Standard 3


Proficiency of Professional Standards of Michigan Teachers




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…




Sub-Standards of Standard 3

Explanation of when/where/how I met the appropriate level of mastery

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

I was able to complete this through my unit plans in the pedagogy of math and science.

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 conversations and clear structured writing among teacher and learners regarding subject matter acquisition.

During my literacy pedagogy we covered Bloom’s Taxonomy and explored the idea of literacy circles.

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).

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

Through my student teaching I was able to create an interdisciplinary unit plan.


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.

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

I used a variety of methods to teach my students to make sure that I was able to reach each of them and meet their own personal needs.

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

Through my unit plan on patriotism my students did many hands-on and creative activities that helped enrich the lessons that I create in an appropriate manner.


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