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Ima Sample

Elementary Education
Reading Specialization

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A. Student Learning: Candidates understand how learning occurs - how students construct knowledge and acquire skills - and how to use instructional strategies that promote student learning.

B. Diverse Learners: Candidates understand how students may differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.

C. Planning Instruction: Candidates understand learning theory, curriculum development, and student development and know how to use this knowledge in planning instruction to meet curricular goals. D. Instructional Strategies: Candidates understand and know how to use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students– development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills. E. Learning Environment: Candidates know how to help students work productively and cooperatively with each other in complex social settings. F. Communication: Candidates communicate effectively, understand the role of language in learning, and foster active inquiry, collaboration, and interaction in the classroom. G. Assessment: Candidates understand the uses, advantages, and limitations of different types of formal and informal student assessments. H. Reflection and Professional Development: Candidates understand the importance of reflection, self-assessment, and learning as ongoing processes and actively seek opportunities for professional growth. I. Collaboration, Ethics, and Relationships: Candidates understand schools as connected to larger community contexts and foster  relationships with parents, school colleagues, and organizations that will support students° learning and development. J. Technology: Candidates understand and know how to use computer technology in their teaching. K. Subject Matter Knowledge: Candidates understand the major concepts, assumptions, debates, processes of inquiry, and ways of knowing that are central to the subjects they teach.

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