CSTP Standard 4

  • Planning instruction that draws on and values students’ backgrounds, prior knowledge, and interests
  • Establishing challenging learning goals for all students based on student experience, language, development, and home and school expectations
  • Sequencing curriculum and designing long-term and short-range plans that incorporate subject matter knowledge, reflect grade-level curriculum expectations, and include a repertoire of instructional strategies
  • Using instructional activities that promote learning goals and connect with student experiences and interests
  • Modifying and adjusting instructional plans according to student engagement and achievement