Guide to State of Iowa Teaching Standards by malj

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									Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 1 - Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the
school district's student achievement goals.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Provides evidence of student            Mid-terms on time                      Grade book
  learning to students, families, and        Comments on reports                    Copy of mid-term report
  staff.                                     Notes sent home                        Rubrics
                                             Post grades often                      Report card
                                             Communicating                          Letters/e-mails home
                                                                                     Work on walls
                                                                                     Student portfolio
                                                                                     Newsletters

  b. Implements strategies                   Follows SIP/IEP                        Follows SIP/IEP
  supporting student, building, and          ESEA                                   ESEA
  district goals.                            Volunteer for committees               Volunteer for committees
                                             Creates lessons to meet goals          Creates lessons to meet goals

  c. Uses student performance data         Retesting/ Regrouping                    Class test results
  as a guide for decision-making.          Uses STARS, CARS, DRP, ITBS,             Lesson plans
                                            123                                      Team meeting minutes
                                           Student working on own                   Differentiated spelling
                                            projects                                 Write/rewrite
                                           Observes and evaluates                   IEP
                                           Listening to readings                    Running Records
                                           Not moving on too soon                   Show concurrent lesson plans

  d. Accepts and demonstrates              IEP Mod/ accommodations.                 Adaptation copies
  responsibility for creating a            Team Teaching (Special Ed;               IEP pages
  classroom culture that supports           PACT; DQ)                                Student journaling
  the learning of every student.           Visuals                                  Multiple assessments
                                           Tribes                                   CST meeting notes
                                           Being a team player
                                           Comfortable physical
                                            environment
                                           Music/Movement

  e. Creates an environment of               Accessible to students                 Survey
  mutual respect, rapport, and               Positive interactions                  Class rules/expectations
  fairness.                                  Tribes                                 Lifelong Guidelines
                                             Lifelong Guidelines                    Community Circle Activities
                                             Enforces expectations                  Bulletin boards
                                                                                     Lesson Plans

  f. Participates in and contributes       SIP committees                         Enrichment plans
  to a school culture that focuses on      Attend meetings                        Action steps/teacher action
  improved student learning.               Monitoring hallways                    Notes from meetings

  g. Communicates with students,           Communicates                             E-mail
  families, colleagues, and                Communication Log                        Planners
  communities effectively and                                                        Newsletter
  accurately.                                                                        Conferences
                                                                                     Phone calls
                                                                                     Thank you notes




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                   Standard 1
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 2 - Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Understands and uses key              Weekly objectives follow district      Copies of lesson plan
  concepts, underlying themes,              objectives.                            Student work/portfolio
  relationships, and different             Demonstrate different points of
  perspectives related to the               view
  content area.                            Uses district curriculum

  b. Uses knowledge of student             Uses adaptations to make all             Copies of hand-outs
  development to make learning              students successful                      Video used, CD's
  experiences in the content area          Makes curriculum                         Notes on lesson plans
  meaningful and accessible for             accommodations                           Log of GWAEA involvement
  every student

  c. Relates ideas and information         Interdisciplinary units/ works           Pictures of students
  within and across content areas.          with other teachers including            Pictures of students and work
                                            specials                                 Lesson plans
                                                                                     Notes planning meetings

  d. Understands and uses                  Plan lessons to meet district          Assessments, copies of study
  instructional strategies that are         objectives                              guides
  appropriate to the content area          Teach to the students' needs           Lesson Plans, differentiated
                                           Use of multiple intelligences           student work
                                            considered




