Virtual Student Teaching

We have worked with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to provide you with approved virtual student teaching options. Please note that these are just options.  In consultation with your university supervisor/clinical coach, please develop a plan to track your hours and which TPEs you have met.   If you are in the Multiple Subject Credential Program, please use the Student Teaching Action Plan Opens in new window . You should focus on ensuring you have met all of the TPEs.

 

Please continue to check this page as we develop new options.

 

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Teacher Candidate

Engage in growing as an educator as evidenced by:

  1. Meeting the required TPE standards
  2. Completing the required # of Observations (6 total per semester)
  3. Receiving passing scores on the student teaching final evaluation by at least supervisor/clinical coach but preferably a mentor teacher/experienced educator as well.
  4. Complete as many hours as possible.

 

Steps that have an * below are only required for formal observations.

Mentor Teacher

When possible, continue to provide feedback and guidance to support teacher candidate growth and meeting TPE requirements.

 

Supervisor/Clinical Coach

For your required Clinical Practice Observations
(6 total per semester)

 

1. Observing in Virtual Schools

 
  1. Arrange with a peer from the credential program or a credentialed teacher to observe their virtual teaching.
  2. Observe and analyze the lesson.
  3. Write a formal lesson plan based on what you watched and how you would modify for the students in your placement.
  4. Reflect on effective instruction, effective classroom management, engaged learning, appropriate modifications, procedures, etc.
  5. * Invite the supervisor/clinical coach to the virtual teaching or record the virtual teaching for the supervisor/clinical coach.
  6. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  7. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach.
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
  1. Observe the virtual teaching or observe a recorded video of the virtual teaching, read the lesson plan and read the reflection.
  2. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  3. Meet with the teacher candidate via zoom or facetime to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  4.  Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.

2. Virtual Teaching in Assigned Placement

Plan and teach a lesson to the students in your placement

Resources:

  • Zoom (synchronous)

  • SeeSawOpens in new window (asynchronous)

 
  1. Co-plan with the mentor teacher.
  2. Write a formal lesson plan for the lesson. Consider how students will access materials as well as respond in the virtual setting.
  3. Teach the lesson.
  4. Write a reflection and consider next steps.
  5. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  6. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach. 
 
  1. Co-plan with the teacher candidate to plan a virtual lesson that they will teach to students.
  2. Offer feedback on formal lesson plan.
  3. Observe the lesson as taught.
  4. Offer feedback on the virtual teaching and collaborate on next steps.
 
  1. Observe the lesson via zoom or video.
  2. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  3. Meet with the candidate via zoom, facetime or phone call to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  4. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form .

3. Virtual Teaching with “Borrowed” Students

Plan and teach a lesson virtually to an arranged group of TK - 12 grade students from friendships, family members, neighbors, etc. who are preferably within one grade level of assigned placement.

Resources:

  • Zoom (synchronous)

  • SeeSawOpens in new window (asynchronous)

 
  1. Write a formal lesson plan for the lesson. Consider how students will access materials as well as respond in the virtual setting.

2. Teach the lesson.

  1. Write a reflection and consider next steps.
  2. Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  3. Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach. 
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 

1.Observe the lesson via zoom or video.

  1. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  2. Meet with the candidate via zoom, facetime or phone call to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  3. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form .

4. Virtual Tutoring Within COE Tutoring Program

This option allows you to earn hours and give back to the community.

Virtual Teaching Signup FormOpens in new window

Virtual Teaching Information PDF File

Resources:

  • Zoom (synchronous)

  • Administrator will record session and send recording (up to 30 mins of session only)

  • Up to two Student Teacher in each session. They can switch off for each new question asked

 
  1. Sign up for tutoring times using Qualtrics.
  2. Tutors should be prepared with visuals include a white board or something similar to show instruction
  3. Tutor for up to an hour
  4. Write a reflection and consider next steps for improvement
  5. Send the clinical coach/supervisor reflection, and video of the lesson.
  6. Arrange a virtual post conference with the clinical coach. 
   
  1. Work with teacher candidate to determine what areas should use addressed in the zoom.  Observe the lesson via zoom or video of the Zoom
  1. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  2. Meet with the candidate via zoom, facetime or phone call to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  3. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form .

5. Virtual Teaching with Peers

Plan and teach a lesson virtually to peers within the credential program.

Resources:

 
  1. Determine your small group from amongst your program peers.
  2. Write a formal lesson plan for the lesson. Consider how your “students” will access materials as well as respond in the virtual setting.
  3. Teach the lesson.
  4. Write a reflection and consider next steps.
  5. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  6. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach.
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
  1. Observe the lesson via zoom or video.
  2. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  3. Meet with the candidate via zoom, facetime or phone call to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  4. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form .

