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Idaho Core Teacher

Standards and the


Danielson
Framework for
Teaching
Evaluation Method
Karen Hernandez
Education 290
OBJECTIVES
Readers will be able to:
• Learn about the expectations the State of Idaho has for teachers.
• Lean and understand the ten Idaho Core Teacher Standards.
• Familiarize with the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
WHAT ARE THE IDAHO CORE
TEACHER STANDARDS?

• The Idaho Core Teacher Standards are the ten standards that the
State of Idaho expects teachers to posses. The standards
highlight what skills are necessary for an educator to be
successful.
• The standards are based upon the Interstate New Teacher
Assessment.
• New teachers need to be able to demonstrate what it is expected
from them in order to become certified with the state of Idaho.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #1 What does this mean?
Learner Development. • The teacher understands that each learner’s cognitive, linguistic,
social, emotional, and physical development influences learning
The teacher understands how
and knows how to make instructional decisions that build on
learners grow and develop,
recognizing that patterns of learners’ strengths and needs.
learning and development
vary individually within and • The teacher regularly assesses individual and group performance
across the cognitive, in order to design and modify instruction to meet learners’ needs in
linguistic, social, emotional, each area of development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional,
and physical areas, and and physical) and scaffolds the next level of development.
designs and implements
developmentally appropriate • The teacher respects learners’ differing strengths and needs and is
and challenging learning committed to using this information to further each learner’s
experiences. development.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #2
What does this mean?
Learning
Differences. • The teacher understands and identifies differences in approaches
to learning and performance and knows how to design instruction
that uses each learner’s strengths to promote growth.
The teacher uses
understanding of • The teacher designs, adapts, and delivers instruction to address
individual differences each student’s diverse learning strengths and needs and creates
and diverse cultures opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning in
different ways.
and communities to
ensure inclusive • The teacher believes that all learners can achieve at high levels
learning environments and persists in helping each learner reach his/her full potential.
that enable each
learner to meet high
standards.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #3 What does this mean?
• The teacher understands the relationship between motivation
Learning Environments. and engagement and knows how to design learning
experiences using strategies that build learner self-direction
The teacher works with and ownership of learning.
others to create environments
• The teacher collaborates with learners, families, and
that support individual and colleagues to build a safe, positive learning climate of
collaborative learning, and openness, mutual respect, support, and inquiry.
that encourage positive social
interaction, active • The teacher is committed to working with learners,
engagement in learning, and colleagues, families, and communities to establish positive
and supportive learning environments.
self-motivation.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #4 What does this mean?
Content Knowledge. • The teacher understands major concepts, assumptions,
debates, processes of inquiry, and ways of knowing that are
central to the discipline(s) s/he teaches.
The teacher understands
the central concepts, • The teacher understands common misconceptions in
tools of inquiry, and learning the discipline and how to guide learners to accurate
structures of the conceptual understanding.
discipline(s) he or she
teaches and creates • The teacher effectively uses multiple representations and
learning experiences that explanations that capture key ideas in the discipline, guide
make the discipline learners through learning progressions, and promote each
accessible and learner’s achievement of content standards.
meaningful for learners to
assure mastery of the • The teacher realizes that content knowledge is not a fixed
content. body of facts but is complex, culturally situated, and ever
evolving. S/he keeps abreast of new ideas and
understandings in the field.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #5 What does this mean?

Application of The teacher understands the ways of knowing in his/her
discipline, how it relates to other disciplinary approaches to
Content. inquiry, and the strengths and limitations of each approach in
addressing problems, issues, and concerns.
The teacher understands
how to connect concepts • The teacher develops and implements projects that guide
learners in analyzing the complexities of an issue or question
and use differing using perspectives from varied disciplines and cross-
perspectives to engage disciplinary skills (e.g., a water quality study that draws upon
learners in critical thinking, biology and chemistry to look at factual information and social
creativity, and collaborative studies to examine policy implications).
problem solving related to • The teacher is constantly exploring how to use disciplinary
authentic local and global knowledge as a lens to address local and global issues.
issues.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #6 What does this mean?
Assessment. • The teacher understands the differences between formative and
summative applications of assessment and knows how and
when to use each.
The teacher understands
and uses multiple methods • The teacher balances the use of formative and summative
of assessment to engage assessment as appropriate to support, verify, and document
learning.
learners in their own
growth, to monitor learner • The teacher is committed to engaging learners actively in
progress, and to guide the assessment processes and to developing each learner’s
teacher’s and learner’s capacity to review and communicate about their own progress
decision making. and learning.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #7 What does this mean?

Planning for • The teacher understands content and content standards and
Instruction. how these are organized in the curriculum.
• The teacher understands how integrating cross-disciplinary
The teacher plans skills in instruction engages learners purposefully in applying
instruction that supports content knowledge.
every student in meeting
rigorous learning goals by • The teacher understands learning theory, human
drawing upon knowledge development, cultural diversity, and individual differences
of content areas, and how these impact ongoing planning.
curriculum, cross-
disciplinary skills, and • The teacher develops appropriate sequencing of learning
pedagogy, as well as experiences and provides multiple ways to demonstrate
knowledge of learners knowledge and skill.
and the community
context. • The teacher respects learners’ diverse strengths and needs
and is committed to using this information to plan effective
instruction.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #8 What does this mean?

