MoSTEP TABLE OF CONTENTS

Program:    

1.     Performance Standards for Educational Professionals

Quality Indicators

Performance Indicators

Artifact Collected

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1.1.2.1

The preservice teacher

 

 

Text Box: The preservice teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) within the context of a global society, and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

1.1.2.1.1         knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) (as defined by Missouri State Subject Area Competencies) - rule number to be determined;

 

 

1.1.2.1.2         presents the subject matter in multiple ways;

1.1.2.1.3         uses students’ prior knowledge;

1.1.2.1.4         creates interdisciplinary learning.

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.2

The preservice teacher

 

 

Text Box: The preservice teacher understands how students learn and develop, and provides learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students.

1.1.2.2.1         knows and identifies child/adolescent development;

 

 

1.1.2.2.2         strengthens prior knowledge with new ideas;

1.1.2.2.3         encourages student responsibility;

1.1.2.2.4         knows theories of learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.3

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

 

1.1.2.3.1         identifies prior experience, learning styles, strengths, and needs;

 

 

1.1.2.3.2         designs and implements individualized instruction based on prior experience, learning styles, strengths, and needs;

1.1.2.3.3         knows when and how to access specialized services to meet students’ needs;

1.1.2.3.4         connects instruction to students’ prior experiences and family, culture, and community.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1.1.2.4

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher recognizes the importance of long-range planning and curriculum development and develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum based upon student, district, and state performance standards.

 

1.1.2.4.1         selects and creates learning experiences that are appropriate for curriculum goals, relevant to learners, and based upon principles of effective instruction (e.g., encourages exploration and problem-solving, building new skills from those previously acquired);

 

 

1.1.2.4.2         creates lessons and activities that recognize individual needs of diverse learners and variations in learning styles and performance;

1.1.2.4.3         evaluates plans relative to long- and short-term goals and adjusts them to meet student needs and to enhance learning.

 

Text Box: 1.1.2.5

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.

1.1.2.5.1         selects alternative teaching strategies, materials, and technology to achieve multiple instructional purposes and to meet student needs;

 

1.1.2.5.2         engages students in active learning that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.6

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

 

1.1.2.6.1         knows motivation theories and behavior management strategies and techniques;

 

 

1.1.2.6.2         manages time, space, transitions, and activities effectively;

1.1.2.6.3         engages students in decision making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.7

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

 

1.1.2.7.1         models effective verbal/non-verbal communication skills;

 

 

1.1.2.7.2         demonstrates sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, and physical ability differences in classroom communication and in responses to students’ communications;

1.1.2.7.3         supports and expands learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media;

1.1.2.7.4         uses a variety of media communication tools.

 

1.1.2.8

The preservice teacher

 

 

Text Box: The preservice teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

 

1.1.2.8.1         employs a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques (e.g., observation, portfolios of student work, teacher-made tests, performance tasks, projects, student self-assessments, authentic assessments, and standardized tests) to enhance and monitor her or his knowledge of learning, to evaluate student progress and performances, and to modify instructional approaches and learning strategies;

 

 

1.1.2.8.2         uses assessment strategies to involve learners in self-assessment activities to help them become aware of their learning behaviors, strengths, needs and progress, and to encourage them to set personal goals for learning;

1.1.2.8.3         evaluates the effect of class activities on both the individual student and the class as a whole, collecting information through observation of classroom interactions, questioning, and analysis of student work;

1.1.2.8.4         maintains useful records of student work and performances and can communicate student progress knowledgeably and responsibly, based on appropriate indicators, to students, parents, and other colleagues.

 


 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.9

The preservice teacher

 

 

Text Box: The preservice teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually assesses the effects of choices and actions on others.  This reflective practitioner actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally, and utilizes assessment and professional growth to generate more learning for more students.

1.1.2.9.1         applies a variety of self-assessment and problem-solving strategies for reflecting on practice, their influences on students’ growth and learning, and the complex interactions between them;

 

 

1.1.2.9.2         uses resources available for professional development.

 

 

 

 

1.1.2.10

The preservice teacher

 

 

The preservice teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and educational partners in the larger community to support student learning and well-being.

 

1.1.2.10.1      participates in collegial activities designed to make the entire school a productive learning environment;

 

 

1.1.2.10.2      talks with and listens to students, is sensitive and responsive to signs of distress, and seeks appropriate help as needed to solve students’ problems;

1.1.2.10.3      seeks opportunities to develop relationships with the parents and guardians of students, and seeks to develop cooperative partnerships in support of student learning and well-being;

1.1.2.10.4      identifies and uses the appropriate school personnel and community resources to help students reach their full potential.