6. Online Video Teaching Observations

Resources:

 
  1. Watch one of the recommended online videos. See list below - check in to this google.doc for updates on this list. Also, an online video recommendation may be made by your supervisor/clinical coach. 
  2. After watching the video, write a formal lesson plan, highlighting areas that you would change in order to accommodate your current classroom of students.
  3. Write a reflection to demonstrate that you have considered the teaching in the video as well as how you could adapt it to serve your students.
  4. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  5. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach span>
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
  1. Watch the online video
  2. Read the lesson plan and reflection highlighting their accommodations and changes to support their current students.
  3. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  4. Meet with the candidate via zoom, facetime or phone call to discuss the lesson plan and reflection in the post observation format. Discuss the TPEs that apply to this version of instruction and make comments in the data section which highlight the planning and accommodations.
  5. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form.

7. Online Learning Modules

Resources:

 
  1. Determine your virtual small group of TK - 12 students (family, friends, neighbors, etc.), peers from the credential program or an empty room.
  2. Write a formal lesson plan for the lesson you observed in the module. Making sure to modify the lesson according to how your virtual group or intended group will access materials as well as respond in the virtual setting.
  3. Write a reflection and consider your next steps.
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
Not eligible for a Clinical Practice Observation.
 

8. Peer-to-Peer Coaching and Feedback

Resources:

 
  1. Select a previously taken or new video of yourself. Possibly, you recorded yourself teaching to practice recording for TPA or you can create a new video of yourself (even if it’s to an empty room!)
  2. Write a formal lesson plan.
  3. Send your video and formal lesson plan to a peer from the credential program or credentialed teacher.
  4. Meet virtually to discuss and reflect on effective instruction, effective classroom management, engaged learning, appropriate engaged learning, appropriate modifications, procedures, etc.
  5. Write a reflection based on your discussion.
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
Not eligible for a Clinical Practice Observation.
 

9. Video of Self

 
  1. Observe and analyze previously taken or new video of yourself. Possibly, you recorded yourself teaching to practice recording for TPA or you can create a new video of yourself (even if it’s to an empty room!)
  2. Write a formal lesson plan.
  3. Address at least 3 questions you anticipate students would potentially ask and address them within your lesson.
  4. Reflect on effective instruction, effective classroom management, engaged learning, appropriate engaged learning, appropriate modifications, procedures, etc.
  5. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  6. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach.  span>
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 

1. Observe the video, read the lesson plan and read the reflection.

  1. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  2. Meet with the teacher candidate via zoom or facetime to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  3. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form.

10. Video of Others

 
  1. Observe and analyze previously taken or new video of your mentor teacher, any teacher, peer from credential program, CSUF faculty, etc.
  2. Write a formal lesson plan based on what you watched and how you would modify for the students in your placement.
  3. Reflect on effective instruction, effective classroom management, engaged learning, appropriate modifications, procedures, etc.
  4. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach a formal lesson plan, reflection, and video of the lesson.
  5. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach. span>
 
Mentor Teacher checks formal lesson plans daily/weekly.
 
 
  1. Observe the video, read the lesson plan and read the reflection.
  2. Complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form.
  3. Meet with the teacher candidate via zoom or facetime to discuss the lesson in the post observation format.
  4. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form.

11. Packets

 

If the packet is to be created by the grade level at the school then:

  1. Co-plan with the team virtually to design curriculum and packet.
  2. Write a formal lesson plan for each subject in the packet. Consider how the student at home can accomplish the objectives.
  3. Upon return of the packet or portions of the packet, review the work and write a reflection based on recommendations for further instruction and support.
  4. * Send the supervisor/clinical coach the packet, assessment of returned work, a formal lesson plan and reflection.
  5. * Arrange a virtual post conference with the supervisor/clinical coach.  span>
 
  1. Co-plan with the teacher candidate in the development of the packet.
  2. Allow the teacher candidate to assess work as it returns.
  3. Give feedback on the teacher candidate’s input into the planning of the packet and their assessment of the returned work
  4. Include follow-up ideas. 
 
  1. Hold a virtual post conference with the candidate once the packet has been returned or a portion of it has been returned from at least five students.
  2. Following the post conference, complete the Clinical Practice Observation Form/Clinical Coaching Form, highlight the TPEs that apply to this version of instruction and make comments in the section which highlights the planning, implementation, and assessment.
  3. Send the teacher candidate the finalized Clinical Practice Observation Form /Clinical Coaching Form .