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Section Four: Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards

Introduction

The following section of my portfolio is intended to demonstrate how my practice and the

artifacts presented in section three are in alignment to both curriculum and professional standards

for New York State and the Province of Ontario. Teaching is much more than a job, it is a duty,

and an essential aspect of a healthy society. A good education is a fundamental aspect of a

child’s growth and development and it is therefore essential that those who facilitate that

education abide by the standards and best practices that are established by experts in the field.

There are many sets of standards and best practices that address aspects of curriculum,

technology and professional disposition of educators. It is imperative that educators not only

ensure to align themselves with these standards, but they must also use them as a means to shape

guide their practice. Teachers are unique individuals and they each bring their own strengths to

the profession, it is therefore important that adherence to these standards compliments our

individual strengths as opposed to hindering them. In the following section I aim to demonstrate

how I have been able to align myself to these standards and best practices while maintaining my

own unique style of teaching. I will briefly describe each set of standards and make connections

between the artifacts I have provided in section 4 and the following curriculum and professional

standards: The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), NYC Code of

Ethics for Educators, Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards, P-12 New York State Common Core

Learning Standards, New York State Learning Standards, Ontario Ministry of Education

Curriculum Expectation, DOW Claims & CAEP Standards, The International Society for

Technology Education for Teachers and Students (ISTE), the International Literacy Associate

(ILA) and the Council for Exceptional Children. The section will then end with Curriculum and

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Professional standards chart that outlines in a table the standards that align with each of the 8

artifacts.

Curriculum & Professional Educational Standards

INTASC Standards

The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) is a state

and national education organization which aims to support the preparation and development of

teachers. Standards aim to ensure that teachers within the state and the nation maintain

effectiveness in educating students and in preparing them for the future. Standards address

approaches teachers can take at an individual and collaborative level in order to ensure effective

and up to date practice. There are 10 standards in total, each of which contain a set of sub-

standards that address the more specific practice expectations. Standards cover four primary

areas: (1) The Learner and Learning, (2) Content Knowledge, (3) Instructional Practice and (4)

Professional Responsibility. The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a

number of the INTASC standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 5: Individual Education Plan Analysis

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

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NYS Code of Ethics for Educators

The New York State Code of Ethics for Educators is a set of professional principles

established by the state of New York that sets clear guidelines on how teacher can practice both

professionally and ethically. These principles are based on the core values of the teaching

profession and should be employed in all aspects of a teachers work. There are 6 principles in

total and all 6 should be used by teachers to guide practice and should also be considered when

planning for lessons, employing instruction, conducting assessment and while managing the

classroom. The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a number of the NYS

Code of Ethics for Educators standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 5: Individual Education Plan Analysis

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards

The Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards, similar to the NYS Code of Ethics for educators

are a set of standards and principles aimed at guiding the professional practice for teachers of

Ontario. They are guiding principles for the profession that guide practice in a way that ensures a

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teacher’s commitment to both their students and their learning. They guide both ethical and

professional responsibilities and decision making for all teachers and should be incorporated into

all aspects of a teacher’s practice. There are 4 standards in total and they encompass: Care,

Respect, Trust and Integrity. The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a

number of the NYS Code of Ethics for Educators standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 5: Individual Education Plan Analysis

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards (ELA, Math and Social Studies)

The New York State Common Core Learning standards make up the fundamental

elements of the teaching profession. They are a set of learning expectations established by the

state based on a student’s grade and the subject in question. Teachers are expected to educate

their students in a way that allows them to meet the standards set out by New York State’s

Common Core curriculum. While the curriculum outlines the expectation of the students, it is the

teacher’s responsibility to find innovative and engaging ways to impart the necessary knowledge

and understanding to the students so that the standards can be met. Teachers must also ensure to

modify and accommodate for students with IEPs. The following artifacts from section 3 are in

alignment with a number of the NYS Common Core Curriculum:

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Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Expectation

