Case Title: 1) P2P as a Professional Learning Design_old

Element Title: Pre-Conference Practice ( of 8)

Now you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned so far to a scenario in which you will establish a focus for an observation. For this scenario, assume that you have introduced yourself and have a positive rapport with the teacher.

Mr. S, a middle school science teacher, has indicated that he is working on implementing structures in his class so that all students have the opportunity to engage in scientific discourse as a means to deepen understanding of content.  He is having inconsistent results in classes.   For example, Mr. S believes that some students are not participating and may be getting off task as soon as he leaves their group. 

As a result, Mr. S has been researching discussion strategies and Total Participation Techniques in an attempt to engage all students in genuine discussion. 

He would like for you to observe this class and provide evidence for student engagement and authentic discussion.   

He hopes, upon reflection and examination of the provided evidence, to enhance his facilitation techniques for classroom discussion. This area of improvement, in turn, will advance student learning and active participation for all. 

Based on the scenario described above with the middle school science teacher, Mr. S, and the imagined discussion with him, use the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (KyFfT) to choose the most applicable domain and component.

Element Assessment: Try it! Pre-Conference Practice

Based on the scenario above and the imagined discussion with your peer, use the KyFfT to choose the most applicable domain and component.

A) 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
B) 2D: Managing Student Behavior
C) 3E: Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness
D) 2A: Creating an Environment of Respect
Now that you know which focus to maintain, what form of documentation makes the most sense to use?

A) Tick marks showing the frequency of what is seen
B) Script what is seen and heard
C) Diagram showing what is seen
D) A combination of A. and B.