School of Education Program Responses to Assessment Results Adolescent Program Background: Results of recent alumni, employer, and exit surveys consistently suggest that our graduates feel less prepared in the areas of classroom management skills and the ability to use technology in the classroom than in other areas. Please answer the following questions regarding your program: How is classroom management being addressed in the program? - explicit lessons/assessments in 631 and we are working to connect 631 and 640 more closely in this area. - At least one session on explicit class management strategies in 640 and the emphasis on using effective instructional planning to support effect class management (Weinstein and case studies) - Requirement of all MST students to take 684, focusing on management When in the program is classroom management being addressed? See above In which courses is classroom management being addressed? 631, 640, 641-- , 684 Please provide one or two action steps that your program will take to improve the area of classroom management instruction. - Continue to align 631 and 640 and explore sequencing which will allow them to be taken together - Make content related to class management explicit in course sessions rather than implicit as part of good instructional planning - Insure this priority as we develop dual degree program - Orient field supervisors to insure explicit discussion, support and evaluation of class management competencies How is technology being addressed in the program? - We are unclear about how technology is systematically embedded in courses Some courses explicitly deal with technology ( see below). When in the program is technology being addressed? - teacher discretion in general – in 656 explicitly School of Education Program Responses to Assessment Results In which courses is technology being addressed? - 656 - 642 has a requirement to create a lesson using technology in a value-added way and there is a course session on technology in the social studies Please provide one or two action steps that your program will take to improve the area of technology instruction. - request more available technology including Smartboards (only one classroom in Miller and one in Buchsbaum and one In NYC) Elmo, IPads, Flip cameras, electronic data collection and analysis tools - request of Faculty Affairs that professional development include technology use with plans for differentiated professional development, including professional development for adjuncts Please e-mail responses to Dean Spencer ([email protected]) and Jason Diffenderfer ([email protected]).