Throughout my MAT program studies I will be using this blog to share knowledge I have gained by reflecting, submitting, and soliciting comments through postings on this bportfolio. I will relate these postings, by tags, to the 14 educator “approved standards” required by the state for certification of teacher candidates.
These 14 standards (more fully described in WAC 180-78A-270) for making a positive impact on student learning are organized into four general categories (S, T, L, P) as follows:
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).