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Clinical Educator Resources

Roles & Responsibilities of the Clinical Educator

  1. Attend both Orientation days with student teachers. This keeps you in the loop on the sessions your student teacher will be attending and keeps you informed on the latest expectations in the classroom.
  2. If needed, update your EPSB account:; and ensure that your primary account is your school email and not your personal email.
  3. Participate in a mandatory Interrater Reliability Exercise each academic year in order to help achieve fair and balanced scoring on key assessments across the board.
  4. Attend all scheduled Clinical Educator (CE) meetings throughout the term.
  5. Exemplify the best in teaching techniques, planning, organization, assessment, individual student differences, differentiation, classroom management, and reflection. This enables you to share your expertise with your student teacher.
  6. Review and provide feedback on student teacher lesson plans prior to teaching. Lesson plans must be submitted at least two school days in advance of the scheduled observation. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of the observation.
  7. Observe a minimum of four formal lessons throughout the semester. Complete and submit the electronic observation instrument in Taskstream for all lessons. Use the observation instrument and read the descriptors carefully as you score to make sure you have accurate scoring.
  8. Hold a post conference with your student teacher to reflect on lessons.
  9. Work closely with the Cooperating Teacher—weekly feedback from CT on goals for student teacher.
  10. Conduct a summative conference with student teacher and CT if at all possible to discuss summative assessment (final) ---mid-term progress and final overall progress.
  11. Monitor student teacher attendance, punctuality and professional dispositions.
  12. On EPSB, once placements are completed, ensure you are checking and signing off on your students so that payment vouchers can be issued to your Cooperating Teachers. You may also remind your Cooperating Teachers to do the same.
  13. Submit in a timely fashion your observations, dispositions, and evaluations of your student teachers. These key assessments are vital not only as a tool for growth for your student teachers, but are also required as part of EKU’s accreditation process.
  14. Submit mid-term and final grades to the Professional Education Services Office.
  15. Serve as an ambassador for EKU and as a liaison between the district/school and EKU.

Performance Assessments Completed in CED 499


Task Name: Lesson Plans

Description: Teacher Candidate will design and teach lessons observed by the Clinical Educator (CE). A minimum of four formal observations are required throughout the semester by the US and one formal observation per placement by the CT. Teacher Candidates who are in a single placement for the duration of their student teaching will have two formal observations by their CT. Teacher Candidates will submit lesson plans at least two days in advance of observation and will be provided feedback through a post lesson debriefing and Taskstream lesson observation rubric.

Task Name: Post Observation Reflections Description:

TC will complete the Post Observation Reflection template and submit to observer within three days of lesson presentation.

Task Name: Drake Video and Reflection

Description: TC is expected to video themselves teaching early in the placement. A self-reflection of this teaching lesson using the Drake instrument will be provided to Clinical Educator (CE).


Task Name: Unit Work Sample

Description: TC will design and implement one instructional unit using the Unit Plan Template. Instructional unit must include a minimum of three lesson plans using the Source of Evidence: Lesson Plan Template. TC will teach and reflect on lessons from the unit with CE.

Task Name: Solo Week Overview Map

Description: TC will use the Solo Week Planning Map Template to present an overview of the daily lessons for each class/content area throughout the solo week.

Task Name: Weekly Evaluation and Reflection Document

Description: TC will complete their section of the Weekly Evaluation and Reflection Document and then have the CT complete their portion. Each should sign and then the TC should send the document to both their CT and CE by the following Monday of the week of reflection.


Task Name: Professional Growth Plan

Description: TC will use the Self-Assessment Instrument, observation feedback and self-reflection to identify priority goals.

Student Voice Survey

Description: TC will implement the student voice survey located on the CED 499 Blackboard site in one of their classes near the latter part of their placement. TC will use either the elementary survey (grades 3 through 5) or middle/high survey (grades 6 -12) depending on the grade level being taught and will submit summary of student feedback to the Professional Education Services Office.

Virtual Meeting with Classmates

Description: CE will facilitate three virtual group meetings among assigned TCs; once prior to midterm and two after midterm. Discussion topics for each virtual meeting will address the following topics: 1) Data collection and interpretation for student interventions; 2) Classroom management; and 3) Differentiation of instruction and assessment.

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