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                 Standard 2
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 3 - Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Utilizes student achievement          Review test data                       Copies of assessments
  data, local standards, and the           Ability grouping                       Lesson plans that fit standards
  district curriculum in planning for      Knowledge of Standards                 Print out standards
  instruction.                                                                     Copies of ITBS results
                                                                                   Copies of DRP's
                                                                                   Showing class average over
                                                                                    time
                                                                                   Graphs

  b. Sets and communicates high            Teach and model Lifeskills               Handbooks, hand-outs
  expectations for social,                 Reinforce school rules                   Lesson plans, copy expectations
  behavioral, and academic success         Set, post, and review academic           Photos of students
  of all students.                          expectations                             Student responses to classroom
                                                                                      climate

  c. Uses students' developmental          Accommodations made in                   IEP binders
  needs, background, and interests          curriculum, learning styles, etc.        Kid Day/ Child Study
  in planning for instruction.             Spend individual time with               Student surveys
                                            students                                 Lesson plans
                                                                                     Student examples of reports

  d. Selects strategies to engage all      Variety of teaching techniques:          Copies of lesson plans
  students in learning.                     cooperative learning, projects,          Copies of activities in progress
                                            presentations, etc.                      Inquiries
                                           Teach to multiple intelligences          Student evaluation of project
                                                                                     Pictures

  e. Uses available resources,               Computer lab use, IMC, AEA             Copies of lesson plans
  including technologies, in the             Opaque projector                       Bibliography of resources
  development and sequencing of              Appropriate Video                      Photos
  instruction.                               Community speakers                     Field Trip plans




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                   Standard 3
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 4 - Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Aligns classroom instruction          Aware of/knowledgeable about           Assessments
  with local standards and district         standards and teaching units           Units
  curriculum.                               that meet standards                    Photo diary/documentation

  b. Uses research-based                   Reading journals/current                 Examples of student work
  instructional strategies that             research                                 Examples of research
  address the full range of cognitive      Doing projects/choices modeling          Self-assessment
  levels.                                   different strategies                     Workshop implementation

  c. Demonstrates flexibility and          Making accommodations                  Accommodation pages
  responsiveness in adjusting              Providing hard copies along            Step B's
  instruction to meet student               w/overhead                             Student work evidence of
  needs.                                   Assisted technology                     positive development

  d. Engages students in varied              Group work                             Student work
  experiences that meet diverse              Individual work                        Photos
  needs and promote social,                  Technology                             Surveys
  emotional, and academic growth.            Field trips                            Letters from students or parents
                                             Motivational language                  Social growth lessons

  e. Connects students' prior              Team building                          Photos
  knowledge, life experiences, and         Providing social activities            Document time spent at
  interests in the instructional           Involvement in activities out of        activities
  process.                                  classroom                              Student work
                                                                                   Lessons with choice

  f. Uses available resources,             Power Point presentations              Research projects
  including technologies, in the           Use of labs and IMC                    Power Point slides/Web pages
  delivery of instruction.                 Use of science equipment               Guest speaker




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                 Standard 4
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 5 – Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Aligns classroom assessment           Quizzes                                  Rubrics
  with instruction.                        Revise instruction                       Lesson plans
                                           Rubrics as a teaching tool               Copies of alternative tests
                                                                                     Student portfolio

  b. Communicates assessment               Websites of criteria                     Newsletter
  criteria and standards to all            Provide copies of                        Website
  students and parents.                     rubrics/expectations                     Report cards
                                           Open door policy                         Parent Info night

  c. Understands and uses the              DRPs and test scores                   Lesson plans reflecting
  results of multiple assessments to       Multiple assessments                    assessments
  guide planning and instruction.           throughout the year                    Test scores
                                           Consistently reviewing,                Fist to Five
                                            reflecting and adapting

  d. Guides students in goal setting       List of goals/ Student self-           Goal charts
  and assessing their own learning.         assessment/ Student charting           Goal sheets written by students
                                           Reflective writing                     Achievement data
                                           Instilling intrinsic motivation

  e. Provides substantive, timely,         Assignments returned 3-week            Conferences
  and constructive feedback to              grading                                IEP meetings
  students and parents.                    Conferences                            Phone calls, etc.

  f. Works with other staff and            Team meeting discussion                Notes from meetings, etc.
  building and district leadership in      Members of district committee          Student achievement data
  analysis of student progress.            Child study




