MTDS Level-Specific Learning Statements Developing Teacher D
Domain: Community Builder
Priority: Builds Relationships & Culture Facilitates student discussions and evaluations of classroom, school, and community culture to promote understanding of the impacts of culture on relationships and learning.
Priority: Designs Learning Activities, Tasks, & Experiences Designs rigorous/engaging activities, tasks, and/or experiences focused on: (a) promoting complex/critical thinking and critical examination of bias, (b) evaluating local/global challenges from multiple perspectives, (c) generating interdisciplinary/diverse solutions, (d) technology integration to enhance learning and/or solve problems, and/or (e) increasing learner expression.
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: Fosters Student Communication & Expression Facilitates opportunities for students to direct their free expression in speaking, writing, creating, and other media that adhere to district policy and student free-expression rights.
Facilitates Student Inquiry & Research Facilitates student independent and/or group acquisition and critical evaluation of information/knowledge pertaining to a local or global challenge using discipline-specific standards of evidence and methods of inquiry.
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 revises personal philosophy of teaching.