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 7

Engages in professional growth.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

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

  • Takes classes
  • Presents at professional conferences
  • Demonstrations at family nights
  • PTA meetings
  • Joins professional organization
  • School newsletter articles
  • Agenda from conferences
  • Copies of membership certificates

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

  • Team teaching team meetings
  • Committee work
  • CST
  • Sample of collaborative lessons
  • Peer evaluations
  • IEP meeting attendance
  • Notes from team meeting

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

  • Uses strategies from state PE conference, the web- PE central
  • Plans including strategies
  • Handouts from conference
  • Print outs from web

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

  • Knows and collects data from students and works on specific areas
  • Follows district guidelines/curriculum
  • Evaluations
  • Set own teacher goals and long-range plans

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.

  • PLC meetings
  • CST meetings
  • SLEs noted on lesson plans
  • Formative assessments based on SLEs
  • Fitness results
  • Rubrics
  • Student assessment sheets/charts
  • Emails
  • Conferences with parents and/or teachers
  • Meeting notes