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Teacher Candidate Completer Survey - Spring 2020

Teacher Candidate Completer Survey - Spring

Gordon College Teacher Candidate Survey: We hope that you will help us today by taking the following survey. Your feedback is important to us in improving the Gordon College School of Education teacher preparation programs. We would also appreciate hearing your feedback about teaching and learning in these extraordinary times of Covid-19. This survey is designed to take 10 minutes.Your responses are strictly confidential. You will not be asked any personally identifying information. As you answer, please reflect on your entire experience in the program unless the question asks specifically about spring 2020 experiences. Note that "field experience" refers to all teaching that you've done during the program including classroom, pre-practicum and practicum placements. Thank you!

1. Voluntary Nature: Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate, you may stop at any time. Do you agree to participate in this survey?

Yes
No

2. Please state your licensure field(s):

Early Childhood
Elementary
Middle School/Secondary
English as a Second Language
Moderate Disabilities

3. Were you assigned to an employment-based practicum that began during 2020?

Yes
No

4. Was there a change in your employment status due to the pandemic?

Yes
No

5. If you answered Q4 as "Yes", which option best describes your change in employment? If "No", skip to Q7.

Layoff/Furlough
Terminated
Other
N/A

6. If you answered Q5 as "Other", please describe:

7. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to consistently model and use academic language that can be understood by English Learner students at all proficiency levels so they can build their content knowledge.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

8. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to design units of instruction that help students develop many ways to think deeply about an activity or a problem.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

9. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to scaffold and unpack content so all students can understand the material.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

10. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to use assessment data to differentiate instruction for different groups of students within the classroom (e.g., English Learners, Special Needs).

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

11. Overall, my program prepared me to meet performance expectations outlined in Standard 1 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

12. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to provide learning experiences that encourage students to be supportive of each other's success.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

13. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to respond appropriately to misunderstandings between students that arise from difference in backgrounds, languages or identities.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

14. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to effectively guide students to refocus their efforts in class when they become distracted.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

15. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to effectively engage students who resist wanting to learn.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

16. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to use instructional practices that encourage students to challenge each other's thinking in the classroom.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

17. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to use student generated ideas to further student understanding during a lesson.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

18. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to plan effective techniques (e.g., use of visuals, model discussion, group work) for making content accessible to English Learners such that English Learners of mixed proficiency can participate.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

19. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to comfortably take instructional risks (e.g., deviate from planned instruction) to make student learning more accessible.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

20. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to utilize knowledge of the diverse experiences that students bring to class to improve the effectiveness of my instruction.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

21. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to choose instructional strategies (e.g., tiered instruction, scaffolding, connections) that support student understanding of complex concepts.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

22. Overall, my program prepared me to meet performance expectations outlined in Standard 2 Teaching All Students.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

23. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to make strategies available to parents so they can help support and reinforce student learning at home and in school.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

24. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to listen to a parent's concerns regarding the progress of their child and use the information to adapt my instruction towards the child.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

25. Overall, my program prepared me to meet performance expectations outlined in Standard 3 Family and Community Engagement.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

26. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to reflect on my practice to develop challenging professional practice goals.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

27. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to use evaluation data (e.g., supervisor feedback) to diagnose my strengths and weaknesses and make adjustments to my practice (e.g., instructional goals, learning objectives).

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

28. Due to the courses and field-based experiences (prepracticum) throughout my teacher preparation program, I am able to effectively act upon colleagues' ideas and/or suggestions to improve my students' learning.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

29. Overall, my program prepared me to meet performance expectations outlined in Standard 4 Professional Culture.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

30. My experience in this program prepared me to be an effective educator.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

31. My experience in this program prepared me to meet the instructional needs of English Learners.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

32. My experience in this program prepared me to meet the instructional needs of students with disabilities.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

33. My experience in this program prepared me to integrate technology effectively into curriculum and instruction.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

34. My experience in this program prepared me to use technology effectively to collect and analyze data to improve teaching and learning.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

35. I would recommend this program to others.

5 - Strongly Agree
4 - Agree
3 - Neutral
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly Disagree

36. During the Covid-19 Pandemic were you able to continue engaging and teaching students during school closing? (Online, distance learning, other)

Yes
No

37. If you answerd "Yes" to Q36, during the Covid-19 Pandemic what technology did you employ to maintain the continuity of instruction?

38. During the Covid-19 Pandemic how often were you were you able to continue engaging and/or teaching your students?

Daily
4-6 times a week
2-3 times a week
Once a week
No Expectation

39. During the Covid-19 Pandemic how often were you able to engage with your supervising practitioner?

Daily
4-6 times a week
2-3 times a week
Once a week
No Expectation

40. During the Covid-19 Pandemic how did you interact with your Gordon College program supervisor? Please check all that apply.

Phone Calls
Email
Text
Videoconferencing
Other

41. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, if you learned new knowledge/skills, what did you learn that you think may be beneficial to future student teachers?

42. Do you have suggestions about how to improve Gordon's program of teacher preparation?