Professional Development Assessment System

The Professional Development Assessment System gives the new teacher a framework for assessments. Please use the domains to find the criteria that you are interested in.

  Domain 1
 

Domain 1 is involved with the activity of learning which include the following criteria:

  1. Students are actively engaged in learning
      • http://www.cln.org/subjects/astronomy_inst.html  
        This site provides many hot links that will allow teachers to select activities dealing with Astronomy. It offers lesson plans, projects, classroom ready handouts, Internet activities, and 6-8 week courses and hands on activities for students in grades K-12. This site also offers links for lesson plans, materials and activities in General Science, Life Science and Physical Science. (Becky Robins)

      • http://www.education-world.com 
        This site uses lesson plans, curriculum, and books in education and educational programs in order to engage students in learning. (Julie Pace)

  2. Students are successful in learning
      • http://www.cln.org/subjects/astronomy_inst.html 
        This site provides many hot links that will allow teachers to select activities dealing with Astronomy. It offers lesson plans, projects, classroom ready handouts, Internet activities, and 6-8 week courses and hands on activities for students in grades K-12. This site also offers links for lesson plans, materials and activities in General Science, Life Science and Physical Science. (Becky Robins)

      • http://www.superlearning.com 
        This site connects colleagues with areas of special interest. It gives examples of how others are getting their students to learn by comparing notes, spreading innovations and insights. (Julie Pace)

  3. Student behaviors indicate learning is at a high cognitive level
    (e.g., critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, etc.)
      • http://www.cln.org/subjects/astronomy_inst.html  
        This site provides many hot links that will allow teachers to select activities dealing with Astronomy. It offers lesson plans, projects, classroom ready handouts, Internet activities, and 6-8 week courses and hands on activities for students in grades K-12. This site also offers links for lesson plans, materials and activities in General Science, Life Science and Physical Science. (Becky Robins)

      • http://www.teachingtips.com 
        An experienced teacher offers lesson plans, recommendations for resources, games advice for grades 3-6. (Julie Pace)

      • http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns/notes.html  
        This site takes you through a lesson idea involving fraction shapes (a pattern block activity). The activity is appropriate for students in grades 3-6. The site is designed to cause students to think. To complete this activity you need a computer with Internet access, graphics and printing capabilities. You will also need pattern blocks. If you do not have access to pattern blocks you can print pattern block models from this site and color and laminate. (Becky Robins)

  4. Students are self-directed, self-initiated, as appropriate to the lesson objectives
      • http://www.cln.org/subjects/astronomy_inst.html  
        This site provides many hot links that will allow teachers to select activities dealing with Astronomy. It offers lesson plans, projects, classroom ready handouts, Internet activities, and 6-8 week courses and hands on activities for students in grades K-12. This site also offers links for lesson plans, materials and activities in General Science, Life Science and Physical Science. (Becky Robins)
  5. Students are connecting learning to work and  life applications, both within the discipline and with other disciplines.
      • http://www.cln.org/subjects/astronomy_inst.html
        This site provides many hot links that will allow teachers to select activities dealing with Astronomy. It offers lesson plans, projects, classroom ready handouts, Internet activities, and 6-8 week courses and hands on activities for students in grades K-12. This site also offers links for lesson plans, materials and activities in General Science, Life Science and Physical Science. (Becky Robins)

      • http://www.adprima.com/
        This web site has tips, as well as lesson plans that can be used for connecting student learning across to other work and life applications. It also has many links to other useful sites. (Theresa Foster)

  Domain 2
 

Domain 2 is involved with instructional strategies which include the following criteria:
 

  1. Objectives and goals include basic knowledge/skills and central themes/concepts of the discipline.
      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler) 

