Step 6 Directions:
After you have implemented each lesson in the unit, as well as completed the post-assessment, collaborate with your cooperating teacher/mentor to analyze the results of the post-assessment and determine student learning. Review your data and whether there is a student or group of students who have not mastered the objectives, and discuss what you will do to further develop students’ knowledge and skills.
Complete the Post-Test and Post-Assessment tables in STEP Standard 6. Respond to the questions in Standard 6 based on the assessment results.
Step 7 Directions:
Reflective practice is crucial in education and becomes the foundation for ongoing growth and development as a professional. Once you have implemented the lessons within your unit, you should reflect on how the instructional practices influenced the learning outcomes. The assessment data provides tangible evidence that you can use to tie outcomes back to instruction. You should also determine what revisions you could make to the design of the unit in order to improve student learning.
After analyzing and reflecting on your experiences developing and delivering your instructional unit, complete STEP Standard 7. In the template, list three short-term goals to improve specific areas of your teaching practice based on the unit of instruction, as well as your plan to reach each short-term goal.