Clinical Field Experience B: Identifying Individual Learning Needs

Clinical Field Experience B: Identifying Individual Learning Needs


Students enter the classroom environment with a unique knowledge base   and sense of self. The climate established is a stepping stone toward   ensuring a positive, safe, and productive learning environment. This   design starts with the teacher at the center of the classroom culture   and relies on an awareness of the students and their individual   learning needs.

Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Collaborate with your mentor teacher on meeting individual learning   needs in the classroom:

  • Ask the mentor to identify a student that would benefit from     one-on-one intervention, based on that student’s prior formal     and informal assessment data. (In this assignment, you are not being     asked to work one-on-one with the student, only to identify a     student to work with in future assignments.)
  • Spend the     remainder of time observing and collecting notes on the     student’s behaviors, academic progress, and engagement in the     learning environment.
  • Retain your observation data for     future field experience opportunities in this course.

In 250-500 words, using the “Identifying Individual Learning   Needs” template, write a summary describing the behaviors and   academic level of the selected student. Explain whether your   observational data supported the mentor’s assessment of areas   where the student would benefit from additional instruction and   intervention. Submit the “Identifying Individual Learning   Needs” template with the summary.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment,   solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and   references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,   which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student   Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning   the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.