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GUIDE TO STATE OF IOWA TEACHING STANDARDS

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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 Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching Standards Standard 1 Standard 1 - Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district's student achievement goals. Criteria: The teacher ..

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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