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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 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.

Examining Careers in Education

  1. Analyze information about the Education and Training Career Cluster and related pathways.
  2. Research the processes and costs involved in securing a degree in education.
  3. Research the process of teacher licensure in Virginia.

Observing Professional Practice

  1. Evaluate field experience(s), using the Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers.
  2. Identify resources used in a classroom.
  3. Perform an environmental scan of a classroom.
  4. Provide feedback to peers during microteaching.
  5. Analyze one’s own teaching performance based on a review of recorded teaching.
  6. Adjust professional practice based on feedback.

Preparing for the Classroom

  1. Create lesson plans utilizing differentiated instruction to accommodate diverse learners.
  2. Demonstrate effective teaching strategies.
  3. Demonstrate effective classroom-management techniques.
  4. Differentiate between formative and summative assessment.
  5. Use a pre-prepared rubric to evaluate student performance.
  6. Discuss how teachers use data to inform instruction.
  7. Apply professional characteristics and dispositions necessary in teaching.
  8. Analyze research regarding the effectiveness of instructional practices/strategies (e.g., small-group instruction, flipped classroom, instructional delivery, integrated technology, project-based learning).
  9. Identify how educational law impacts the classroom.

Building a Professional Portfolio

  1. Evaluate professional practice in the practicum experience.
  2. Refine a personal philosophy of education based on instructional experience.