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Teacher Work Sample (TWS)

How might you use the process involved in creating a teacher work sample to improve your instruction in the classroom?

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When teacher candidates complete a teacher work sample (TWS), they set learning goals that are guided by contextual factors relative to the classroom environment. These goals become the basis of designing a unit of study which is implemented through the use of pre assessment data. Teacher candidates align the goals with the local, state, and national content standards. Lastly, they examine and evaluate the overall teaching and assessment results. From the results, they reflect and improve their teaching instruction, approaches and strategies just like an experienced practitioner does. In short, teacher candidates focus on achievement and outcomes.
In creating a TWS, the teacher candidates are ...

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