  2. Instructional content is learner-centered (e.g., relates to the interests and varied characteristics of students).
      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/natspec/catalog/iti.html  
        Has information on Integrated Thematic Instruction as a model for applying current brain research to schools and classrooms to maximize student achievement and prepare responsible citizens. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.scis.nova.edu/~campw/  
        Provides information using Learner Centered design to activate the active learning process, the unique qualities of diverse individual learners and motivational factors.
        Contains the following links: Learner-Centered Design, "Constructs New Knowledge", Prior Knowledge Scaffolds, Constructivist Theory, Bruner Vygoydky, Jean Piaget, Learning Theory in Practice: Case Studies of Learner-Centered Design (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  3. Instructional strategies promote critical thinking and problem solving.
      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.scis.nova.edu/~campw/  
        Provides information using Learner Centered design to activate the active learning process, the unique qualities of diverse individual learners and motivational factors.
        Contains the following links: Learner-Centered Design, "Constructs New Knowledge", Prior Knowledge, Scaffolds, Constructivist Theory, Bruner Vygoydky, Jean Piaget, Learning Theory in Practice: Case Studies of Learner-Centered Design (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/natspec/catalog/iti.html  
        Has information on Integrated Thematic Instruction as a model for applying current brain research to schools and classrooms to maximize student achievement and prepare responsible citizens. (Danna Fowler)

  4. Instructional strategies include motivational techniques to successfully and actively engage students in the learning process.
      • http://www.learningpt.org/ 
        Contain critical issues in learning and additional resources of Internet Links. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.scis.nova.edu/~campw/  
        Provides information using Learner Centered design to activate the active learning process, the unique qualities of diverse individual learners and motivational factors.
        Contains the following links: Learner-Centered Design, "Constructs New Knowledge", Prior Knowledge, Scaffolds, Constructivist Theory, Bruner Vygoydky, Jean Piaget, Learning Theory in Practice: Case Studies of Learner-Centered Design (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  5. Instructional strategies are aligned with the objectives, activities, student characteristics, prior learning, and work and life applications, both within the discipline and with other disciplines.
      • http://www.tasb.org/ 
        The U.S. Department of Education makes a statement on the importance of students having more access to mathematics at all grade levels. Teachers should teach more different types of mathematics to meet the needs of all students. (Mary Sitarski)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/natspec/catalog/iti.html  
        Has information on Integrated Thematic Instruction as a model for applying current brain research to schools and classrooms to maximize student achievement and prepare responsible citizens. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.scis.nova.edu/~campw/  
        Provides information using Learner Centered design to activate the active learning process, the unique qualities of diverse individual learners and motivational factors.
        Contains the following links:
        Learner-Centered Design, "Constructs New Knowledge", Prior Knowledge,Scaffolds,Constructivist Theory, Bruner Vygoydky, Jean Piaget, Learning Theory in Practice: Case Studies of Learner-Centered Design (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  6. The teacher varies activities appropriately and maintains appropriate pacing and sequencing of instruction.
      • http://www.tasb.org/ 
        The U.S. Department of Education makes a statement on the importance of students having more access to mathematics at all grade levels. Teachers should teach more different types of mathematics to meet the needs of all students. (Mary Sitarski)

      • http://www.learningpt.org/ 
        Contain critical issues in learning and additional resources of Internet Links. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  7. The teacher emphasizes the value and importance of the activity/content.
      • http://www.tasb.org/ 
        The U.S. Department of Education makes a statement on the importance of students having more access to mathematics at all grade levels. Teachers should teach more different types of mathematics to meet the needs of all students. (Mary Sitarski)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd 
        Catalog of School Reform contains 64 models , including 33 entire-school reform models and 31 skill- and content-based models (reading, math, science, and other areas). (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.learningpt.org/  
        Contain critical issues in learning and additional resources of Internet Links. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  8. The teacher uses appropriate questioning and inquiry techniques to challenge students.
      • http://www.learningpt.org/ 
        Contain critical issues in learning and additional resources of Internet Links. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/natspec/catalog/iti.html  
        Has information on Integrated Thematic Instruction as a model for applying current brain research to schools and classrooms to maximize student achievement and prepare responsible citizens. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)
         

  9. The teacher makes appropriate and effective use of available technology as a part of the instructional process.
      • http://www.learningpt.org/  
        Contain critical issues in learning and additional resources of Internet Links. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START 
        Links are provided that describe the successful use of technology in the classroom. The grade levels vary from K to the 8th grade. Content areas include ESL, Reading, and Math. (Mary Sitarski)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html  
        Contains a survey indicating the teaching method you use in your classroom.
        Also has links to: Methods and Approaches, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative-Learning Models, Discovery-Based Learning, Active/Engaged Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Whole Language Approach. (Danna Fowler)

  Domain 3
 

Domain 3 is involved with student assessment and strategies which include the following criteria:

