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Section Four: Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards

Introduction

Section Four of the portfolio connects the curriculum and professional standards to the

artifacts that were introduced in Section Three. This section will be broken down into two parts:

Curriculum and Professional Education Standards and the Curriculum and Professional

Standards Chart. The standards include, The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support

Consortium (InTASC), The NYS Code of Ethics for Educators, the Ontario Teacher Ethical

Standards, P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards for ELA, Math and Social Studies,

NYS Learning Standards, Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Expectation, DOE Claims

& CAEP Standards, International Society for Technology Education for Teachers and Students

(ISTE), International Literacy Association (ILA) Professional Standards, and the Council for

Exceptional Children (ECE). I will connect each of these standards to each of my artifacts to

demonstrate the value that I place on these professional standards. It is important for educators to

be able to refer to these professional and curriculum standards as they reflect best practices and

methods that should guide teachers throughout their careers. They ensure that teachers, by

following these standards, are doing their job to a certain expectation.

Curriculum & Professional Educational Standards

INTASC Standards.

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) is a set of

teaching standards that outline what teachers should know about be able to do. They outline the

common principles and foundations of teaching practice for all grade levels and subjects. The

principles and foundations outlined by these standards are also those that are essential to improve

student achievement. These standards define what effective teaching and learning look like. They
provide guidelines related to the learner and learning, content, instructional practice and

professional responsibilities. They reflect the importance of understanding how our students

learn and develop so that we can provide them with a tailored education that will meet their

unique needs. They maintain that teachers must have a profound and flexible understanding of

their content areas and be able to apply knowledge in real world settings. They also provide that

educators integrate assessment, planning and instructional strategies in engaging ways.

The standards are:

• The Learner and Learning:

Standard 1 and 2: Learner Development and Learner Differences

Standard 3: Learning Environments

• Content Knowledge:

Standard 4: Content Knowledge

Standard 5: Application of Content

• Institutional Practice:

Standard 6: Assessment

Standard 7: Planning for Instruction

Standard 8: Instructional Strategies

• Professional Responsibilities:

Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration

The following artifacts are connected with the InTASC standards and demonstrate my ability

to use the InTASC standards effectively:

• Artifact #1 SMART Notebook Presentation


• Artifact #2 Weebly Website

• Artifact #3 Classroom Management Fun Box

• Artifact #4 ELA Lesson Plan

• Artifact #5 Science Learning Segment

• Artifact #6 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

• Artifact #7 Educational Survey

• Artifact #8 Pecha Kucha Presentation

NYS Code of Ethics for Educators.

The NYS Code of Ethics for Educators is a public statement that sets expectations and

principles to guide practice and encourage professional excellence in the education field. These

principles should hold educators accountable for their actions within the classroom and the

greater school community. There are 6 principles within the NYS Code of Ethics for Educators.

The following artifacts are connected with the NYS Code of Ethics for Educators:

• Artifact #1 SMART Notebook Presentation

• Artifact #2 Weebly Website

• Artifact #3 Classroom Management Fun Box

• Artifact #4 ELA Lesson Plan

• Artifact #5 Science Learning Segment

• Artifact #6 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

• Artifact #7 Educational Survey

• Artifact #8 Pecha Kucha Presentation

Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards.


The Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards represent a vision of professional practice with a

strong commitment from teachers to students and their learning. Through this document,

educators demonstrate responsibility in their relationships with students, parents, guardians and

every other individual that they encounter. It is important that educators employ all of the

principles and qualities outlined in this document. The four standards are care, respect, trust and

integrity. Below, I have broken down which artifacts connects with each of the four standards.

CARE:

Artifact #1 SMART Notebook Presentation

Artifact #2 Weebly Website

Artifact #3 Classroom Management Fun Box

Artifact # 4 ELA Lesson Plan

Artifact # 5 Science Learning Segment

RESPECT:

Artifact # 6 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Artifact # 8 Pecha Kucha Presentation

INTEGRITY:

Artifact # 7 Educational Survey

P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards (ELA, Math and Social Studies).

The New York State Common Core Learning Standards for ELA, Math and Social

Studies define the expectations that must be met for students throughout the school year. These

curriculum standards are important to ensure that students are being taught the same material

across the state. Teachers need to ensure that they are teaching all of the standards so that their

students are prepared for their next year, and for life.
The following artifacts connect to the P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards:

• Artifact # 1 SMART Notebook Presentation

• Artifact # 4 ELA Lesson Plan

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Expectation.

Similar to the P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards, the Ontario Ministry of

Education Curriculum Expectation defines the expectations that must be met for students in

Ontario throughout the school year. They are a guide to the knowledge that students must gain,

separated by grade and subject matter.

The following artifacts connect to the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum

Expectation:

• Artifact #1 SMART Notebook Presentation

• Artifact # 4 ELA Lesson Plan

DOE Claims & CAEP Standards.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) provides standards for

the accreditation process. There are five CAEP Standards and they define quality in terms of

organizational performance. These standards provide the basis for accreditation reviews and

judgments. They want to ensure that there is evidence that proves that the providers graduates are

competent and caring educators.

The following artifacts connect to the CAEP Standards:

• Artifact # 1 SMART Notebook Presentation

• Artifact # 2 Weebly Website

• Artifact # 3 Classroom Management Fun Box

• Artifact # 4 ELA Lesson Plan


• Artifact # 5 Science Learning Segment

• Artifact # 6 Dignity for All Students Act

• Artifact # 7 Educational Survey

• Artifact # 8 Pecha Kucha Presentation

International Society for Technology Education for Teachers and Students (ISTE).

We live in a world where technology is everywhere – including the classroom. It is

important that teachers provide ample opportunities for their students to connect and utilize

technology to learn. The ISTE provides for 7 standards for educators that include the teacher as

learner, leader, citizen, collaborator, designer, facilitator and analyst.

The following artifacts connect with ISTE standards:

• Artifact #1 SMART Notebook Presentation

• Artifact # 2 Weebly Website

International Literacy Association (ILA) Professional Standards.

Literacy is such an important aspect of a child’s education. The ILA Standards were

developed by literacy experts across the United States. They focus on the knowledge, skills, and

dispositions that are necessary for effective educational practice.

The following artifacts connect with the ILA Standards:

• Artifact # 1 SMART Notebook Presentation

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) provides professional ethical principles and

standards that respect the needs and uniqueness of individuals with exceptionalities. These

standards also provide for respect for these individuals’ families. The document includes 12

standards.
The following artifacts connect to the CEC standards:

• Artifact # 3 Classroom Management Fun Box

• Artifact # 5 Science Learning Segment

• Artifact # 8 Pecha Kucha Presentation


Curriculum and Professional Standards Chart
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Conclusion

The standards outlined in this section are important to keep teachers on track throughout
their teaching careers. They enforce a professional pedigree and keep teachers accountable to a
uniform curriculum. They also ensure that there is consistency in education across grade levels,
throughout the entire province or state. It is important that educators adhere to professional
standards to ensure that ethics and morals are also being maintained province wide. It should be
evident through my collection of artifacts and the alignment to the professional and curriculum
standards, that I adhere to these principles and standards and value that they are of utmost
importance to educators. The next section will provide you with a reflection of my experiences
that I have acquired creating this portfolio.