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TWS SAMPLE TEMPLATE. Prepared by: Dr. Michelle Nieves Cintron. Table of Contents. TITLES. PAGES. Introduction. Write a general introduction for the journal stating the purpose of the document, its contents, and justification. Cite (APA) a definition of TWS. TC & Practice Group Profile. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • TWS SAMPLE TEMPLATEPrepared by:Dr. Michelle Nieves Cintron

  • Table of ContentsTITLESPAGES

  • IntroductionWrite a general introduction for the journal stating the purpose of the document, its contents, and justification. Cite (APA) a definition of TWS

  • PART I

    TC & Practice Group Profile

  • TC & Practice GroupPICTUREPost your and your practice group picture here.PROFILEWrite any information that you want about yourself and your students.

  • PART IIContextual Factors

  • Contextual FactorsProvide a narrative- like description of the schools environment and practice group: school districtcommunity surrounding the school, schools culture and social environmentclassroom physical resourcesteachers & support personnel groups organizationcharacteristics of the practice grouppractice group learning stylespractice group learning weaknesses and strengths based on diagnostic test tabulation and resultspractice group interestsstudents with special needs in the practice group other important elementsUse WORD (hyperlinks)

  • EvidencePost your nucleus study & group profileUse hyperlinks

  • Reflection # 1Write a deep reflection about the importance of these contextual factors in the teaching-learning process and how these impact your students learning. Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Learning Goals

  • Learning GoalsDescribe, explain, and exemplify the English Programs learning goals based on the following documents: PRDE documents: Circular Letters (English Program Circular Letter 2008), Laws (NCLB, Law # 149), Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations (2007), English Curriculum Framework (2003), Pruebas Puertorriqueas, etc.)Teaching methodologies (required and non required teaching approaches stated in the English Program Circular Letter 2008)

    Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • EvidencePost evidence on how your students achieve learning goals in the three (3) standards. (Listening/speaking, reading & writing).Hyperlink

  • Reflection # 2Write a deep reflection about the importance of ESL learning goals for my practice students and how they understand, react, and show awareness of these goals.Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Design for Instruction

  • Design for InstructionDescribe, explain, and exemplify one thematic unit you created based on your students learning needs and interests. Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • EvidencePost the thematic unit.Hyperlinks

  • Reflection # 3Write a deep reflection about the overall experiences your students had with that thematic unit in class, how they benefited from it, and how it impacted their learning experience. Use WORD (hyperlink)

  • PART V

    Assessment Plan

  • Assessment PlanDescribe, explain, and exemplify all the assessment techniques used in the thematic unit to monitor and evaluate your students learning.Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • Evidence Post samples of your students performance in the completed assessments throughout the thematic unit.Hyperlinks

  • Reflection # 4 Write a deep reflection about how your practice group responded to these assessment strategies used in this thematic unit in terms of attitudes, class performance, and effectiveness.Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Instructional Decision-Making

  • Instructional Decision-MakingDescribe, explain, and exemplify in what instances (at least three examples) you had to make instructional decisions to eliminate, add, modify, or change the lessons in the thematic unit and/or assessment techniques to comply with your students learning needs, interests, strengths, or weaknesses congruent with the required content. Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • Evidence Post evidence that shows in which way students performance encouraged you to make these decisions.Hyperlinks

  • Reflection # 5Write a deep reflection about how these decisions benefited your students learning. Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Analysis of Students Learning

  • Analysis of Students LearningDescribe, explain, and exemplify in what instances you realized that after correcting and analyzing your students work some or most of them did not meet the proposed objectives and you had to make modifications to the thematic unit to comply with the lessons objectives. Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • Evidence Post evidence of students results before and after you analyzed their demonstration of performance. Hyperlinks

  • Reflection # 6Write a deep reflection about how your students benefited from this analysis and the importance of dealing with students diverse needs and interests in their learning process. Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Core Areas

  • Core AreasPost four activities carried out in the practice teaching that fostered in students the opportunity to demonstrate the following core areas: DIVERSITY, CREATIVITY, LEARDERSHIP, and SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • Reflection # 7Explain providing narrative examples of how your students elicited these aspects in the activities carried out. (Show evidence) ex; case study, special project, activities carried out in the classroom, etc.Use WORD (hyperlinks)


    Evaluation & Reflection

  • Self-reflection # 8 Write a narrative-like self-reflection answering the following questions:What does it take to be an excellent teacher?Evaluate your teaching performance.Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher.Evaluate your interpersonal relationships with your peers, students, and community.What works for you and what doesnt in terms of the teaching-learning process and why?How did your students respond to you?What positive and negative impact did you have on your students?How and why are you the best choice as a teacher for your students?What do you need to improve as a teacher for your students to learn effectively?What positive contribution can you provide to your students life?What needs to be changed so your students can achieve effective learning goals?Add any other aspect that helps you reflect upon your teaching practices as a main character in your students learning process.Use WORD (hyperlinks)

  • Show evidence of the positive impact you had on your students learning (ex; pictures, letters, works, etc.

  • Creative representationCreate a collage or a creative representation of your overall experience in the Practice Teaching course.

  • PART X


  • Conclusion Write a general conclusion of the completion of this document and how it helped you reflect upon your teaching practices and your students performances in the teaching-leaning process.