 Criteria A4 b Foster student involvement b Variety of methods b Grouping for instruction b Materials & resources b Appropriate b Alignment b Instruction Profile b Lesson plan b Grouping of Students b Strategies utilized b Connection of goals, methods, activities, materials and evaluation.

10 Criterion A5 b Alignment with objectives b Appropriate & systematic b Variety of assessments b Provides information about learning b Tests b Self evaluation b Peer evaluation b Anecdotal records b Portfolios b Products b Video-audio-taping b Checklists

11 Your Portfolio b DOCUMENT-Create a system/checklist to show you are addressing each criteria in the four domains. b WORK SAMPLES – Include as many performance based evidences as possible. [I did this, not my teacher.] b ORGANIZATION – Less is more – Be selective in your portfolio work samples.

12 Reflections in your Portfolio A short paragraph to explain “why I chose this evidence for this criteria” would be beneficial to include.


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