# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Building a Foundation for Teaching

  1. Describe characteristics of the various psychosocial stages of development.
  2. Identify the stages of cognitive development.
  3. Distinguish among the stages of moral development.
  4. Describe the continuum of developmental characteristics of learners.
  5. Identify learning theories and principles.
  6. Describe the ways that diversity can influence learning.
  7. Describe the impact of self-efficacy on academic achievement.

Learning the History, Structure, and Governance of the Teaching Profession

  1. Trace the history of education in Virginia and the United States.
  2. Examine the educational philosophies that have influenced public education.
  3. Compare types of schooling (e.g., home, public, private, virtual/online, hybrid, blended, dual enrollment, charter).
  4. Describe the governance structures of local, state, and national educational systems.
  5. Examine professional requirements and options for educators.
  6. Identify the dispositional attitudes, values, and beliefs demonstrated by education professionals.
  7. Identify areas of teacher shortages and areas of critical need in Virginia and the United States.
  8. Describe the signs of child abuse and neglect and the reporting protocol for educators.
  9. Identify the steps to teacher licensure in Virginia.

Applying Professional Teaching Techniques

  1. Identify instructional methods used to meet the needs of students.
  2. Develop a personal philosophy of education.
  3. Examine ethical and legal standards and principles that impact education profession.
  4. Identify professional organizations and the services they provide for teachers.
  5. Identify the expectations for professional evaluation as it pertains to learner growth.
  6. Identify developmentally appropriate instructional objectives.
  7. Identify purposes and types of student assessment.
  8. Compare the ways that teaching strategies impact student learning.
  9. Describe the components of standard curriculum and instruction models.
  10. Identify principles of effective instruction.
  11. Describe effective use of instructional technology.
  12. Identify classroom management strategies that promote positive student behavior.
  13. Apply strategies that engage students in critical thinking.

Reflecting on the Teaching Practice

  1. Define professional practice.
  2. Apply the Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers.