What is a Digital Performance Task (DPT)?
A Digital Performance Task (DPT) is an on-demand virtual interview conducted through Hirevue (hirevue.com). You will be asked six questions (five video responses and one written response). For the video responses, you will be given time to prepare before recording a video response and will be allowed one "retake". If you are invited to do a Digital Performance Task, you will be provided complete instructions. These interviews can be done at your convenience, any time of day/night. Not all applicants will be required to complete the DPT, but most people will be asked to do so. Those who are not required to do a DPT during the application process may be asked to complete an abbreviated one at a future time, which would be used as a tool to share with our school partners during the placement process.
Time to Complete Your Digital Performance Task
We ask that you complete your DPT within seven days following your invitation to do so. You should plan to spend at least 60-90 minutes total for the practice portion and to complete the formal interview. Once you complete your DPT, it will be reviewed within 3-5 business days. Admissions will email you to inform you if you are or are not moving forward in the application process. (If you need extra time to complete your DPT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an extension).
Importance of the Digital Performance Task
You should treat the DPT like a real in-person interview and prepare for it like you would any interview. Dress comfortably, but professionally. Just relax and be sure to convey your interest in the Urban Teachers program as well as your passion and motivation for serving in high-need urban communities!
As you prepare for your DPT, please keep in mind the core competencies Urban Teachers seeks
1. Achievement Orientation
2. Commitment to Under-Served Communities
3. Growth Mindset
4. Professional Skills