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PDFWAC 181-79A-207

Standards for teachers with professional certification.

(1) A successful candidate for the teacher professional certificate shall demonstrate:
(a) The knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure student learning by:
(i) Using instructional strategies that make learning meaningful and show positive impact on student learning;
(ii) Using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction;
(iii) Using appropriate classroom management principles, processes and practices to foster a safe, positive, student-focused learning environment;
(iv) Designing and/or adapting challenging curriculum that is based on the diverse needs of each student;
(v) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, families, and community members;
(vi) Integrating technology into instruction and assessment; and
(vii) Informing, involving, and collaborating with families and community members as partners in each student's educational process including using information about student achievement and performance.
(b) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills for professional development by:
(i) Evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection;
(ii) Using professional standards and district criteria to assess professional performance, and plan and implement appropriate growth activities; and
(iii) Remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research and ethical practice.
(c) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate professional contributions to the improvement of the school, community, and the profession by:
(i) Advocating for curriculum, instruction, and learning environments that meet the diverse needs of each student; and
(ii) Participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision making.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 09-20-088, ยง 181-79A-207, filed 10/6/09, effective 11/6/09.]
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