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Key Selection Criteria

By Kenneth Reynolds,2014-05-29 22:56
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Key Selection Criteria

     Key Selection Criteria

    In direct response to your requirements, I submit the following:

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of initiatives in student learning

    including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and

    Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and

    the ability to design curriculum programs consistent with

    their intent.

VELS

    Victorian Essential Learning Standards

    VELS is (to me….)

    I demonstrate my knowledge of initiatives in student learning including the Standards and the ability to design curriculum programs consistent with their intent in the following ways:

    ; I have used VELS extensively to support my lesson planning and have implemented

    lessons effectively across the various domains in the upper year levels. ; Using the VELS for my planning I have able to effectively plan and implement a variety of

    interesting and engaging lessons from an integrated planning perspective. This had enabled

    students to target specific learning to their own interests and build on their individual prior

    knowledge.

    ;

    POLT

    A& R

    In this way I demonstrate my knowledge and implementation of VELS, PoLT and the assessment and reporting advice across P-6. I also demonstrate that I have a commitment to providing students with an interesting, engaging and relevant curriculum that meets their needs.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn and

    effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to

    work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and

    learning.

    Students learn in different ways or styles and I am committed to developing a program which engages all students.

    All students bring their unique learning styles and difference to the classroom environment. This means that I must be well versed and prepared to cater a vast array of individual needs. To help support and foster learning the learning the environment should be stimulating, engaging and offering a range of resources that cater to a range of individual needs. The learning program needs to be inclusive and integrated to allow students to enter and exit at their own level and pace.

    In doing this effective teachers place great emphasis and value on their students backgrounds and cultural differences.

    Approach to teaching (constructivist)

    Small groups like minded/abilities students

    Variety of strategies

    Collaborative learning includes fellow teachers, student and parents. Seeks to continually support and enhance the overall learning of the school community.

    Effective teachers recognize the need to maintain networks with colleagues to share relevant pedagogical ideas and strategies.

    I demonstrate my understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning i the following ways:

    ; Throughout my teaching placements I have planned, executed and modified lesson that

    have catered for a diverse range of learners. In doing this, students have been able to

    negotiate their learning which in turn provided a greater level of engagement. ; Whilst working at Icanteach Primary School I effectively adapted my learning program to

    support the needs of a number autistic students…..this was a benefit to the school/students..

    ;

    In this way I demonstrate my understanding of effective teaching strategies that lead to quality learning for all students whilst working in collaborating with others towards continual improvement

    3. Capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and

    to use this data to inform teaching for improved student

    learning.

    Assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning, it informs teachers of how to design their curriculum around student needs. Ongoing monitoring provides students with meaningful feedback to build their confidence and encourage continued effort. Data driven improvement…….

    Ongoing assessment; Formative & Summative; Authentic assessment……

     I demonstrate my capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning in the following ways:

    ; On my placements I have used VELS progression points to create rubric for the assessment

    student learning. In negotiating these assessment criteria with students, students were able

    to have direct input into the monitoring of various tasks.

    ; Throughout my teaching placements I have planned, executed and modified lesson

    that have catered for a diverse range of learners. In doing this students have been

    able to

    4. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication

    skills and high level interpersonal skills including a

    capacity to develop constructive relationships with

    students, parents and other staff.

    When dealing with people it is important to maintain harmonious relationships through …. In order to effectively teach and collaborate professionally within a school environment it is necessary for teachers to create and foster constructive relationships with all members of the school community.

    Flexible….. adaptable….. different audiences……

    Written, verbal interpersonal ……

    Effective communication skills is of the highest importance between students, parents and colleagues as it establishes positive relationships and encourages a learning partnership between the school and parents.

ONE EXAMPLE:

I have demonstrated my ability to effectively communicate through:

    ; Being approachable and open-minded…..leads to …..

    ; Having an open door approach in my classroom……fosters….

    ; Respecting students, parents and colleagues and their views, values and beliefs…. has

    enable me to……

    ;

ANOTHER EXAMPLE:

     I demonstrate my high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff in the following ways:

    ; Written professional documentation to communicate valuable info to parents/ guardians as

    well as undertaken and engaged in professional and informal discussions with parents

    regarding their child to improve learning and well being.

    ; In my role as a media officer timely and accurate written communication is vital to ensure

    adherence to government legislation and procedures.

    ; Throughout my university course I have written a variety of submissions across various

    areas of the curriculum and have created and presented verbal presentations to academics

    and other professional colleagues.

    In the above I demonstrate my ability to effectively communicate to a wider audience using a variety of methods. I further demonstrate high level skills in developing strong, supportive and constructive relationships with colleagues, students, parents and the wider community.

    5. Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively

    contribute to a broad range of school activities and a

    capacity to reflect on, evaluate and improve professional

    knowledge and practice.

    Here are some extra criterion you might sometimes see for different positions…

    6. The ability to integrate learning technologies, and the

    capacity and motivation to develop personal knowledge of,

    and skill in contemporary and future learning technologies. 7. A positive, proactive approach to student welfare, and the

    ability to develop constructive relationships with students

    which ensures the development of each child's self-esteem

    and self-discipline within the context of the school's

    student management and well-being policy.

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