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

Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

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

  • Uses Physical Essentials curriculum
  • Teaching themes objectives for grade level
  • Lesson Plans
  • Student portfolio

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

  • Uses adaptations to make all students successful
  • Makes curriculum accommodations
  • Chooses different equipment to meet child's need
  • Notes on lesson plans
  • Meet with Special ed dept.
  • Pictures
  • Video
  • Log of GWAEA involvement

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

  • Talks to regular ed. teachers
  • Math games
  • Odd/even
  • Sports History
  • Music
  • ABC
  • Color
  • Health ed
  • Character ed
  • Drug awareness
  • Sample letters home
  • Lesson plans
  • Notes from meetings with staff
  • Presentation at PTA or staff meeting
  • Work sheets

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

  • Clues- visual and audio
  • Demonstrations
  • The multiple intelligences are considered
  • Sample lesson documents
  • Sample lesson plans
  • Video