A Great Opportunity for Teacher Graduates and Candidates

           Pic from Flickr User, Benson Kalahar

Are you a recent Faculty of Education graduate or are you graduating in the coming months? Either way, you’re ready for the next step – employment.

The truth is…the landscape is saturated. Graduates seeking employment exceed the number of positions available.  Compounding the problem is the addition of a new cohort of graduates vying for the same teaching positions.

The reality is that it may take a few years to secure a permanent position only after countless hours of volunteering and competing to get onto a supply list.

In today’s market, you need to stand out!

Your Digital Footprint

A digital presence in this profession is increasingly the norm. Every resource and tool you share online, defines your brand as a qualified educator.

A well-established digital footprint relevant to education demonstrates your knowledge, your dedication and your ability to curate credible information. Your digital footprint is your portfolio – it highlights your resourcefulness, your ability to collaborate and your willingness to share knowledge with an established educational network.

Your digital footprint matters. It has become an essential part of today’s teaching profession.

Your digital footprint distinguishes you from other candidates seeking the same permanent positions.

Cube for Teachers

Cube for Teachers is getting graduates noticed. Through the curation of credible links, understanding of pedagogy and the sharing of thoughtful blog content, graduates are defining themselves as a valuable addition to teams.

Cube for Teachers is inviting passionate teacher candidates and graduates to share their knowledge on various resources through Cube for Teachers’ blogs.  In doing so, you’ll be reaching and helping thousands of teachers, administrators and system leaders – providing them valuable resources while getting your name out there.

While you are helping Ontario’s educators learn about valuable web resources, Cube for Teachers is helping you build your digital footprint so you can demonstrate your knowledge to peers, administrators and system leaders.

Blog Content Ideas

  • Write a critical review of a specific curriculum resource;
  • Describe the benefits of a teaching tool and how it can be integrated into a lesson;
  • Write a review of a cluster of resources with a similar theme (i.e. inquiry-based resources);
  • Offer a reflection regarding a particular topic, blog, etc.

Consider a recent post in the Cube for Teachers’ blog.

Support

Whether you choose to write one blog or many, The Cube’s Administrators will provide feedback and advice to put your best ‘footprint’ forward.

That’s It!

The Cube continues to unite educators and system leaders.  Don’t miss your opportunity to participate and build your digital portfolio.

The infrastructure is already built.
Your audience is waiting.

To learn more about opportunities for blogging, contact The Cube Support Team.

Sincerely,

The Administrative Team
Cube for Teachers

Ontario Teacher Candidates: Have You Registered?

Are you currently an Ontario Faculty of Education student?

Soon you will be graduating, getting ready to apply your new skills. Our profession will do well with the new ideas and fresh outlook you will provide.

As educators ourselves, we all started out where you are now. Over the last several months you’ve worked hard. You’ve now gained a better understanding of curriculum, teaching strategies, learning styles, polices and the profession as a whole.

However, let’s not forget the one thing you’ve done all year: networked.

We know all too well the importance of establishing effective networks.

While at the Faculty you have met many professionals from the field: instructors, school administrators, numerous teachers and of course, your fellow teacher candidates.

Here’s the problem:

Once you graduate, you may no longer have contact with the connections made while at your Faculty. In fact, you may no longer have access to your faculty email once you graduate. You do not want to lose the connections you have made. Continuing with that network is paramount.

Here’s the solution:

Register with Cube for Teachers – it’s free!

Cube for Teachers is a FREE educational collaborative bookmarking community created exclusively for Ontario teachers. Here, teachers can share, search and store educational web links from around the world and tie them to Ontario curriculum. As well, Cube for Teachers provides teachers with a platform to form their own personal groups (PLN’s) to foster ongoing discussions, support, network, etc.

Over the last few months, there has been an explosion of teacher candidates registering in The Cube. Candidates are forming networks while still at the Faculty and will continue to expand those networks once they graduate.  Click here to read more about Cube Groups.

Here’s the important piece:

To join, you must register while you still have access to your faculty email. This email is only required to register and you may change your email once registered.

If you wait and no longer have your faculty email, you will not gain access until you have secured employment with an Ontario K-12 educational institution.

Don’t get left behind. Register today and start collaborating with teachers throughout Ontario!

Sincerely,

The Administrative Team
www.cubeforteachers.com