Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for School Nurses
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Standard 2

Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

Criteria: The Teacher

School Nurse Behavior

Documentation Data*

a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.

  • Uses district wellness, health and family life curriculum
  • Provides health education
  • Standards and curriculm list
  • Lesson plan

b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student.

  • Behavior checklists
  • Helps classroom teacher make adaptations
  • Keeps health records and conditions up-to-date
  • Lists for teachers
  • Teacher plans
  • Notes from meetings

c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.

  • Interdisciplinary units/works with other teachers including specials and exploratories
  • Health lessons for life long learning
  • Pictures of students and work
  • Lesson plans
  • Notes from planning meetings

d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.

  • Plans lessons to meet district objectives
  • Teach to the students needs
  • Use of multiple intelligence considered
  • Team teaches health and wellness topics when appropriate
  • Lesson plans
  • Classroom teacher notes
  • Student guides

* It is understood that the documentation data may need to be altered to protect individual privacy and security of students and families. This should be done with the greatest of care. NO documentation should be used that is in question of student confidentiality.