Throughout the semester, the student teacher must work on the development of his/her technical competencies and reflective teaching.  He/she should also, along with the assistance of the cooperating teacher, gradually assume responsibility for planning, instruction, and management of the classroom to work toward full-time, lead teaching.  Designing and implementing lessons and units using a variety of instructional strategies/activities, experiencing one-on-one, small group and large group settings, and using a variety of instructional media and resources is a part of the teaching process and should include differentiated instruction.  Student teachers also should participate in all activities and responsibilities required of the cooperating teacher, such as record keeping, grading, conferences, in-services, faculty meetings, etc.