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Advanced Programs Professional Knowledge Base

*This indicator has been identified as representing a disposition.

Professionalism

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which reflect a commitment to a dependable and professional demeanor.

    1. Acts with integrity and fairness in an ethical manner*
    2. Demonstrates commitment to life-long learning
    3. Participates in ongoing professional development
    4. Demonstrates professional behavior*
    5. Sets priorities through self-motivation and self-direction
    6. Maintains confidentiality at all levels*

Communication

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which promote effective communication. 

    1. Utilizes multiple collaborative strategies necessary in developing effective learning opportunities for all
    2. Demonstrates a high level of proficiency in oral and written communication skills
    3. Adapts to a variety of unique cultural and ethnic communication styles*
    4. Practices effective interpersonal skills that enhance communication*

 Leadership

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which exhibit leadership competencies.

    1. Demonstrates the ability to make decisions based upon data and input from stakeholders
    2. Adheres to ethical and professional standards
    3. Transforms ideas into action through effective team building
    4. Utilizes a variety of problem-solving strategies and possesses strong critical thinking abilities
    5. Prioritizes tasks and manages time efficiently

Instruction and Assessment

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which reflect advocating, nurturing and sustaining best practices and multiple assessments.

    1. Possesses pedagogical knowledge relevant to specific disciplines
    2. Provides for instructional variation and integration with other disciplines
    3. Establishes goals and expectations that lead to effective learning
    4. Inspires all learners to develop self confidence and competence*
    5. Demonstrates specialized preparation in specific area of study
    6. Differentiates instruction appropriately for specific needs of learners*
    7. Expects all students will achieve full potential and attain individual success*
    8. Evaluates student knowledge and performance by using multiple methods of assessment
    9. Utilizes assessment outcomes to develop instruction that meets the needs of all students*         
    10. Adheres to ethical and unbiased assessment practices*

 Diversity

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which provide equitable learning opportunities for all.

    1. Demonstrates sensitivity to community and cultural norms*
    2. Values students and encourages them to value self and others*
    3. Promotes a bias free learning environment*
    4. Believes in and encourages the success of all learners*
    5. Appreciates individual variation and shows respect for the diverse talents of all learners*
    6. Responds appropriately to larger political, social, economic and cultural issues through global awareness*

 Technology

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which enhance the integration of technology within the educational environment.

    1. Maximizes learning by using technology
    2. Enhances the educational environment through technology
    3. Implements various instructional technology strategies
    4. Tailors appropriate technology strategies to a specific content area

 Research

The educator will demonstrate specific attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors which implements effective research within the educational environment.

    1. Uses existing educational research to inform and guide practice
    2. Maintains ethical standards in both conducting and applying educational research*
    3. Identifies and solves problems by making decisions based upon accepted theory and research