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1 Teacher Candidates, Cooperating Teachers, and USC Upstate Supervisors

2  Capstone Experience  First Extensive Classroom Experience  FOCUS: Work independently, positive, in- depth interaction = SUCCESS  Teacher Candidate-Cooperating Teacher- Supervising Teacher = Expectations

3  Follow Cooperating Teachers’ schedule – Daily and semester  Be on time and in attendance every day  Dress appropriately  Conduct themselves professionally  Keep weekly journal  Create lesson/unit plans  Develop calendar of responsibilities

4 ONE PLACEMENTTWO PLACEMENTS  Early Childhood  Elementary  Secondary ◦ English ◦ Mathematics ◦ Social Studies/History ◦ Chemistry  Spanish, Art, Special Education/LD, PE ◦ Elementary ◦ ML/Sec ◦ K-12 Certification  Middle Level ◦ Subject change within school ◦ 2 areas of concentration

5  All Teacher Candidates began on the first report day for teachers in January at their assigned school  First Placement ends on February 21st  Second Placement starts on February 24th  Directed Teaching ends on April 25th  Share Fair on April 28th

6 QUESTIONS?

7  Spartanburg 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7  Union County  Cherokee County  Greenville, Pickens, Laurens, Anderson, and Oconee Counties  Sumter County = USC Sumter

8  Competent in ADEPT Performance Standards  School Introductions/Schedules  Work Space  Implementation Plan for ST ◦ Orientation Period ◦ Assume Classroom Duties ◦ Work Toward Independence  Approving Lesson Plans/Units  Daily Feedback on Instructional Process  Classroom Management Techniques

9  Each Cooperating Teacher will complete at least 2 formal ADEPT observations on APS 4-9 and at least one formal ADEPT observation on APS 1-3, 10.  Each USC Upstate Supervisor will complete at least 4 formal ADEPT observations on APS 4-9 and at least two formal ADEPT observation on APS 1-3, 10.  Each student will have at least 9 formal ADEPT observations at the end of the experience.

10  CT will gain the necessary ADEPT observation forms from their Upstate Supervisor.  CT will complete the observation forms and give those observation forms to the Supervisor before the end of the experience.  Additional observations may be completed during the experience and are available from the Upstate Supervisor.

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12 FORMS to Complete NOW*Complete at END  ADEPT Orientation Information (online)  ADEPT Verification Form (online)  Cooperating Teacher Educational Background and Experience Form (online)  Standards of Professional Conduct (online)  Teacher Education Program Evaluation (online)  ADEPT Formative Evaluation Form (form)  ADEPT Formative Review Form (form)

13  The reward for working with a teacher candidate is a sense of satisfaction derived from assisting in the preparation of a new member of the teaching profession.  USC UPSTATE also provides remuneration for those individuals in public schools who agree to work with teacher candidates by offering cooperating administrators and cooperating teachers the privilege of taking graduate coursework through the USC UPSTATE or the USC graduate program at a reduced rate of tuition.  Cooperating administrators are eligible to take one graduate course for $15.00 during the two years following their hosting a teacher candidate in their school.  For each teacher candidate supervised in a placement, the cooperating teacher is eligible to take one graduate course for $15.00 during the next two years.

14  Experience in classroom (70 days) +  CT attending meetings +  CT completing ADEPT observations (at least 3) +  CT completing the online documents ====  = Recertification letter & a reduced tuition course (3 hour).

15 Questions?

16 Administrative DutiesInstructional Duties  Representative of SoE  Closest to Current Experience  Get to know the school’s administrators  Signing in at each visit  Responsible for SoE paperwork  Communicating with Field Coordinator  Working with ST and ADEPT = ALL APS  Setting high expectations for Student Teachers  Responsible for syllabus implementation  Consistent at all times  Implementation Plan

17  USC Upstate Supervisors will complete with ONE PLACEMENT ST: ◦ 4 ADEPT observations on APS 4-9 ◦ 2 ADEPT observation on APS 1-3, 10 ◦ Total of 4 and 2 (at least)  USC Upstate Supervisors will complete with TWO PLACEMENT ST: ◦ 2 ADEPT observations on APS 4-9 IN EACH PLACEMENT ◦ 1 ADEPT observation on APS 1-3, 10 IN EACH PLACEMENT ◦ Total of 4 and 2 (at least)

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19  Week 1Introductions, Planning Visit  Week 3University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #1  Week 4University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #2  Week 5Cooperating Teacher’s First Formative Assessment  Week 7University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #3  Week 8University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #4  Week 9Cooperating Teacher’s Second Formative Assessment  Week 11University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #5  Week 12University Supervisor’s ADEPT Formative Observation #6  Week 14University Supervisor’s ADEPT Summary Assessment from three-way conference; Cooperating Teacher’s USC Upstate Program Evaluation

20  Student Teachers’ Responsibilities?  Cooperating Teachers’ Responsibilities?  Upstate Supervisors’ Responsibilities ?

21 ACADEMICS ⇓ School of Education ⇓ Right-side of page: ⇒ “Faculty Only” ⇓ “Cooperating Teachers Only” ⇓ “Student Resources” ⇓ “Field Experiences Handbook”

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25  Teacher Candidates/Directed Teaching  Meet periodically during the semester  Held by USC Upstate Professors – after school day  Evaluates Exit Portfolios  Works with student’s Teacher Work Sample  Issues Addressed

26  Diversity Conference  March 6, 2014  USC Upstate Attendance will be maintained by Cooperating Teacher and Upstate Supervisor. Days absent will be made up at the end of the experience except for Diversity Conference.

27 is the key to the successful completion of the Directed Teaching experience for all those involved this semester!

28  Debbie Whittingham  Coordinator of Field Experiences  School of Education, Health Education Complex  Office 3025   Office:  Fax:  Emergency:


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