ELM-210 Topic 5 Clinical Field Experience B: Observation – Strategies and Differentiation


Allocate at least 2.5 hours in the field to support this assignment.

At your field experience site, observe at least one lesson taught by a certified grade 1-8 teacher. Look at the learning strategies and activities utilized during the lesson. Make note of how students are grouped during various learning activities.

Speak with your mentor teacher about differentiation. What considerations are taken into account when learning activities are differentiated for the students in the classroom? Use this field experience to gather ideas for your lessons in Topic 6.

Based on what you have learned from your observations, address the following questions in a 250-500 word reflection.

  1. What were some of the learning strategies and activities utilized during the lesson?

  2. How were the students grouped during the learning activities?

  3. What types of things are taken into account when differentiating learning activities?

GCU format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
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