Progression of Learning Across the Career
Increases Professional Knowledge
& Skill Through Professional Learning
Exploring & Aspiring
Learns about teaching and learning through research and/or observation and applies knowledge to real-world educational problems with multiple perspectives to generate solutions that improve the profession, community, and world.
Builds content knowledge, analyzes *pedagogical theories, and explains the role of education in fostering innovation, solving local/global challenges, and ensuring a healthy democracy
Gathers information, resources, and strategies from observing master teachers, collaborating with mentor, and attending a *beginning teacher assistance program
Conducts classroom *action research that includes implementing *research-based strategies and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction for each student based on data/evidence of student progress
Develops knowledge/skills to support new teachers by attending mentor, cooperating teacher, and/or PDC training and serves as a mentor, cooperating teacher, and/or on a professional development committee
Develops, leads, participates in, and evaluates professional learning for teachers and the larger professional community
to support on-going teacher learning (e.g. theories of learning, developmental growth models, cycle of continuous improvement, resources & technology, management, innovative practices, use of data to improve instruction, self-directed learning, lesson study, and/or microteaching).