California Standards for the Teaching Profession
The latest research indicates that effective, empowered teaching happens by design. This occurs when highly committed, thoroughly prepared, continuously developed, and well networked teachers work individually and collectively to make effective decisions for student learning. To support this highly effective teacher, LBUSD and the State of California have clearly identified the skills and strategies needed to improve student achievement. The California Standards for the Teaching Profession establish that all teachers should have the following requisite skills and knowledge to:
- Engage and support all students in learning
- Understand and organize subject matter for student learning
- Create and maintain effective (and safe) environments for student learning
- Planning and designing learning experiences that promote student learning in diverse classrooms
- Student assessment
- Developing as a professional educator
Understandings of Quality Instruction
U1. Continued study and application of the California Standards and their learning progressions, supported by the Linked Learning approach, lead to high quality instruction using appropriate scaffolds when needed to ensure all learners meet expectations.
U2. Regular practice with complex text and tasks helps students to develop the mature language skills and the conceptual knowledge they need in order to effectively demonstrate their understanding orally and in writing.
U3. Preparation and participation in effective collaborative conversations allow individuals to build on others’ ideas and express their own clearly.
U4. The strategic use of formative assessment strategies allows teachers and students to collect the best possible evidence about where students are in the learning and use the information to decide what to do next.
U5 . The Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) is a system of collaboration, problem solving, and reflection leading to a focus on improving common instructional practice and creating a collective culture of efficacy.