The CPS Framework for Teaching Companion Guide Preschool Addendum should be used in conjunction with the full CPS Framework for Teaching Companion Guide. In the full Companion Guide, each component is described and every element is defined. There are reflection questions by component and examples of evidence/artifacts that will help users develop a deeper understanding of the CPS Framework for Teaching.
The CPS Framework for Teaching describes what teachers should know, understand, and be able to do, but purposely does not list strategies for achieving those objectives. For example, the CPS Framework for Teaching says teachers must use assessment in instruction (3d), but it doesn’t prescribe which specific strategies teachers should incorporate into their practice to achieve that end. Instead, teachers have the autonomy to select the tasks and instruction they believe will best engage their particular students in learning.
Preschool educators and school administrators should use this Addendum to recognize that the work of Preschool educators is articulated by the CPS Framework for Teaching, and also to guide their understanding about what is unique about Preschool teaching practice.
Examples of Preschool educators’ teaching practice at the proficient and distinguished levels of performance are provided for components in Domains 2 and 3.
When observing preschool classes...