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Week 1 (Part A): Begin With the End in Mind


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Week 1 (Part A): Begin With the End in Mind

  1. 1. Week #1: Begin With the End in Mind or “There and Back Again”  Critical Evidence for the Week :  Tech Task #1: My Timeline (composed on Dipity:  Course Participation Task #1: Cover Letter  Reading Response #1:  Other work (Dear Brent letter, Dear “Future Self” letter, create teams for projects, explore Google Site, read course outline)  Required Reading for the Week: one of several selected articles, Introduction – “How to Integrate the Curricula”  Pre-assessing your learning (Survey Monkey, Questionnaire) What do you need to “end” your training?
  2. 2. The Top 5:  The Interview Process (questions, eportfolio, preparations, cover letters, etc.)  Getting a Teaching Job (subbing, letters of authority, interim certificate, finding the “right job”, TQS, etc.)  Having a successful APT practicum (preparations, teaching tools/class management tips, differentiation strategies)  Creating an integrated unit plan  Recommendations: PD, books, PGPs
  3. 3. Who are you as a teacher? What kind of teacher are you? What kind of teacher do you want to be? In 5 years? In 10 years? Finish this sentence When I Become a Teacher…. What kind of “presence” do you have in the education community? How will you “sell yourself” to this community?
  4. 4. Have you considered….       A succinct cover letter (this week) An attractive resume (next week) A visual portfolio: electronic or paper-based (ongoing) Business cards (end of term) Attending an education Career Fair (end of term) Enhancing your online “professional” presence and expanding your PLN: Professional Learning Network (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Circles, etc.)  Enhancing your professional learning (CARC sessions)  SOLID and creditable references
  5. 5. If two applicants were equal in education and experience, what traits would influence you to hire one over the other? 10% 11% 15% 18% 28% 29% 42% 44% Learning Ability Maturity Enthusiasm Leadership Ability Motivation/Ambition Confidence Communication Skills Ability to get along with others
  6. 6. When I become a teacher…  The Past:  The Present:  The Future: Finish the sentence….. Send a letter to your “future” self
  7. 7. Week #1: Begin With the End in Mind or “There and Back Again”  -Seeing/Discussion: Movie Trailer: The Hobbit -Seeing/Discussion: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: PLC Presentations: Models of Integration: Screencast Example: The Engagement Cube Brochure/Glog Exemplars Movie Trailer Exemplars
  8. 8. Begin with the end in Mind To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction. -Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989, p. 98 What is your “end”? When will you know you have “arrived” at your destination?