Dream job!

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  1. monsieurteacher

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    I happened to be looking at the district website, and discovered a job posting there for my absolute dream job! It is to be a Tech Mentor, and would involve being based at District Office and travelling to schools in the district to help teachers integrate tech in their lessons. It is from January to June, and would mean full time pay (right now I'm working four days/week at two different schools, with five different jobs, so this position seems extra sweet.)

    I'm not sure what my chances are. Our district recently amalgamated with two other districts, to create three "sub-districts" and the sub-district I would be based out of is not my current sub-district, so I don't have the connections there that I might have here.

    I also am a fairly new teacher, but I really want this job! I keep thinking about all the things I could say in an interview... It has me very excited, even at the prospect. I've spoken to both my principals and they are very supportive. We'll see what comes of this.
     
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    Best wishes!
     
  4. MrsC

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    Fingers crossed for you, monsieurteacher!
     
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    That's good news. best of luck to you.

    Last year at one of the inservice days, one of my colleagues said "that he wished that they would quit telling us to use technology and started teaching me how to use it". On other words he wasn't against technology per se but wanted some help to get started. That stuck with me. I use technology as appropriate - it's not an "end all" in and of itself but does add a great tool/resource. Bottom line:I think there are plenty of teachers who need a teacher themselves. You sound excited, hope you get the job.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. Thanks!
     
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    I would think your tenacity to stay with this district and run around to different schools would prove that you are capable of staying on schedule and doing great work for them in multiple locations. Make sure you emphasize this in your stunning cover letter. Please let us know what we can do to assist you. Trust me, I live and die by technology in the classroom. I needed someone to train me, and to continue my growth with my tech tools.
     
  8. monsieurteacher

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    Thanks... and I'm already thinking of all the things I can do with the extra money I would be making (since I would be teaching FULL time, not part time!) Maybe I could get the iPad I've been wanting... after all, I really should have one, right? But first expense might be snow tires...
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck! :)
     
  11. Ms. I

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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck!
     
  13. monsieurteacher

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    Thanks everyone... I just sent off my resume... here's hoping!
     
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    Fingers, and now toes, crossed for you. You've more than paid your dues--it's time for this to happen!
     
  15. monsieurteacher

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    I'm just thinking how wonderful it would be not to do five different jobs in four days a week at two different schools... instead, I would be doing one job five days a week at 24 different schools :lol:
     
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    I hope this works out for you! I'm doing my work study in the Ed Tech office at my college and I love it. If I could get a job doing this for a school district (DEFINITELY including teaching the teachers how to use this stuff), I'd love it!

    BEST OF LUCK!!!
     
  17. monsieurteacher

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    I just found out I have an interview on January 10th!!!
     
  18. TeacherNY

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    Great news! Good luck!
     
  19. MrsC

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    Congrats!
     
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    Yay!! Good luck!
     
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    Good luck!
     

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