Clinical field experience c: language domains and universal design


Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Observe at least one grade PreK-3 classroom with ELLs. Focus your observations on how the alignment between the learning objectives and ELP standards is achieved.

Discuss with your mentor teacher ways in which ELL progress in the language domains is measured and the types of assessment data utilized to inform instruction. Additionally, discuss with your mentor how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and English language proficiency (ELP) standards can inform instruction.

Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.

Write a 250-500 word summary of your discussion and observation, and reflect on the application of UDL to your future professional practice.

Your reflection should include the following:

  • How elements of UDL could inform ELL curriculum and instruction
  • A brief explanation regarding alignment between ELP standards and learning objectives
  • Examples of assessment tools used to measure and document ELL progress
  • Examples of at least two types of assessment data used to inform ELL instruction

APA 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.