Professional development for teachers
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development
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Keep Teachers Engaged Through Effective Professional Development

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Due to certification requirements or contractual agreements, teachers are generally required to participate in professional development (PD) programs, however, most teachers see professional learning as much more than completing an obligation. According to Professional Development and Teacher Change by Thomas R. Guskey, “they (teachers) see professional development programs as among the most promising and most readily available routes to growth on a job.”

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School Climate and Student Achievement
Data & Tech, Teacher Effectiveness
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A Breakdown of the Relationship Between School Climate, Teacher Retention, and Student Achievement

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager
A recent report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU examined the relationship between teacher retention, school climate, and student achievement. Here’s a breakdown of how these three important factors can influence one another.

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Teacher hiring, ESSA
Conferences, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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Matt Chapman, CEO at NWEA Shares How ESSA Impacts School District HR Departments

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Matt Chapman, CEO at NWEA and keynote speaker at this year’s Solutions Summit, shared with conference attendees the impact the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will have on K-12 school district human resources (HR) departments.

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Appreciation of Teachers
Professional Development
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How to Show Appreciation for Teachers Through Meaningful Professional Development

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

It’s teacher appreciation week and thousands of students, parents, and community members are thanking educators for making a difference in their lives.

Teachers work tirelessly to deliver instruction and help every student succeed. They understand the importance of objective-driven lesson plans, differentiated learning, checking for mastery etc. However, many school districts struggle to uphold the same standards for effective professional development for teachers. One of the best ways we can show appreciation for our teachers is to listen to their needs, respect their time, and most of all, support them in the classroom by delivering meaningful professional development.

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TeacherMatch EPI
TeacherMatch EPI
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3 Must-Know’s About the TeacherMatch EPI

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

When a first-of-its-kind technology or tool becomes available, there’s a lot of excitement and eagerness to learn more. There are often many questions that naturally arise. For example, when people started using online search engines like Google, many wondered, “How does Google know what websites to list in the search results? How do I know if I can trust the results?” It’s important to people that new technology has a sense of transparency, credibility, and integrity.

The TeacherMatch Educator’s Professional Inventory (EPI®) is a revolutionary, data-driven hiring tool that helps school districts identify, hire, and develop the most effective educators. As with any cutting-edge technology, many people have questions about how the TeacherMatch EPI works and how it can benefit school districts.

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Bog Rogers, Intel, Solutions Summit 2016
Absence Management, Conferences, Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Hiring
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Solutions Summit 2016: Keynote Wrap-Up

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Attendees at this year’s Solutions Summit in Portland were treated to three unique and engaging keynote presentations, which included education and data leaders taking the stage to discuss innovative ways to invigorate K-12 human resource processes.

Keynote presenters included a panel discussion led by Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist at Intel; Peter Ianniello, Executive Director of Human Resource Support at New York City Department of Education; and Matt Chapman, CEO at NWEA.

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Substitute Placement Software
Absence Management, Data & Tech
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Substitute Placement Software – The Difference Between Good and Great

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

Every day, school districts face the challenge of ensuring there is a high-quality teacher in every classroom. From last-minute illnesses, to professional development and vacation time, substitute placement coordinators are constantly trying to fill vacancies across multiple schools and dozens of classrooms.

When time is of the essence, and quality matters, it’s extremely important that the processes in place are as efficient and as effective as possible. This is where substitute placement software enters the equation – and where the technology behind the software really makes a difference.

While there are a number of substitute placement software and services on the market, school districts need to focus on the technology that will have the greatest impact on placing high-quality substitutes in the classroom faster.

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Conferences, Data & Tech
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TeacherMatch and Intel: A Data-Driven Story

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

Intel is well known for their processors, however the innovative technology company is constantly expanding smart technology to make exciting experiences possible for everyone. Their dedication to evolving technology, user experience, and education makes Intel a perfect partner for TeacherMatch.

Here’s a glimpse into the ongoing relationship between the two revolutionary tech organizations:

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Cloud Solutions for school districts
Absence Management, Data & Tech, Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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Crunching the Numbers: Should Your School District HR Department Use an On-Premise or Cloud Solution?

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

If you are considering an HR talent management solution for your school district, it is important to consider your software options. In fact, one of your most important considerations will be deciding between a cloud-based solution or one that is locally installed. Which option is best for you functionally, as well as from a cost perspective?

We took the first step in helping you decide and spoke with our IT experts to crunch the numbers: What cost considerations should your district think about when choosing an on-premise vs. cloud solution?

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Email Marketing for teacher recruitment
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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Invigorate Your Teacher Hiring Strategy: Email Recruitment Tips from Real Marketers!

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Despite the multitude of new communication channels, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, email is still one of the best ways to reach teacher candidates during the recruitment process. According to Andy Fercu, Product Manager at Monster Talent CRM, “Email is still important professionally, even to the youngest workers. Our own interns told us that it’s creepy to receive a text from an unknown recruiter.”

So take a page from real marketers, and discover email recruitment tips that will invigorate your teacher hiring strategy!

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