INTASC #5: Application of Content

The teacher understands how to connect concepts, and using differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

INTASC Standard #5 Interpretation:

I must provide students with a variety of perspectives when engaging them in critical thinking. Different perspectives  provide a better opportunity for students to grasp complex concept.  I also need to be able to relate subject material to both local and global issues.


Bird_Insect_lesson plan

Reflection on the Standard:

The following artifacts demonstrate my understanding of INTASC standard #5 application of content.  My artifact is an art lesson plan that can be taught from 3rd-6th grade students. I chose this lesson to illustrate standard #5 because it encourages students to demonstrate fluency, flexibility, originality, divergent thinking, and elaboration with ideas. In addition to this lesson students can participate in a classroom critique of their original bird insect creatures. A critique not only allows for student collaboration, but encourages students to think critically, and make connections with art concepts.