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

School Nurse Behavior

Documentation Data*

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

  • Review test data in TST/CST
  • Knowledge of Standards
  • Acts as a resource for the classroom teacher
  • TST notes
  • Communication between staff: e-mail, notes etc.

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

  • Teach and model Life skills
  • Reinforce school rules
  • Set, post, and review clinic expectations
  • Handbooks, hand-outs
  • Copy of expectations
  • Photos
  • Student responses to clinic climate

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

  • Helps classroom teacher to make accommodations in curriculum, learning styles, etc.
  • Spend individual time with students
  • IEP binders
  • Kid Day/ Child Study
  • Student surveys
  • Lesson plans
  • Student examples of reports

d. Selects strategies to engage all students in learning.

  • Variety of teaching techniques: cooperative learning, projects, presentations, etc.
  • Teach to multiple intelligences
  • Copies of plans used with the appropriate students needing the extra service
  • Copies of activities in progress
  • Pictures/Photos

e. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of instruction.

  • Computer lab use, IMC, AEA
  • Opaque projector
  • Appropriate video
  • Community speakers
  • Copies of lesson plans
  • Bibliography of resources
  • Photos
  • Speaker communications

* 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.