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Artifact #2: School Violence Prevention and Intervention/ Identification and Reporting of

Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certificate.

When choosing to work with children you may be faced with a situation, witness or suspect

some wrong doing. Prevention and Intervention strategies should be an important part of any

teacher’s day to day work. The safety and well being of my students is an important part of my

role as an educator. Teacher competencies such as classroom management and what entails is at

the forefront of thorough best teaching practices.

I choose this artifact due to the magnitude of the subject matter involved and the importance

of recognizing when the safety of my students is in question or at risk. Professional development

helps strengthen knowledge and heighten awareness. Taking the Foundation of Special Education

course I was exposed to the process of being certified for training in School Violence Prevention

and Intervention and coursework/ training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and


Connection to Standards

INTASC Standards

9(e): The teacher reflects on his/her personal biases and accesses resources to deepen his/her own

understanding of cultural, ethnic, gender and learning differences to build stronger relationships

and create more relevant learning experiences.

9(o): The teacher understands the expectations of the profession including codes of ethics,

professional standards of practice, and relevant law and policy.

New York State Code of Ethics for Educators

Principle 5 Educators collaborate with parents and community, building trust and

respecting confidentiality. Educators partner with parents and other members of the community

to enhance school programs and to promote student learning. They also recognize how cultural

and linguistic heritage, gender, family and community shape experience and learning. Educators

respect the private nature of the special knowledge they have about students and their families

and use that knowledge only in the students’ best interests. They advocate for fair opportunity for

all children.

TEAC/CAEP Claims 1-3

Claim 1: Medaille College graduates know the subject matter in their certification area(s)

Claim 2: Medaille College graduates meet the needs of diverse learners through

effective pedagogy and best teaching practices.

Claim 3: Medaille College graduates are caring educators.