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Peer Review of Teaching Template

Dr. Gilbert Kalonde

Date of Observation: 04/07/2015
Class Observed: TE 331 Electronic Communication Technology
Observer: Joe Hicks
Pre-Observation Conference: 04/06/2015
Dr. Kalonde and I met to discuss the upcoming lesson. The lesson
serves as an introduction to the topic of, hardware for educators
as supported by the course text.
Observation of Teaching:
*Knowledge & Application
Dr. Kalonde demonstrated a significant knowledge base and
application concerning the target lesson content. Prior to the
lesson even starting, he created a visual of the binary code on the
board that he used to activate student interest. Furthermore, he
routinely alternated between introducing content and providing
real-world examples to apply these concepts. These examples
typically included a visual and were highly relevant to the lives of
the students.
The organization of the class reflected considerable thought and
execution. Beginning with a clear set of objectives for the unit, Dr.
Kalonde moved into a purposeful sequence that included whole
group, partner and individual work with the material. Within the
fifty minute lesson, subtopics were addressed in manageable
segments of time that connected back to the central objectives of
the lesson.

Dr. Kalonde is a skilled communicator who makes a concerted

effort to deliver his lesson in a way that connects with all learning
modalities. His use of voice inflection, hand gestures and
movement enhances the effectiveness of his message. The lesson
incorporated a balance of multimedia, demonstration,
independent work, collaboration, and questioning strategies. Dr.
Kalonde expertly invited his students into the lesson and created
multiple access points for their contributions and to develop
ownership in the topics. Information was disseminated in a
meaningful and effective fashion.
Dr. Kalonde incorporated multiple strategies to assess the
understanding of his students. For example, after modeling the
binary code process, Dr. Kalonde called on students to come up to
the front of the room and talk through how they arrived at their
solution to the sequence. In addition, he routinely presented
questions of understanding to gauge the students comfort level.
Furthermore, students exchanged application sheets to evaluate
each other for understanding. This approach allowed time for him
to work with individuals who appeared to lack full comprehension
of the assessed skill. For this introductory lesson, Dr. Kalonde was
able to successfully incorporate both pre and formative
assessments during this lesson.
*Student Feedback
In following up with students following the lesson, it was evident
Dr. Kalonde has established a positive rapport with his students.
They know he will hold them accountable and must be present
and prepared.
*Post-Observation Conference: 04/14/2015
Dr. Kalonde and I met to discuss the lesson and to get a sense of
how the unit has progressed since the observation. Topics
included: content, questioning and lesson closure. I learned a
considerable amount myself both in content and pedagogy during
Dr. Kalondes lesson.

Standards Met: Effective; Promise of Excellence; Excellence

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