Educate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) using an integrative and/or hands on approach to prepare students to enter any of the STEM fields
Build students confidence to think and reason through a creative approach by applying the various STEM methods which includes, but is not limited to fostering curiosity, assigning responsibility, providing hands on training and teamwork.
Develop lessons/projects that allow student to address and find solutions to real world problems
Effective teachers in the state of Colorado have the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed to provide excellent and equitable learning opportunities and growth for all students.
They strive to support growth and development, close achievement gaps and to prepare diverse student populations for postsecondary and workforce success.
Effective teachers facilitate mastery of content and skill development, and employ and adjust evidence-based strategies and approaches for students who are not achieving mastery and students who need acceleration.
They also develop in students the skills, interests and abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, as well as for democratic and civic participation.
Effective teachers communicate high expectations to students and their families and utilize diverse strategies to engage them in a mutually supportive teaching and learning environment.
Because effective teachers understand that the work of ensuring meaningful learning opportunities for all students cannot happen in isolation, they engage in collaboration, continuous reflection, on-going learning and leadership within the profession.
Effective teachers establish a rapport with parents, students and colleagues, and exhibit knowledge of the content of the subject area assigned.
Effective teachers are responsible for using effective instructional techniques.
Effective teachers maintain a positive attitude and perception about the educational task.