Curriculum Portfolio in FCS Education
Curriculum Portfolio in FCS Education FCS 470
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The Application Process Tips for a Successful Cover Letter Personalize the letter Use the name of the district and the person who is doing the hiring whenever possible Ifyou use parts of the letter as a template be sure to review it carefully and change the names from previous letters Proofread for perfect grammar and spelling Before mailing have someone carefully edit and check for errors Limit the cover letter to one page Emphasize your teaching experiences special interests and reasons you are the best candidate for the district Include your permanent address phone and email You may be in transition so make sure the address you list is one that you would consider permanent Change your voice mail or answering machine if it is not appropriate Refer to your teacher portfolio At the end of the letter state that you have a teacher portfolio and would be happy to share it at an interview This is a hook to create interest to gain an interview Sample Outline for a Cover Letter Why you are writing this letter ie in response to a posting or exploration of possible position that may be open in the near future 0 What you already know about the district via the Internet or other connection and why it is a match for you Paragraph 1 o Paragraph 2 Your interest in becoming a teacher ie beliefs about teaching Paragraph 3 Teacher preparation program quali cation and student teaching experience Paragraph 4 Request interview refer to enclosed resume refer to portfolio available at interview and include a thank you Resume Your resume should be no more than two pages on either white or offwhite paper Design a resume format that is uncluttered and easy to read Remember you may be one of hundreds applying for a position and you want to have your material read Clear and concise is always better than a wordy narrative Look for the white space to see how your layout appeals to the eye Review sample copies of resumes available in your career center or eld of ce Ask students who have recently completed the job search to share their resume formats with you Possible Heading for an Educational Resume Name Current Address Permanent Address Email Check the headings that you would consider for your resume Professional objective 0 Education undergraduate graduate 0 Teacher preparation Courses highlight special ones that make you different 0 Teaching Experience pmpracticum student teaching other 0 Related Experience 0 College Activities 0 Leadership Skills 0 o o o O 0 Volunteer Experience Language Pro ciency Honors and Awards or Achievements Computer Skills Portfolio 0 References available upon reguest Don t include personal data such as age height fatnin status or a photograph on a resume Do list experiences in reverse chronological order