ELEMENT A: Teachers demonstrate knowledge of current developmental science, the ways in which learning takes place and the appropriate levels of intellectual, social and emotional development of their students.
ELEMENT B: Teachers plan and consistently deliver instruction that draws on results of student assessments, is aligned to academic standards and advances students’ level of content knowledge and skills.
This artifact is a powerpoint from one of my lessons I taught on the mandala. It is important to plan and be prepared for class ever day for ever lesson
ELEMENT C: Teachers demonstrate a rich knowledge of current research on effective instructional practices to meet the developmental and academic needs of their students.
This is an artifact from an event I attended at Preston Middle School. This is relevant to the Quality Standard III, Element C. The element is about demonstrating and practicing innovation in knowledge and education. Tracey Winey, media center leader at Preston Middle School, put this event on for students, family and community members. She used technology and innovative thinking to coordinate with author and illustrator of a comic series, Marlin and Percy. The story aims to positively influence students in and out if school. This event was the first of its kind were myself and students able exclusively read their book before it was released and have a question and answer with author and illustrator. It was inspiring to be apart of an event like this that showed innovative proactivity to benefit students and community members.
ELEMENT D: Teachers thoughtfully integrate and utilize appropriate available technology in their instruction to maximize student learning.
ELEMENT E: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations for all students and plan instruction that helps students develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
Setting and maintaining high expectations in the classroom is very important. This is another artifact from my classroom experience at Webber Middle School in Sally Thomas’s 7/8-grade visual arts class. These techniques come from Teach Like a Champion 2.0. They are various observed techniques from the classroom portion of EDUC 350 and show execution of establishing and communicating high expectations for all students. Not only do these set high expectations but the promote critical thinking in the classroom also. Element E outlines and establishes both of these attributes.
ELEMENT F: Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership qualities.
ELEMENT G: Teachers communicate effectively, making learning objectives clear and providing appropriate models of language.
ELEMENT H: Teachers use appropriate methods to assess what each student has learned, including formal and informal assessments, and use results to plan further instruction.