to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
Schools • Largest School Board in Canada • Maintain close working connection with colleagues
Schools Located in the heart of every community in the City of Toronto
Schools Located in the heart of every community in the City of Toronto 260,000 Students 16,000 Secondary and Elementary Teachers
Schools 591 Schools
Diversity 80+ Languages are spoken by students in TDSB Spanish Urdu Serbian Swahali Cantonese
TDSB Programs Drama Music Athletics CyberARTS Computers French Immersion Technology Studies Specialized Art Programs Outdoor Education Centres International Baccalaureate Programs
We Need : Outstanding Teachers Who Are Committed To What We Value
We Need Outstanding Teachers Who Are Committed To What We Value: • Each and every student • A strong public education system • A partnership among students, schools, family, and community • The uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community • Equity, innovation, accountability, and accessibility • Learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive, and respectful
New Teachers are Supported Through: Job Embedded Supports for 4 Years
New Teachers are Supported Through: Orientation / Mentorship / Job Embedded Learning • Summer Institute for Beginning Teachers • • Beginning Teachers are led in 29 Grade/Home Groups by experienced teachers and Instructional Leaders regarding classroom set up and first day/first week/first month planning for instruction • Job Embedded Learning Initiative (JELI) • • Up to 3 days (total) release time is provided for 1st and 2nd Year teachers for school-based professional learning with Mentors, Demonstration Classroom learning and central professional learning sessions (2 total days provided for newly hired LTOs)
New Teachers are Supported Through: • Job Associated Mentoring • • Up to 1 day (total) release time is provided for 3rd and 4th Year teachers for school-based professional learning with Mentors, Demonstration Classroom learning and central professional learning • Demonstration Classroom Learning • • Intentional, guided and focused observation of a demonstration host teacher in practice, with each visit comprised of orientation / observation / debriefing / action planning and follow up from a demonstration classroom facilitator
New Teachers are Supported Through: • Embedded Online Support & Collaboration • • Daily Online Support / Conferencing / Weekly communication in TDSB BT site and BT AW site for access to Announcements, Calendars, Podcasts and participation in discussion forums • Key to Learn • Online access to professional learning designed for Teachers and includes wide range of courses in Leadership, Curricular, Personal and Skill Development
Elementary Teaching Salaries * STEP Number of years of teaching experience A1 A2 A3 A4 0 44,826 46,910 50,739 54,333 74,552 10 77,878 87,882 92,878 * As per Salary Grid effective September 1, 2011 Based on QECO ratings
Secondary Teaching Salaries * STEP Number of years of teaching experience Group I Group II Group III Group IV 0 45,709 47,834 51,738 55,404 10 76,021 79,414 89,614 94,707 * As per Salary Grid effective September 1, 2011 Based on OSSTF ratings
TDSB Benefit Packages • 100% of Semi-Private and Extended Health Care are paid by TDSB and 100% of the first $35,000 of Life Insurance Coverage • A Comprehensive Dental Care plan is availablecovering Basic and Major Restorative services • A Long Term Disability plan is also available
Application Checklist for Teaching Positions The Process • Contract and Occasional Teacher hiring is a continuous process • Applicants are advised to apply in the months of January & February 2012 in order to be considered for the early scheduling of interviews. • Applications are welcomed at all times
Application Checklist for Teaching Positions The Process www.tdsb.on.ca
Application Checklist for Teaching Positions The Checklist Requirementsfor a complete application package Internet Application Form (www.tdsb.on.ca) Covering Letter Resume Teacher Evaluation (experienced teachers) or Practice Teaching Reports (Faculty of Education students) Certificate of Qualification* Letters of Recommendation (optional) *Faculty of Education Students must provide a copy of certification upon graduation. *Please contact the Ontario College of Teachers, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A1 (416) 961-8800, if further information is required regarding certification.
Application Checklist for Teaching Positions Note: If you are unable to upload your supporting documents (certificate, teaching reports and reference letters) please mail them to: Elementary Recruitment Centre Secondary Recruitment Centre 5050 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor 5050 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8 Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8 We appreciate the opportunity to review all applications; however, due to volume, only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
Hiring Process 1. What happens after you have submitted your teacher application? • Application packages will be reviewed • If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone • Interview process will commence in February
Hiring Process 2. What happens after the interview? You will receive a letter after your interview indicating whether or not you have been successful for the Eligible To Hire list. Recommendations for the Eligible to Hire list are based on the results of your interview, reference checks and teacher evaluation reports.
Hiring Process 3. Eligible To Hire Candidates • Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible to Hire list and may be contacted by administrators to discuss school vacancies.