Task Two: Designing Instruction
In this task, students will describe an actual classroom; select a unit of study, standards, and a lesson; then identify two focus students: an English learner (EL) and a special needs (SN) student. Students will make instructional adaptations for them. No actual teaching occurs in this task. Students must sign the Honor Code form before submitting this task.
- No permission slips are needed.
- English learner (EL) should be low to intermediate in proficiency
- Special needs (SN) student can be of any variety (gifted, challenged, etc.).
- Students will need access to state adopted curricula (if available)
TPA Candidate Handbook and Video Tutorials
Candidate Handbook links open a pdf file from the CTC website; Handbook Video links open a video tutorial (video length in parentheses).
TPA Handbook Videos: Chapter 4 (22:31)
Task 2 Benchmark.pdf
Benchmark Video Tutorials (requires CSU Stan login)
Designing Instruction - Task 2 Template
This link opens the CTC website. Find the "Tasks and Rubrics" area, then select the "Candidate Task" for "Designing Instruction," (this is Task 2). A window will pop-up and ask you to open or save the document, be sure to save it to your computer or flash drive.
TPA Submission Process