Designing Instruction

{Designing Instruction-Task 2}

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 Candidate Handbook (Chapter 4): Designing Instruction

TPA Handbook Videos: Chapter 4 (22:31)

TPA Benchmarks

Task 2 Benchmark.pdf

Benchmark Video Tutorials (requires CSU Stan login)

Designing Instruction - Task 2 Template

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

Submitting in Tasks One and Two in Taskstream (Video) (8:10)