Instructional The teacher understands the cognitive processes associated
with various kinds of learning (e.g., critical and creative
Strategies. thinking, problem framing and problem solving, invention,
memorization and recall) and how these processes can be
The teacher understands stimulated.
and uses a variety of • The teacher uses appropriate strategies and resources to
instructional strategies to adapt instruction to the needs of individuals and groups of
encourage learners to learners.
develop deep
understanding of content • The teacher is committed to deepening awareness and
areas and their understanding the strengths and needs of diverse learners
when planning and adjusting instruction.
connections, and to build
skills to apply knowledge
in meaningful ways.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #9
Professional Learning What does this mean?
and Ethical Practice.
• The teacher understands and knows how to use a variety of
The teacher engages in self-assessment and problem-solving strategies to analyze
and reflect on his/her practice and to plan for
ongoing professional adaptations/adjustments.
learning and uses evidence
to continually evaluate • The teacher engages in ongoing learning opportunities to
his/her practice, particularly develop knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners
the effects of his/her with engaging curriculum and learning experiences based
choices and actions on on local and state standards.
others (learners, families, • The teacher takes responsibility for student learning and
other professionals, and the uses ongoing analysis and reflection to improve planning
community), and adapts and practice.
practice to meet the needs
of each learner.
IDAHO CORE TEACHER
STANDARDS
STANDARD #10 What does this mean?
• The teacher understands schools as organizations
Leadership and within a historical, cultural, political, and social context
Collaboration. and knows how to work with others across the system
to support learners.
The teacher seeks appropriate • The teacher takes an active role on the instructional
leadership roles and team, giving and receiving feedback on practice,
opportunities to take examining learner work, analyzing data from multiple
responsibility for student sources, and sharing responsibility for decision
learning, to collaborate with making and accountability for each student’s learning.
learners, families, colleagues, • The teacher actively shares responsibility for shaping
other school professionals, and and supporting the mission of his/her school as one of
community members to ensure advocacy for learners and accountability for their
learner growth, and to advance success.
the profession.
HOW WILL THESE STANDARDS
AFFECT ME?

• As a future educator I need to know


and understand these standards.
Administrators of the State of Idaho
use them to evaluate the effectiveness
of teachers. Yet, my goal is to meet
their requirements so I could be a
successful teacher.
THE FRAMEWORKS FOR TEACHING
EVALUATION METHOD

In addition to the Ten Idaho Core


Teacher Standards, administrators,
as well as the State of Idaho,
have chosen to utilize
Charlotte Danielson’s
“Framework for Teaching”
as an additional tool to evaluate
the competency and effectiveness
of educators.
FRAMEWORK FOR TEAHCHING
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
• 1a Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
• 1b Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
• 1c Setting Instructional Outcomes
• 1d Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
• 1e Designing Coherent Instruction
• 1f Designing Student Assessments
FRAMEWORK FOR TEAHCHING

Domain 2: Classroom Environment


• 2a Creating an Environment of Respect and
Rapport
• 2b Establishing a Culture for Learning
• 2c Managing Classroom Procedures
• 2d Managing Student Behavior
• 2e Organizing Physical Space
FRAMEWORK FOR TEAHCHING
Domain 3: Instruction and Assessment
• 3a Communicating with Students
• 3b Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
• 3c Engaging Students in Learning
• 3d Using Assessment in Instruction
• 3e Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness
FRAMEWORK FOR TEAHCHING
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
• 4a Reflecting on Teaching
• 4b Maintaining Accurate Records
• 4c Communicating with Families
• 4d Participating in the Professional Community
• 4e Growing and Developing Professionally
• 4f Showing Professionalism
HOW DO THEY ALIGN WITH THE
STANDARDS?
Frameworks Idaho Teaching Standards
Standard 1: Knowledge of Subject Matter
Danielson Domain 1 Standard 2: Knowledge of Human • The chart displays a
Planning and Preparation Development and Learning
Standard 7: Instructional Planning Skills correlation between
the Danielson
Danielson Domain 2 Standard 5: Classroom Motivation and Framework for
The Classroom Management Skills
Environment Teaching and the
Interstate Teacher
Standard 3: Adapting Instruction for
Individual Needs
Assessment and
Danielson Domain 3 Support Consortium
Standard 4: Multiple Instructional Strategies
Instruction and Assessment
Standard 6: Communication Skills (INTASC) Standards.
Standard 8: Assessment of Student Learning

Standard 9: Professional Commitment and


Danielson Domain 4
Responsibility
Professional Responsibilities
Standard 10: Partnerships
CONCLUSION

• The Idaho Core Teacher Standards are ten standards that the State of Idaho expects
all of their highly qualified teachers to possess. New teachers are expected to
demonstrate they know and understand them before their initial certification.
• The Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Method is an additional
component that the State and some administrators use when they are evaluating the
effectiveness of an educator’s instruction.
• The Framework Method is composed of 4 Domains that are thought to be essential
components of teaching, Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment,
Instruction and Assessment, and Professional Responsibilities.
REFERENCES
• https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-
psc/shared/mentor/Observation-Standards-Assessing-
Performance.pdf
• https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-
psc/psc/standards/files/standards-initial/Standards-for-Initial-
Certification-for-Program-Reviews-after-July-1-2016.pdf