Applying for               your first job                 in teachingUBC Okanagan
BC Education Snapshot 60 public school districts - one French school board An aging workforce and retirements will lead ...
BC Education Snapshot Seniority is portable, and can be carried over from a  continuing position in one district to a con...
http://www.bcjobtrendtracker.ca/lmf/forecastDemand for Educators25,460 openings in the next 10 years
Where is the demand?
•   FI & Core French                                          •   Technology Education                                    ...
Preparing an application
Application DocumentsResume, Cover Letter & References                                          Practicum                 ...
District                  Website      School      Job                      Website   Description                         ...
Writing Resumeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-NQAu_qRU&feature=player_embedded
Writing Cover Letters• Tailor the letter to your audience• Personalize it with concrete examples• Explain “why you are the...
Gathering Good References• Ask for a good reference from anyone who’s  observed and evaluated your teaching• Ask for a ref...
Applying Online onMakeafuture.ca
Discover the latestcareer opportunities
Search and apply forjobs. Stay up-to-datewith email job alerts
Learn about schooldistricts, the communitiesthey serve, and thebenefits they have to offer
Compare salary gridsbetween districts
Interviewing for a Job
Interviews gather informationused to compare a candidate’seducation, skills andqualifications with pre-determined selectio...
Sample Selection Criteria1.   Subject Matter Knowledge2.   Planning Skills3.   Instructional Skills4.   Assessment Strateg...
Interview Questions• Open-ended questions  – Tell me about yourself  – Why do you want to work for our district?  – What b...
Behavioral Based Questions• Describe a unit you recently completed with  your students and explain the process you  used i...
What questions toexpect and how toanswer them
How do you plan your units?• Tell a story and consider:  – What resources did you consult?  – Did you ask for help?  – Did...
How do you teach in a classroom?• Tell a story and consider:  – What strategies have you used for instruction?  – How did ...
How do you assess and evaluatestudents?• Tell a story and consider:  – What are the different methods you used to    evalu...
How do you manage your class?• Tell a story and consider:  • What was the worse scenario that you    encountered and how d...
How are you developing as aprofessional educator?• Tell a story and consider:  • How have you demonstrated professional   ...
Interviewing Tips• Reflect on your best lessons,  accomplishments, what you are proud of in  your work• Don’t just talk ab...
“It’s about tapping into yourexperiences, challenges andreflections on your studentteaching, and bringing it to lifein an ...
Job Search Resources• Resumes & Digital   • Interviews & Cover Letters  Portfolios             – Quintcareers.com  – Linke...
Stay in touch www.makeafuture.ca contactus@makeafuture.ca www.twitter.com/makeafuture www.facebook.com/makeafuture www.mak...
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British Columbia school districts are hiring educators. There are opportunities in every region of the province, and educators can go to www.makeafuture.ca to find the latest job opportunities.

These slides were presented to a group of students enrolled in UBC Okanagan's teacher education program on October 31, 2012.

Email contactus@makeafuture.ca if you would like us to come speak to your students about employment opportunities in BC's public schools.

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  • Almost teacherIntro to the siteHow to create portfoliosFrench ImmersionSecondary, some Elementary Core French30 students, 4 have withdrawnK-12Any exercises?Key qualities for a successful interviewOptimistic or hopeful22-50Taught in other countriesEducation Building7600 downstairs
  • The graph shows job openings for teachers and counsellors
  • Demand in different subject areas
  • Behavioural interview questions are situational questions based on actual experiences
  • Stay in touch on Twitter and Facebook to learn about the latest ed camps, workshops and professional opportunities for early career teachers, and connect with other educators
  • Applying for your first job in teaching - UBC Okanagan

