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1 Warm Up Activity The FCPS Mission: Reach, Challenge, Prepare In three sentences, tell how you will support the FCPS mission. What questions do you have about substitute teaching?

2 Frederick County Public Schools Substitute Orientation Nancy Dietz, Certificated Personnel Officer Elizabeth Huber, Substitute Personnel Coordinator Mary Marshall, Administrative Secretary

3 Welcome to Substitute Teacher Orientation! Today’s Agenda 1) Blood Borne Pathogens Blood Borne Pathogens 2) Achievement, Instruction, Classroom management 3) SmartFind Express- using the system

4 Who substitutes?  Certified teachers  Career Changers  Parents  Students Share your response to the warm up.

5 Our mission:  Provide continuity of instruction.  Manage student activity.  Communicate with staff. Reach, Challenge, Prepare!

6 Food for Thought: Over the course of an average child’s education, he/she will have a substitute for the equivalent of one full year of school. Make your time with students count!

7 Which child matters? No child left behind means all students have an opportunity to learn. Averages don’t matter to individuals. Every child matters every day! How can you help make a difference?

8 Answer the phone and come to school! On a given Friday in March, there were 392 teachers absent. 119 of those positions were unfilled! On the first day of school last year, there were 31 subs and 3 unfilled jobs.

9 Begin the Day  Arrive on time -call if you are late -call if you need to cancel  Work 7.5 hour day. 30 min duty free lunch.  Check in at the office. “…didn’t come and didn’t call. Please remove her from my list…” p. 7

10 What do I do when I get to the classroom?  Review lesson plans.  Retrieve text or attachments from internet.  Assemble/organize materials.  Write the objectives and directions for students-age/grade appropriate. What if the plans are unclear or materials are missing? To whom can you turn for help?

11 Character Counts!! Model and expect the pillars of character: Respect Responsibility Fairness Trustworthiness Citizenship Caring

12 Professional Presentation  Attire-dress professionally  Language-speak professionally  Rapport-maintain a professional relationship with students

13 oDon’t share personal information. oDon’t ask for students’ personal information. oDon’t share political or religious views. Professional Communication

14 Stop and Report!  Bullying and intimidation Physical, emotional, or electronic  Harassment Sexual Personal It’s against the rules and against the law! 15% of school absenteeism is because of peer- related fear. Ending Bullying and Harassment

15 What’s my job?  Monitor students at all times. Stay with students Stay on task Pay attention!  Reading, surfing internet, sleeping, texting are not appropriate activities for a teacher. “…was reading a book in class. Please remove from our list…”

16 Computer policies:  Use your own logon to the computer system.  An FCPS staff member must be with you in the computer lab. Network Security Guidelines

17 How can I keep students on task?  Use positive reinforcers.  Beware food allergies-Don’t give food treats.  Ratio of positive to negative comments should be 8 to 1.  Stay engaged and on task with them!

18 What’s the best way to correct students?  Avoid public power struggles.  Ignore behaviors that do not disrupt.  Don’t embarrass students.  Never use physical force! Do not touch students!  Speak privately, quietly, calmly whenever possible. Keep your cool.

19 What should I try first? Level 1:Ignore inconsequential behavior Level 2:Proximity, voice, MBWA Level 3:Address student directly quietly and privately if possible Level 4:Call for help when appropriate

20 When should I call for HELP?  If intervention strategies are not effective.  If a student or students are willfully disobedient or fail to identify.  If common sense dictates.  In the interest of health or safety.  If you don’t know what to do. Call the front office and request assistance if you need it.

21 Which can you ignore? Which MUST you report? Which can be dealt with by praising more appropriate behavior? 1. You overhear one student tell another that her child care provider hits her. 2. During direct instruction, one girl is communicating to another across the room. 3. A student is wearing earphones connected to an IPOD. 4. A student is slouching in his seat.

22 When working one on one… Keep doors open. Sit near the door where others can see/hear what is going on. Move to a more public area such as the Media Center.

23 Special Education  Teacher - Self-contained, co teach, one on one, pull out programs-program to meet the needs of the student  SEIA- Assigned to one student

24 Special Programs  Pyramid-Emotional/behavior needs  Challenges-Severe communication disorders  Learning for Life-Very small groups  Rock Creek-self contained  Success-18 yrs to 21 yrs

25 SEIA Responsibilities  Travel with the student  Work with the teacher in charge  Support the process in place

26 SEIA responsibilities  Be aware that modifications are prescribed for students.  Be sensitive to special needs.  Maintain confidentiality of student information.

27 Other duties as assigned…  Teacher subs may be asked to cover a class during the teacher’s planning period.  You may be asked to change assignments. Be as cooperative and flexible as you can. Let the administration know if you are uncomfortable with an assignment.

28 Can you talk about students outside school? Student information is confidential and should not be shared with anyone other than appropriate school personnel. View the video on Sub Legal Concerns.Sub Legal Concerns

29 End the day:  Write a note to the teacher, reviewing how the day went.  Make sure the room is in order and materials are put away.  Make notes for yourself in your log book. p. 7

30 Getting Connected  Email – FCPS Email Account  Sub System- SmartFindExpress

31 Email account:  http://mail.fcps.org  Do not include www in the address.  You may need help with AOL.  For help with email, call 301-644-5310

32 The password is… 4-11p@sSwOrds

33 Register in SmartFindExpress BY PHONE! Refer to p.15-16 in your handbook or refer to your yellow brochure.  Call the system number (301) 644 5106  Enter your FCPS Employee ID as your Access ID followed by the *.  When asked for your PIN, again enter your FCPS Employee followed by *.  Follow the prompts to register and voice your name.  You will be asked to change your PIN.  Remember your FCPS Employee ID and PIN for future access to the system.

34 You can set:  Call back number  Periods of unavailability  Schedule

35 We make changes to  Locations  Classifications Teacher subs email SEIA subs email

36 An employee may specify you…  She needs your name (internet) or FCPS ID # (phone).  The system will attempt to call you.  Try to pre arrange and accept early.

37 Rates of Pay:  $11.49 AA or 60 hours  $12.38 Bachelors Degree  $12.38 SEIA sub  $14.15 Teacher Program Sub  $15.91 Long Term Sub

38 Getting Paid for today  Write your name and FCPS ID #  Write 3 beside the date/code in the “regular hours” column.  Sign and date your time sheet.

39 Benefits  Non-benefit, non-contractual  Direct Deposit  403 B  FERKO-Credit Union p. 5

40 Complete your Pink Profile Sheet  Choose locations and classifications you are comfortable with.  Refer to the map in your handbook.  Don’t forget our special locations: Rock Creek, Heather Ridge, MVMPCS, Success

41 Before you leave turn in:  Pink Profile form for SmartFind Express – Front and Back completed  Blue Emergency Card  Direct Deposit Form: (optional)  Time sheet- write your FCPS ID # and sign

42 Access SFE via internet   Staff  Substitute Management System Logon with your ID and PIN

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