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Teaching in
British Columbia’s

Public Schools

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN
BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2014
BC public schools
are as diverse as
the communities
they serve
BC Public Education Overview
•
•
•
•
•
•

60 school district employers
73,000 employees
33,000 unionized educators
Rural &...
Labour Market Demand

Projected increase in labour demand

Source: http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Industry-Profiles/5#se...
Employment
Outlook for
Teachers

Primary Teachers

(by job postings)

Sources:
http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/...
Growth Rate of Employment by
British Columbia Region

Sources:
http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/4142 | http://ww...
# Job Postings

Hiring Trends
Expect the most job
opportunities in
May/June and
August/September
Source: Makeafuture.ca, 2013.
Growth Opportunities
Superintendent

Deputy
Superintendent

Assistant
Superintendent

Director of
Instruction

District
Pr...
Salary and Benefits
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

$42,802 - $83,489 (depends on TQS category, and varies from one district to another)
Ex...
Applying for Jobs
What can I teach?
• Generally, it depends on your qualifications,
and...
– experience teaching that particular subject?
– ...
Application Checklist
 Gather your documents:






Resume and cover letter
Practicum evaluation reports
Two letters...
Application Checklist
 Apply for a BC teaching certificate (TRB)
 Apply for a TQS card
 Set-up an application on Makeaf...
Write Targeted Cover Letters
•
•
•
•

Tailor cover letters to your audience
Personalize it with concrete examples
Explain ...
Ask For A Good
Reference
• Get references from those
who’ve observed you teach
• Ask for a reference letter
• Give your re...
Searching & Applying for
Jobs on Makeafuture.ca
Discover the
latest career
opportunities
Learn more about
your future employer
Compare salaries
Interviewing for the Job
Interviews gather
information about a
candidate’s skills and
qualifications, and compares
it to pre-determined
selection c...
What is HR looking for?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Subject Matter Knowledge
Planning Skills
Instructional Skills
Assessment Strate...
Interview Questions
Open-ended questions
• Tell me about yourself
• What is your teaching
philosophy?
• Why do you want to...
Behavioral Questions
• Describe a unit you recently completed with
your students and explain the process you
used in its p...
COMMON
BEHAVIOURAL-BASED
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
What questions to expect and
how to answer them
Describe how you plan
your units
 Ask yourself:




What resources did you consult?
Did you ask for help?
Did you look...
Tell us about your
teaching style
 Tell a story and consider:




What strategies have you used for instruction
How yo...
How do you assess &
evaluate students?
 Tell a story and describe:



Examples of methods you used to evaluate and asse...
Describe a scenario when
you encountered conflict in
the classroom
 Describe:


A challenging scenario where there was c...
How are you growing as a
professional educator?
 Describe how:



You have demonstrated professional responsibility ins...
Interviewing Tips
• Reflect on your best lessons,
and accomplishments
• Use a portfolio to show off
your accomplishments
•...
Job Search Resources
• Resumes & Digital
Portfolios





LinkedIn.com
CVmkr.com
VisualCV.com
Pathbrite.com

• Intervie...
Now What?
• Figure out where you want to work
• Find out who is responsible for hiring
at the district
• Sign-up for job a...
Stay in touch
 www.makeafuture.ca
 contactus@makeafuture.ca
 www.twitter.com/makeafuture
 www.facebook.com/makeafuture...
How to Find A Job in British Columbia's Public Schools | UNBC | Make a Future
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Employment in British Columbia's public schools is managed by 60 individual school district employers. Because each school district hires its own staff, understanding how to apply for a job and where to look can be a confusing and challenging experience. Make a Future was invited to present to students enrolled in the University of Northern British Columbia's teacher education program to help elucidate the job application and hiring process of BC school districts.

Over the course of this Skyped presentation, students learned about the current state of employment in BC schools, how to search and apply for jobs, and how to answer interview questions.

