# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Developing Self-Awareness

  1. Complete personality self-assessment.
  2. Explore definitions of family.
  3. Describe diverse family customs and beliefs.
  4. Explore the cultural diversity of families.
  5. Describe personal interests.
  6. Compare self-concept with self-efficacy.
  7. Identify the benefits of developing self-efficacy.
  8. Compare and contrast common values and unique values across diverse populations.

Exploring Peer Collaboration and Communication

  1. Describe the expectations of appropriate social skills within the classroom environment.
  2. Demonstrate effective classroom listening skills.
  3. Identify bullying and the forms of bullying.
  4. Describe techniques for preventing and coping with bullying.
  5. Collaborate with team members to achieve a goal.

Discovering Learning Differences

  1. Define differentiated instruction and its relevance to teaching and learning.
  2. Identify learning modalities.

Exploring Teaching Strategies that Foster Learning Communities

  1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of teachers.
  2. Identify the components of a teaching philosophy.
  3. Describe the qualities of effective teachers.
  4. Discuss how personal organizational skills can be applied to effective teaching.
  5. Deliver a microteaching lesson.

Exploring the Education and Training Career Cluster

  1. Plan short-term and long-term career goals.
  2. Analyze a sample plan of study for the Education and Training Career Cluster.
  3. Identify application requirements for the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program.
  4. Explore the admission requirements of at least one college program.
  5. Develop a plan to participate in cocurricular and extracurricular activities valued by colleges and universities.
  6. Research the Education and Training Career Cluster and one of the related pathways (i.e., Administration and Administrative Support, Professional Support Services, Teaching and Training).
  7. Reflect on the rewards and challenges of a career in teaching.