According to the UFT, hiring will be based upon total DOE seniority if the applicant is qualified for the position. That means being properly certified, getting a satisfactory rating, and good attendance. However, the DOE seems to have a different opinion. According to the letter I received, the successful candidate will also need to demonstrate the following:
- Detailed lesson plans that include student differentiation requirements.
- The ability to integrate Common Core standards in the lesson.
- Project based learning.and using a blended learning model.
- Ensure consistency with the Danielson Framework Model.
- Incorporate technology as a major part of classroom teaching.
I guess the disconnect between the UFT and DOE is the result of of how section 18D of the contract (pages 108-109) is interpreted.by both sides In the mean time, 3,000 teachers are in a state of confusion as they must decide whether to apply to their turnaround schools or go on the open market to look for a more stable teaching position. Based upon my school, many of the teachers are seriously considering going to try their luck on the open market and not go through the humiliating experience to beg for their positions back. As for me? I have not made up my mind yet.