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  • Demand in different subject areasDemand differs from district to districtThis list was complied based on stats we collect and the feedback we get from school districts
  • With a career in education, you’re not limited to teaching. There are a range of careers for people with a Bachelor of Education background.If you’re thinking about doing your Masters, here are a few careers to consider.
  • Another perk of being a teacher is the salary and benefits.Highlight rural and remote allowances for small communities.To see which districts it applies to, check out the salary finder tool on Makeafuture.ca.
  • Before you can start applying for jobs on makeafuture.ca, you’ll need to gather a few documents and apply for certification.Here’s a list of a few things you need to have and need to do before you can teach in the public school system.
  • While waiting for your TQS and teaching certificate to arrive, you can start setting up your online application on Makeafuture.ca. If you don’t want to register for the site yet, you can create job alerts on our job search page.The best thing you can do to stay up-to-date with the latest opportunities is to create job alerts and follow Make a Future on Twitter.Once you have all your documents, you can upload them onto Makeafuture.ca and you can start applying for jobs.
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    1. 1. Teaching in British Columbia’s Public Schools UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2014
    2. 2. BC public schools are as diverse as the communities they serve
    3. 3. BC Public Education Overview • • • • • • 60 school district employers 73,000 employees 33,000 unionized educators Rural & urban opportunities Teachers certified by TRB Teachers belong to the BCTF
    4. 4. Labour Market Demand Projected increase in labour demand Source: http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Industry-Profiles/5#section-employment
    5. 5. Employment Outlook for Teachers Primary Teachers (by job postings) Sources: http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/4142 http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/4141 Some new positions created in districts with expanding enrollment, but most jobs will be from replacement Secondary Teachers
    6. 6. Growth Rate of Employment by British Columbia Region Sources: http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/4142 | http://www.workbc.ca/Navigator/occupations/4141
    7. 7. # Job Postings Hiring Trends Expect the most job opportunities in May/June and August/September
    8. 8. Source: Makeafuture.ca, 2013.
    9. 9. Growth Opportunities Superintendent Deputy Superintendent Assistant Superintendent Director of Instruction District Principal Principal/Vice Principal Psychologist Counsellor Librarian
    10. 10. Salary and Benefits • • • • • • • $42,802 - $83,489 (depends on TQS category, and varies from one district to another) Extended health and dental Life insurance, pension, long-term disability Professional development Professional mentoring Generous vacation & sick leave Rural & remote allowances
    11. 11. Applying for Jobs
    12. 12. What can I teach? • Generally, it depends on your qualifications, and... – experience teaching that particular subject? – experience/training working with that age group? – 300/400 level undergraduate courses completed or a BA in the subject area? – Fluency in languages?
    13. 13. Application Checklist  Gather your documents:      Resume and cover letter Practicum evaluation reports Two letters of references & list of referees University transcripts TQS card and BC teaching certificate
    14. 14. Application Checklist  Apply for a BC teaching certificate (TRB)  Apply for a TQS card  Set-up an application on Makeafuture.ca  Set-up Job alerts  Follow @MakeaFuture & Like Make a Future  Search and apply for jobs on Makeafuture.ca
    15. 15. Write Targeted Cover Letters • • • • Tailor cover letters to your audience Personalize it with concrete examples Explain “why you are the best candidate?” Use action verbs to describe your work experience and achievements (e.g. Collaborated; Assessed) • Do not write “To Whom It May Concern” • Spell Check and Proof Read!
    16. 16. Ask For A Good Reference • Get references from those who’ve observed you teach • Ask for a reference letter • Give your references a heads-up
    17. 17. Searching & Applying for Jobs on Makeafuture.ca
    18. 18. Discover the latest career opportunities
    19. 19. Learn more about your future employer
    20. 20. Compare salaries
    21. 21. Interviewing for the Job
    22. 22. Interviews gather information about a candidate’s skills and qualifications, and compares it to pre-determined selection criteria.
    23. 23. What is HR looking for? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Subject Matter Knowledge Planning Skills Instructional Skills Assessment Strategies Classroom Management Skills Development as a Professional Educator
    24. 24. Interview Questions Open-ended questions • Tell me about yourself • What is your teaching philosophy? • Why do you want to work for our district? • What books are you reading right now?
    25. 25. Behavioral Questions • Describe a unit you recently completed with your students and explain the process you used in its planning. • Describe strategies you have used to evaluate your students’ academic progress. • Describe specific management strategies you have used in your classroom. • Tell stories & describe real-life scenarios
    26. 26. COMMON BEHAVIOURAL-BASED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS What questions to expect and how to answer them
    27. 27. Describe how you plan your units  Ask yourself:    What resources did you consult? Did you ask for help? Did you look at the composition of your class? Demonstrate that:  You were thoughtful in preparing your units while considering a variety of resources and your student composition
    28. 28. Tell us about your teaching style  Tell a story and consider:    What strategies have you used for instruction How you presented the material How you engaged learners What’s important is that:  You demonstrated the use of diverse strategies to styles and types of learners
    29. 29. How do you assess & evaluate students?  Tell a story and describe:   Examples of methods you used to evaluate and assess student outcomes What did you do with the assessment results What’s important is that:   Describe a variety of assessments used Describe how you used the assessment results for student learning
    30. 30. Describe a scenario when you encountered conflict in the classroom  Describe:  A challenging scenario where there was conflict or a behavioural issue, and how you dealt with it It is important is that:   You demonstrated and employed a variety tactics The effect on the classroom was a net positive
    31. 31. How are you growing as a professional educator?  Describe how:   You have demonstrated professional responsibility inside and outside of the classroom You are a reflective practitioner It is important is that:  You are active in the educational community in building relationships, sharing knowledge, and growing in the profession
    32. 32. Interviewing Tips • Reflect on your best lessons, and accomplishments • Use a portfolio to show off your accomplishments • Frame answers with the STAR technique • Practice, practice, practice
    33. 33. Job Search Resources • Resumes & Digital Portfolios     LinkedIn.com CVmkr.com VisualCV.com Pathbrite.com • Interviews & Cover Letters  Quintcareers.com • Job Search  Huntsy.com • Pro D  Teacher Mentorship BC  Pita.ca
    34. 34. Now What? • Figure out where you want to work • Find out who is responsible for hiring at the district • Sign-up for job alerts on Makeafuture.ca • Like/Follow MAF on Facebook and Twitter • Clean-up your social media footprint • Create an online portfolio
    35. 35. Stay in touch  www.makeafuture.ca  contactus@makeafuture.ca  www.twitter.com/makeafuture  www.facebook.com/makeafuture  www.makeafuture.ca/subscribe
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