Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for General Education Teachers
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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 with local standards and district curriculum.

  • Aware of/knowledgeable about standards and teaching units that meet standards
  • Assessments
  • Units
  • Photo diary/documentation
  • Lesson plans

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

  • Reading journals/current research
  • Doing projects/choices modeling different strategies
  • Examples of student work
  • Examples of research
  • Self-assessment
  • Workshop implementation

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

  • Making accommodations
  • Providing hard copies along with overhead
  • Assisted technology
  • Accommodation pages
  • Step B's
  • Student work evidence of positive development

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

  • Group work
  • Individual work
  • Technology
  • Field trips
  • Motivational language
  • Student work
  • Photos
  • Surveys
  • Letters from students or parents
  • Social growth lessons

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

  • Team building
  • Providing social activities
  • Involvement in activities out of classroom
  • Photos
  • Document time spent at activities
  • Student work
  • Lessons with choice

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

  • Power Point presentations
  • Use of labs and IMC
  • Use of science equipment
  • Research projects
  • Power Point slides/Web pages
  • Guest speaker