Presentation on theme: "Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)"— Presentation transcript:
1Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) A program of theCouncil of Chief State School Officers
2What Is INTASC?The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium is a membership organization of state education agencies and professional standards boards responsible for licensing teachers.Thirty-five states plus a number of national education organizations are members of INTASC.
3Purpose of INTASC To provide a forum for states to: find their collective voice regarding model standards for licensing teachers.share strategies and engage in joint activities to change teacher policy and practice.regularly assess the alignment of their teacher licensure system with state standards.
5INTASC Core Principles #1 - Subject Matter Knowledge#2 - Child Development#3 - Diversity#4 - Instructional Strategies#5 - Learning Environment#6 - Communication#7 - Planning#8 - Assessment#9 - Reflection/ Professional Dev#10 - CollaborationDECISION TO USE 10-PRINCIPLE FORMATUsed INTASC core standards as the framework for committee discussion and for final format of the documentWe first focused on Principles #2-10 first to get dialog going – we knew #1 would be more challenging[SEE P.19 IN RED BOOK] [Principle #2]Structure for each principle is as follows: Core Principle/Intro/All teachers/Arts specialists – this structure parallels our special ed standardsIncluded introductory paragraph that highlights the key ideas of that principle when teaching the artsGoal was to get at distinctions in roles and how gen/spec can collaborate to support each other
6INTASC’s Standards for Teachers of Students with Disabilities Address for first time what GENERAL EDUCATION teachers should know and be able to do to effectively teach students with disabilitiesDrafted by 27 practicing teachers and teacher educators from both general and special educationAligned with INTASC’s core standards
7Center for Improving Teacher Quality (CTQ) Ensuring that Special Education Students are Served by Highly Qualified TeachersFunded by theOffice of Special Education ProgramsU. S. Department of Education
8Mission of CTQTo enhance educational opportunities for all students, particularly students with disabilities, through improving teacher licensing systems
9INTASC/CCSSO in collaboration with National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)Federal Regional Resource CentersFederal Labs and Comprehensive Centers
10State Teams as Vehicles for Change Key Team MembersState Director of Teacher Licensing/ Program ApprovalState Director of Special EducationRepresentative from Higher Education
11Strategies for Helping States Effect Change Annual ForumsBrokered, customized technical assistanceGrant moniesCommunities of practiceTelecastsWebsiteIntensive Case Studies
12Federal Context for Change No Child Left BehindAdequate Yearly ProgressDisaggregated Subgroup ProgressAccountabilityHighly Qualified TeachersIDEA ReauthorizationHQ implication is that special educators must demonstrate subject matter competency if involved in direct instruction of the general curriculum
13IDEA Re-Authorization and Highly Qualified Teachers Will incorporate teacher quality requirements of NCLBWhat are implications for special education teachers?Must demonstrate subject matter competency if involved in direct instruction of the general curriculum