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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Teaching & Learning

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The complexity of the teaching profession is often underestimated by those who are not in the profession.  Unlike other professions, it is not enough for a teacher to simply know his or her content well enough to apply it.  Teachers must have a deeper understanding of the content they teach that enables them to explain it using multiple representations and approaches.  In addition, teachers must have a knowledge of how learners of various ages, developmental levels, and backgrounds learn.  They also must develop skills with a variety of instructional techniques, and an understanding of the effective use of assessment for both formative and summative purposes.  In addition, teachers are asked to be actively involved in current local, state, and federal initiatives and prorams.  The pages in this section are designed to assist you as you continue to develop and improve your practice as a teacher.

 

Assessment

Formative Assessment
Learn more about using assessment tools as a way to improve student understanding and to guide your instruction.

ISAT
Learn more about these tests given at grades 3 through 8.

PSAE
Learn more about these tests given at grades 9 - 11.

 

Certificate Renewal

Learn what you need to do in order to maintain your teaching (initial or standard), administrative, and/or school service personnel certificates.

 

Diverse Populations

English Language Learners

Learn more about meeting the needs of students who are not native speakers of English.

Gifted Education

Learn more about meeting the needs of students who are gifted or talented.

Special Education

Learn more about meeting the needs of students with learning and/or behavior disabilities.

Understanding Poverty

Learn more about meeting the needs of students who are experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

 

Fundamental Learning Areas

Find resources about the teaching of reading, writing, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

 

Induction and Mentoring for New Teachers

Learn more about supporting new teachers through an Induction and Mentoring Program.

 

Instruction

Classroom Management

Find resources to help you to better manage your classroom.

Differentiated Instruction

Find resources designed to help you to meet the needs of a spectrum of learners within the same classroom.

 

Programs and Initiatives

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Learn more about implementing this state-mandated program.

 
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