Similar to New York State, the Ontario Ministry of Education has established a set of

learning expectations based on grade level and subject for its students. These standards set the

fundamental skills that a student must demonstrate by the end of the school year. They are

standardized across the entire province and all school boards must ensure that students are

instructed in a way that ensure they can demonstrate those skills. These learning standards

represent the fundamental goals a teacher should thrive for during education but it is imperative

that go beyond these standards to ensure lessons are engaging and effective. The following

artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a number of the Ontario Ministry of Education

Curriculum Standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

DOE Claims & CAEP Standards

The Division of Education and Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation

(CAEP) are a set of standards outlined for institutes that prepare and train future teachers and

educators. There are 3 specific DOE claims that apply to Medaille College and they are

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commitments that the institute make regarding their preparedness of their graduate. They are in

place to ensure the quality of the program’s graduates and their readiness to educate students in

an ethical and effective way. CAEP standards are similar expectations set for the providers who

educate and prepare future teachers. They are commitments by the providers that ensure their

graduates are ready to enter the teaching profession. The following artifacts from section 3 are in

alignment with a number of DOE Claims and CAEP Standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 5: Individual Education Plan Analysis

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

International Society for Technology Education for Teachers and Students (ISTE)

The International Society for Technology Education for Teachers and Students (ISTE)

are a broad set of standards aimed at guiding best practices in the use of technology in education.

Standards are not exclusive to teachers, they are inclusive of students, leaders in the field of

education and coaches. The ISTE and its standards strive to create innovative technology based

solutions that drive improvement in the field of education whether it be to support students

requiring additional assistance, creating responsible digital stewardship or implementing

innovative ways to educate our students. The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment

with a number of ISTE Standards:

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Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

International Literacy Association (ILA) Professional Standards

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has established a set of 7 professional

standards aimed at guiding candidates in literacy based education. The standards are based on

evidence-based research the outlines the skills, knowledge and disposition required to be an

effective literacy educator, where literacy is inclusive of reading, writing, speaking, listening and

viewing. The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a number of ILA

Standards:

Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association which aims to

advocate for and support students with exceptionalities. They do so through advocacy for

exceptional students, facilitation of professional development for educators and the

establishment of standards aimed at providing guidance on the education of exceptional children.

The following artifacts from section 3 are in alignment with a number of ILA Standards:

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Artifact 1: ELA Learning Segment Inferencing

Artifact 2: Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane

Artifact 3: Science Lesson Plan Engineering Design

Artifact 4: Pecha Kucha Presentation Anxiety Disorder

Artifact 5: Individual Education Plan Analysis

Artifact 6: Assessing Student Literacy

Artifact 7: Teacher Survey Assignment

Artifact 8: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training Certificates

Curriculum and Professional Standards Chart

The Curriculum and Professional Standards Chart below will provide you with an overview of

the artifacts provided in section 3 along with their alignment to the various standards mentioned

above.

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9 MSED ELEMENTARY Section Four: Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards Chart Artifact Title INTASC NYS

Section Four: Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards Chart

Artifact Title

INTASC

NYS Code of Ethics Standards for Educators

NYS

NYS

DOE

 

ISTE

ILA

 

CEC

Ontario

Ontario

Standards

P-12 Common

Learning

Claims &

Standards

Internationa

 

Standards

Curriculum

Teacher

Core Learning

Standards

CAEP

 

for

l Literacy

 

Standards

Ethical

Standards

Standards

Teachers

Association

Standar

and/or

Professional

ds

 

Students

Standards

EXAMPLE:

Standard 7

Principle 2

RL1.1 - Refer

ELA 4R1 - Locate and refer to relevant details and evidence when

1.1

Subject

 

Standard 1:

1

-

Language

Respect

Planning for

to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

matter

Foundational

Challenging

Reading for

Artifact #1:

Instruction

knowledge

Knowledge

Expectations

Meaning

1.2

Standard 2:

2

-

Standard 1.5 - Make inferences about texts

using stated

ELA Learning

Standard 6

Pedagogica

Curriculum

Professional

Segment

Assessment

l

and

Competence

(Grade 4)

knowledge

Instruction

s

explaining what a text says explicitly/im plicitly and make logical inferences. (RI&R

1.3Caring

Standard 3:

3

-

and

Assessment

Instruction

effective

and

10

-

and implied

teaching

Evaluation

Advocation

ideas from the

skills

Standard 4:

11

-

texts as

 

Diversity

Professional

evidence

Standard 5:

Engagement

Literate

12

-

L)

Environment

Disseminati

Standard 6:

on of

Professional

Knowledge

Learning and

Leadership

Artifact #2 Mathematics Lesson Plan Graphing on a Coordinate Plane (Grade

Standard 7

Principle 2

CCSS.MATH

NY-5.G.1

1.1

Subject

1

- Facilitate

Standard 1:

1

-

Geometry and

Respect

Planning for

.CONTENT.5

matter

and inspire

Foundational

Challenging

Spatial Sense

Instruction

.G.A.1

NY-5.G.2

knowledge

student

Knowledge

Expectations

1.2

learning and

Standard 2:

2

-

Data

Standard 6

Pedagogica

creativity

Curriculum

Professional

Management

Assessment

l

3

-

and

Competence

5)

knowledge

Educators

Instruction

s

 

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CCSS.MATH

1.3Caring

inspire

Standard 3:

3

-

and

 

.CONTENT.5

and

students to

Assessment

Instruction

Probability

.G.A.2

effective

positively

and

10

-

teaching

contribute

Evaluation

Advocation

Measurement

skills

to and

Standard 4:

11

-

responsibly

Diversity

Professional

participate in the digital world. Educators

Standard 5:

Engagement

Literate

12

-

Environment

Disseminati

Standard 6:

on of

5

- Engage

Professional

Knowledge

in

Learning and

Professional

Leadership

growth and

leadership

Artifact #3

Standard 7

Principle 2

3-5-ETS1-1

1.1 Subject

1

- Facilitate

Standard 1:

1

-

Understanding

Respect

Science Lesson

Planning for

matter

and inspire

Foundational

Challenging

Structures and

Plan

Instruction

knowledge

student

Knowledge

Expectations

Mechanisms

Engineering

1.2

learning and

Standard 2:

2

-

2. Developing

Design

Standard 6

Pedagogica

creativity

Curriculum

Professional

Investigation

Assessment

l

3

-

and

Competence

and

knowledge

Educators

Instruction

s

Communicatio

1.3Caring

inspire

Standard 3:

3

-

n Skills

and

students to

Assessment

Instruction

2.2

Measure

effective

positively

and

10

-

and compare,

teaching

contribute

Evaluation

Advocation

quantitatively

skills

to and

Standard 4:

11

-

and/or

responsibly

Diversity

Professional

qualitatively,

participate

Standard 5:

Engagement

the force

in the digital world. Educators

Literate

12

-

required to move a load using different

Environment

Disseminati

Standard 6:

on of

5

- Engage

Professional

Knowledge

mechanical systems

in

Learning and

Professional

Leadership

2.6

Use a

growth and

variety of

leadership

forms (e.g.,

oral, written,

graphic,

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multimedia) to communicate with different audiences and for a variety of purposes

 

Artifact #4

Standard 2

Principle 3

   

1.3Caring

1

- Facilitate

Standard 4:

1

-

 

Care

Pecha Kucha

Learning

and

and inspire

Diversity

Challenging

Presentation

Differences

effective

student

Standard 6:

Expectations

Anxiety

Standard 3

teaching

learning and

Professional

3

-

Disorders

Learning

skills

creativity

Learning and

Instruction

Environmen

3

-

Leadership

5

- Family

ts

Educators

inspire

Involvement

6

-

students to

positively

contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators

Research-

Based

Instruction

10

-

Advocation

11 -

12 -

Disseminatio

5

- Engage

n of

in

Knowledge

Professional

growth and

leadership

Artifact #5

Standard 2

Principle 3

   