  1. Academic progress of students is monitored and assessed.
      • http://hometown.aol.com/BevKPrice/HTML/index.html  
        Provides tips helpful to teachers of students with Attention Deficit Disorder There are a variety of specific interventions the classroom teacher can implement to help the ADHD child adjust more successfully in the classroom. (LaDonna Pratt and Dan Bullock)
  2. Assessment and feedback are aligned with goals and objectives and instructional strategies.
  3. Assessment strategies are appropriate to the varied characteristics of students.
  4. Student learning is reinforced.
  5. The teacher provides opportunities for relearning and re-evaluation of material.
      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/2/cu4.html  
        Monitoring Student Learning in the Classroom By Kathleen Cotton is an article focusing on student performance and how assess and monitor (LaDonna Pratt and Dan Bullock)
  Domain 4
   

Domain 4 is involved with student behavior in the classroom which include the following criteria:

  1. The teacher effectively implements the discipline-management procedures approved by the campus. The teacher participates in the development of discipline management procedures and offers suggestions for improvement.
      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/5/cu9.html  
        Suggestions to new teachers on methods for the implementation of their districts discipline management procedures. The site outlines the importance of all members of a faculty to be involved in the development, implementation, and maintenance of discipline procedures. (David Naill)

      • http://www.innovativeclassroom.com  
        Site for all grade levels. Discusses topics such as classroom management, lesson plans, thematic units, also includes a bulletin board for questions and suggestions from other teachers. (Steven Lisbony)

  2. The teacher establishes a classroom environment which promotes and encourages self-discipline and self-directed learning as appropriate.
      • http://www.teachingtips.com 
        Site designed specifically for elementary through junior high. This site give tips on students self-discipline, self-directed learning, also on reinforcing desired behavior. (Steven Lisbony)

      • http://www.teachnet.org 
        Site designed for all levels. Topics include gaining respect from your students, student self-management and self discipline. (Steven Lisbony)

  3. The teacher interacts with students in an equitable manner, including the fair application of rules.
      • http://www.disciplinehelp.com  
        Site designed for all levels. This web site was designed specifically for handling discipline problems in the classroom. Topics include handling of students, expectations for desired behavior, and off task and disruptive behavior. Gives solutions for handling 117 misbehaviors.(Steven Lisbony)
  4. The teacher specifies expectations for desired behavior.
      • http://www.disciplinehelp.com/  
        Site designed for all levels. This web site was designed specifically for handling discipline problems in the classroom. Topics include handling of students, expectations for desired behavior, and off task and disruptive behavior. Gives solutions for handling 117 misbehaviors.(Steven Lisbony)
  5. The teacher intervenes and re-directs off-task, inappropriate or disruptive behavior as needed.
      • http://www.adprima.com 
        Site suggests methods to intervene disruptive student behavior and how to redirect them towards more appropriate behaviors. Methods are discussed which will allow the teacher to be proactive in handling these issues. (David Naill)

        http://www.disciplinehelp.com  
        Site designed for all levels. This web site was designed specifically for handling discipline problems in the classroom. Topics include handling of students, expectations for desired behavior, and off task and disruptive behavior. Gives solutions for handling 117 misbehaviors.(Steven Lisbony)

  6. The teacher reinforces desired behavior when appropriate.
      • http://www.teachingtips.com  
        Site designed specifically for elementary through junior high. This site give tips on students self-discipline, self-directed learning, also on reinforcing desired behavior. (Steven Lisbony)
  7. The instructional materials selected by the teacher are equitable and acknowledge the varied characteristics of all students.
  8. The teacher effectively and efficiently manages time and materials.
      • http://www.mindtools.com 
        This Website is in interactive outline with multiple links of downloadable ideas and suggestions to aid new teachers in the management of their time and materials in the preparation of their lessons and daily activities. (David Naill)
  Domain 5
 

Domain 5 is involved with communication with students and others which include the following criteria:

  1. The teacher uses appropriate and accurate written communication with students
      • http://www.edgate.com 
        This website is designed to help teachers communicate with parents, students, staff, other professionals and community members. This website will allow the teacher to post homework and other information on the Web in seconds. This Web site allows parents and students to easily access and view the teacher's note by entering the school's zip code. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/ 
        This web site provides teachers with questions and answers to help teachers survive conferences with students. This is a helpful survival tool to sometimes-awkward situations. Also offers professional books to help that first year teacher with sticky situations. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.schoolnotes.com  
        This web site allows teachers to easily post homework assignments, school announcements, and other class notes on the web site without programming. This is a free simple way to keep parents, and students informed about classroom activities and responsibilities. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his web site allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachervision.com/ 
        This website offers suggestion for that teacher who would like to communicate with students via the web. This will talk the teacher through the steps of creating his/her own web page for parents and students. It allows for homework postings and help in various subjects to the students. Also allows the teacher to create a class newsletter. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.edgate.com 
        This web site is the on line collaboration station channel, so teachers can select resources and tools to actually do education on the Internet. On line classrooms, connect with your students and with students around the world, and more. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  2. The teacher uses appropriate and accurate verbal and non-verbal communication with students.
      • http://www.edgate.com 
        This website is designed to help teachers communicate with parents, students, staff, other professionals and community members. This website will allow the teacher to post homework and other information on the Web in seconds. This Web site allows parents and students to easily access and view the teacher's note by entering the school's zip code. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachervision.com 
        This website offers suggestion for that teacher who would like to communicate with students via the web. This will talk the teacher through the steps of creating his/her own web page for parents and students. It allows for homework postings and help in various subjects to the students. Also allows the teacher to create a class newsletter. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/archive/student_teachers091699.html  
        This web site provides teachers with questions and answers to help teachers survive conferences with students. This is a helpful survival tool to sometimes-awkward situations. Also offers professional books to help that first year teacher with sticky situations. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his web site allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.schoolnotes.com 
        This web site allows teachers to easily post homework assignments, school announcements, and other class notes on the web site without programming. This is a free simple way to keep parents, and students informed about classroom activities and responsibilities. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  3. The teacher encourages and supports students who are reluctant or having difficulty.
      • http://www.edgate.com 
        This website is designed to help teachers communicate with parents, students, staff, other professionals and community members. This website will allow the teacher to post homework and other information on the Web in seconds. This Web site allows parents and students to easily access and view the teacher's note by entering the school's zip code. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachervision.com 
        This website offers suggestion for that teacher who would like to communicate with students via the web. This will talk the teacher through the steps of creating his/her own web page for parents and students. It allows for homework postings and help in various subjects to the students. Also allows the teacher to create a class newsletter. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/archive/student_teachers091699.html  
        This web site provides teachers with questions and answers to help teachers survive conferences with students. This is a helpful survival tool to sometimes-awkward situations. Also offers professional books to help that first year teacher with sticky situations. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his web site allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno3.html  
        This web site will assist the teacher in leaning how to co-teach with a special education teacher. Gives suggestions in collaboration techniques for special education students and how to deal with those IEP's. This article also deals with helpful suggestions in involving parents in the success of a co-teaching environment. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  4. The teacher uses appropriate and accurate written communication with parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
      • http://www.edgate.com 
        This website is designed to help teachers communicate with parents, students, staff, other professionals and community members. This website will allow the teacher to post homework and other information on the Web in seconds. This Web site allows parents and students to easily access and view the teacher's note by entering the school's zip code. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno11.html  
        This web site suggests ways to get that parent involvement in schools. Especially addresses suggestions for parents who have topped believing in the school system and are frustrated. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/article37.html  
        This web site gives suggestions and strategies for the new teacher that offer ideas in involving parents in teaching grammar to their children that will support the teacher's efforts in the classroom. This article places emphasis on reading and language. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/vendors/profiles/aeq/index.html  
        This web site is an on-line Internet journal that offers help to teachers from teachers. This is a written medium for the communication of ideas, methods, and new developments for the advancement of teachers' professional knowledge and skills.(Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his web site allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  5. The teacher uses appropriate and accurate verbal and non-verbal communication with parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
      • http://www.edgate.com
        This website is designed to help teachers communicate with parents, students, staff, other professionals and community members. This website will allow the teacher to post homework and other information on the Web in seconds. This Web site allows parents and students to easily access and view the teacher's note by entering the school's zip code. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno11.html  
        This website suggests ways to get that parent involvement in schools. Especially addresses suggestions for parents who have stopped believing in the school system and are frustrated. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/article37.html  
        This website gives suggestions and strategies for the new teacher that offer ideas in involving parents in teaching grammar to their children that will support the teacher's efforts in the classroom. This article places emphasis on reading and language. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/vendors/profiles/aeq/index.html  
        This website is an on-line Internet journal that offers help to teachers from teachers. This is a written medium for the communication of ideas, methods, and new developments for the advancement of teachers' professional knowledge and skills.(Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his website allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