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                  Standard 5
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 6 - Demonstrates competence in classroom management.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Creates a learning community            Daily procedures                       Cooperative learning strategies
  that encourages positive social            Boys Town or Tribes- Lifeskills        Classroom set-up/arrangement
  interaction, active engagement,            Small group work                       Check lists
  and self-regulation for every              Self monitoring                        Small-group assignment
  student.                                   Random selection                       Seating chart
                                             Learning centers                       Student jobs in groups
                                                                                     Student self-eval of behavior

  b. Establishes, communicates,              Direct instruction                     Dos and don'ts
  models, and maintains standards            Boys Town                              My job/your job
  of responsible student behavior.           Tribes/ ITI                            List of Lifeskills
                                             Notes home                             Log of Boys Town Skills
                                             Phone calls                            Photos pf agreements posted
                                             Review procedures

  c. Develops and implements               Rules Posted                             Rules Posted
  classroom procedures and                 Agenda                                   Class Constitution
  routines that support high               Class Constitution                       Sub folders
  expectations for learning.                                                         Lesson plans
                                                                                     Photos

  Uses instructional time effectively        Something to do when entering          DOL
  to maximize student                        Quick transitions                      POD
  achievement.                               End of period                          Journal
                                             Over Plan                              Lesson plans/ unit plans

  e. Creates a safe and purposeful         Rules-Hallway/Assembly                 Dos and don'ts
  learning environment.                    Daily Goal                             My job/your job `
                                           Clear objectives                       List of Lifeskills /Photos of
                                                                                    agreements




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                    Standard 6
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 7 - Engages in professional growth.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Demonstrates habits and skills        Takes classes                          Transcripts
  of continuous inquiry and                Presents at professional               Copies of membership
  learning.                                 conferences                             certificates
                                           Joins professional or community        Books/journals on shelves
                                            organizations                          Degrees or certification
                                           Reads professional journals

  b. Works collaboratively to              Team meetings                          Show sample lesson of
  improve professional practice and        Network with others                     collaborative activities
  student learning.                        Team-teaching with special             Peer evaluation
                                            education teachers                     IEP (show attending meeting)

  c. Applies research, knowledge,          Innovative/creative lesson plans       Run off copies of
  and skills from professional             Present knowledge to group              books/magazines/Internet used
  development opportunities to             Journal entries                         in classroom
  improve practice.                                                                Present to team/video-tape
                                                                                   Student pre- and post tests
                                                                                   Websites for
                                                                                    teachers/parents/students

  d. Establishes and implements            Knows students and collects            Show growth in student
  professional development plans            data from students and works            achievement
  based upon the teacher needs              on weaknesses                          Evaluations
  aligned to the Iowa Teaching             Follows district                       Set own teacher goals and long
  Standards and district/building           guidelines/curricula                    range plans
  student achievement goals.




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                              Standard 7
Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards
developed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Education Association

Standard 8 - Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.

  Criteria: The teacher                   Teacher Behavior                        Optional Documentation

  a. Adheres to board policies,            On time                                2-week log of arrival/departure
  district procedures, and                 Appropriate contacts when               times
  contractual obligations.                  absent                                 Transcripts from post-grad work
                                           Call for sub                            In service notes/agendas
                                                                                   Sub plans

  b. Demonstrates professional and         Demonstrate professional dress,        Date documentation stating
  ethical conduct as defined by             attitude and language                   completion of background
  state law and individual district                                                 checks/fingerprints
  policy.                                                                          Observation forms

  c. Contributes to efforts to             Serves needs of all students           Committee documentation of
  achieve district and building            Smooth running team                     membership
  goals.                                   Active in SIP                          District committee/activity
                                                                                    documentation

  d. Demonstrates an                       Making accommodations for                Participates in staff functions
  understanding of and respect for          special ed students                      IEP showing accommodation
  all learners and staff.                  Smooth running teams                     Actual student work samples
                                           Attend IEP, CST meetings                 Photo

  e. Collaborates with students,           Attending PST/TST conference             Phone log
  families, colleagues, and                Collaboration with counselors            E-mail log (parent contacts)
  communities to enhance student           1-on-1 contacts with students            Page from calendar
  learning.                                                                          Conference schedule
                                                                                     Community speakers/guests
                                                                                     Field trips




Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards                                                                   Standard 8

								
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