2021 Summer Institute: July 12 to 23, 2021 (M-F)

Thank you for your interest in teaching in the IT for Dominica Online Summer Institute. Note that this application further qualifies you to travel to Dominica to teach once Covid-19 has subsided.

To apply to work with educators in the Commonwealth of Dominica as part of the IT for Dominica Summer Institute,  please complete the following application. 

In addition to this application, please forward your resume to Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth at m.hollingsworth@alumni.uleth.ca. Please include within your resume at least two references which you authorize the IT for Dominica Foundation to contact.

Deadline for application, resume, and references:  February 23, 2021

Following this deadline, all submissions will be reviewed by the IT for Dominica Foundation and potential volunteer teachers will be contacted. 

Please note that information provided within this application may be shared with the IT for Dominica Foundation Board Members, the Summer Institute Program Lead, the Dominican Ministry of Education, and/or the Dominica Association of Teachers. The Alberta Teachers' Association, as one of our valued primary partners in the Summer Institute, will also review applicant's standing within the Association.

(NOTE: As a logistical note, please be sure to click the "Submit Your Application" button at the bottom, when finished completing the application.)


For background information on the IT for Dominica Summer Institute, please refer to :

IT for Dominica Teacher Briefing 2021

 

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* 1. Applicant Name in Full - exactly as appears on your passport:

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* 2. Preferred Name:

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* 3. Email Address (your school email address):

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* 4. Email address (non-school):

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* 5. Phone Number (cell):

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* 6. Mailing Address:

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* 7. Current workplace name:

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* 8. Current workplace phone number:

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* 9. Address of current workplace:

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* 10. How many years have you been teaching?

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* 11. The IT for Dominica Foundation publishes a newsletter approximately four times per year to apprise alumni and supporters of our work. May we include your name on our mailing list? (We do not share mailing lists. We are judicious in our use of email and you may unsubscribe at any time.)

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* 12. Why do you wish to be involved in teaching in the IT for Dominica Foundation's Summer Institute?

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* 13. Why do you think you are well suited to teaching in the Commonwealth of Dominica?

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* 14. Please indicate which grade level ranges you have experience in integrating ICT into the classroom? (Choose all that apply)

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* 15. Please describe any experiences you have had in teaching adults:

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* 16. How would you describe your knowledge level of using Information and Communication Technologies in a classroom setting?

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* 17. Knowledge of strategies for effectively integrating information and communication technologies into classroom settings is a key building block of the IT for Dominica Foundation. Please describe your knowledge-base and training in this domain.

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* 18. Please describe your knowledge of using Chromebooks and Google resources for learning.

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* 19. Why is the use of information technology important to learners in a developing nation such as the Commonwealth of Dominica?

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* 20. Describe any previous experience in teaching online courses or material.

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* 21. Describe any previous international experiences, particularly work-related international experiences.

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* 22. The context of working in the IT for Dominica Summer Institute requires flexibility. Please describe instances where you have demonstrated flexibility in your approach to work, while also ensuring that you have strived to meet your objectives.

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* 23. You will be a member of an instructional team within the Summer Institute. Please describe instances that demonstrate your ability to work as a member of a team - supporting the team and bringing value to the team.

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* 24. SKIP THIS QUESTION DUE TO COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.
Medical facilities in Dominica are not the same as found in Canada. Urgent care often requires travelling off-island. Do you have health concerns that need to be considered? If so, please describe.

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* 25. SKIP THIS QUESTION DUE TO COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.
Are you comfortable working in an environment with minimal health supports?

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* 26. As a future avenue, we are exploring offering online webinars for Dominican educators. Would you have potential interest in offering a live webinar that captures your expertise for Dominican teachers?

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* 27. If selected as a participant in the IT for Dominica Summer Institute, are you willing to commit blocks of time for course development and consultations with other members of the team?

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* 28. If selected as a participant in the IT for Dominica Summer Institute, are you willing to share your experiences by writing a short briefing and sharing photos of your experience?

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* 29. Are you willing to attend the ATA International Cooperation Debriefing Program held in Edmonton in the Fall? (An excellent opportunity to exchange experiences with others working internationally. An ATA supported event.) Note this assumes COVID-19 health restrictions are not in place.

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* 30. Your comments:

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