Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for Elementary School Counselors
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Standard 2

Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

Criteria: The Teacher

Elementary Counseling Services

a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.

         Provides developmentally appropriate guidance experiences for individual students, small groups or classrooms

         Interprets assessments

b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student

  • Provides developmentally appropriate guidance experiences for individual students, small groups or classrooms
  • Develops behavior plans for students
  • Facilitates personal skill development such as self awareness, decision making and problem solving

c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.

  • Provides developmentally appropriate guidance experiences for individual students, small groups or classrooms
  • Acts as a clearinghouse to connect parents and the appropriate personnel for meeting student/family needs
  • Collaborates with teachers in planning career programs, field trips, and exposing students to a variety of career/work areas
  • Reinforces the understanding of skills necessary to be successful in school (time management, organization, active listening, following directions, team work, study skills, etc.)

 

d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area

  • Provides developmentally appropriate guidance experiences for individual students, small groups or classrooms
  • Provides classroom observations on an individual students or groups of students
  • Works with students on organizational, study, and test taking skills