TEACHING LITERACY IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL K-6
Field Experience ~ SPRING 2015
Student Name: ________________________________________
Hamline email address:__________________________
Hamline ID#: _______________________
Instructor: Terri Christenson CRN #31019 and CRN# 31036
GED 7846/7847 - Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School, Part I and Part II
Type of Experience:
Duration, Frequency and Approximate Dates:
30 hours total
At least 20 of the 30 required hours must be completed in an elementary literacy classroom. Specific school and classroom locations will be determined early in the term in collaboration with Hamline’s Office of Clinical Experience.
Expectations for the remaining 10 hours are flexible can be fulfilled in the following ways. Teacher candidates can:
Extend the arranged 20 hour clinical experience to 30 hours
Serve as a literacy volunteer or literacy tutor
Support or facilitate an after school literacy program
Complete the 10 flexible hours in their own classroom
Clinical experience reflections, assignments, and a log documenting the 30 hours will be required.
1. Clearly communicate arrival and departure times with the cooperating teacher.
2. Arrive in the classroom early each week and come well prepared.
3. Remain trustworthy in commitments to cooperating teacher.
4. Dress professionally.
5. Clearly communicate course assignment requirements with the cooperating teacher in advance of implementation (See Clinical Placement Handbook for specific assignment expectations.)
6. Contribute to the classroom environment in positive and supportive ways.
7. Support the cooperating teacher as requested. Offer assistance as needed.
8. Regularly engage with students to support their growth and development.
Host Teacher Involvement:
1. Share time each week with a small group of teacher candidates.
2. Provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to observe, interact with students, and learn from your teaching.
3. Support teacher candidates as they fulfill their course assignments.
4. Complete a final evaluation of the teacher candidate’s contributions to your classroom environment.
No direct classroom supervision from Hamline.
Will be sent at the end of the semester.
Terri Christenson, Ph.D.
Office of Clinical Experience
School of Education