Not Used - Wartburg College ACEI (Elementary)

  • A student teacher should be able to perform effectively as a beginning teacher. Please rate your student teacher on the following scale.

    1-Recommend Intervention: Demonstrates disregard of Knowledge Base components; implementation generally deficient
    2-Unsatisfactory: Demonstrates limited application of Knowledge Base components; satisfactory implementation seldom achieved
    3-Adequate: Demonstrates satisfactory application of Knowledge Base components; implementation generally achieved
    4-Proficient: Demonstrates application of Knowledge Base components at a high performance level; shows some attributes of accomplished practice
    5-Exemplary: Demonstrates application of Knowledge Base components at a consistently high performance level; already shows many attributes of accomplished practice; highly motivated and engaged
    NA-Not observed
  • Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children and young adolescents to construct learning opportunities that support individual students' development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation.
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence in use of English language arts and knows, understands, and uses concepts from reading, language and child development, to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas.
  • Knows, understands, and uses fundamental concepts of physical, life, and earth/space sciences. Design and implement age-appropriate inquiry lessons to teach science, to build student understanding for personal and social applications, and to convey the nature of science.
  • Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. In doing so, he/she consistently engages problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.
  • Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the social studies - the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences, and other related areas - to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world.
  • Knows, understands and uses - as appropriate to his/her own understanding and skills - the content, functions, and achievements of performing arts (dance, music, theater) and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among the elementary students.
  • Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts in the subject matter of health education to create opportunities for student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health.
  • Knows, understands, and uses - as appropriate to his/her own understanding and skills - human movement and physical activity as central elements to foster active, healthy life styles and enhanced quality of life for elementary students.
  • Plans and implements instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connections across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community.
  • Understands how elementary students differ in their development and approaches to learning, and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students.
  • Understands and uses a variety of teaching strategies that encourage elementary students' development of critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Uses knowledge and understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior among students at the K-6 level to foster active engagement in learning, self motivation, and positive social interaction and to create supportive learning environments.
  • Uses knowledge and understanding of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom.
  • Knows, understands, and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction that will promote continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of each elementary student.
  • Aware of and reflects on practice in light of research on teaching, professional ethics, and resources available for professional learning; continually evaluates the effects of professional decisions and actions on students, families, and other professionals in the learning community and actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Knows the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with families, school colleagues, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of children.
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