1.3Caring

       

Care

Learning

and

Individual

Differences

effective

Respect

Education

Standard 3

teaching

Plan Analysis

Learning

skills

Environmen

ts

Artifact # 6

Standard 1

Principle 2

Grade 3: 3W1

3W3: Write

1.1 Subject

 

Standard 1:

1

-

Grade 3:

Respect

Learner

narratives to

matter

Foundational

Challenging

Writing 3.8

Developmen

Grade 2: 2W3

develop real

knowledge

Knowledge

Expectations

Producing

t

or imagined

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Assessing

   

experiences

1.2

 

Standard 2:

2

-

Finished

 

Student

Standard 3 Learning Environmen ts

or events

Pedagogica

Curriculum

Professional

Works:

Literacy

using

l

and

Competence

Produce

effective

knowledge

Instruction

s

pieces of

published

techniques,

1.3Caring

Standard 3:

3

-

Standard 6 Assessments

descriptive

details, and

clear event

sequences.

and

effective

teaching

skills

Assessment

and

Evaluation

Instruction

5

Involvement

- Family

work to meet

identified

criteria based

Standard 4:

6

-

on the expectations related to content, organization, style, use of conventions and use of presentation strategies.

Diversity

Research-

2W1: Write

an opinion

about a

Standard 5:

Literate

Environment

Based

Instruction

10

-

topic or

personal

experience,

using clear

reasons and

Standard 6:

Professional

Learning and

Leadership

Advocation

11

Professional

Engagement

-

12

-

relevant

Disseminatio

evidence.

n of

 

Knowledge

Grade 2:

Writing 2.1 write short texts using a variety of forms (e.g., a personal or factual recount of events.

Artifact #7

Standard 9 Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

Principle 3

 

Standard

1

- Facilitate

 

1

-

 

Integrity

1.2 -

and inspire

Challenging

Teacher

Providers

student

Expectations

Survey

ensure that

learning and

2

-

Assignment

candidates

creativity

Professional

 

use

3

-

Competence

s

research

and

Educators

inspire

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evidence to develop an understandi ng of the teaching profession and use both to measure their P-12 students’ progress and their own professiona l practice

students to

 

6

-

 

positively

Research-

contribute

Based

to and

Instruction

responsibly

10

-

participate

Advocation

in the digital world. Educators

11

-

Professional

Engagement

5

- Engage

in

 

Professional

growth and

leadership

Artifact #8

Standard 3 Learning Environmen ts

Principle 6

1.3 Caring

1

- Facilitate

Standard 1:

2

-

Care

leadership

and inspire

Foundational

Professional

Violence and

skills -

student

Knowledge

Competence

Respect

Child Abuse

learning and

Standard 6:

s

Training

 

creativity

Professional

5

- Family

Certificates

3

-

Learning and

Involvement

Educators

Leadership

6

-

inspire

students to

positively

contribute

Research-

Based

Instruction

to and

10

-

responsibly

Advocation

participate

11

-

in the digital world. Educators

Professional

Engagement

5

- Engage

in

Professional

growth and

leadership

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The act of teaching is a sacred responsibility, and the shaping of young minds is something that

no individual should take lightly. Teachers have a very significant impact on their students and

their future, and for that reason, it is imperative that all the professionals within the field of

education adhere to standards and best practices that are put in place to protect our students.

There are many professional associations that exist both in the United States of America and

Canada, that have established standards aimed at guiding the practice of teachers. In this section,

I have demonstrated how my artifacts and therefore my practice are in alignment with a number

of these professional associations. While, alignment with these standards is an important part of

any teacher’s practice, it is essential that all teachers use these standards as guides. We as

teachers must strive for excellence in our classrooms and must go above and beyond the

fundamental standards that have been established. In the next section of this portfolio, I will

reflect on the various experiences I have had during my education and discuss my readiness to

becoming a teacher, which includes the unique outlook I will bring into the classroom that goes

beyond the established standards.