When looking at the professional standards for teachers and administrators in California, to what extent do these standards influence education?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 9:55 pm ad1c9bdddf
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When looking at the various professional standards for teachers and administrators in California, I strongly feel like these standards greatly influence education to a major extent and act as driving forces. In short, they serve as the strong foundation for teachers' lesson planning, assessment formation, remediation and individual tutoring of students, as well as areas of professional development and teacher collaboration.
The standards also help to fully maintain alignment among teachers as well as content areas. They help individual schools as well as districts to also provide unified instruction. They, too, encourage a strong sense of teacher and student accountability as they also prepare kids for the end of the year assessments as well as communicate to students, parents, and community stakeholders alike about what kids should be learning within each grade and content area. Does that make sense?
Similarly, I also feel like the standards definitely help to reinforce the scope and sequence of lesson planning for teachers. By seeing skills progressions within each grade level, teachers can better integrate a sense of scaffolding into their lessons and instructional methods.
Standards further offer the "big picture" for teachers, administrators, counselors, parents, and kids. As a result, I feel like the "big picture" further allows teachers to then formulate the baby steps needed to master the skills to get to that final destination in terms of content.
In terms of material selection, the standards also offer some solid guidance about genres, technology, tools/manipulatives, games, supplements, and other facets of what can help teachers to make the standards engaging, real world relevant, and meaningful to kids.
As for administrators, standards can also ensure that principals have collaborative, unified staff who are knowledgeable about their content areas, willing to share, and are responsible for curriculum and learning. If voids exist in teachers' content area knowledge, administrators can use standards to determine what types of professional development workshops, texts, or opportunities might best accommodate their staffs.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 9:55 pm ad1c9bdddf>