5. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH FOR LEARNING

       Teachers grow and develop professionally

  1. The teacher reflects on his or her own teaching
    • reflects on his/her practices in teaching logs and/or in conversations with colleagues
    • examines student work to assess the effectiveness of his/her instruction
    • seeks the advice of other teachers when evaluating student work
    • reflects on his or her own development, growth and perspective on anti-bias teaching and practices
  2. The teacher contributes to the school and district
    • shares knowledge, curriculum materials, and best practices with colleagues
    • participates actively in school and district efforts to improve curriculum, instruction, and climate for learning
    • works cooperatively with department or team
  3. The teacher grows and develops professionally
    • improves his/her knowledge of content and pedagogy by participating in multifaceted professional development which may include conferences, independent reading and/or graduate study
    • develops and demonstrates leadership skills in student activities, school and district committees, and/or professional organizations
    • mentors new teachers and helps school become a community of learners
    • learns how to incorporate multicultural models of academic excellence into his/her teaching and assessment practices
  4. The teacher models professionalism
    • maintains high standards of personal integrity
    • abides by the code of ethics of the teaching profession      
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