Standard

Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

Practice in Applying the Standard

Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

Standard 2

Student Learning

 

 

 

A. Understand how students internalize knowledge, acquire skills, and develop thinking behaviors, and know how to use instructional strategies that promote student learning

  • Johnson I and II books
  • SciMathMN Framework: Best Practices
  • PSSM: Introduction and Standards for 5-8 and 9-12
  • Designing lesson and unit plans
  • Microteaching presentations
  • Article reviews
  • Microteaching debriefings
  • Evaluation of lesson, unit and microteaching plans
  • Evaluation of microteaching presentations
  • Evaluation of reaction papers to readings
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 3

    Diverse Learners

     

     

     

    K. Identify and design instruction appropriate to a student's stage of development, learning styles, strengths, and needs.

    X

    • Designing lesson and unit plans
    • Designing microteaching lessons
    • Microteaching debriefings
  • Evaluation of lesson, unit and microteaching plans
  • Evaluation of microteaching presentations
  • Use teaching approaches that are sensitive to the varied experiences of students and that address different learning and performance modes.

    X

    • Designing cooperative learning microteaching lesson
    • Incorporating plans for differentiating instruction in lesson and unit plans
  • Evaluation of lesson, unit and microteaching plans
  • Evaluation of microteaching presentations
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 4

    Instructional Strategies

     

     

     

    A. Understand Minnesota's graduation standards and how to implement them.

    X

    • Class activities comparing various curricula to state and national standards
    • Explicit plans for addressing standards on unit and lesson plans
  • Evaluation of comparison papers
  • Evaluation of lesson and unit plans
  • C. Understand principles and techniques, along with advantages and limitations, associated with various instructional strategies.

    • Johnson I and II books
    • NREL Standards
    • NREL Inquiry
    • SciMathMN Frameworks: Best Practices

    X

    • Exam questions
    • Evaluation of reflective journal

    D. Enhance learning through the use of a wide variety of materials and .human and technological resources

    X

    • Reflections in article reviews
    • Web reviews
    • Preparation of unit plan
  • Evaluation of unit plans
  • Evaluation of web reviews
  • Evaluation of article reviews
  • G. Design teaching strategies and materials to achieve different instructional purposes and to meet student needs including developmental stages, proper knowledge, learning styles and interests.

    X

    • Classroom activies designing and comparing direct instruction and inquiry-based strategies
    • Preparing, presenting, debriefing and reflecting upon microteaching lessons
  • Evaluation of classroom activities
  • Evaluation of microteaching presentations and reflections
  • Exam question
  • H. Use multiple teaching and learning strategies to engage students in active learning opportunities that promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance capabilities and to help students assume responsibility for identifying and using learning resources.

    X

    • Preparation of lesson and unit plans
  • Evaluation of lesson and unit plans
  • K. Develop a variety of clear, accurate presentations and representations of concepts, using alternative explanations to assist student's understanding and present varied perspectives to encourage critical thinking,

    X

    • Preparation of microteaching lessons
    • Classroom activities on construction of multiple representations and alternative explanations
  • Evaluation of microteaching presentations
  • Exam question
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 5

    Learning Environment

     

     

     

    E. Understand the principles of effective classroom management and use a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom.

    • Johnson I and II
    • Article reviews
  • Microteaching presentations and debriefings
  • Evaluation of microteaching reflections
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 6

    Communication

     

     

     

    J. Know how to ask questions and stimulate discussion in different ways for particular purposes, including probing for learner understanding, helping students articulate their ideas and thinking processes, promoting productive risk-taking and problem solving, facilitating factual recall, encouraging convergent and divergent thinking, stimulating curiosity, and helping students to question.

    • Johnson I and II
    • SciMathMN Framework: Best Practices
  • Classrom activities on questioning practice
  • Microteaching presentations
  • Evaluation of microteaching
  • Evaliuation of questioning expercises
  • H. Use effective communication strategies in conveying ideas and information and in asking questions.

    X

    • Microteaching presentations
  • Evaluation of microteaching
  • I. Support and expand learner expression in thinking, writing and other media.

    X

    • Performance package presentations
    • Planning portfolio requirements for unit plan
  • Evaluation of performance package presentations and portfolio plans
  • K. Use a variety of media communication tools, including audiovisual aids and computers, including educational technology, to enrich learning opportunities.

    X

    • Microteaching presentations including one lesson that must use technology
    • Web site reviews
  • Evaluation of microteaching
  • Evaluation of web site reviews
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 7

    Planning Instruction

    X

     

     

    B. Plan instruction using contextual considerations that bridge curriculum and student experiences.

    X

    • Planning lesson and unit plans
    • Comparing integrated curricula
  • Evaluating lesson and unit plasn
  • C. Plan instructional programs that accommodate individual student learning styles and performance modes.

    X

    • Incorporating explicit plans for differentiating instruction in lesson and unit plans.
  • Evaluating lesson and unit plasn
  • D. Create short-range and long-range plans that are linked to student needs and performance

    X

    • Planning lesson and unit plans
  • Evaluating lesson and unit plasn
  • Design lessons and activities that operate at multiple levels to meet the developmental and individual needs of students and help all to progress.

    X

    • Planning lesson and unit plans
  • Evaluating lesson and unit plasn
  • Standard

    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 8

    Assessment

     

     

     

    A. Be able to assess student performance toward achievement of the Minnesota graduation standards under chapter 3501.

    • Reading and reacting to state mathematics graduation standards
    • Reading and reacting to existing mathematics performance packages
    • Reading SciMathMN Frameworks: Standards chapters
  • Preparation and presenation of performance package
  • Assessment of others' work on performance packages
  • X

    B. Understand the characteristics, uses, advantages, and limitations of different types of assessments including criterion-referenced, and norm-referenced instruments, traditional standardized and performance-based tests, observations systems, assessments of student work.

    X

    • Exercises from Stenmark
    • Assessing real student work
  • Evaluation of exercises and assessment results
  • E. Select, construct, and use assessment strategies, instruments, and technology appropriate to the learning outcomes being evaluated and to other diagnostic purposes.

    X

    • Incorporating assessment strategies in lesson and unit plans
  • Evaluation of lesson and unit plans
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    Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard

    Practice in Applying the Standard

    Assessment (Demonstration of Attainment of the Standard)

    Standard 9

    Reflection and Professional Development

     

     

     

    D. Know major areas of research on teaching and of resources available for professional development.

    • SciMathMN Framework: Resource Chapter
    • Journal articles and class handouts
    • Web reviews

    X

    • Exam question

    G. Understand professional responsibility and the need to engage in and support appropriate professional practices for self and colleagues.

    • Readings in NCTM Professional Standards

    X

    • Evaluation of sharing presentations on learnings at state conference

    I. Use professional literature, colleagues, and other resources to support development as both a student and a teacher.

    X

    • Article reviews
    • Attendance at MCTM or other conference
    • Membership in NCTM
    • Evaluation of article reviews
    • Evaluation of written reports on conference attendance highlights

     

     

     

     

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