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The InT

TASC Mod
del Core Teaching
T
Standard
ds (April 2011)
At A Glance
The Lea
arner and Learning
L
Standard
S
#1: Learner Developme
D
nt
The
T teacherr understands how learners grow and develo
op, recognizing that
patterns of le
earning and
d developm
ment vary in
ndividually w
within and a
across the
cognitive, lin
nguistic, soc
cial, emotio
onal, and ph
hysical area
as, and dessigns and
im
mplements developme
entally apprropriate and
d challengin
ng learning experience
es.
Standard
S
#2
2: Learning Differences
s
The
T teacherr uses unde
erstanding of
o individua
al difference
es and dive
erse culturess
and commun
nities to ensure inclusive learning
g environments that en
nable each
le
earner to meet high sta
andards.
Standard
S
#3
3: Learning Environme
ents
The
T teacherr works with
h others to create
c
environments tthat supportt individual and
collaborative
e learning, and
a that en
ncourage po
ositive social interactio
on, active
engagement in learning
g, and self motivation.

ge
Contentt Knowledg
Standard
S
#4
4: Content Knowledge
K
The
T teacherr understands the centtral conceptts, tools of inquiry, and
d structuress of
th
he discipline
e(s) he or she
s teaches
s and creattes learning
g experiencces that make
th
hese aspec
cts of the dis
scipline acc
cessible an
nd meaningful for learn
ners to assu
ure
mastery
m
of th
he content..
Standard
S
#5
5: Applicatio
on of Conte
ent
The
T teacherr understands how to connect
c
con
ncepts and use differin
ng perspecctives
to
o engage le
earners in critical
c
think
king, creativvity, and collaborative problem
solving relatted to authe
entic local and
a global i ssues.

Instructional Practice
Standard #6: Assessment
The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage
learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the
teachers and learners decision making.
Standard #7: Planning for Instruction
The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous
learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, crossdisciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the
community context.
Standard #8: Instructional Strategies
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to
encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their
connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

Professional Responsibility
Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice
The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to
continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices
and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the
community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Standard #10: Leadership and Collaboration
The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take
responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families,
colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure
learner growth, and to advance the profession.