280:170g  Human Relations:  Awareness & Application

Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards

Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  1. Demonstrates an awareness and application of human relations topics aligned with the INTASC and Iowa Standards of the comprehensive nature of human relations. 
  2. Reflects and summaries assigned readings.
  3.  Searches the Web to find appropriate readings related to the human relations topic and declared major.
  4.  Recognizes individuals in society who are “Somebody You Should Know” and resources for future guests.
  5.  Attends community events related to the human relations topics.
  6.  Creates a Human Relations Portfolio of 42 written artifacts based on the Human Relations topics.

Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
  1. Understands the application of human relations to the teaching/learning process.
  2. Designs materials and opportunities that match intellectual, social, and personal development needs.
  3. Translates knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills and techniques which will result in favorable learning experiences.

Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  1. Creates written artifacts that demonstrate an awareness of diverse learners.
  2. Participates in Hot Topic Discussions that provide an avenue for dialogue for discussion on diverse learners.
  3. Share learning materials and activities which assist the educationally challenged and the gifted learners.

Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  1. Demonstrates competence in utilizing a variety of methods of instruction. 
  2. Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for implementing human relations into the classroom
  3. Aligns human relation topics with the educational standards.

Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  1. Creates a classroom with multiple teaching resources to create a safe classroom environment.
  2. Integrate the use of human relation activities into the classroom.
  3. Identifies community resources as a source for guest speakers in the class.
  4. Practices management techniques that can be transferred into any classroom.

Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  1. Verbally share ideas and thoughts during group discussions. 
  2. Participates in group presentations relating to a specific human relations topic.
  3. Active in verbal assessment of group presentations.

Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  1. Understands the value of utilizing the Web to enhance learning for students.
  2. Prepares for writing the Teacher Work Sample during Student Teaching. .
  3. Creates a portfolio of human relations topics and standards.

Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
  1. Assesses peers artifacts based on the three point rubric.
  2. Provides written comments on peer artifacts.
  3. Verbalizes comments following group presentations.

Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  1. Attends community events and relates experience to human relations topic. 
  2. Shares opportunities for community activities and events.
  3. Attends professional workshops and shares the highlights of event.

Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
  1. Reflects on previous field experiences to human relation topics.
  2. Volunteers in community activities and events.
  3. Attends speakers and meetings on campus and in the community.

Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation.
  1. Identifies strategies for integrating technology in the classroom. 
  2. Uses the Elmo and Computer during group presentations.
  3. Searches the internet for appropriate readings and activities.
  4. Submits papers via email for assessment.