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Due to the volume of request, Frisco ISD will only place individuals for observation who are in university based programs that lead directly to student teaching or the Region 10 Certification Program or the Collin College Teacher Certification Program. We will not place student observers from junior colleges, alternative certification programs or online programs.

Guidelines

Instructions for Program Directors, Supervisors and Coordinators:

  1. Review District Guidelines for Student Observer Placement in FISD.

  2. Submit the District Criminal Background Check. Placements will not be made until the Background Check Form has been submitted and cleared.

  3. All prospective student observers are required to complete the Student Observer Request Form. Once completed, forward your application to your program supervisor to be reviewed, signed and submitted. Program applications, if available, may also be included with requests; however, only requests using the FISD application will be processed.

    SPECIAL NOTE: In accordance with Chapter 228. Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs § 228.2 (5), we will only provide the 15 clock-hours required to be spent in educational activities and experiences. When completing your request form, PLEASE designate a contact person. Multiple contacts increase the chances of miscommunications and can cause untimely delays in accommodating requests. Please do not submit request until after background check has been completed.

  4. The application should be submitted by the program supervisor to:

  5. FISD Human Resource Services Department

    Attn: Cory McClendon

    via email to StudentObserver@friscoisd.org

    or fax to 469.633.6001

  6. Placement availability is limited, therefore, we ask placement requests be made as soon as possible. It would be extremely helpful to have all requests for student teachers submitted at one time to allow us the opportunity to secure appropriate placements for each student.

  7. Share this information with other members of your program as well as with instructors and professors who may be assigning course requirements.

Colleges/Universities and program personnel should complete and submit requests for student observation placements.

Only request from Colleges/Universities and program personnel will be accepted. Please no request from students via email or phone calls.

Request Form

Colleges/Universities or program personnel forward completed Student Observation Request Form to StudentObserver@friscoisd.org or fax to 469.633.6001 Attn: Cory McClendon/HR. No placements will be made during district testing.

Background Check

Each student observer requesting placement must complete and submit a District Criminal Background Check. The background check will be processed, and upon approval the placement process will begin. No request for placements will be accepted without an approved background check.

Timelines for Placements

Fall Semester

Observation request must be received by Friday, September 30, 2016

Spring Semester

Observation request must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017

Observers will sign in at the campus to get a visitor badge.

Adherence to the timeline will assist us in accommodating request in an efficient and timely manner.

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