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Section Four:
Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards

Introduction
Curriculum and professional standards are vital in education in order to keep teachers on
track and to enforce ethics for teachers to adhere to while teaching the curriculum. Without
standards in place there would be no uniformity in the teaching profession and students would be
learning topics based on their teachers interest rather than a standardized curriculum base. To
make the world a level playing field for students upon graduation there must be curriculum
standards so that students are taught the same subject matter and have an equal opportunity to
succeed. Eligibility for University and college admission is partially determined by grade point
average and there is an assumption that the marks reflect the same level of education.
Curriculum standards act as an assurance that students will be graduating with the same
knowledge base.

Curriculum & Professional Educational Standards


INTASC Standards
INTASC standards maintain consistency for the learner and their learning. They provide
guidelines with respect to content, planning, instructional practice, assessment and professional
responsibility. It is a teachers responsibility to create a safe and supportive learning
environment which promotes learning. To do this successfully teachers must engage in ongoing,
meaningful professional learning which promotes a continuous cycle of self-improvement.
Professional standards help guide teachers along this continuous learning path as well as
providing a code of ethics to adhere to.
The following artifacts connect with the INTASC Standards:

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1.

Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan

2.

Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment

3.

Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement

4.

Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

5.

Artifact #5 - Weebly Website

6.

Artifact #6 - Cyber Safety presentation

7.

Artifact #7 - Case Study on Singapore

8.

Artifact #8 - Technology in the classroom

NYS Code of Ethics for Educators


The New York State Code of Ethics for Educators sets clear expectations and principles
to guide teaching practice and to inspire professional excellence. This code of ethics provides
principles that all New York State teachers must adhere to in order to ensure core values are
maintained.
The following artifacts connect with the New York State Code of Ethics for Educators:
1.

Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan

2.

Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment

3.

Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement

4.

Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

5.

Artifact #5 - Weebly Website

6.

Artifact #6 - Cyber Safety presentation

7.

Artifact #7 - Case Study on Singapore

8.

Artifact #8 - Technology in the classroom

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P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards for ELA, Math and Social Studies
The NYS Common Core Learning Standards provide guidance to teachers for teaching
ELA, math and social studies. This guide is used to maintain uniformity across the education
sector. It aids teachers and provides them with ideas for teaching these subject areas. This
ensures uniformed learning and assessment which creates a level playing field for all students
which is important now because of the competition involved with securing a place in higher
education institutions.
The following artifacts connect to the P-12 New York State Common Core Learning
Standards:
1.

Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan

2.

Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment

3.

Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement

4.

Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

TEAC Claims
TEAC claims ensure the quality of graduates from the Medaille College and ensure that
students meet these expectations prior to graduation. They ensure that graduates are
professionally ready and competent to become school teachers.
The following artifacts connect with the TEAC Claims:
1. Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan
2. Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment
3. Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement
4. Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

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5. Artifact #5 - Weebly Website
6. Artifact #6 - Cyber Safety presentation
7. Artifact #7 - Case Study on Singapore
8. Artifact #8 - Technology in the classroom

International Society for Technology Education for Teachers and Students (ISTE)
The ISTE standards define new skills and pedagogical insights that educators need to
teach, work and learn in todays digital age.
The ISTE standards describe the skills and knowledge students need to know to learn
effectively and live productively in a global and increasingly digital society.
The following artifacts connect to the ISTE standards:
1. Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan
2. Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment
3. Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement
4. Artifact #5 - Weebly Website
5. Artifact #6 - Cyber Safety presentation
6. Artifact #8 - Technology in the classroom

Council for Exceptional Children


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) provides professional ethical principles and
practice standards in ways that respect the diverse characteristics and needs of individuals with
exceptionalities and their families.

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The following artifacts connect to CEC standards:
1. Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan
2. Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment
3. Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

Ontario Curriculum Standards


The Ontario Curriculum standards act as a guide for teachers to maintain uniformity in
content taught. The standards provide the required course content so that teachers can plan their
lessons accordingly.
The following artifacts connect with the Ontario Curriculum Standards:
1. Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan
2. Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment
3. Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement
4. Artifact #4 - Field Trip report

Ontario Teachers Ethical Standards


The Ontario Teachers Ethical Standards were implemented to:
1. inspire members to reflect and uphold the honour and dignity of the teaching profession;
2. Identify the ethical responsibilities and commitments in the teaching profession;
3. To guide ethical decisions and actions in the teaching profession; and
4. To promote public trust and confidence in the teaching profession.

The following artifacts connect with the Ontario Teachers Ethical Standards:
1.

Artifact #1 - Science Unit and Lesson Plan

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2. Artifact #2 - Literacy Test/Assessment
3. Artifact #3 - Math Lesson Plan on Measurement
4. Artifact #5 - Weebly Website
5. Artifact #6 - Cyber Safety presentation
6. Artifact #8 - Technology in the classroom

Standards Chart
The Standards chart provides a brief overview of the content found in Section 3. It
outlines the standards that connect with each artifact and provides the reader with a quick
reference guide.

