2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Building a Foundation for Teaching
- Describe characteristics of the various psychosocial stages of development.
- Identify the stages of cognitive development.
- Distinguish among the stages of moral development.
- Describe the continuum of developmental characteristics of learners.
- Identify learning theories and principles.
- Describe the ways that diversity can influence learning.
- Describe the impact of self-efficacy on academic achievement.
Learning the History, Structure, and Governance of the Teaching Profession
- Trace the history of education in Virginia and the United States.
- Examine the educational philosophies that have influenced public education.
- Compare types of schooling (e.g., home, public, private, virtual/online, hybrid, blended, dual enrollment, charter).
- Describe the governance structures of local, state, and national educational systems.
- Examine professional requirements and options for educators.
- Identify the dispositional attitudes, values, and beliefs demonstrated by education professionals.
- Identify areas of teacher shortages and areas of critical need in Virginia and the United States.
- Describe the signs of child abuse and neglect and the reporting protocol for educators.
- Identify the steps to teacher licensure in Virginia.
Applying Professional Teaching Techniques
- Identify instructional methods used to meet the needs of students.
- Develop a personal philosophy of education.
- Examine ethical and legal standards and principles that impact education profession.
- Identify professional organizations and the services they provide for teachers.
- Identify the expectations for professional evaluation as it pertains to learner growth.
- Identify developmentally appropriate instructional objectives.
- Identify purposes and types of student assessment.
- Compare the ways that teaching strategies impact student learning.
- Describe the components of standard curriculum and instruction models.
- Identify principles of effective instruction.
- Describe effective use of instructional technology.
- Identify classroom management strategies that promote positive student behavior.
- Apply strategies that engage students in critical thinking.