200:148 Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts

 Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards


Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate 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.
Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
  • Understand how cognitive, motivational, affect, and social factors influence student learning.
  • Use that understanding to plan two lessons using the Level II Teacher Work Sample.

Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  • Use understanding of learning theories to create instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.
  • Use understanding of learning theories and multiple instructional strategies to differentiate instruction for students when developing the Level II Teacher Work Sample.

Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Appreciate the role that educational psychology can play in making sense of the complex nature of classroom situations.
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Become skilled in the role of reflective practice necessary for differentiating instruction to meet individual student needs.

Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate 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.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages students’ active engagement in learning.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages self motivation.

Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  • Use knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  • Use knowledge of media communication techniques to foster active inquiry and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  • Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the classroom context, the community, and curriculum goals.

Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate 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.
  • Continually evaluate the effects of his/her choices and actions on students, parents, professionals, and others in the learning community.
  • Think critically about educational issues.
  • Develop skills of collaboratively working with colleagues to better understand educational issues and determine possible solutions.
  • Actively seek opportunities to grow professionally.

Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation.