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ERIC Number: EJ833563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
The Annotated Unit: A Description of a Systematic Approach to Documenting Candidate Effectiveness in Student Teaching
Murray, Rosemary; Grande, Marya; DiCamillo, Lorrei; Henry, Julie; Henry, David
Action in Teacher Education, v30 n3 p74-87 Fall 2008
The standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education require that teacher education programs document teacher candidates' effectiveness across different domains. Most challenging for our program is the directive to document the impact that candidates have on preK-12 student learning. To gather information on the effects that our candidates have on preK-12 student learning, we require each candidate to gather and analyze data collected during the creation, implementation, and evaluation of an annotated unit plan. This has opened up new avenues for the faculty, candidates, and professionals in the schools to use when talking about planning, leading, assessing, and reflecting on instruction and student learning. A project that was originally embraced as a way to gather numbers to report to our accrediting body has become a centerpiece of our teacher education programs. In sharing this experience, we are hopeful that other institutions will integrate these ideas into their programs and continue our collaborative efforts to prepare tomorrow's teachers. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A