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 3

Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.

Criteria: The Teacher

Elementary Counseling Services

a. Utilizes student achievement data, local standards, and the district curriculum in planning for instruction.

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

         Interprets assessments

b. Sets and communicates high expectations for social, behavioral, and academic success of all students.

  • 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. Uses students' developmental needs, background, and interests in planning for instruction.

  • 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. Selects strategies to engage all students in learning.

  • Provides developmentally appropriate guidance experiences for individual students, small groups or classrooms
  • Collaborates with teachers in planning career programs, field trips and exposing students to a variety of career/work areas

 

e. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of instruction. Computer lab use, IMC, AEA.

  • Collaborates with colleagues, fellow counselors (sharing of ideas, curriculum resources, methods, etc.)