Analysis & Reflection
Wichita State University
College of Education
Transition to Teaching Licensure Program
Fall 2008 – CI 848
Analysis and Reflection
Class Meeting Dates & Times:
Monday, 5:30 – 6:55, Corbin- 157
(Aug. 25; Sept. 15 & 22; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 & 24; and SATURDAY, Dec. 6)
Additional hours satisfied through Blackboard
Faculty Member: Dr. Judith Hayes, Assistant Professor
Office Address: Office 201, Corbin
Campus Box 28, WSU 67260-0028
Telephone: (316) 978-6580 (main office)
(316) 978-6950 (voice line for Hayes)
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: http://www.wichita.edu/education/alternativecertification
Office Hours: Monday, following class; Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00; or
Note: Weather Cancellations – Call 978-6633 (select 2) to obtain information on weather related class
Credit Hours: 2
In the Transition to Teaching licensure program, this course introduces techniques for analyzing impact
on student learning and effective reflection as well as requiring students to apply those techniques to
specific learning environments. Concurrent enrollment in CI 748 Transition to Teaching Internship 3 is
required. This class utilizes Blackboard to support instruction and enhance collaborative interactions.
Students in this course will have secured a teaching contract in an accredited school system, will have met
the prerequisites for admission to the Transition to Teaching program at Wichita State University, and
will have successfully completed Internships 1 and 2, CI 754E Instructional Planning, and CI 769
Instructional Strategies and Assessment.
Textbook(s) and Related Materials:
o Tomlinson, C.A., McTighe, J. C., (2006). Integrating: Differentiated instruction and
understanding by design. ASCD, Alexandria, VA.
o Related readings linked to Blackboard.
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Each guiding principle, associated with a major topic, is addressed and assessed in this course.
Guiding Principles from the Unit Conceptual Framework*
Alignment with Standards
Human Development and
Connection of Teaching
Effective practices and current trends in teaching. X
Impact on student learning. X X X X
Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of X X X
all students- diversity & exceptionalities.
Teacher talk, questioning, and reflection. X X
Professionalism and growth. X
Technology awareness and application. X
Exploring action research as a means to identify X X X X X X
and implement research based practices identified
by individual needs.
Students will demonstrate use of technology through Blackboard interactions, electronic submission of
assignments, and communication through e-mail. Class sessions will provide opportunities for students to
participate in technology explorations and utilize technology in classroom presentations.
Related Assessment Principles Unit Professional
Conceptual Standards (KSDE,
THE STUDENT WILL: Framework ASHA, NASP)
(PR, HDD, CTA,
T, CKS, C)
Evidenced in attendance, KSDE S-9 & S-10;
participation, timely KSDE S-13
Demonstrate professional dispositions & completion of
behaviors appropriate for a teacher assignments, attitudes PR
educator. that foster collegial
interactions-Bb & class;
Foster collegial relationships through Discussion Board KSDE S-10;
interactions, collaboration, and reflections Cooperative Activities PR, T, C KSDE S-12
using Blackboard. (Presentation)
Understand the demographic makeup of Practice TWS KSDE S-2;
the students in their classroom and HDD, CTA, T KSDE S-7;
demonstrate ability to use on-going KSDE S-10
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analysis of student learning to make
Demonstrate the ability to provide Practice TWS KSDE S-3 & S-4;
different approaches to assessment to CTA, T, CKS KSDE S-8
meet individual student needs.
Demonstrate understanding, integration, Practice TWS KSDE S-1 through S-
application, & analysis of instruction & PR, CTA 13
assessment to standards & students.
Practice TWS, Analysis KSDE S-6;
Use reflection to impact instruction,
of Professional Practice, KSDE S-8 & S-9;
student learning, and personal PR
Reflection of KSDE S-13
Demonstrates understanding, integration, Performance Review & KSDE S-1 through S-
and application of instruction to secure Contract Renewal 13
satisfactory performance review &
Professional behavior becoming of a teacher is expected. Enthusiastic participation in class discussions
and activities is also anticipated. Completion of assignments by final due dates and correction of
assignments that do not meet expectations for mastery is necessary. Assignments listed with an asterisk
have assessment criteria that require students’ performance at a mastery level.
Please make sure that cell phones are turned off during class.
Attendance and Participation – 42 Points
Regular attendance in class is required. It is inappropriate to bring children or to leave them
unattended around the building while you are attending class.
Attendance and punctuality are required attributes for prospective teachers. You are expected to be
involved and stay involved. This means you MUST be in class. Each class will add some new
dimensions to your ability to teach.
It is your responsibility to ask for information you may have missed due to your absence. It is
suggested that you share phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses with other class members. Handouts
will be available in the classroom file folder with your name and assignments are always posted on
Regular reading assignments will be given as homework. Many of the classroom activities, discussion
board interactions, and journal responses will be built upon the knowledge gained through the
Journal Responses & Discussion Board Interactions – 15 Points
A reflective journal prompt or a Blackboard Discussion thread will be provided. The journal prompts will be
posted in the Assignments Folder on Blackboard. The Discussion Board threads will also be in the
Assignments Folder but must be completed in the Discussion Board section of Blackboard. Check Blackboard
on a regular basis. Due: As assigned.
*Practice TWS - 117 Points
The TWS is a performance-based assessment that allows you to demonstrate your impact on student learning
by describing a comprehensive unit that you have taught. This assignment also provides you with an
opportunity to prepare for the KPA, a state administered performance, which enables you to move from a
Conditional License to a Professional License. http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=ess&p=/teacherworksample
Due: November 10
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Presentation Chapter- 26 Points
You will be responsible for working with a group and presenting/teaching the class from one chapter of
Integrating: Differentiated Instruction + Understanding by Design.
