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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TeacherMatch
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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Bringing Science to the Art of Teacher Hiring

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

As former educators, principals, and school leaders, the TeacherMatch® founders understand that there’s an art to hiring high-quality teachers. Principals and teacher teams have a strong understanding of the unique needs in their school. They have insight into the school climate and challenges as well as the characteristics of their teaching staff and student population. These insights allow teacher teams and principals to make informed judgments in the interview process based on observations and knowledge. They may lead to statements like, “I feel like she’d be a great addition to our team” or “I feel that the students would really respond to his personality.”

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Teacher Recruitment Stats
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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5 Teacher Recruitment Stats You Need to Know

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

Hiring quality employees can be a challenging task for any organization, but when it comes to teacher recruitment, the stakes are even higher. Hiring high-quality teachers gives students the best chance to succeed, while low-quality hires can jeopardize student growth. Fortunately, researchers have been studying the processes, factors, and outcomes of teacher recruitment for decades. Here are some of the most fascinating stats on teacher recruitment to consider in the hiring process.

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Solutions Summit 2016
Absence Management, Conferences, Data & Tech, Human Resources
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Take the 3-Step Process to Register and Prepare for Solutions Summit 2016!

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

In a few weeks, TeacherMatch, SmartFind, and Thrive/ERO solution users will be arriving in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel, from April 20 – April 22, for Solutions Summit 2016 (

If you’ve already registered, we look forward to seeing you in Portland! If you haven’t registered yet – we understand, the first step can be the hardest. So, as part of the Solutions Summit planning committee, I’ve compiled an easy-to-complete 3-step list to get you registered and ready for SS16!

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Google, hiring teachers
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Hiring, TeacherMatch EPI
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From Googleyness to Hired! – What K-12 School Districts Can Learn from Google When Attracting Top Teacher Candidates

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Many think that tech titan Google has an overwhelming advantage in recruiting top talent. Whether true or not, your school district doesn’t need to be a world-famous brand to get top teacher candidates through the door. What you need is a titan-like hiring strategy. So here is what your district can learn from Google when attracting top teacher candidates this hiring season:

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