MTDS Level-Specific Learning Statements Mastering Teacher B
Domain: Instructional Designer
Priority: Designs Learning Activities, Tasks, & Experiences Designs Interdisciplinary activities, tasks, and learning experiences focused on: (a) promoting complex/critical thinking and critical examination of bias; (b) evaluating local and global challenges from multiple perspectives; (c) generating and justifying interdisciplinary and/or diverse solutions; (d) technology integration to enhance learning, solve problems, and/or communicate solutions; and (e) increasing learner expression.
Domain: Facilitator of Thinking & Learning
Priority: Advances Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Facilitates individual and/or cooperative interdisciplinary learning tasks and measures student ability to: (a) analyze, evaluate, and synthesize the complexities of atopic from multiple perspectives; and (b) generate solutions using interdisciplinary perspectives.
Promotes Student Use of Technology & Media Tools Facilitates: (a) self-directed student choice and/or use of technology to collaborate with others in ways not possible without technology; (b) creation of original products; and (c) unconventional uses of technology to solve local and/or global challenges.
Facilitates Student Inquiry & Research Facilitates independent and/or group-designed research projects pertaining to local and/or global challenges using discipline-specific standards of evidence, methods of inquiry, and forms of communication.
Fosters Student Communication & Expression Supports students in directing their own free expression beyond their own particular classroom (other classrooms, school, larger community, professions, etc.) through speaking, writing, creating, and other media that adhere to district policy and student free expression rights.
Priority: Promotes Connection of Prior Knowledge to New Information Measures student ability to connect prior knowledge to new information by predicting, raising questions, making inferences, drawing conclusions, developing arguments, connecting ideas, solving problems, and challenging conventional and standard assumptions.