Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
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Standard 3

Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

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

  • Collaborative planning
  • Awareness and practice of content scope and sequence
  • Knowledge of student standards
  • Collaborative planning documents
  • Graphs
  • Technology plan

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

  • Teach and model Lifeskills
  • Reinforce school procedures
  • Expectations and procedures are posted
  • Photos
  • Student responses to IMC climate
  • Copies of procedures/plans
  • Handbook

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

  • Knowledge of student assessment and student needs
  • Student survey
  • Team meeting participation
  • Copy of survey
  • Child study involvement

d. Selects strategies to engage all students in learning.

  • Practice of brain-based teaching strategies
  • Differentiated instruction accommodation
  • Differentiated instruction accommodation list
  • Activity photos/ student work
  • Inquiries

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

  • Technology support through BBS, tech courses and professional development
  • Website development
  • Integration of technology into the curriculum
  • Copies of bibliographies and webliographies for staff and students
  • Handouts from tech class
  • Copies of lessons