1. Professional Dispositions
1.1 Life-long learning - inquire and reflect upon personal/professional progress and engage in meaningful professional development.
1.2 Belief that all children can learn - communicate appropriately high expectations for learning to all learners.
1.3 Caring - demonstrate respect for others and self and practice ethical decision-making to create a positive learning environment.
1.4 Fairness - demonstrate honesty and consider multiple perspectives in making unbiased decisions to equitably meet the needs of all learners.
2. Nature of Individual Learners
2.1 demonstrate knowledge of how children learn by designing and implementing developmentally appropriate, challenging, and engaging learning experiences.
2.2 recognize that learners differ across cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas of development and differentiate instruction accordingly.
2.3 develop cultural proficiency necessary to creating inclusive learning environments and creating equitable instructional opportunities for all.
3.1 demonstrate understanding of central concepts and tools of inquiry and knowledge of standards and curricula in chosen content area(s).
3.2 utilize understanding of content, standards, and curriculum to create accessible, challenging, and meaningful learning opportunities.
3.3 connect concepts to prior knowledge and use multiple representations, explanations, and generalizations across different developmental levels of understanding and between subject areas.
3.4 utilize different perspectives to engage learners in rigorous learning through critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem solving.
4. Effective Pedagogy
4.1 draw upon knowledge of content, learners, community, and pedagogy to plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.
4.2 utilize a variety of methods, strategies and approaches and resources, media and technology to engage students in learning.
4.3 systematically utilize multiple appropriate methods of assessment to measure and document student progress, and evaluate assessment results to make data-driven decisions informing ongoing planning, instruction, and reporting.
4.4 create a safe and responsive environment in which learners act responsibly, demonstrate caring for self and others, and are empowered to take ownership of their learning through active engagement.
4.5 manage classroom proactively by clarifying and reinforcing instructional and behavioral expectations, and intervene as necessary to redirect undesirable learner behavior in a caring and least restrictive manner.
5. Responsibility and Professional Skills
5.1 demonstrate responsibility for personal choices in meeting professional obligations, and demonstrate ethical conduct in all relationships.
5.2 collaborate with students, families, colleagues, other professionals, and community members to share responsibility for student growth and development, learning, and well-being.
5.3 communicate (listening, speaking, reading, writing, visualizing) through various media with students, families, colleagues, other professionals and community members in respectful, tactful, proper, and culturally responsive ways.