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Artifact #4: School Violence Prevention and Intervention/ Identification and Reporting of

Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certificate:

When choosing to work with children, you may be faced with a situation where you

witness or suspect some wrongdoing. Prevention and Intervention strategies should be an

important part of any teacher’s day-to-day work. As an educator, the safety and well being of

my students will be an important part aspect of my disposition. Teacher competencies such as

classroom management and application of best standards of practice in education should be

foremost in our role as educators.

I chose this artifact due to the magnitude of the subject matter as well as the importance

of recognizing that the safety of my students should be one of my priorities. Professional

development helps strengthen knowledge and heighten awareness. Participation in the

Foundation of Special Education course provided me the opportunity of becoming certified for

training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention, and the coursework/training in

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. The fundamentals of this

training will be extremely helpful in my role as an educator.

Connection to Standards:

INTASC Standards:

Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate

his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners,

families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each

9(o): The teacher understands the expectations of the profession including codes of ethics,

professional standards of practice, and relevant law and policy.

TEAC/CAEP Claims 1-3:

Claim 1: Medaille College graduates know the subject matter in their certification area(s)

Claim 2: Medaille College graduates meet the needs of diverse learners through effective

pedagogy and best teaching practices

NYS Code of Ethics for Educators:

Principle 5: Educators collaborate with parents and community, building trust and

respecting confidentiality:

Educators will partner with parents and other members of the community to enhance school

programs and to promote student learning. They also recognize how cultural and linguistic

heritage, gender, family, and community shape experience and learning. Educators respect the

private nature of the special knowledge they have about students and their families and use that

knowledge only in the students’ best interests. They advocate for fair opportunity for all children.

The Ontario Ethical Teacher Standards:

Trust: The ethical standard of Trust embodies fairness, openness and honesty. Members’

professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents, guardians and the public are based

on trust.

Respect: Intrinsic to the ethical standard of Respect are trust and fair-mindedness. Members

honor human dignity, emotional wellness and cognitive development. In their professional

practice, they model respect for spiritual and cultural values, social justice, confidentiality,

freedom, democracy and the environment.