Due: According to Sign-up date
Analysis of Professional Practice – 35 Points
This assignment will allow you to analyze your professional practices in four domains- Planning & Preparation;
Instruction; Classroom Environment; and Professional Responsibilities. You will video a lesson and complete a
self-analysis for each domain using Danielson’s Framework for Professional Practices rubric. You will
summarize your findings, interpret the meaning, discuss application of principles from DI and UBD as learned
in class, and include reference resources that could enhance practices in each of the domains.
Due: November 24
Reflection of Professional Practice – 25 Points
This is a comprehensive reflection of your growth as a teacher and a response to your findings from the
Analysis of Professional Practice. This will include a professional development plan that addresses needs.
Due: December 8
Assessments – CI 848 WSU KSDE Standards
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Assessment Instrument and
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
*Practice TWS CTA1,2,4 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Due November 10 CTA5,
Presentation Chapter CKS, P2, x x
Due According to Sign-Up Date PR 2
Analysis of Professional Practice PR2,CTA, x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Due November 24 CKS, C
Reflection of Professional Practice PR, CTA, x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Due December 8 CKS
Journal & Discussion Board P2, x x x x
Due As assigned PR2,
Professional Dispositions P2, x x x
Attendance, Participation... PR2, PR3
Assignments with an asterisk (*) must be completed at the mastery level as indicated.
42 Points Attendance & Participation- 7 class sessions
15 Points Journal responses & Discussion Board Interactions – Due as assigned
26 Points Presentation Chapter- Integrating: DI + UbD
117 Points Practice TWS - Due November 10
35 Points Analysis of Professional Practice – Due November 24
25 Points Reflection of Professional Practice – Due December 8
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Grading is based on the teaching experience, attendance, class contributions, and the completion of course
assignments as indicated above. All courses are letter graded. In order to be recommended for full
licensure (and for continuation in the program) a grade of “C” or better is required in all course work. The
grading policy is as follows:
o A = Regular attendance in class is required with completion of course assignments at 234 - 260 points.
o B = Regular attendance in class is required with completion of course assignments at 208 - 233 points.
o C= Regular attendance in class is required with completion of course assignments at 182 – 232 points.
o D or F = “Unsatisfactory Performance” Assignments and/or attendance are unsatisfactory with completion
of course work at 181 points or below.
The university no longer mails grades at the end of the semester. To obtain your grades
you must go to Shocker One Stop www.wichita.edu/sos .
Both the state of Kansas and national accreditation requires that university programs for the preparation
of teachers and other school personnel be performance-based. In particular, this requires that students not
only pass required courses/attain certain GPAs, but also receive satisfactory ratings on certain required
assessments, many of those embedded within program coursework.
One or more of those required assessments occur in this course. Those assessments are indicated with an
asterisk above and are as follows: *Practice TWS
Candidates failing to attain a satisfactory rating on a required assessment will be required to make
corrections to obtain a satisfactory rating on required assessments.
Academic Honesty: A standard of honesty, fairly applied to all students, is essential to a learning environment.
Students abridging a standard of honesty must accept the consequences; penalties are assessed by appropriate
classroom instructors or other designated people. Serious cases may result in discipline at the college or University
level and may result in suspension or dismissal. Dismissal from a college for academic dishonesty, constitutes
dismissal from the University. (WSU Student Code of Conduct)
Special Needs: ADA: If you have a physical, perceptual, psychiatric/emotional, medical, or learning disability that
may impact your ability to carry out assigned course work, contact the Office of Disability Services (DS), Grace
Wilkie Annex, room 173. (Voice/TDD 978-3309). ODS will review your concerns, confirm your disability, and
determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary. All information and documentation of your disability is
confidential and will not be released by DS without your written permission.
Educational Materials Resource: "Book fine policies are in effect for any materials checked out for this
class from the Library Resource Center (LRC) at the Joyce Focht Instructional Support Center (USD
259), 412 S. Main, Wichita. All materials for this class must be returned and fines paid at the LRC by this
semester's Study Day before grades for this class will be recorded. NOTE: At the time of check out at the
LRC, you will be asked to give your name, WSU student identification number, and identify the
appropriate WSU class and instructor's name."
COE Technology Lab: The Tech Center provides free printing to COE students for student-generated
papers, assignments and projects. However, the following guidelines apply:
Do NOT print documents, handouts, assignments, syllabi, etc. from Blackboard.
Do NOT print lengthy documents such as curriculum standards, course manuals, lab manuals, instruction
Print ONE copy only of papers, assignments, or projects.
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When printing from a website, copy and paste the portion you need into a word document. Do NOT print
the entire website.
When PowerPoint slides, select the print option that enables printing several slides per page and print as a
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Tentative Course Schedule:
Date Time Topic
August 25 4:30 – Review Syllabus; semester outline and focus ; Chapter 1 Integrating: DI +
September 15 4:30 – Chapter 2 Presentation- What Really Matters in Teaching?
6:55 Review elements of Practice TWS; Review elements of Analysis of
Professional Practice; Flip-Camera Check Out
September 22 4:30 – Chapter 3 Presentation- What Really Matters in Learning?
October 13 4:30 – Chapter 4 Presentation- What Really Matters in Planning for Student
November 10 4:30 – Chapter 5 Presentation- Considering Evidence of Learning in Diverse
Practice TWS DUE
November 24 4:30 – Chapter 6 Presentation- Responsive Teaching with UbD in Academically
6:55 Diverse Classrooms
Chapter 7 Presentation- Teaching for Understanding in Academically Diverse
Analysis of Professional Practice DUE
December 1 4:30 – Qualities of Effective Teachers
December 6 9:00 – Corbin- Room 155
SATURDAY 12:00 Combined Year 1-Year 2 Celebration
December 8 No Class Reflection of Professional Practice DUE