Clinical Field Experience A: Planning For Instruction This assignment is due tomorrow and on time no excuses at all. Everything below is uploaded below ple
This assignment is due tomorrow and on time no excuses at all. Everything below is uploaded below please follow direct it’s 2 parts.. on this one you have to be creative like your interviewing a teacher.
Co-teaching is a common practice in today’s schools. Most special educators will spend at least
part of their careers teaching collaboratively within general education, inclusive classroom
settings. Understanding the expectations of a co-teacher will help special educators meet the
students’ needs and create partnerships within the school community.
Arrange the clinical field experience for this course in a K-12 inclusive setting where you will be
monitored by a certified teacher mentor.
Prior to the clinical field experience, review the requirements of all clinical field experiences for
this course. Create a document to share with your mentor detailing these requirements and
what is being requested of the mentor. This document should include the scheduling required to
complete all assignments.
Allocate at least 4.5 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Part 1: Teacher Interview
Meet with a certified special educator who co-teaches in an inclusive classroom at a school of
your choice; ideally the school is at the grade range in which you would like to teach (e.g.,
elementary, middle, secondary). Co-teaching in this instance would include a special education
teacher working with a general education teacher, paraeducator, instructional assistant, or
related services professional/support staff.
Prior to observing the teacher, ask the following questions:
How often do you meet with your co-teacher for planning purposes and collaboration? Do you
share a planning period or meet outside of school hours?
What partnership arrangement did you make with your co-teacher before you began your
Did you choose the colleague you work with, or was this teaching arrangement assigned to you
without your input?
How did you prepare for being a co-teacher? Do you enjoy it? Why or why not?
What challenges should all special educators be prepared to overcome in inclusive co-teaching
classrooms? What are the benefits of a co-teaching relationship?
What have your personal experiences as a co-teacher shown you related to student success?
Part 2: Observation
After your conversation with the teacher, spend the remainder of your field experience hours
observing and assisting the mentor teacher as he or she teaches, assesses students, and plans
for future lessons. Keep notes on the co-teacher’s role in the classroom as well as the
professional relationship between the two teachers.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor in providing instruction and
support to the class.
In a 250-500 word reflection, discuss the following.
Summarize your observations and conversation, citing specific things you noted. Reflect upon
what you thought you might see and what you actually saw.
Explain how your field experience changed your views about the role of a co-teacher in an
inclusive classroom. Describe any challenges and successes you noted.
Compare your observations to what research has shown about important elements of
Explain how you will use your findings related to co-teaching in the inclusive classroom in your
future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
APA format is required, and solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become
familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical
support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form in the last topic. Directions for submitting
can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
Resource Teacher Know-How
Topic 2 Participation
SPD-550 Topic 2 DQ 2