Luther Education Competencies

Competency 1: Student Learning
The Luther Educator understands how children learn and develop, and provides learning opportunities that support the student learner’s intellectual, career, social, and personal development.
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Solo and Ensemble Participants
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Rock Around the Clock Rehearsal Plan

Competency 2: Diverse Learners
The Luther Educator understands how children differ in their approaches to learning, and provides learning opportunities supporting the diverse learner’s intellectual, social and personal development.
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LINCS_Clarinet Lesson 2

Competency 3: Communication
The Luther Educator uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques and other forms of symbolic representation, fosters active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom, and uses media and technology appropriately and effectively.
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Indee Website
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Jazz Camp Pamphlet

Competency 4: Learning Environment
The Luther Educator understands individual and group motivational theories and behavior, creates a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation, and maintains an effective classroom management system.
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5th Grade Chair Set-up

Competency 5: Instructional Strategies
The Luther Educator understands a variety of instructional strategies (for critical thinking) and uses these strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
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Rehearsal Plan: “Trombone King” 1

Competency 6: Planning Instruction
The Luther Educator demonstrates knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals, and effectively plan instructions based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
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Rehearsal Plan: “Trombone King” 2
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Rock Around the Clock Rehearsal Plan

Competency 7: Assessment
The Luther Educator understands formal and informal assessment tools and strategies, and uses the tools and strategies to evaluate the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of each learner.
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DM Interview Sheet
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Competency 8: Reflection & Professional Development
The Luther Educator continually evaluates the effects of individual choices and actions on students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community, and actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
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Daily Reflections
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Orff Workshop Certificate

Competency 9: Relationships with Parents, Colleagues, and the Larger Community
The Luther Educator fosters relationships with parents, schools, colleagues, and organizations in the larger community.
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Winter Concert Program

Competency 10: Subject Matter Specialization
The Luther Educator understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s), and creates learning experiences that make the aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
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Drum Corps Artifact
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Senior Paper