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					                                          South Seattle Community College
                                   CAREER AND TECHNICAL TEACHER EDUCATION
                              State And SSCC Skills Standard Self Assessment (Combined)
This inventory identifies Skill Standards necessary to function effectively as a vocational instructor for professional-technical programs and is
used as a self-assessment tool for all certification paths.

The Inventory consists of five critical work function areas as well as an educational area that covers the content of the OTE program (Standard K).

Directions
    1. Read each item and rate your current level of development according to the ratings defined below. Place an X in the appropriate cell.
        Note, transferable skills are acceptable provided you note in your Comments box that the skill comes from non-teaching experience.
    2. In the space provided under each skill standard area, please indicate which key activities are training priorities for you.

                                                                   EVALUATION SCALE
        N/A               This does not relate to my job responsibilities as I understand them and/or I have no experience in this area.
        Low               I have minimal understanding, confidence, knowledge, and/or skill and probably could not actively contribute
                          and/or function in relation to this item.
        Moderate          I have enough understanding, confidence, knowledge, and/or skill to actively contribute and/or function with
                          minimal supervision for this item.
        High              I have enough understanding, confidence, knowledge, and/or skill to actively contribute and/or function effectively
                          without supervision for this item.
        Very High         I have enough understanding, confidence, knowledge, and/or skill to actively contribute and/or function effectively
                          and enough expertise to teach/lead other professional-technical college instructors.


                                                                                                                                                     VERY
                                                                                                                  N/A    LOW       MOD.      HIGH    HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                           0      1         2          3       4
STANDARD 1 – STATE LEARNING GOALS
The Vocational-Technical Teacher is able to apply and integrate the state’s learning goals and essential academic learning requirements in program
implementation and assessment.
CONCEPT                            INDICATORS
LEARNING GOALS                     1.   Implement instructional strategies that focus student’s achievements of
                                        benchmarks in related essential academic learning requirements.
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                                                                                                                                                       VERY
                                                                                                                 N/A     LOW      MOD.      HIGH       HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                          0       1        2          3          4
                                   2.   Integrate vocational-technical program assessment with the assessment
                                        of the related learning goals and the essential academic learning
                                        requirements
STANDARD 1 COMMENTS:

STANDARD 2 – LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The Vocational-Technical Teacher is able to create and sustain safe learning environments which prepare diverse students for the workplace, advanced training,
and continued education.
CONCEPT                            INDICATORS
A. SCHOOL                          1.   Implement effective classroom management strategies that meet diverse
                                        needs of students.
                                   2.   Establish and maintain positive student-focused learning environments.
                                   3.   Implement classroom strategies that comply with school law and
                                        educational policies.
                                   4.   Incorporate industry standards of safety and healthy practices into
                                        learning environment.
                                   5.   Create a learning environment that simulates the workplace.
                                   6.   Practice workplace ethics.
                                   7.   Emulate workplace standards.
                                   8.   Encourage appreciation of learning, invention and risk taking.
STANDARD 2.A COMMENTS:

B. FAMILY                          1.   Demonstrate effective interactions with parents and/or guardians which
                                        support student learning and well being.
                                   2.   Create an environment which clarifies relationship between work,
                                        family and multiple life roles.
STANDARD 2.B COMMENTS:

C. COMMUNITY                       1.   Utilize the community as a learning environment.
                                   2.   Provide opportunities for interaction on community concerns and
                                        issues.
STANDARD 2.C COMMENTS:

D. WORK                            1.   Recognize workplace cultures and expectations.
                                   2.   Use work sites as an extension of classroom.




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                                                                                                               N/A     LOW      MOD.     HIGH       HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                        0       1        2         3          4
STANDARD 2.D COMMENTS:

STANDARD 3 - STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND RELATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
The Vocational-Technical Teacher is able to identify the diverse needs of students and implement programs and strategies, which promote student competency
and success.
CONCEPT                          INDICATORS
A. NEEDS/STYLES                  1. Recognize stages of human growth and development.
                                 2. Identify student special needs and learning styles.
                                 3. Recognize multiple intelligence.
                                 4. Foster development of student self-awareness, confidence, and
                                      character.
                                 5. Develop student initiative and teamwork skills.
                                 6. Encourage development of sound social and personal ethics.
                                 7. Recognize impact of social issues on student learning.
                                 8. Recognize stages of student career development.
STANDARD 3.A COMMENTS:

B    DIVERSITY/EQUITY             1.   Recognize and support diversity.
                                  2.   Accept and encourage students in nontraditional career roles.
                                  3.   Recognize impact of diversity and equity issues on student learning.
                                  4.   Provide curriculum and instructional strategies which meet diverse
                                       needs of students.
STANDARD 3.B COMMENTS:

C. METHOD STRATEGIES              1.   Employ effective classroom management strategies.
   RESOURCES
                                  2.   Implement effective teaching techniques that accommodate diverse
                                       learning styles.
                                  3.   Demonstrate use of a variety of instructional strategies to implement
                                       subject area competencies.
                                  4.   Adapt curriculum to all learning levels.
                                  5.   Use resources and instructional techniques that incorporate current
                                       technology needs of business, industry and labor.
                                  6.   Use instructional techniques that develop career decision making and
                                       employability skills.
                                  7.   Provide students with opportunities to become independent learners.


