The Learner and Learning
Teachers have high expectations and implement developmentally appropriate, challenging learning experiences within a variety of learning environments that help all learners meet high standards and reach their full potential.
Teachers must have understanding of their content areas as they work with learners to access and apply knowledge in real world settings, and address meaningful issues to assure learner mastery of the content.
Teachers understand and integrate assessment, planning, and instructional strategies in coordinated and engaging ways.
Teachers must engage in meaningful and intensive professional learning and self-renewal by regularly examining practice through ongoing study, self-reflection, and collaboration.