Section Four: Alignment to Curriculum & Professional Standards Chart

Artifact Title

Science Unit
Plan and 5
Lesson Plans

INTASC
Standards

NYS Code
of Ethics
Standards
for
Educators

NYS
P-12
Common
Core
Learning
Standards

INTASC: The
Learner and
Learning:
Standard #1:
Learner
Development

NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principle 1 &
2: Nurturing
Students and
maintaining a
challenging
learning
environment

NYS P-12:
Learning
standards for
Intermediate
Science
Grade 5 Standard #4:
The Living
Environment

Performance
Indicators
1.2a & 1.2b

INTASC: The
Learner and
Learning:
Standard #3:
Learning
Environments
INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #6:
Assessment

NYS
Learning
Standards

TEAC
Claims

ISTE
Standards for
Teachers
and/or
Students

CEC
Standards

Ontario
Curriculum
Standards

Ontario
Teacher
Ethical
Standards

NYS Learning TEAC


Standards
Claims
Mathematics, 1 & 2
Science &
Technology
Education
Standard #4:
Science

ISTE Standards
for Students:
Standard #2
Communication
&
Collaboration

CEC
Standards
1.3, 1.4 &
1.5

Ministry of
Education
The Ontario
Curriculum
Grades 1-8
Science and
Technology
Standard
Strand:
Understanding
Life Systems,
Human Organ
Systems
Grade 5
Developing
Investigation
and
Communication
Skills 2.4
Understanding

Ethical
Standards:
Care &
Respect

ISTE Standards
for Students:
Standard #4
Critical
Thinking,
Problem
Solving &
Decision
Making
ISTE Standards
for Teachers:
Standard #1

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Facilitate and
inspire student
learning and
creativity

INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #7:
Planning for
Instruction

ISTE Standards
for Teachers:
Standard #2
Design and
develop digital
age learning
experiences and
assessments

INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #8:
Instructional
Strategies

Literacy
INTASC:
Test/Assessment Standard #1:
Learner
Development
INTASC:
Standard #2:
Learning
Differences

INTASC:
Standard #3:
Learning
Environments

Basic Concepts
3.1, 3.2 & 3.4

NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principles 1
& 2:
Nurturing
Students and
maintaining a
challenging
learning
environment

NYS P-12
Learning
Standards for
English
Language
Arts &
Literacy
Reading
Strand
Grade 6
Topic: Key
Ideas &
Details # 1 &
3

NYS Learning TEAC


Standards
Claims
English
1&2
Language
Arts
Standard #1:
Language for
Information
and
Understanding
Standard #3:
Language for
Critical

ISTE Standards
for Students:
Standard #4:
Critical
Thinking,
Problem
Solving &
Decision
Making
ISTE Standards
for Teachers:
Standard #2
Design and
develop digital

CEC
Standards
1.3 & 1.6

Ministry of
Education
The Ontario
Curriculum
Grades 1-8
Language
Standard
Strand:
Reading
Grade 6
Topic: Reading
for Meaning
1.3 & 1.4

Ethical
Standards:
Care &
Respect

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INTASC:
Standard #4:
Content
Knowledge

Writing
Strand
Topic: Text
Types and
Purposes #1
&2

Analysis and
Evaluation

NYS P-12
Common
Core
Learning
Standards for
Mathematics
Domain:
Measurement
and Data
Grade:
Kindergarten
Cluster
Heading:
Describe and
Compare
Measurable
attributes #1
&2

NYS Learning
Standards
Mathematics,
Science &
Technology
Education
Standard #3:
Mathematics

age learning
experiences and
assessments

INTASC:
Standard #5:
Application of
Content

Math Lesson
Plan

INTASC:
Standard #1:
Learner
Development
INTASC:
Standard #2:
Learning
Differences

INTASC:
Standard #3:
Learning
Environments
INTASC:
Standard #4:

NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principles 1
& 2:
Nurturing
Students and
maintaining a
challenging
learning
environment

TEAC
Claims
#1, 2 &
3

ISTE Standards
for Students:
Standard #1
Creativity and
Innovation
ISTE Standards
for Teachers:
Standard #2a
Design and
develop digital
age learning
experiences and
assessments

N/A

Ministry of
Education
The Full Day
Early Learning
Kindergarten
Program
Standard
Strand:
Mathematics
Grade:
Kindergarten
Topic:
Measurement
M2, 2.1

Ethical
Standards:
Care &
Respect

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Content
Knowledge
INTASC:
Standard #5:
Application of
Content
INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #6:
Assessment
INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #7:
Planning for
Instruction
INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #8:
Instructional
Strategies

Scenic Caves
Nature
Adventures

INTASC: The
Learner and
Learning:
Standard #1:

NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principles 1
& 2:

NYS
Elementary
Science Core
Curriculum

NYS Learning
Standards
Health,
Physical

TEAC
Claims
1, 2 &
3

N/A

CEC
Standards
1.4 & 1.5

Ministry of
Education
The Ontario
Curriculum

Ethical
Standards:
Care,

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Field Trip
Report

Learner
Development
INTASC: The
Learner and
Learning:
Standard #2:
Learning
Differences
INTASC: The
Learner and
Learning:
Standard #3:
Learning
Environments
INTASC:
Content:
Standard #4:
Content
Knowledge
INTASC:
Content:
Standard #5:
Application of
Content
INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #7:

