Part 1: Observation
For this field experience, spend time in an elementary classroom, grade K-8, observing a group learning activity and collaborating with your mentor teacher. Coordinate with your mentor teacher to determine the best time to observe a group learning activity. As you are observing, complete the “Group Learning Environment Technique” template.
Part 2: Collaboration
Following your observation, collaborate with your mentor teacher to learn more about the group learning techniques implemented in the classroom.
Below is a list of questions to discuss:
Ask two additional questions of your own.
Part 3: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your observation and collaboration in your mentor teacher’s classroom. Discuss the classroom environment and why it is conducive to group and cooperative learning, expectations, and student engagement. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.