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   RE: Interview Questions related to ISTE Educator Standards
 From: Rod Carnill
 To: ISTE Standards
 Posted: 09-18-2017 19:44
 Message: Beth,
I have recently conducted interviews for coaching positions and used the ISTE standards as part of the process. I asked the participant in the written portion to take a close look at each standard and then translate into layman's terms what that might look like in the classroom.
The candidates were given a link to the ISTE Standards and a few guidelines to construct a presentation.
You could adapt that to have the teacher identify what they might already be doing to achieve the standards and if they are not currently addressing them how might they move toward those standards with their students. This would give an opportunity to reflect on their practice and identify areas of growth. It could be new spin on the 'area of weakness' kinds of questions that are standard fair in an interview and only give you a typically rehearsed answer. I was not looking for a 'right' answer but learned a lot through the conversation the followed.
I felt it helped me to gain insight into the thought process and how the candidates saw themselves as a learner.

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Rod Carnill
Supervisor of Instructional Technology
Frederick County Public Schools
Winchester VA
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Original Message:
Sent: 09-14-2017 16:52
From: Beth Hamilton
Subject: Interview Questions related to ISTE Educator Standards

Hi All!  I am an elementary school principal who has the privilege of opening a brand new school in our district (opens fall of 2018).  In hiring a staff, I would like to focus questions on the ISTE Educator Standards. Has anyone done this and/or have other interview questions for educators that would be supportive of finding personnel that have these qualities? I would love some new ideas! Thanks!


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Beth Hamilton
Elementary Principal
Bellevue School District
Bellevue, WA
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