e. Describe the selected resources and use of technology to support instruction
f. Comment how you used information about the instructional context (community,
children characteristics) for the selection of instruction, strategies, resources, and
g. Provide a sample of some of the activities or assignments and their relation to the
4. Describe how you plan to engage families in the learning activities. Specify the
a. Communication: identify communication strategies to inform families about the
unit activities (How will you inform families about the theme that children will be
b. Resources: Identify two resources from the community and families that you plan
to incorporate into the unit.
c. Family participation: Identify two ways in which families will be able to
participate in the learning activities. (In what ways do you plan families to
participate in the unit?)
d. Home connections: Include a sample home connection activity related to the unit
aimed at extending and engaging the families in their children’s learning
5. Implement your learning activities and maintain a record of the children’s responses to
Part 5: Analysis of Student Learning (NAEYC 3a, 3b, 3c, 4b) (15 points) (Due week 7)
1. Administer your post-assessment. Collect and analyze student data to identify learning
gains based on your instruction. Assessment data are to be provided in a graphical format
that allows comparison of the student performance before and after instruction.
To maintain the privacy of students, assign a number or letter for an
identifier, e.g., Child A. identify each item in the post-test that relates to the learning
objectives and calculate in percentages how many students met the target objective.
2. Based on the data collected, provide a table describing the results per each learning
objective for the whole group (See sample in the appendix section of your syllabus).
Describe what the data reveals about the results of instruction (What does the data say
about achievement for each of the learning objectives? Which ones were met? Which
ones were not? What percentage of students met each learning objective?).
3. Identify the outcomes for subgroups. To create a subgroup, identify a group characteristic
such gender, language level or age level, prior preschool experience. Select one of the
learning objectives and in a table format, present the results of the assessments for this
subgroup. Include a narrative describing the outcomes.
4. Choose two students and analyze their results. In a narrative describe the level of
achievement obtained by each student.
5. Select and include at least two examples of the student’s work and attach these as an
appendix to your report.
Use the chart below to collect data, adding enough rows so that all students are
Student Instructional Instructional Pre- Post %Gain/ Analysis of
Identifier Adaptation Objectives Assessment Assessment Loss* Gain/Loss
*Link to a Percentage Gain Calculator (http://convertalot.com/percentage_gain_calculator.html) to determine
the percentage of improvement
Part 6: Reflection on Teaching and Learning (NAEYC 3a, 5a, 5b, 5d) (10 points) Due week
1. In a narrative, reflect and comment on the following:
a. Overall, what did you learn as you created your teacher work sample?
b. What do you consider were the three learning objectives where your students
were most successful? What do you think accounted for their success?
c. Which objectives were least met by students? What factors may account for this
d. Overall, were there any elements that may have influenced the learning outcomes
of the unit?
e. Considering the results for students who showed difficulties, what adaptations or
specialized services would you need to improve learning?
f. Based on the results of the assessments, what would you do differently to improve
g. Considering the alignment of learning objectives with activities and assessment,
what did it reveal about the teaching process? What would you do differently
based on the outcomes?
h. Provide comments on you use professional learning standards and guidelines as
part of your teaching and analysis of the thematic unit.
i. Comment on any situations during your teaching when you had to apply ethical
j. What are the implications of your findings in terms of your plans for professional
development? Are there any aspects related to teaching and learning where you
would need additional information? Which ones are critical for you so as to
improve and promote student learning?
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