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  • 1. From Teacher Candidate to Teacher/TTOC Applications, Interviews & Employment Michael Kee, District Principal – Human Resources
  • 2. Technology back in the day….
  • 3. Myths • You only interview & hire student teachers who did their practicum in North Vancouver. • What I did in my B.Ed. courses doesn’t matter. When I get out on practicum/the real world I can do what I want.
  • 4. Practicum Your application starts with your practicum.
  • 5. Practicum
  • 6. Practicum
  • 7. Practicum • Teacher Regulation Branch Standards • BCTF Code of Ethics • School District Employee Code of Conduct • School Code of Conduct
  • 8. Practicum S.A.’s and F.A.’s The most important resources during your practicum.
  • 9. Practicum • 4 Pillars - CIA/SEL – (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Social Emotional Learning) • Classroom Management, Rapport, Relationships, Connections  How to get the More out of your Practicum Experience  Dear Practicum Student
  • 10. Practicum  Autonomy in Teacher Education? (By @chriswejr)
  • 11. Practicum • What do I bring to the table? • How will I get involved? • Peers as colleagues vs. adversaries
  • 12. Practicum Reputations “Easy to get, hard to lose”
  • 13. Practicum Don’t Burn Bridges
  • 14. Application Process 1. Application Received 2. Initial Review  Recommendation 3. Contact/Review References  Recommendation
  • 15. Application Process 4. Comprehensive Screening  Recommendation 5. Interview  Recommendation 6. Review of entire application
  • 16. Application Process 7. Decision
  • 17. Applications • Timeline • Make a Future – Postings – Prepared to teach vs. Qualified to teach  Application Checklist via www.makeafuture.ca  The Teacher Interview Process – How to Stand Out
  • 18. Applications • Cover Letter – Highlight who you are & what you bring to the table – Get our attention…for the right reasons….. • To: Superintendent of Schools • To: Mr. Key…. • “I am applying for a position with the Mount Toba School District.”
  • 19. Applications Cover Letter Tips (via Education Week) How to Write a Cover Letter That Employers Will Actually Read (via @makeafuture)
  • 20. Applications • Resume/CV – One pager vs. comprehensive – Font and Size – Paper – Poof reed and smell cheque
  • 21. Applications  How To Redesign Your Resume For A Recruiter’s 6-Second Attention Span (via @makeafuture)  Spring Clean Your Resume (in Less Than 2 Hours!) (via The Daily Muse)  The 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters—Finally Answered
  • 22. Applications • Practicum Reports – S.A.’s and F.A.’s • References – S.A.’s and F.A.’s – Personal References vs. Professional References – Contact Information, email addresses – “References available upon….”
  • 23. Applications • Email, Twitter, and Blogs (in your applications) – sexilexi@xxxx.com vs. alexandra@vancmail.com – @studnotdud vs. @newteacher – stoopidstufkidzdo.yteubcpress.ca vs. mypracticumjourney.teo.com
  • 24. Social Media???
  • 25. Interviews • Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
  • 26. Interviews • The District – Vision, Values, Goals – Strategic Plans – District Achievement Contract – Facts vs. Myths
  • 27. Interviews • Show us who your are – not who you know….  Emotions available upon request. (by @lynhilt)  What do Principals Look for When they Hire? (by @peterjory)  Dear Teacher Applicant (by @jvbevacqua)  Response: What Principals Look For In A Prospective Teacher (by @larryferlazzo)
  • 28. Interviews • Behaviour Based Questions – CIA/SEL, Classroom Management, etc. – Relationships, Relationships, Relationships – Beware of using catch phrases/terms/lingo without further explanation/context • “I believe in Assessment of, for, & as Learning.” Interviewing Tip: Mind Your Buzz Words
  • 29. Interviews • Best foot forward • Not an interrogation • Portfolios – Connections to questions vs. page by page presentation – Read your audience  5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should Be Online  Read my blog, not my resume…
  • 30. Interviews
  • 31. Interviews It’s the entire application - not just the interview.
  • 32. Interviews  How to Best Prepare for Your Job Interview  Interview Snafus  Making the First Impression Count: 5 Interviewing Tips for Intoverts  My Biggest Interview Mistakes Ever (and How to Avoid Them)  Nailing the Job Interview
  • 33. Interviews  Teacher Interviews: Common Sense and Professional Advice  The Ultimate Guide to Being an Interview Pro  Top 5 Elementary Teacher Interview Questions  Your All-in-One Interview Prep Guide (via The Daily Muse)
  • 34. Myths • Once you get to the interview stage it’s an even playing field – every applicant is the same. • The interview is just a formality. • You only hire and interview once a year. • “It’s who you know….”
  • 35. Hiring • Ongoing • Needs – Assessing and Re-assessing • In search of the “best teachers” vs. best applicants
  • 36. I’ve got a job, now what? • Teacher Assignments and TTOC work – Right place, right time – TTOC Dispatch – Accruing seniority vs. making ends meet
  • 37. I’ve got a job, now what? Reputations “Easy to get, hard to lose”
  • 38. What if I don’t get hired? • Looking for a job vs. pursuing a passion • Alternative opportunities • Volunteer work (occasional vs. scheduled/regular) • Supply and Demand – Additional training? • Networking (vs. “It’s who you know”)
  • 39. Questions? District Contact: recruiting@sd44.ca