INTASC Standards

(Program competencies)

 

 

General Competency One

The prospective teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Displays solid content knowledge and makes connections between the content and other parts of the discipline and other disciplines.

 Junior Block

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Actively builds on knowledge of prerequisite relationships when planning instruction or seeking causes for student misunderstanding.

Junior Block

 

ED470

c.Displays a continuing search for best practice and anticipates student misconceptions.

 ED470

d.Represents content appropriately and links well with studentsí knowledge and experience.

ED470

e.Conveys genuine enthusiasm for the subject and students demonstrate consistent commitment to its value.

Junior Block

 

ED470

 

 

General Competency Two

The prospective teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Displays thorough understanding of typical developmental characteristics of age group as well as exceptions to general patterns.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED470

 

- Field placement for ED150 at Elizabethtown Child Care Center

 

- Teaching children different games at the day care center

 

-         Planning lessons for teaching Easy Espanol to 3rd and 5th graders at Mill Road

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Regularly assesses individual and group developmental needs and designs instruction to meet them in a variety of domains (cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and physical).

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

 

 

General Competency Three

The prospective teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Understands, identifies, and designs instruction appropriate to studentsí stages of development, learning styles, strengths, and needs and uses teaching approaches that are sensitive to the differences among children.

ED105- Foundations of Education

 

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

- Field placement for ED150

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Makes appropriate provisions (in terms of time and circumstances for work, tasks assigned, communication and response modes) for individual students who have particular learning differences or needs and/or identifies when and how to access appropriate services or resources to meet exceptional learning needs.

Junior Block

 

ED470

c.Creates a learning community in which individual differences always are respected and where students learn to respect and value each other.

ED470

 

 

General Competency Four

The prospective teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage studentsí development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Carefully evaluates how to achieve learning goals and chooses alternative teaching strategies and materials to achieve different instructional purposes and to meet student needs.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED470

 

- Field placement for ED150

 

- Developing lesson plans for PE110

 

- Teaching Easy Espanol at Mill Road

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Uses 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 that help students assume responsibility for their own learning.

ED470

c.Varies his or her role in the instructional process (e.g. presenter, facilitator, coach) in relation to the content and purposes of instruction and the needs of students.

Junior Block

 

ED470

d.Develops a variety of clear, accurate presentations and representations of concepts, using alternative explanations to assist studentsí understanding.

ED470

e.Structures and paces lessons tightly, coherently, and appropriately, allowing for reflection and closure.

Junior Block

 

ED470

f.Effectively makes major adjustments to a lesson.

ED470

g.Takes advantage of student questions and interests as opportunities to enhance learning.

 ED470

 

 

General Competency Five

The prospective teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Organizes, allocates, and manages the resources of time, space, activities, and attention to provide active and equitable engagement of students in productive tasks and maximizes the amount of class time spent in learning.

ED470

- Field placement for ED150

 

- Teaching Easy Espanol at Mill Road

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Enables groups to work independently and productively with students assuming responsibility for their work together.

ED470

c.Provides transitions that are smooth, with students assuming some responsibility for efficient operation.

ED470

d.Establishes and maintains systems for performing non-instructional duties and handling materials, with students assuming considerable responsibility for efficient operation.

 ED470

e.Makes standards of conduct clear to all students and appears to have developed them with student participation.

Junior Block

 

ED470

f.Monitors students in subtle and preventive ways and encourages students to monitor their own and their peersí behavior, correcting one another respectfully.

ED470

g.Responds effectively to misbehavior and is sensitive to studentsí individual needs.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

 

h.Demonstrates genuine caring and respect for individual students and encourages students to exhibit respect for the teacher as an individual, beyond that for the role.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

 

 

 

General Competency Six

The prospective teacher uses knowledge for effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Provides directions and procedures that are clear to students and anticipate possible student misunderstanding.

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED470

- Teaching children different activities for PE110

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Uses spoken and written language that is correct and expressive, with well-chosen vocabulary that enriches the lesson.

Junior Block

 

ED470

c.Asks questions that are uniformly high quality, with adequate time for students to respond and encourages students to formulate many questions.

ED470

d.Guides students to assume considerable responsibility for the success of the discussion by initiating topics and making unsolicited contributions.

 ED470

e.Successfully engages all students in discussions.

 Junior Block

 

ED470

 

f.Consistently provides oral and written feedback in a timely manner and encourages students to make prompt use of the feedback in their learning.

 ED470

g.Creatively uses a variety of communication tools, including audiovisual aids and computers, to enrich learning opportunities.

 ED470

 

 

General Competency Seven

The prospective teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Establishes goals that are valuable and can clearly articulate how goals establish high expectations and relate to curriculum frameworks and standards.

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

- Developing lesson plans for PE110

 

- Teaching Easy Espanol at Mill Road

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Develops learning activities that are highly relevant to students and instructional goals.The activities progress coherently, producing a unified whole and reflecting recent professional research.

Junior Block

 

ED470

c.Provides materials and resources that support the instructional goals, and engage students in meaningful learning.There is evidence of student participation in selecting or adapting materials.

ED470

d.Varies instructional groups, as appropriate to the difference instructional goals.There is evidence of student choice in selecting different patterns of instructional groups.

 ED470

e.Creates lessons or units with clearly defined structure which activities are organized.Time allocations are reasonable.

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED470

 

 

General Competency Eight

The prospective teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Uses a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques to enhance her or his knowledge of learners, evaluate studentsí progress or performance, and modify teaching and learning strategies.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED470

- Field placement for ED150

 

- Teaching classes for PE110

 

- Working with a 4th grade class for junior block

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Develops an approach to assessment that is completely congruent with instructional goals both in content and process.

ED470

c.Develops assessment criteria and standards that are clear and have been clearly communicated to students.There is evidence that students contributed to the development of the criteria and standards, when appropriate.

 ED470

d.Creates an effective system for maintaining information on student progress in learning.Students contribute information and interpretation of the records, when appropriate.

Junior Block 

 

ED470

e.Persists in seeking effective approaches for students who need help, using an extensive repertoire of strategies and soliciting additional resources form the school.

 ED470

 

 

General Competency Nine

The prospective teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Makes an accurate assessment of a lessonís effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goals and can cite general references to support the judgment.

ED470

- Field placement for ED150

 

- Teaching Easy Espanol at Mill Road

 

- Activities with the Education Club

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

b.Draws on an extensive repertoire of skills, to offer specific alternative actions, complete with probable successes of different approaches.

 ED470

c.Seeks out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

 

 

 

General Competency Ten

The prospective teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support studentsí learning and well-being.

Specific Competency

Studies/Coursework Developing Competency

Experiences Developing Competency

a.Works well with colleagues and others to improve the classroom and school-learning environment.

PE110- Phys. Ed. for Elementary School

 

ED150- Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

ED470

 

- Working with the teacher and students for my field placement for ED150

 

- Working with the teacher and my classmates for physical education lessons plans.

 

- Student Teaching at Donegal Springs Elementary in 2nd grade

 

b.Maintains the confidentiality of records and respects the privacy of students, acting, when necessary, as an advocate for such rights.

ED470