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  • Part A: Context for Learning Information (Template)
  • Part B: Lesson Plans for Learning Segment
  • Part C: Instructional Material
  • Part D: Assessments (Blank assessments, at least one per lesson)
    • Special Education Part D (Assessments and/or Data Collection Procedures)
    • Elementary Part D (Literacy Assessments)
    • Examples include, but are not limited to: paper and pencil test(s), quizzes, worksheets, exit tickets, list of writing prompts, list of oral questions, etc.
  • Part E: Planning Commentary (Template)

USER GUIDES (click/below)

    • How to combine Powerpoint or SmartBoard lessons into instructional material; Scan with phone app; Using photos in Word docx; Using Adobe Acrobat Pro for combining PDFs.

1. Always check YOUR content area HANDBOOK for specific requirements listed in the "Evidence Chart."
3. Look at question prompts AND rubrics before writing.
4. Complete Task 1: Planning Parts A - E BEFORE teaching learning segment.

We support the technical requirements by providing the following User Guides and general instructions.

Most Content Areas
Special Education
Early Childhood


User Guides:

All final submissions to Taskstream MUST be a PDF or Word doc/docx. Below are a number of ways that you can include and/or combine your SMART Board lessons, assessments, student work and feedback, photos of 3D student work, etc into the requirements mentioned above.

  • Using a SMART Board Notebook or PowerPoint file: If you are planning to use the SMART Board or PowerPoint in any of your lessons, put them all in a single NOTEBOOK or PPT file. Separate the lessons with a title slide that clearly identifies Lesson 1, Lesson 2, etc.

If you need to combine SMART Board lessons and doc/docx documents, first save SMART Board lesson as PDF and Word docs as a PDF then follow user guide #6a.

  • Scanners: To scan instructional material or student work samples/worksheets/other [with or without candidate feedback], visit the Lehman College IT Center in Carman HallClick correct month for hours.
  • Scanning with Free Mobile Apps: To scan instructional material or student work samples/worksheets/other [with or without candidate feedback], download an app to scan/photo and email back to yourself as a PDF or jpeg image.

 Inserting Photos (using camera, phone, etc.) of 3D objects, student work samples, etc.

NOTE: ALL Your evidence must be submitted in 1 document or PDF, even though it covers 3 - 5 lessons. [Student Work Samples are submitted as individual files. See Task 3]

5a. Copy/Paste all evidence into 1 file clearly divided by TITLES for that topic. [See TITLE GUIDE above]

6a. Combine multiple PDFs into 1 file: If you have multiple PDFs, combine into one PDF file either by scanning all files into one file (see scanning options above) OR merge all the PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro [Adobe Acrobat Pro].