Ashley Hall's Professional Education Portfolio

K-12 Certified Music Educator

PSMT Standard 3

3. CURRICULAR AND PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE ALIGNED WITH STATE RESOURCES

Knowledge of subject matter and pedagogy with reference to the MCF and other state sponsored resources, for consistent and equitable learning in Michigan schools, including the ability to:

a. Design and implement instruction aligned with the MCF, Universal Education Vision and Principles, and the Michigan Educational Technology Standards;

b. Create learning environments that promote critical and higher order thinking skills, foster the acquisition of deep knowledge, and provide connections beyond the classrooms to promote substantive conversation and clear structured writing among teachers and learners regarding subject matter acquisition;

c. Help each student to learn how to safely and responsibly access and use resources to become a discerning independent learner and problem solver (e.g., print materials, information technology, assistive technology);

d. Design instruction so that students are engaged in actively integrating and transferring knowledge across the curriculum;

e. Engage students in activities that demonstrate the purpose and function of subject matter to make connections to the world beyond the classroom and enhance the relationship and relevance to a global society;

f. Evaluate, adapt, and modify instructional strategies, technologies, and other educational resources to enhance the learning of each student; and

g. Embrace teaching through appropriate and creative activities utilizing instructional techniques that are supported by current research.

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