ERIC Number: ED458211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Professions. FasTrak.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This document focuses on Ohio's need for a skilled workforce. It begins by introducing the Specialization Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) profiles. Each Specialization ITAC represents a profile of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for a person to perform proficiently when graduating from the specialization workforce development programs in Business and Marketing, Industrial and Engineering Systems, Health Occupations, or Family and Consumer Sciences. The Specialization ITAC profile, in conjunction with the competencies identified in the Foundation and Clusters ITACs, provide a career pathway that can lead to employment or further education. After discussing the process and intent of the integrated competency lists, the document examines curriculum applications using the ITAC competency profiles. It goes on to present an overview of the teaching professions, including general educator, child care worker, special educator, teacher aide, educational assistant, sport and physical education instructor and coach, education administrator, career-technical teacher, and teacher professional. Finally, it reviews: orientation to the teaching professions, subject matter knowledge, understanding the learner, communication skills, planning instruction, teaching strategies, learning environment, assessing teaching and learning, school/society relationships, technology skills, and professional development. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Lesson Plans, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Influences, Student Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.