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Standard 6 - Developing as a Professional Educator 

Teachers reflect on their teaching practice to support student learning. They establish professional goals and engage in continuous and purposeful professional growth and development. They collaborate with colleagues and engage in the broader professional community to support teacher and student learning. Teachers learn about and work with families to support student learning. They engage local communities in support of the instructional program. They manage professional responsibilities to maintain motivation and commitment to all students. Teachers demonstrate professional responsibility, integrity, and ethical conduct.

6.2 - Establishing professional goals and engaging in continuous and purposeful professional growth and development

As teachers develop, they may ask, “How do I…” or “Why do I…”

  • maintain an attitude of lifelong learning?
  • establish goals and seek out opportunities for professional growth and development?
  • ensure that professional goals are informed by appropriate resources such as the knowledge base for teaching, school and district priorities, colleagues, supervisors, mentors, and my personal reflections?
  • use professional literature, district professional development, and other professional opportunities to increase my understanding of teaching and learning?
  • learn more about my own professional roles and responsibilities? continue to seek out and refine approaches that make the curriculum accessible to all students?
  • expand my knowledge and effective application of new instructional methods and technologies?
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