For this assignment, you will do a mock pre-conference and post-conference and watch 1 of the 3 teacher-observation videos located in the Reading & Study folder of Module/Week 8 (“Adam Maitland’s Classroom Observation – Elementary,” “Science Lesson Study – Investigation-Colloquium Method – Middle School,” and “John Huber – Classroom Observation – High School”).
The focus of the observation must be established in the pre-observation conference. For this portion, you will write about how you would handle a pre-conference, including what questions you would ask, and what information you would expect to learn from the teacher during the pre-conference.
During the observation, you will complete an observation form in order to evaluate the instruction. This completed form must be turned in with your assignment.
For the post-observation conference, you will script out the conversation you might have with the teacher.
The cycle must follow a sequence such as the one depicted in the table below:
Articulation of the purpose and function of the observation cycle.
Identification of the focus of the first observation.
Analysis and interpretation of the data.
Articulation of the outcomes of the final observation and a review of the previous outcomes.
Discussion of the implications of the data.
Articulation of instructional recommendations by both the teacher and the observer.
Identification of the focus of the second observation.
Generation of a written script describing each step of the cycle, a prescription for instructional improvement, and the teacher’s perspective of the cycle.
This assignment must be written in current APA format. Use a fictitious name for the teacher for privacy purposes.
SuperVision and Instructional Leadership
Carl D. Glickman; Stephen P. Gordon; Jovita M. Ross-Gordon