    1. 1. Applying for your first job in teachingUBC Okanagan
    2. 2. BC Education Snapshot 60 public school districts - one French school board An aging workforce and retirements will lead to more opportunities in the next few years There were more jobs posted on Makeafuture.ca to date than the whole of last year Isolation allowances in rural districts are attractive incentives to teach in smaller communities
    3. 3. BC Education Snapshot Seniority is portable, and can be carried over from a continuing position in one district to a continuing position in another Hiring peaks in June & August BC school districts use www.makeafuture.ca to recruit all employee groups including educators, senior leaders, business professionals, trades people and other support staff
    4. 4. http://www.bcjobtrendtracker.ca/lmf/forecastDemand for Educators25,460 openings in the next 10 years
    5. 5. Where is the demand?
    6. 6. • FI & Core French • Technology Education • Sciences • Special Education • Counsellors • Primary/Elementary • Math • Aboriginal Languages • Arts (Drama, Music, etc) • Montessori • Counsellors & PsychologistsTeaching areas in high demandDemand varies from district to district
    7. 7. Preparing an application
    8. 8. Application DocumentsResume, Cover Letter & References Practicum and Teaching EvaluationUniversity Teaching Certificate, TQ ReportsTranscripts Portfolio S Card
    9. 9. District Website School Job Website Description Teaching PhilosophyJob Posting Tailor your application
    10. 10. Writing Resumeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-NQAu_qRU&feature=player_embedded
    11. 11. Writing Cover Letters• Tailor the letter to your audience• Personalize it with concrete examples• Explain “why you are the best candidate?”• Use action verbs (e.g. Collaborated; Coordinated; Planned; Evaluated; Assessed) to describe your responsibilities and achievements• Spell Check and Proof Read!
    12. 12. Gathering Good References• Ask for a good reference from anyone who’s observed and evaluated your teaching• Ask for a reference letter if possible• Inform your references ahead of time that they may be contacted
    13. 13. Applying Online onMakeafuture.ca
    14. 14. Discover the latestcareer opportunities
    15. 15. Search and apply forjobs. Stay up-to-datewith email job alerts
    16. 16. Learn about schooldistricts, the communitiesthey serve, and thebenefits they have to offer
    17. 17. Compare salary gridsbetween districts
    18. 18. Interviewing for a Job
    19. 19. Interviews gather informationused to compare a candidate’seducation, skills andqualifications with pre-determined selection criteria.
    20. 20. Sample Selection Criteria1. Subject Matter Knowledge2. Planning Skills3. Instructional Skills4. Assessment Strategies5. Classroom Management Skills6. Professional Responsibility - development as a Professional Educator
    21. 21. Interview Questions• Open-ended questions – Tell me about yourself – Why do you want to work for our district? – What books are you reading right now?• Behavioural-based questions – Can you describe a unit or lesson that you created that allowed for the participation of all learners?
    22. 22. Behavioral Based 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.
    23. 23. What questions toexpect and how toanswer them
    24. 24. How do you plan your units?• Tell a story and consider: – What resources did you consult? – Did you ask for help? – Did you look at the composition of your class?What’s key: – You were thoughtful in preparing your units while consulting a variety of resources and considering your student composition
    25. 25. How do you teach in a classroom?• Tell a story and consider: – What strategies have you used for instruction? – How did you present the material? – How did you engage learners?What’s key: – You demonstrated the use of diverse strategies to reach all learners in the classroom
    26. 26. How do you assess and evaluatestudents?• Tell a story and consider: – What are the different methods you used to evaluate and assess student outcomes? – What did you do with that information?What’s key: – You utilized a variety of assessment strategies – You utilized the results of the assessments to facilitate student learning
    27. 27. How do you manage your class?• Tell a story and consider: • What was the worse scenario that you encountered and how did you deal with it? What’s key: • You demonstrated and employed a variety tactics when dealing with classroom issues • You are able to create a climate and environment conducive to learning
    28. 28. How are you developing as aprofessional educator?• Tell a story and consider: • How have you demonstrated professional responsibility inside and outside of the classroom? • Are you a reflective practitioner?What’s key: • You demonstrated a collaborative approach to sharing you knowledge and helping the educational community as a whole
    29. 29. Interviewing Tips• Reflect on your best lessons, accomplishments, what you are proud of in your work• Don’t just talk about it, show off your accomplishments with a portfolio• Use the STAR technique• Practice, practice, practice
    30. 30. “It’s about tapping into yourexperiences, challenges andreflections on your studentteaching, and bringing it to lifein an interview.”-Janet StewartAssociate Superintendent, VSB
    31. 31. Job Search Resources• Resumes & Digital • Interviews & Cover Letters Portfolios – Quintcareers.com – Linkedin.com • Job Search – CVmkr.com – Huntsy.com – VisualCV.com • Pro D – Pathbrite.com – Teacher Mentorship BC – Pita.ca
    32. 32. 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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