Nurturing
Students and
maintaining a
challenging
learning
environment

Grades K-4
Key Idea 3:
Performance
Indicator
3.1b, 3.1c &
3.1f

NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principle 5:
Collaboration

NYS
Elementary
Science Core
Curriculum
Grades K-4
Key Idea 5:
Performance
Indicator
5.2a & 5.2b
NYS
Elementary
Science Core
Curriculum
Grades k-4
Key Idea 6:
Performance
Indicator 6.1f
NYS
Elementary
Science Core
Curriculum
Grades K-4
Key Idea 7:
Performance

Education and
Family and
Consumer
Science
Standard 1:
Personal
Health and
Fitness
NYS Learning
Standards
Mathematics,
Science and
Technology
Education
Standard 4:
Science
NYS Learning
Standards
Social Studies
Standard 2:
World History
Standard 3:
Geography

Grades 1-8
Health and
Physical
Education
Standard
Strand:
Fundamental
Movement
Skills Grade
4
Ministry of
Education
The Ontario
Curriculum
Grades 1-8
Science &
Technology
Grade 4
Understanding
Life Systems
Habitats and
Communities
1.1
Ministry of
Education
The Ontario
Curriculum
Grades 1-8
Science &
Technology
Grade 4

Respect &
Trust

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Planning for
Instruction

Indicator
7.1c

INTASC:
Instructional
Practice:
Standard #8:
Instructional
Strategies

NYS
Elementary
Science Core
Curriculum
Grades K-4
Key Idea 2:
Performance
Indicator
2.1d

INTASC:
Professional
Responsibility:
Standard #10:
Leadership &
Collaboration

NYS
Intermediate
Level
Science Core
Curriculum
Grades 5-8
Key Idea 2:
Performance
Indicator
2.1c, 2.1e &
2.1g
NYS
Physical
Education
Learning
Standards
Personal
Health &

Understanding
Earth and
Space Systems
Rocks &
Minerals 2.2,
3.1 & 3.2

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Fitness
Standard 1
NYS K-8
Social
Studies
Framework
Grade 4:
NYS and
Local
History and
Government:
4.2a

Weebly Website INTASC:


Content:
Standard #4:
Content
Knowledge
INTASC:
Professional
Responsibility:
Standard #10:
Leadership &
Collaboration

NYS Code of N/A


Ethics:
Principle 3:
Educator
commitment
to their own
learning
NYS Code of
Ethics:
Principle 5:
Collaboration

N/A

TEAC
Claim
#3

ISTE Standards
for Teachers:
Standard #3
Model Digital
Age Work &
Learning

N/A

N/A

Ethical
Standards:
Care,
Respect,
Trust &
Integrity

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Artifact
Title

INTASC
Standards

NYS Code
of Ethics
Standards
for
Educators

NYS
P-12
Common
Core
Learning
Standards

Cyber Safety
Presentation

INTASC:
Professional
Responsibility:
Standard #9:
Professional
Learning &
Ethical
Practice

NYS Code
N/A
of Ethics:
Principle 3:
Educator
commitment
to their own
learning

Case Study of
the
Educational
System in
Singapore

INTASC:
Professional
Responsibility:
Standard #9:
Professional
Learning &
Ethical
Practice

Technology
in the

INTASC:
Instructional

TEAC
Claims

ISTE
Standards
for
Teachers
and/or
Students

N/A

TEAC
Claim #3

ISTE
Standards
for
Teachers:
Standard #3
Model
Digital Age
Work &
Learning

N/A

N/A

Ethical
Standards:
Care &
Respect

NYS Code
N/A
of Ethics:
Principle 3:
Educator
commitment
to their own
learning

N/A

TEAC
Claim #3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NYS Code
of Ethics:

N/A

TEAC
Claim #3

ISTE
Standards

N/A

N/A

Ethical
Standard: Care

N/A

NYS
Learning
Standards

CEC
Standards

Ontario
Curriculum
Standards

Ontario
Teacher
Ethical
Standards

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Classroom
Survey &
Presentation

Practice:
Standard #8:
Instructional
Strategies
INTASC:
Professional
Responsibility:
Standard #9:
Professional
Learning &
Ethical
Practice

Principle 3:
Educator
commitment
to their own
learning

for
Teachers:
Standard #3
Model
Digital Age
Work &
Learning

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Conclusion
Curriculum and professional standards are important guides for educators in the
educational system today. In order to maintain consistency in education across grade levels
province wide curriculum standards are necessary as a guide for teachers. Professional standards
ensure a certain level of morals and ethics are maintained throughout the educational system.
You wouldnt want teachers showing up for work in short shirts and short shorts! Professional
standards describe the knowledge, skills and values held by teachers in the educational system as
well as providing guidance with respect to dress code, code of conduct etc. Both curriculum and
professional standards are vital to the effective and proper functioning of todays educational
system.