        http://www.schoolnotes.com  
        This web site allows teachers to easily post homework assignments, school announcements, and other class notes on the web site without programming. This is a free simple way to keep parents, and students informed about classroom activities and responsibilities. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  6. The teacher's interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful with students, parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
      • http://www.edgate.com
        This web site is the on line collaboration station channel, so teachers can select resources and tools to actually do education on the Internet. On line classrooms, connect with your students and with students around the world, and more. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno11.html  
        This web site suggests ways to get that parent involvement in schools. Especially addresses suggestions for parents who have stopped believing in the school system and are frustrated. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/article37.html  
        This web site gives suggestions and strategies for the new teacher that offer ideas in involving parents in teaching grammar to their children that will support the teacher's efforts in the classroom. This article places emphasis on reading and language. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.teachers.net/vendors/profiles/aeq/index.html  
        This web site is an on-line Internet journal that offers help to teachers from teachers. This is a written medium for the communication of ideas, methods, and new developments for the advancement of teachers' professional knowledge and skills.(Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

      • http://www.epals.com/  
        his web site allows teachers to communicate with other teachers, students and classrooms from around the world. Learn how to encourage and support students who are reluctant or having difficulty. (Eddie Damian, Carolyn Waller and Lisa Watkins)

  Domain 6
 

Domain 6 is involved with the professional development and collaboration of teachers with other teachers and professionals which include the following criteria:

  1. The teacher successfully seeks out and engages in professional development activities that positively correlate with the goals of the campus and district.
      • http://www.ber.org 
        Bureau of Educational & Research is one of the nations leading sponsors of staff development training for professional educators. This site will allow the user to specify the city and grade level range needed. The site will then list all related upcoming seminars available for registration. They also have catalogs available to purchase video and audio staff development tapes covering a wide range of topics for all levels. (Pam Kaufmann)

      • http://www.ascd.org 
        Welcome to Professional Development Online. As a busy professional, you need opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills at a time that fits your schedule. These are interactive, multimedia courses that are offered through Professional Development Online. This will give you that flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content or the chance to discuss what you learn with colleagues. Each course includes interactive lessons that have been specially designed for Web-based training. Each lesson is supplemented with extensive reading material and access to discussion groups. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.nfie.org 
        Teachers Take Charge of Their Learning: Transforming Professional Development for Student Success. This report recommends four necessary actions for school transformation. The first-ever-national survey of teachers' own views about professional development, conducted for this report. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr073.shtml  
        Getting Started on the Internet: Safe Surfing Online ways to help teach students the skills they need to be efficient and safe Internet surfers. Education World offers ideas and Internet resources for tackling the task in this article. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.utdanacenter.org/ 
        TEXTEAM Mathematics Institutes were developed by the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative. The TEXTEAMS program is the state-level mathematics program funded by Eisenhower Discretionary funds. This site lists all of the available TEXTEAMS offerings with a detailed description of each training. It also lists when and where trainings will take place so the user can locate the time and place most convenient. (Pam Kaufmann)

  2. The teacher successfully correlates professional development activities with assigned subject content and the varied needs of students. 
      • http://www.edsoasis.org/Treasure/HessPresents.html 
        The Professional Development for the New Millenium site, prepared by an intermediate school librarian, provides links to a variety of excellent on-line courses on technology. It also prvides links for several online journals and programs teachers can tap into. Great for all grade levels. (Pam Kaufmann)

      • http://www.ascd.org 
        Welcome to Professional Development Online. As a busy professional, you need opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills at a time that fits your schedule. These are interactive, multimedia courses that are offered through Professional Development Online. This will give you that flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content or the chance to discuss what you learn with colleagues. Each course includes interactive lessons that have been specially designed for Web-based training. Each lesson is supplemented with extensive reading material and access to discussion groups. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr073.shtml  
        Getting Started on the Internet: Safe Surfing Online ways to help teach students the skills they need to be efficient and safe Internet surfers. Education World offers ideas and Internet resources for tackling the task in this article. (Judith Goodman)