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                                                                                                            N/A   LOW   MOD.   HIGH    HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                     0     1     2       3       4
                            8.  Facilitate student development of leadership techniques to enhance
                                learning.
                            9. Utilize business and labor partners to infuse workplace standards and
                                practices into curriculum.
                            10. Promote and develop lifelong learning.
                            11. Publicize the program content and benefits to students.
                            12. Provide for entry, transmission and continuation in educational process.
STANDARD 3.C COMMENTS:

D. COURSE                   1.   Develop curriculum based on workplace standards as approved by local
   ORGANIZATION                  advisory committee.
                            2.   Design and implement program scope and sequence which enables
                                 students to develop marketable competencies.
                            3.   Demonstrate ability to write lesson and unit plans incorporating variety
                                 of instructional strategies.
                            4.   Revise curriculum based on occupational changes.
                            5.   Design and implement program assessments.
STANDARD 3.D COMMENTS:

E. INTEGRATION              1.   Provide opportunities for students to productively integrate vocational
                                 and academic disciplines.
                            2.   Provide activities to connect school experiences to workplace.
                            3.   Select and apply appropriate technology to teaching process.
                            4.   Guide students in learning competing demands and responsibilities of
                                 work and family.
STANDARD 3.E COMMENTS:

F. ASSESSMENT               1.   Develop effective evaluation techniques which include student, family,
   EVALUATION                    community, and teacher involvement in assessing student performance.
                            2.   Use variety of assessment methods to measure student learning and
                                 development.
                            3.   Use student achievement and performance information to advise and
                                 involve students and families.
                            4.   Develop and utilize strategies and tools to assess and document student
                                 progress.
                            5.   Facilitate student understanding of their progress.


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                                                                                                                   N/A    LOW      MOD.       HIGH    HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                            0      1        2           3       4
                                   6.   Use assessment to monitor and improve instruction.
STANDARD 3.F COMMENTS:

STANDARD 4 – PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
The Vocational-Technical Teacher models personal and professional attributes and leadership skills, which reflect productive life and work roles.
CONCEPT                          INDICATORS
A. HUMAN RELATIONS               Demonstrate:
                                 1. Positive attitude.
                                 2. Enthusiasm
                                 3. .Self-motivation.
                                 4. Ability to support change.
                                 5. Trustworthiness
                                 6. Teamwork skills with diverse groups.
                                 7. Customer-centered focus.
STANDARD 4.A COMMENTS:

B. COMMUNICATION                   Demonstrate:
                                   1. Effective listening skills.
                                   2. Effective oral presentation skills
                                   3. Ability to read with comprehension.
                                   4. Writing with understanding.
                                   5. Ability to serve as a facilitator.
STANDARD 4.B COMMENTS:

C. STUDENT CENTERED                Demonstrate:
                                   1. Empathy and caring.
                                   2. Willingness to serve as effective mentor/advocate.
                                   3. Ability to serve as positive and appropriate role model.
                                   4. Willingness to accept and respect diversity.
STANDARD 4.C COMMENTS:

D. THINKING PROBLEM                Demonstrate:
   SOLVING
                                   1.   Problem solving process.
                                   2.   Ability to identify and evaluate quality.



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                                                                                                                N/A     LOW      MOD.      HIGH      HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                         0       1        2          3         4
                                  3.   Creative and critical thinking.
STANDARD 4.D COMMENTS:

E. WORKPLACE                      1.   Document recent specific occupational experience.
   COMPETENCIES
                                  2.   Demonstrate positive interaction with diverse student population.
                                  3.   Model inclusive corporate citizenship practices.
                                  4.   Demonstrate appropriate computer technology skills.
                                  5.   Demonstrate workplace basic skills.
STANDARD 4.E COMMENTS:

F. ORGANIZATION AND
   MANAGEMENT                     1.   Demonstrate personal management and organizational skills.
   COMPETENCIES
                                  2.   Apply quality management and continuous improvement principles.
STANDARD 4.F COMMENTS:

G. LIFELONG LEARNER    1.              Design and implement an initial personal and professional growth plan.
STANDARD 4.G COMMENTS:

STANDARD 5 – PARTNERSHIPS
The Vocational-Technical Teacher implements and maintains collaborative partnerships with students, colleagues, community, business, industry, and families,
which maximize resources and promote student self-sufficiency.
CONCEPT                          INDICATORS
a. BUSINESS, LABOR,              1. Maintain advisory committees that reflect occupation’s complexity.
    INDUSTRY
                                 2. Maintain advisory committees that sustain and improve program
                                     quality.
                                 3. Participate in related occupational organizations.
                                 4. Create business partnerships to insure program relevance.
                                 5. Publicize program content and benefits to business, industry and labor.
STANDARD 5.A COMMENTS:

B. FAMILY/COMMUNITY               1.   Inform, involve, and collaborate with parents (guardians) and
                                       community services to support student success




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                                                                                                         N/A   LOW   MOD.   HIGH    HIGH
STANDARD                                                                                                  0     1     2       3       4
                            2.   Participate in community activities to improve curriculum and
                                 instructional practices.
                            3.   .Publicize program content and benefits to family and community.
STANDARD 5.B COMMENTS:

C. COLLEAGUES               1.   Collaborate with colleges to improve and implement innovative
                                 curriculum and instructional strategies.
                            2.   Participate in related professional organizations that impact program
                                 policy and resource allocation.
                            3.   Publicize program content and benefits to colleges.
STANDARD 5.C COMMENTS:

D. PARTNERSHIP              1.   Recognize partnerships which enhance school-to-work preparation for
   SYSTEMS                       all students
                            2.   .Publicize program content and benefits to parents and students.
STANDARD 5.D COMMENTS:

K - SSCC OTE OUTCOMES
           K1               Identify, research, and use multiple resources for conducting an
                            occupational analysis.
           K5               Discuss the application of various laws and standards that impact
                            vocational education.
           K6               Discuss the history, development, and patterns of vocational
                            education in the U.S.
STANDARD K COMMENTS:

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