Priority: Uses Data to Make Decisions Designs and adjusts lessons in response to ongoing analysis of student needs based on multiple sources of data to meet individual learning needs and promote student progress.
Develops Research-Based Instruction Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content, (b) uses supplementary primary sources, (c) connects to student experience and culture, (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners, and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches.
Domain: Facilitator of Thinking & Learning
Priority: Engages Students in Content Facilitates student learning experiences that combine higher level thinking, engaging qualities of work, and high-yield instructional strategies to engage students intellectually, academically, and/or emotionally in content and in advancing their own learning.
Engages in On-going Reflective Practice Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting, and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data.
Sets Growth Goals Selects a Missouri Teacher Standard indicator as the focus of a classroom action research, identifies and implements aligned research-based strategies for teacher and student growth, and evaluates progress towards goals.
Understands & Promotes the Profession Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession and revise personal philosophy of teaching.