Guidelines

The constructive reflection in this domain will center on how you go about planning an instructional unit for implementation in the classroom. In your constructive reflection in this domain, you will provide artifacts of professional quality that demonstrate your ability to plan both long-range instructional units and daily lessons. Students in the elementary education program must provide artifacts from each of the four core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. These artifacts should demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Plan lessons that align with local, state, and national standards (Competency 6)
  • Select instructional strategies and materials/resources to use that are responsive to diverse student needs and appropriate for the subject matter (Competencies 7 & 8)
  • Effectively integrate technology into your lessons (Competencies 7 & 8)

Ability to Plan, Organize, and Prepare for Teaching Rubric
Below Expectations
Meets Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
The constructive reflection lacks depth and/or coherence in describing the planning process and/or the artifacts fail to support the constructive reflection.

Elementary education – The four core content areas are not reflected.
The constructive reflection coherently describes the planning process for both long-range instructional units and daily lessons through a focus on local, state, and national standards as well as the selection and use of appropriate instructional strategies and resources. The reflection is supported by artifacts of professional quality.

Elementary education – The four core content areas are addressed.
In addition to meets expectations:
The constructive reflection and artifacts are insightful and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the planning process; additional artifacts of professional quality are provided to demonstrate competencies in the planning and organizing domain.

Ability to Plan, Organize, and Prepare for Teaching Exemplars
In the link below you will find a student teacher's response to this domain. Notice how she provided examples of lessons for each of the four core content areas. She provided examples of daily lesson plans and lesson plans within a unit. The student teacher discussed how the artifacts demonstrated her ability to plan, organize, and prepare for teaching

Secondary Program:

Social Studies:

Science:

Special Education Program: