Evaluation Guide to State of Iowa Teaching Standard 7

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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
  • Joins professional or community organizations
  • Reads professional journals
  • Transcripts
  • Copies of membership certificates
  • Books/journals on shelves
  • Degrees or certification
b. Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning.
  • Team meetings
  • Network with others
  • Team-teaching with special education teachers
  • Show sample lesson of collaborative activities
  • Peer evaluation
  • IEP (show attending meeting)
c. Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice.
  • Innovative/creative lesson plans
  • Present knowledge to group
  • Journal entries
  • Run off copies of books/magazines/Internet used in classroom
  • Present to team/video-tape
  • Student pre- and post tests
  • Websites 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.
  • Knows students and collects data from students and works on weaknesses
  • Follows district guidelines/curricula
  • Show growth in student achievement
  • 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.
  • Team meeting discussion
  • PLC Meetings
  • Member of district committees
  • Child study
  • IEP Meeting
  • Show growth in student achievement
  • Formative Assessments
  • Student records
  • PLC Meeting agenda/notes
  • Annotated comments
  • Analyzing Student Work Documents