Student Teacher Recruitment Presentation

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A presentation for current student teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools interested in employment as a certified classroom teacher with JCPS.

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  • Good morning. My name is Angela Moore, and I am a resource teacher with the Jefferson County Public Schools Human Resources department. I would like to share a little about my professional background before we begin. This is my tenth year in the education profession, and I have assumed a variety of roles throughout my career. I began as a high school English teacher, became an instructional coach for middle and high school literacy, advanced to an administrative position as a high school assistant principal, and currently, my role is to oversee placements of student teachers in JCPS, provide support for new teachers, recruit new teachers, and provide professional development.
  • To be successful as a student teacher, consider these tips. Consider student teaching your job. Take it seriously. Dress professionally every day. Act professional. You are not just a student anymore. You are a role model. You will work with impressionable minds. Student teaching should be viewed as a continuous, daily job interview. Keep in mind that you should be showcasing your best work. Make people want to hire you! Keep a journal. You may not remember everything you learn and experience months later when you become a classroom teacher. Don’t feel pressured to emulate your supervising teacher. Adopt techniques and procedures that work for you. Keep an eye out for problematic teaching techniques, etc. Pay special attention to the operation of the school at the beginning/end of the year. These can be challenging days, so try to learn how the best teachers are successful during these times. Remember, anyone you work with as a student teacher may become your boss or your colleague sometime during your career. Make a good impression.
  • These are the procedures the human resources department has created for conducting student teacher observations. Please note that our observations are conducted electronically. Also, let your university supervisor know if you have not been observed at least two weeks prior to the end of student teaching.
  • Plan now to create the best resume you can. The competition is very strong for teaching positions within JCPS. We look for candidates who have a philosophy of education that aligns with our district’s mission and core beliefs. We’ll look at those in a moment. Throughout your college experience, build a resume that includes volunteer and community service. Gain experience working with diverse populations. Get as much information, education, and experience as you can on classroom management, routines, and procedures. Work on building strong verbal and written communication skills. Maintain a high GPA. Again, take your student teaching assignment very seriously. Enhance your technology skills. Learn technology that classroom teachers use. Develop a teaching style that works for you, but strengthen your ability to use inquiry-based instruction and hands-on activities. Maintain a strong reference database (professors, community members, etc.). Review the online application process.
  • Ask participant with MISSION envelope to read mission. Focus on key words: Well being Commitment Success Family Community Collaboration Efficacy
  • Understand that our core beliefs drive everything we do in JCPS. Candidates must have a philosophy that aligns with these items. CORE BELIEF READ ALOUD BY PARTICIPANTS WITH SENTENCE STRIPS.
  • Access to the online application is available under Employment on our website. Review what applicants will need on hand to complete the application.
  • Disposition scores are critical to hiring. Take this part of the application very seriously. Study the JCPS mission and core beliefs prior to taking the survey. Review bullets. Participants should role play in groups the disposition survey “look for” qualities. Prior to the beginning of the presentation, participants were given a colored paper to determine their group. SIX GROUPS/TWO STANDARDS PER GROUP
  • References are of critical importance to gaining employment with JCPS. Let the person know that they will receive a form prior to sending their name. Additionally, consider your relationship with that person. If you are not on good terms with your current supervisor, make it so.
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  • Thank you for your time today.
  • Student Teacher Recruitment Presentation

    1. 2. <ul><li>Consider it your job. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider it a daily, continuous job interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t feel pressured to emulate your supervising teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay special attention to the beginning/end of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, anyone you work with could be your boss or your colleague in the future. </li></ul>
    2. 4. <ul><li>Philosophy aligns with district mission </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer/Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Experience working with diverse populations </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth experience with classroom management, routines, and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Strong communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>High G.P.A. (2.45 minimum GPA required) </li></ul><ul><li>Successful student teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based instruction; hands-on style </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent references </li></ul><ul><li>Link to more information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Employee/HowToTeach.html </li></ul></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>The Jefferson County Public School District is committed to education and the well being of students. This commitment is evidenced by our focus upon student success, family/guardian and community collaboration, and employee efficacy, and by the infusion of each into every aspect of the District's programs and activities. </li></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>We believe that each student must graduate prepared to succeed in college, career, and life choices and to be a productive, contributing citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that students learn best when they are in a caring, safe, secure, respectful, diverse, and inclusive learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that student success depends upon high-performance learning environments . </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that leadership is the most effective catalyst for maximizing student performance through a positive school culture. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that public education provides the best learning environment for building, preserving, and strengthening our democratic society. </li></ul>
    5. 7. <ul><li>What you will need: </li></ul><ul><li>Your Social Security Number </li></ul><ul><li>College Information (2.45 Minimum Cumulative GPA required) You may upload a copy of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts are needed ONLY upon hire. </li></ul><ul><li>4 Professional/Supervisor Work References and 2 Personal References (email addresses required) </li></ul><ul><li>Work History (complete addresses and dates) </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal conviction record (dispositions and dates) </li></ul><ul><li>Scanned Photo Identification </li></ul><ul><li>www.jcpsky.net </li></ul>
    6. 8. <ul><li>Approximately 45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Contains 33 Multiple Choice and 5 Written Responses </li></ul><ul><li>Online – one sitting, will time out </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind the goals of teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>High student achievement and success </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities: </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Composure </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making and Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Energizes Others </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating Others </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Prioritizing </li></ul><ul><li>Team Work </li></ul><ul><li>Work Standards </li></ul>
    7. 9. <ul><li>The completed application </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Disposition Survey </li></ul><ul><li>References (4 professional and 2 personal) </li></ul><ul><li>Transcript review (GPA & Specific Courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Years of teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>PRAXIS scores </li></ul><ul><li>Previous teacher evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Student teacher evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Résumé – Community Service/Volunteer Work </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ethic/Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to work with a diverse population/flexibility </li></ul>
    8. 10. <ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Courtesy </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the </li></ul><ul><li>score the person </li></ul><ul><li>will give you before </li></ul><ul><li>sending the form. </li></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>You are guaranteed a job with Jefferson County Public Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Your assignment is determined by District needs. </li></ul><ul><li>A binding contract between you and the District; failure to honor this contract could result in a loss of your teaching license. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires you to be willing to go to any school within the District and serve all students. </li></ul><ul><li>You must accept your first offer (if an offer is refused then the contract is null and void). </li></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>Early Hire Contract – Critical Need Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher transfers – May 1 st – August 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>Vacancies – Candidates who are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully Certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statement of Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vacancies – Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match candidate with school (3-5 names sent to school) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact by School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview with school-based committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal sends staff recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel Specialist offers position </li></ul></ul>

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