  3. The teacher works collaboratively and constructively with colleagues and other professionals toward the overall good.
      • http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin139.shtml  
        Nothing is more powerful than when teachers get together to further their own professional interests. From planning units and sharing content are materials to learning technology and sharing collaborative projects, mentoring on-line is becoming commonplace. On-line, teachers are meeting, collaborating, brainstorming, problem solving, taking classes, and receiving degrees! (Judith Goodman)
  Domain 7
 

Domain 7 is involved with teacher compliance with procedures, policies and directives and contributes to the overall order of the school which include the following criteria:

  1. The teacher complies with all policies, operating procedures, and legal requirements (national, state, district, and campus). The teacher participates in the development of operating procedures and offers suggestions for improvement.
      • http://www.ber.org 
        Bureau of Educational & Research is one of the nations leading sponsors of staff development training for professional educators. This site will allow the user to specify the city and grade level range needed. The site will then list all related upcoming seminars available for registration. They also have catalogs available to purchase video and audio staff development tapes covering a wide range of topics for all levels. (Pam Kaufmann) 

      • http://www.ascd.org 
        Welcome to Professional Development Online. As a busy professional, you need opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills at a time that fits your schedule. These are interactive, multimedia courses that are offered through Professional Development Online. This will give you that flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content or the chance to discuss what you learn with colleagues. Each course includes interactive lessons that have been specially designed for Web-based training. Each lesson is supplemented with extensive reading material and access to discussion groups. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.nfie.org 
        Teachers Take Charge of Their Learning: Transforming Professional Development for Student Success. This report recommends four necessary actions for school transformation. The first-ever-national survey of teachers' own views about professional development, conducted for this report. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr073.shtml  
        Getting Started on the Internet: Safe Surfing Online ways to help teach students the skills they need to be efficient and safe Internet surfers. Education World offers ideas and Internet resources for tackling the task in this article. (Judith Goodman) 

      • http://www.utdanacenter.org/ 
        TEXTEAM Mathematics Institutes were developed by the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative. The TEXTEAMS program is the state-level mathematics program funded by Eisenhower Discretionary funds. This site lists all of the available TEXTEAMS offerings with a detailed description of each training. It also lists when and where trainings will take place so the user can locate the time and place most convenient. (Pam Kaufmann)

  2. The teacher complies with all verbal and written directives, participates in the development of operating procedures, and offers suggestions for improvement.
      • http://www.edsoasis.org/Treasure/HessPresents.html 
        The Professional Development for the New Millenium site, prepared by an intermediate school librarian, provides links to a variety of excellent on-line courses on technology. It also prvides links for several online journals and programs teachers can tap into. Great for all grade levels. (Pam Kaufmann)

      • http://www.ascd.org 
        Welcome to Professional Development Online. As a busy professional, you need opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills at a time that fits your schedule. These are interactive, multimedia courses that are offered through Professional Development Online. This will give you that flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content or the chance to discuss what you learn with colleagues. Each course includes interactive lessons that have been specially designed for Web-based training. Each lesson is supplemented with extensive reading material and access to discussion groups. (Judith Goodman)

      • http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr073.shtml  
        Getting Started on the Internet: Safe Surfing Online ways to help teach students the skills they need to be efficient and safe Internet surfers. Education World offers ideas and Internet resources for tackling the task in this article. (Judith Goodman)

  3. Apart from classroom responsibilities, the teacher consistently contributes to making the whole school safe and orderly, and a stimulating learning environment for all students.
      • http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin139.shtml  
        Nothing is more powerful than when teachers get together to further their own professional interests. From planning units and sharing content are materials to learning technology and sharing collaborative projects, mentoring on-line is becoming commonplace. On-line, teachers are meeting, collaborating, brainstorming, problem solving, taking classes, and receiving degrees! (Judith Goodman)
  Domain 8
 

Domain 8 is involved with proper alignment of instruction with TAAS objectives which include the following criteria:

  1. The teacher works with colleagues to align instruction to include appropriate TAAS-related objectives to support student achievement in all assigned classes.
      • http://www.innovativeclassroom.com 
        Provides teachers with classroom management tips. (David Foster)

