Guidelines for Appropriate Support
Whether you perform all these roles or only one of them, your goal is to support Resident Educators as they progress through the Teaching and Learning Cycle and help prepare Resident Educators to submit evidence of their development through the Lesson Reflection. Ultimately, however, completion of the Lesson Reflection is the Resident Educator’s responsibility. Below are some Do and Don’t rules of thumb to inform your support.
- Register Resident Educators who are eligible to take the RESA in Ohio’s CORE database.
- Engage Resident Educators in formative experiences in preparation for the RESA and, more importantly, a career of reflective practice.
- Review the RESA Guidebook with Resident Educators to help them understand the requirements of the Lesson Reflection and how it will be scored.
- Ask open-ended questions to deepen understanding of the specific areas of the assessment without editing or leading Resident Educators in a specific direction.
- Examine Score Report results with Resident Educators, using assessor feedback along with the Lesson Reflection domains and the candidates’ submissions to discuss areas for improvement.
- Help identify specific units or videos to include as submission evidence.
- Develop or edit Resident Educators’ video evidence or Video Commentary and Reflection Form responses.
- Provide feedback on how to change actual submissions and point Resident Educators in a different direction from what has been submitted.
- Log in to a Resident Educator’s TeachForward account to assist with the submission process.
- Share Resident Educators’ actual video evidence and Video Commentary and Reflection Form responses with others.
A Note on Resident Educator Support and Submitting Evidence from Any Year in the RE Program:
It is permissible and even encouraged to work with Resident Educators to develop mock RESA submissions as part of the work you do to mentor Resident Educators and familiarize them with the RESA submission process. Please remind Resident Educators that they may not submit these materials as part of their RESA submissions because they must submit their own authentic work. Resident Educators may submit any instructional evidence and form responses on which they have not received direct feedback.