Demonstrated exceptional abilities in the seven categories listed below:
- Developing or using instructional materials creatively and effectively.
- Incorporating innovative and verified effective instructional strategies and techniques.
- Utilizing new scholarship from history, the social sciences, or other appropriate fields.
- Utilizing the ten interrelated themes identified in the NCSS National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment as well as integrating the four dimensions of inquiry concepts from College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History in their teaching.
- Fostering a spirit of inquiry and the development of skills related to acquiring, organizing, processing, and using information and making decisions related to both domestic and international matters.
- Fostering the development of democratic beliefs and values, and the skills needed for citizen participation appropriate to students' grade level in classroom, school, and community settings.
- Professional involvement in activities such as workshops, curriculum development, committees, and other association activities, etc.