      • http://www.englishtonpark.org/ 
        Site for children who are experiencing behavior difficulties, emotional trouble, and/or learning difficulties in school. This 10 day positive camping experience in Lexington, Indiana works to teach skills to help children be more successful at home and school. (Dana Zambon)

      • http://www.ume.maine.edu/  
        Website of the Institute for the Study of Students at Risk. This site features a comprehensive list of links detailing current research, educator intervention strategies, and organizations dedicated entirely to this subject. (Dana Zambon) 

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno16.html 
        Insightful view from a parent on how they dealt with their underachieving student. This article offers some suggestions that would be helpful for others in achievement. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno3.html 
        Article deals with how to co-teach with a special education teacher. Gives suggestions in collaboration techniques for special education students and how to deal with those IEP's. This article also deals with helpful suggestions in involving parents in the success of a co-teaching environment. Great for working with those students who may be at-risk of failing. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox) 

      • http://ericec.org 
        ERIC suggestions in dealing with the special needs students in helping them to achieve. Good ideas for those intervention plans in helping a student do their best, regardless of their special needs. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox) 

  2. The teacher works with colleagues to analyze TAAS performance data relevant to all students in assigned classes prior to beginning instruction.
  3. The teacher coordinates with others within and outside the teacher's discipline to determine the sequencing of classroom instruction to appropriately incorporate TAAS-related objectives.
  4. The teacher collaborates with others within and outside the teacher's discipline to select/adapt instructional materials and activities which are correlated with appropriate TAAS-related objectives.
      • http://www.2learn.ca 
        Educators assess that creates and shares internet resources. Which are integrated with K-12 curriculum, projects, research strategies, professional growth, mentorship and communication technologies. (Julie Pace)
  5. The teacher provides feedback to all students regarding their learning progress on appropriate TAAS-related objectives.
  6. The teacher monitors attendance of all students in assigned classes and contacts parents, counselors, or other school officials regarding an intervention plan for students with serious attendance problems.
  7. The teacher works with teachers, counselors and other school professionals to seek information to identify and assess the needs of assigned students in at-risk situations.
      • http://www.innovativeclassroom.com 
        Provides teachers with classroom management tips. (David Foster)

      • http://eduscapes.com/sessions/learning/design.html  
        This site contains thought-provoking questions for teachers to use in designing effective instruction. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools  
        Tools for Schools contains several subsections dealing with comprehension school reform models, Classroom and Curriculum redesign models, and professional development reform models. (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.nwrel.org/scpd 
        Catalog of School Reform contains 64 models , including 33 entire-school reform models and 31 skill- and content-based models (reading, math, science, and other areas). (Danna Fowler)

      • http://www.learning-revolution.com  
        Revolutionary learning organization offering courses and materials that link advances in brain and and neurosciences research with the latest breakthroughs in teaching/learning methods. Addresses Multiple intelligences, advanced teaching methods, sensory faculties and more. (David Foster)

  8. The teacher meets with parents and/or other teachers of students who are failing or in danger of failing to develop an appropriate plan for intervention.
      • http://www.innovativeclassroom.com 
        Provides teachers with classroom management tips. (David Foster)

      • http://www.englishtonpark.org/ 
        Site for children who are experiencing behavior difficulties, emotional trouble, and/or learning difficulties in school. This 10 day positive camping experience in Lexington, Indiana works to teach skills to help children be more successful at home and school. (Dana Zambon)

      • http://www.ume.maine.edu/ 
        Website of the Institute for the Study of Students at Risk. This site features a comprehensive list of links detailing current research, educator intervention strategies, and organizations dedicated entirely to this subject. (Dana Zambon)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno16.html 
        Insightful view from a parent on how they dealt with their underachieving student. This article offers some suggestions that would be helpful for others in achievement. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox)

      • http://www.teachers.net/FAQ/schoolhouse/bruno3.html 
        Article deals with how to co-teach with a special education teacher. Gives suggestions in collaboration techniques for special education students and how to deal with those IEP's. This article also deals with helpful suggestions in involving parents in the success of a co-teaching environment. Great for working with those students who may be at-risk of failing. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox)

      • http://ericec.org 
        ERIC suggestions in dealing with the special needs students in helping them to achieve. Good ideas for those intervention plans in helping a student do their best, regardless of their special needs. (Carolyn Waller and Patrick Fox)

Contact
  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600
    Email: education@uhcl.edu

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    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
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