From Teacher Candidate to
Teacher/TTOC
Applications, Interviews &
Employment
Michael Kee, District Principal – Human Resou...
Technology back in the day….
Myths
• You only interview & hire student
teachers who did their practicum in
North Vancouver.
• What I did in my B.Ed. co...
Practicum

Your application starts with your
practicum.
Practicum
Practicum
Practicum
• Teacher Regulation Branch Standards
• BCTF Code of Ethics
• School District Employee Code of Conduct
• School ...
Practicum
S.A.’s and F.A.’s
The most important resources during your
practicum.
Practicum
• 4 Pillars - CIA/SEL
– (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment,
Social Emotional Learning)

• Classroom Management...
Practicum

 Autonomy in Teacher Education? (By @chriswejr)
Practicum
• What do I bring to the table?
• How will I get involved?
• Peers as colleagues vs. adversaries
Practicum
Reputations
“Easy to get, hard to lose”
Practicum

Don’t Burn Bridges
Application Process
1. Application Received
2. Initial Review
 Recommendation

3. Contact/Review References
 Recommendat...
Application Process
4. Comprehensive Screening
 Recommendation

5. Interview
 Recommendation

6. Review of entire applic...
Application Process
7. Decision
Applications
• Timeline
• Make a Future
– Postings
– Prepared to teach vs. Qualified to teach
 Application Checklist via ...
Applications
• Cover Letter
– Highlight who you are & what you bring to
the table
– Get our attention…for the right reason...
Applications
Cover Letter Tips (via Education Week)
How to Write a Cover Letter That
Employers Will Actually Read (via
@...
Applications
• Resume/CV
– One pager vs. comprehensive
– Font and Size
– Paper
– Poof reed and smell cheque
Applications
 How To Redesign Your Resume For A
Recruiter’s 6-Second Attention Span (via
@makeafuture)
 Spring Clean You...
Applications
• Practicum Reports
– S.A.’s and F.A.’s

• References
– S.A.’s and F.A.’s
– Personal References vs. Professio...
Applications
• Email, Twitter, and Blogs (in your applications)
– sexilexi@xxxx.com vs. alexandra@vancmail.com
– @studnotd...
Social Media???
Interviews
• Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Interviews
• The District
– Vision, Values, Goals
– Strategic Plans
– District Achievement Contract
– Facts vs. Myths
Interviews
• Show us who your are
– not who you know….
 Emotions available upon request. (by @lynhilt)
 What do Principa...
Interviews
• Behaviour Based Questions
– CIA/SEL, Classroom Management, etc.
– Relationships, Relationships, Relationships...
Interviews
• Best foot forward
• Not an interrogation
• Portfolios
– Connections to questions vs. page by page
presentatio...
Interviews
Interviews
It’s the entire application
- not just the interview.
Interviews
 How to Best Prepare for Your Job Interview
 Interview Snafus
 Making the First Impression Count: 5 Intervie...
Interviews
 Teacher Interviews: Common Sense and
Professional Advice
 The Ultimate Guide to Being an Interview Pro
 Top...
Myths
• Once you get to the interview stage it’s
an even playing field – every applicant
is the same.
• The interview is j...
Hiring
• Ongoing
• Needs – Assessing and Re-assessing
• In search of the “best teachers” vs. best
applicants
I’ve got a job, now what?
• Teacher Assignments and TTOC work
– Right place, right time
– TTOC Dispatch
– Accruing seniori...
I’ve got a job, now what?
Reputations
“Easy to get, hard to lose”
What if I don’t get hired?
• Looking for a job vs. pursuing a passion
• Alternative opportunities
• Volunteer work (occasi...
Questions?
District Contact:
recruiting@sd44.ca
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  1. 1. From Teacher Candidate to Teacher/TTOC Applications, Interviews & Employment Michael Kee, District Principal – Human Resources
  2. 2. Technology back in the day….
  3. 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. 4. Practicum Your application starts with your practicum.
  5. 5. Practicum
  6. 6. Practicum
  7. 7. Practicum • Teacher Regulation Branch Standards • BCTF Code of Ethics • School District Employee Code of Conduct • School Code of Conduct
  8. 8. Practicum S.A.’s and F.A.’s The most important resources during your practicum.
  9. 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. 10. Practicum  Autonomy in Teacher Education? (By @chriswejr)
  11. 11. Practicum • What do I bring to the table? • How will I get involved? • Peers as colleagues vs. adversaries
  12. 12. Practicum Reputations “Easy to get, hard to lose”
  13. 13. Practicum Don’t Burn Bridges
  14. 14. Application Process 1. Application Received 2. Initial Review  Recommendation 3. Contact/Review References  Recommendation
  15. 15. Application Process 4. Comprehensive Screening  Recommendation 5. Interview  Recommendation 6. Review of entire application
  16. 16. Application Process 7. Decision
  17. 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. 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. 19. Applications Cover Letter Tips (via Education Week) How to Write a Cover Letter That Employers Will Actually Read (via @makeafuture)
  20. 20. Applications • Resume/CV – One pager vs. comprehensive – Font and Size – Paper – Poof reed and smell cheque
  21. 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. 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. 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. 24. Social Media???
  25. 25. Interviews • Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
  26. 26. Interviews • The District – Vision, Values, Goals – Strategic Plans – District Achievement Contract – Facts vs. Myths
  27. 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. 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. 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. 30. Interviews
  31. 31. Interviews It’s the entire application - not just the interview.
  32. 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. 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. 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. 35. Hiring • Ongoing • Needs – Assessing and Re-assessing • In search of the “best teachers” vs. best applicants
  36. 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. 37. I’ve got a job, now what? Reputations “Easy to get, hard to lose”
  38. 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. 39. Questions? District Contact: recruiting@sd44.ca

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