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 4

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

Criteria: The Teacher

Elementary Counseling Services

a. Aligns classroom instruction with local standards and district curriculum.

      Honors local standards and district curriculum when providing classroom guidance experiences

      Participates in the development and implementation of district curriculum


b. Uses research-based instructional strategies that address the full range of cognitive levels.

       Implements research based strategies when delivering guidance experiences

       Uses research based curriculum when delivering guidance experiences

c. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction to meet student needs.

       Confers with parents and staff when dealing with unusual student situations/behavior

      Participates in conferences, Child Study Meetings, IEP meetings, etc.

      Honors individual students’ customary adjustments needs in the classroom


d. Engages students in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional, and academic growth.

      Manages special student groups such as student counsel, conflict managers and community service project groups

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

      Coordinates transitional services for students entering the school as new students or moving on to middle school

      Facilitates social skills development such as anger management, conflict resolution, friendship skills, cooperation.

      Refers students to supportive community-based programs


e. Connects students' prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests in the instructional process.

       Communicates special need concerns regarding student/family with staff when circumstances are likely to affect academic/school performance

       Attempts to build connections with student and families


f. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction.

      Utilizes a variety of resources when delivering guidance experiences

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