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ERIC Number: ED471713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Work in Progress: On-Site Methods/Practicum Course and Pre-Service Student Teaching Supervision.
Anderson, Jeanne; Fox, Susan; Weisenburger, Christine; McAuliff, Michael; Arentz, Beth
This document is a PowerPoint presentation intended for K-12 public school educators, administrators, and policy analysts as well as college and university educators involved or interested in teacher preparation programs. The presentation chronicles the partnership between Oswego State University and Parish Elementary School in north central New York state. The document outlines Parish Elementary's first 3 years as a Professional Development School (PDS). Included in the first 3 years was the development of the cornerstone of the program, an onsite teaching methods and student practicum course. An entire section of university methods/practicum students is immersed into Parish Elementary School, where they spend 2 full days per week. One day is spent studying pedagogy and theory, while the second day is spent in classrooms putting that theory to practice. Instruction and supervision are provided by the Parish Elementary teaching staff. All faculty members, including special area teachers, are actively engaged in the methods/practicum experience. Other PDS initiatives include the development of study groups and the formation of a school-based PDS management team. The PowerPoint presentation includes perspectives from the school's teachers, principal, and college staff related to the complexities of PDS work. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A