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The InT TASC Mod del Core Teaching T Standard ds (April 2011) At A Glance

The Lea arner and Learning L Standard S #1: Learner Developme D nt The T teacher r understands how learners grow and develo op, recognizing that patterns of le earning and d developm ment vary in ndividually w within and a across the cognitive, lin nguistic, soc cial, emotio onal, and ph hysical area as, and des signs and im mplements developme entally appr ropriate and d challengin ng learning experience es. Standard S #2 2: Learning Differences s The T teacher r uses unde erstanding of o individua al difference es and dive erse cultures s and commun nities to ensure inclusive learning g environments that en nable each le earner to meet high sta andards. Standard S #3 3: Learning Environme ents The T teacher r works with h others to create c environments t that support t individual and collaborative e learning, and a that en ncourage po ositive social interactio on, active engagement in learning g, and self motivation.

t Knowledg ge Content Standard S #4 4: Content Knowledge K The T teacher r understands the cent tral concept d structures s of ts, tools of inquiry, and th he discipline e(s) he or she s teaches s and creat tes learning g experienc ces that make th hese aspec cts of the dis scipline acc cessible an nd meaningful for learn ners to assu ure mastery m of th he content. . Standard S #5 5: Applicatio on of Conte ent The T teacher r understands how to connect c con ncepts and use differin ng perspec ctives to o engage le earners in critical c think king, creativ vity, and collaborative problem solving relat ted to authe entic local and a global i ssues.

Instructional Practice Standard #6: Assessment The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teachers and learners decision making. Standard #7: Planning for Instruction The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, crossdisciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. Standard #8: Instructional Strategies The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

Professional Responsibility Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. Standard #10: Leadership and Collaboration The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.