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April, 2019

Aloha, Mentor Teachers.

Mahalo nui for your continued support of the UHWO teacher preparation programs. We truly value our collaborative efforts, in the service of preparing highly qualified teachers for 21st century students.

In support of our national accreditation process, we need your assistance in evaluating our teacher preparation programs, as a whole, from the perspective of the mentor teacher.

At your earliest convenience, would you be so kind to respond to the following UHWO Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation. Data from this evaluation is critical to the self-study report that we will soon be submitting to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Thank you again for all that you do in the service of excellence in teaching and learning. We look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mary F. Heller, Professor & Education Division Chair
mfheller@hawaii.edu
808-689-2339

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* 1. The semesters that I mentored and observed teacher candidates were (check all that apply)

Items 2-18: Using a 3-point Likert Scale, describe how well you believe the UHWO Teacher Education Program prepares Teacher Candidates to meet the 10 InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Core Teaching Standards in the following categories: The Learner and Learning; Content; Instructional practice; and Professional responsibility.
THE LEARNER AND LEARNING

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* 2. Standard #1: Learner Development: The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

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* 3. Standard #2: Learning Differences: The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.

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* 4. Standard #3: Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.

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* 5. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: The Learner and Learning.

CONTENT

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* 6. Standard #4: Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

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* 7. Standard #5: Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

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* 8. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: Content.

INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE

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* 9. Standard #6: Assessment: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress,and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.

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* 10. Standard #7: Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

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* 11. Standard #8: Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

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* 12. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: Instructional Practice.

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* 13. In meeting Standards 6, 7, and 8, how well prepared were the teacher candidates to incorporate Educational Media and Technology into Assessments, Lesson Planning, and Instructional Strategies?

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* 14. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: Educational Media and Technology.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

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* 15. Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/herchoices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

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* 16. Standard #10: Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

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* 17. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: Professional Responsibility

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* 18. How would you rate the UHWO Teacher Education Program’s effectiveness in preparing its teacher candidates to have a positive Impact on Student Learning, based upon their performance in your classroom?

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* 19. Please provide support and the context (e.g., Early Field, Practicum, Student Teaching) for your ratings re: Impact on Student Learning

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* 20. What do you believe to be the overall UHWO Teacher Education program strengths?

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* 21. What UHWO Teacher Education program changes do you recommend, in order to better prepare future candidates for effective classroom teaching and learning, in general, impact on student learning, in particular?

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* 22. What can the UHWO Education Division do to support your mentoring skills, while working with our teacher candidates?

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* 23. In the future, how likely are you to mentor a UHWO teacher candidate?

Mahalo for your support of our Teacher Candidates!

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