There are a few things that you need to do to prepare for your Selection Day event. The Selection Day Preparation Guide you receive when you are invited to interview will go in-depth about the Teaching Sample Planning Form and resources you will need to consider as you create your Teaching Sample.
Below is a checklist of items that you should complete in order to help you be successful:
Complete pre-reading for the group activity:
You will participate in a group activity in which you will learn a new teaching skill. In order to get the most out of this activity, please read the pre-reading linked in your Selection Day Preparation Guide, sent to your Teacher Track message center within the message which invited you to Selection Day.
Prepare a Teaching Sample:
You will teach a five-minute lesson at your Selection Day event. Your lesson will be based on an objective chosen from a list found in your Selection Day Preparation Guide. Your objective should align with the tentative subject area assignment you received when invited to Selection Day. Candidates are not allowed to choose their own objectives.
What to Expect During Your Event:
We know that candidates perform better if they know what to expect during the Selection Day. Familiarize yourself with the Selection Day Preparation Guide so that you can plan in advance and feel prepared.
We encourage all candidates to print an extra copy of their Teaching Sample Planning Form and to bring this copy to the event. This can help our evaluators more easily access your planning form in the event that you are not able to upload your planning form to TeacherTrack.
You may choose to print materials to support your lesson, but it is not required. You can assume that you will have access to a white board and dry erase markers at the event. You should not plan on using PowerPoint slides because you will not have access to a laptop or time to setup your laptop before your lesson. Remember to bring a pencil or pen for yourself.