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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 student standards
  • Aligns media instruction with classroom curriculum
  • Collaborative planning documents
  • Lesson plans

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

  • Brain-based
  • Current on educational topics
  • Lesson plans
  • Journal subscription, conferences

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

  • Making accommodations
  • Assisted technologies
  • Varying the size of instruction groups
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Inter-library loans to supplement collection
  • Lesson plans
  • Accommodation page
  • Student work and evidence of positive development
  • Varied assessments
  • Forms for IMC loans

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

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Large/small group and one-on-one instruction
  • Lesson plans
  • Photos
  • Copies of student work

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

  • Inventories and surveys
  • Parent as a resource
  • Provides choice
  • Involvement in activities with students outside of the IMC
  • Copies of surveys
  • Parent invitations to volunteer
  • E-mail
  • Photos
  • PTA involvement

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

  • Uses and provides support for a variety of technology media resources for students and staff
  • Students are exposed to various ways to utilize technology to research, practice, and display information
  • Website
  • Copies of available resources
  • Lesson plans/team teaching
  • Student work
  • Photos