The purpose of this paper is to describe the benefits of scaffolding the work sample criteria through a teacher preparation program for elementary education candidates. This article illustrates the way that Fort Hays State University’s teacher education program has successfully implemented a work sample process. A process of scaffolding the criteria was woven throughout the elementary teacher education program to instruct candidates on how to develop, implement, and assess instructional units of study. As a way to describe the teacher work sample process, the authors have contextualized the model, provided components of a teacher work sample, and presented a program design for the Fort Hays State University process, which includes preliminary data of a longitudinal study.
Walizer, Beth; Germaine, Taggart; and Dreiling, Keith
"A Systematic Approach for Training Candidates to Use the Teacher Work Sample,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol6/iss4/2