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 4

Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.

Criteria: The Teacher

School Nurse Behavior

Documentation Data*

a. Aligns classroom instruction with local standards and district curriculum.

  • Aware of/knowledgeable about standards and teaching units that meet standards in the areas of: health/wellness/family life
  • 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 and helping classroom teachers alter instruction
  • Providing hard copies along w/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/Guest speaker
  • 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 communication

* 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.