Approval Standards

S: SUBJECT MATTER AND CURRICULUM GOALS

  • S1: Content driven (use of reading, written and oral communication, and technology).
  • S2: Aligned with curriculum standards and outcomes (student learning targets and progress to meet them).
  • S3: Integrated across content areas (subject matter integrating mathematical, scientific, and aesthetic reasoning).

T: KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHING

  • T1: Informed by standards-based assessment (analysis using formative, summative, and self-assessment).
  • T2: Intentionally planned (beneficial standards-based planning that is personalized).
  • T3: Influenced by multiple instructional strategies (addressing ability levels and cultural backgrounds).
  • T4: Informed by technology (designed to create technologically proficient learners).

L: KNOWLEDGE OF LEARNERS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS

  • L1: Learner centered (a variety of culturally responsive, developmentally, and age appropriate strategies).
  • L2: Classroom/school centered (learning, knowledge, and skills connected to classroom and school communities).
  • L3: Family/neighborhood centered (informed by collaboration with families and neighborhoods).
  • L4: Contextual community centered (responsible citizenship for an environmentally sustainable, globally interconnected, and diverse society).

P: UNDERSTANDING OF TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

  • P1: Informed by professional responsibilities and policies (a collegial and professional school setting).
  • P2: Enhanced by reflective, collaborative, professional growth-centered practice (benefiting students).
  • P3: Informed by legal and ethical responsibilities (students benefit from a safe & respectful learning environment).
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