1b. Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school.

Standard 1: Teachers demonstrate leadership

Teachers work collaboratively with school personnel to create a professional learning community. They analyze and use local, state, and national data to develop goals and strategies in the school improvement plan that enhances student learning and teacher working conditions. Teachers provide input in determining the school budget and in the selection of professional development that meets the needs of students and their own professional growth. They participate in the hiring process and collaborate with their colleagues to mentor and support teachers to improve the effectiveness of their departments or grade levels.

Critical Elements: Curriculum Design, Models of Teaching

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Curriculum Design

The curriculum for any subject or course at any grade level consists of a set of agreements between the school system academic department and teachers. Teachers need to understand the status of these agreements thoroughly if they are to be effective at choosing instructional materials for daily use, participating in curriculum development groups, and be… [read more]


Models of Teaching

A model of teaching is a pattern of instruction that is recognizable and consistent. It has particular values, goals, and a rationale for how learning will take place. The orientation of teaching is developed into a specific set of phases teachers and students go through. Each model of teaching is its own entity with specific… [read more]

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