Aligning Teaching Practices to the Standards

Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Students

Click here to access a document to record your notations during the video observation.
Elementary School Video



Lesson Idea Our Selves, Our Classroom, Our Families (16 min)Grade 1 / Social Studies / Identity
Star Student of the Day
Star Student of the Day
Lesson Idea
Star Student of the Day (6 min)
Grades K-2 / History / ELA / Community
Exploring the World of Ancient Civilizations
Exploring the World of Ancient Civilizations
Lesson Idea (Common Core)
Exploring the World of Ancient Civilizations (5 min)
Grades 9-12 / History / Civilizations
Making the French Revolution Meaningful
Making the French Revolution Meaningful
Lesson Idea
Making the French Revolution Meaningful (6 min)
Grades 9-12 / European History

Middle School Video

Lesson Idea (Common Core) Table for 22: A Real-World Geometry Project (14 min)Grade 6 / Math / Geometry

How Many Peas Fill the Classroom?
How Many Peas Fill the Classroom?
Lesson Idea (Common Core)
How Many Peas Fill the Classroom? (6 min)
Grades 6-8 / Math / Measurement
The Jet Setters Project: Visit This City
The Jet Setters Project: Visit This City
Lesson Idea
The Jet Setters Project: Visit This City (7 min)
Grades 3-12 / Math / Travel Project
12 O'Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight
12 O'Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight
Lesson Idea (Common Core)
12 O'Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight (14 min)
Grades 9-12 / Math / Reasoning

High School Video




Lesson Idea Biology: Teaching Avian Flu (14 min)Grades 9-12 / Science / Hands-On Lab
Galeet Cohen's Lesson: Expert Analysis
Galeet Cohen's Lesson: Expert Analysis
Teaching Practice
Galeet Cohen's Lesson: Expert Analysis (19 min)
Grades 9-12 / Science / Critique
Demonstrating Biology: It Takes Guts
Demonstrating Biology: It Takes Guts
Lesson Idea
Demonstrating Biology: It Takes Guts (14 min)
Grades 9-12 / Science / Hands-On Lab
Galeet Cohen Teaches Environmental Science
Galeet Cohen Teaches Environmental Science
Lesson Idea
Galeet Cohen Teaches Environmental Science (27 min)
Grades 9 -12 / Science / Groundwater


Open the Standard 4 Activity file to access the directions for the Standard 4 group activity.




Activity:
Working in Groups:
Element 4a
Element 4b
Element 4c
Element 4d
Element 4e
Element 4f
Element 4g
Element 4h

Step 1 - Working in your small group, build the poster of
your element by organizing the rating categories, element description,
and descriptors. Evaluate element descriptors to determine the
corresponding ratings in your assigned standard and element
of the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Closely review the
language of the descriptors, match the descriptors to the corresponding
ratings on the poster. After completing the activity, review the rubric in
the Teacher Evaluation Process Manual to check your work.

Step 2 - Working in your small expert group, generate evidences of teacher
behaviors observed in the video clip(s) to support the element and
descriptors. Discuss with your colleagues the notation you assigned to the element based the video observation. Record your evidences on sticky notes and label with
corresponding performance level.

Step 3- Select a team leader to share your expert team's findings and share out with the whole group.
All participants overtly actively show the response card for the performance level selected individually. Teams discuss rationale for the performance level selected. Cite specific evidence of notations on student and teacher behavior that was used to support the performance level selected.

Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Students
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What would students in your classroom/school say about your teacher attitudes and behaviors as
related to Standard 4 performance expectations?

Discussion Activity:
With a partner, discuss the types of teacher behaviors and student behaviors that
support teacher performance in Standard 4.

Which standards and elements in the Teacher Evaluation Rubric are a strength/challenge for you?

Reflect on your evaluation standards and consider your role in enhancing teacher performance with the elements and descriptors in Standard 4.


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