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Dat Le is the Science Supervisor for Arlington Public Schools. Prior to this position, Dat taught biology and environmental science for middle and high school students. During his teaching career, Dat has received several teaching awards, including the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Dat has served on numerous standards committees at the district, state and national level. This includes serving on the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessment Science Content Review Committee and the Science Standards Advisory Committee for the College Board. In 2012, Dat served as the co-chair for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Science Committee which developed the National Board Science Standards, Third Edition. Most recently, Dat served on the standards committee that created the Educators Rising Standards, 2016 edition. He is certified in biology and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students
Dat Le, NBCTDecember 21, 2016

Recently re-released, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulates the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. Similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, the Five Core Propositions are held in common by teachers of all grade levels and disciplines and underscore the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student learning and achievement. This blog focuses on core proposition 2 that states, “Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.” As part of the committee that worked on revising, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, I am excited about how it…

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