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OHIO UNIVERSITY THE GLADYS W. & DAVID H. PATTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Office of Clinical Experiences Mission Statement: To assure quality field placements that support The Patton College of Education in preparing leader-educators and practitioners.

Spring 2012

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Athens Campus

Regional Campuses

Maureen Coon, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs & Academic Advising coonm@ohio.edu

Chillicothe Karen Corcoran (Professional Internships) Corcoran@ohio.edu 740.466.8477

Professional Internships in Teaching Debra Shaw (Professional Internships) shawd1@ohio.edu 119D McCracken Hall 740.593.4278 Anne Oberlin (Pre-Primary Professional Internships) oberlina@ohio.edu 119E McCracken Hall 740.593.2881 __________________ Early Field Experiences Anne Oberlin oberlina@ohio.edu 119E McCracken Hall 740.593.2881 Kevin Rice ricek@ohio.edu 119D McCracken Hall 740.593.0676

New Clinical Opportunities for Ohio University Teacher Candidates By John Henning, Chair Teacher Education Thanks to the expertise and dedication of local teachers and administrators, the teacher preparation program at Ohio University offers a diverse array of clinical experiences for teacher candidates. When surveyed, most graduates of teacher preparation programs acknowledge that the most valuable part of their program was the time they spent teaching in classrooms. So let me begin by thanking all teachers and school leaders for contributing so significantly to the preparation of tomorrow’s teachers. The guidance and opportunities you provide preservice teachers is vitally important, and your efforts are deeply appreciated.

Lorna Buskirk (Early Field) buskirk@ohio.edu 740.772.7360 ext.116 ______________________________

Eastern Kathy Chini (Professional Internships) chini@ohio.edu 740.699.2500 ______________________________

Lancaster (Professional Internships) Jane Hart (Early Field) hartj2@ohio.edu 740.654.6711 ______________________________

Southern Kevin Rice (Professional Internships) ricek@ohio.edu 740.593.0676 ______________________________

Recently, a group of teachers, administrators and local schools have been working with Ohio University’s Patton College to provide an extended year-long clinical experience culminating with the professional internship (student teaching). Over the past two years, approximately 20 graduate and undergraduate Adolescent-to-Young-Adult (secondary) majors have volunteered to participate in the program. (cont. on page 2)

Zanesville Dave Goins (Professional Internships) goinsd@ohio.edu Jon Carroll (Early Field) carrolj2@ohio.edu 740.588.1452

Fall 2012-2013 Field Experience Requests If you would like to have a field experience candidate, please contact the designated person listed above.


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Field Experience Candidates Engaging Students

(cont. from page 1) The feedback on the extended clinical experience program has been very positive. Teacher candidates have told us the extended time in the field has helped them form deeper relationships with students, better understand a full year of instructional activities, provide more informed feedback to students, plan better for their professional internships and make a smoother, easier transition to the internship. The cooperating teachers have been equally enthusiastic. They have told us that the longer time in the classroom makes teacher candidates more valuable contributors to student learning. Based on the positive response to the program, approximately 60 Special Education, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent-to-Young-Adult majors have volunteered for year-long placements in 2012-13. Each of these teacher candidates understands the vital importance of classroom experience when learning how to teach. We are delighted to report school leaders and teachers also recognize the potential of these extended experiences and have been working diligently with us to arrange placements for these teacher candidates. These efforts are part of Ohio University’s move to a clinically-based model of teacher education. In this model, teaching practice forms the foundation for learning, rather than coursework. Instead of learning how to teach in courses and then apply that knowledge in the field, teacher candidates are learning through practice that is supported by coursework. As ever, we are so deeply grateful to the hundreds of teachers and administrators who so generously share their expertise with The Patton College of Education teacher candidates. The effectiveness of Ohio University’s teacher preparation program is due in significant part to your efforts. Thank you very much.

2012-2013 Academic Calendar Aug. 27 - Fall Semester Opening Dec. 8 - Last Day of Classes Dec. 10-14 - Examination Period Dec. 15 - Fall Semester Closing Jan. 14 - Spring Semester Opening March 3-9 - Spring Break April 27 - Last Day of Classes April 29 - May 3 Examination Period May 4 - Spring Semester Closing May 13 - Summer Session I Opening June 29 - Summer Session I Closing July 1 - Summer Session II Opening Aug. 17 - Summer Session II Closing May 13 - Full Summer Session Opening Aug. 17 - Full Summer Session Closing

We prepare leader-educators, practitioners and human service professionals who share our commitment to lifelong learning and serving society responsibly as change agents in meeting diverse human and social needs.


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NCATE Accreditation The Patton College of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Maintaining national accreditation is a rigorous process and we appreciate the support of our P-12 partners. As the on site visit approaches, we may be asking for your participation as we prepare our materials. We will also be asking some of you to participate in meetings with the site visitors. We are gearing up for our next on site visit. This fall each program will be submitting their Specialized Professional Association (SPA) reports. These reports include information on the assessments that are conducted in programs including scoring rubrics and data. The NCATE Institutional Report (IR) will be submitted in fall, 2013 and our on site visit is scheduled for fall, 2014. Any questions about NCATE or other accreditation or assessment issues should be directed to Dr. Connie Patterson, Director of Assessment and Academic Improvement at patterc1@ohio.edu or 740-593-0084.

We prepare leader-educators, practitioners and human service professionals who share our commitment to lifelong learning and serving society responsibly as change agents in meeting diverse human and social needs.


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Coming this fall...Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) What is it? The TPA is a new performance-based assessment for all professional interns, beginning in fall semester. It is similar to the Teacher Work Sample (TWS), which interns have completed in the past. Why do I need to know about the TPA? It is a change, and sometimes change can be difficult. Information about this new assessment tool completed by interns may be helpful to you. Ohio University, as well as other universities in Ohio and other states, have been piloting sections of the TPA with the intention of full implementation fall semester 2012. Will I have to do anything different to support my intern? One requirement is that interns videotape some lessons. The tape is for assessment purposes and is submitted to Pearson for evaluation. It will not be shared or viewed by others. How can I learn more? Check out these web sites or contact The Patton College of Education’s Office of Clinical Experiences at 740-593-4278. http://www.ohiohighered.org/education-programs/TPA http://www.ohiohighered.org/education-programs/TPA

2012-2013 Academic Calendar Aug. 27 - Fall Semester Opening Dec. 8 - Last Day of Classes Dec. 10-14 - Examination Period Dec. 15 - Fall Semester Closing Jan. 14 - Spring Semester Opening March 3-9 - Spring Break April 27 - Last Day of Classes April 29 - May 3 Examination Period May 4 - Spring Semester Closing May 13 - Summer Session I Opening June 29 - Summer Session I Closing July 1 - Summer Session II Opening Aug. 17 - Summer Session II Closing May 13 - Full Summer Session Opening Aug. 17 - Full Summer Session Closing

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