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 7

Engages in professional growth.

Criteria: The Teacher

School Nurse Behavior

Documentation Data*

a. Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning.

  • Takes classes
  • Presents at professional conferences
  • Joins professional organizations
  • Reads professional journals
  • Transcripts
  • Copies of membership certificates
  • Books/journals on shelves
  • Degree/certification

b. Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning.

  • Working in collaboration with others in the school and surrounding community to improve students' health status
  • Attends team meetings
  • Networks
  • Team-teaching when appropriate to the health curriculum
  • Shows evidence of collaboration
  • Team notes
  • Lessons

c. Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice.

  • Presents to staff
  • Journal entries
  • Brings ideas to clinic from conferences
  • Agenda from staff meeting
  • Copies of articles read and used
  • Website list for teachers/parents/students

d. Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the teacher needs aligned to the Iowa Teaching Standards and district/building student achievement goals.

  • Seeks experience to maintain current clinical skills and competence
  • Follows district guidelines
  • Evidence of learning opportunities
  • District goal evaluation sheets

e. Provides an analysis of student learning and growth based on teacher created tests and authentic measures as well as any standardized and district-wide tests.

  • Attends team meetings
  • Networks
  • Team approach when creating formative assessments
  • Assist in developing health related accommodations
  • Monitor IHPs (individual health plans)
  • Attends IEP meetings as needed to address health concerns.
  • Parent meetings to evaluate student’s health needs and develop an IHP or protocol
  • Assist with any 504 plans that involve health issues
  • Reflections from assessments
  • PLC agenda/minutes
  • Documentation of evaluation of outcomes on IHPs
  • IHP notes
  • Running record of communication as well as documentation in health record.

* 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.