However, it does not dictate how these are to be taught. The strategy is left to the teacher to determine and implement.
You will find, however, that there are three main points common in all grade levels: training students towards critical thinking, use of technology as aid to learning, and giving the students the confidence to learn, impart what they know, and ask questions and explore to know more.
The measure of these standards is where each grade level differs. Reading and Writing for the early years of K-5 put emphasis on understanding the details of the text while later years concentrate on understanding the subtext, understanding the context, and analysing characters via their personal experience.
The CCS is a 13-page administrator standard that clearly defines the responsibilities of administrative officials involved in the education of children. Like CCS, it defines the expectations but does not provide for how these expectations are to be met.
The document is pretty straight forward but very helpful for teachers in order to understand the point of view of administrators when they make decision and set direction of a school. There are always some differences between how teachers see things and how administrators will do things because of the very nature of their obligations. In summary, they have seven major concerns: (1) know the teachers’ objectives, how they can develop in their profession, teaching style, and how students see the student, (2) know the students in terms of knowledge, disposition, and performance, (3) nurture a school conducive for learning, (4) nurture a system that will help push the students forward, (5) establish relationship between the families and communities of students, (6) work with integrity, ethics and fairness, and (7) learn and work with a larger political, social, legal, and cultural perspective.
The INTASC is a 10-page ...Show more