Category : Teacher Effectiveness

TeacherMatch and PeopleAdmin
Data & Tech, Human Resources, News, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring, TeacherMatch EPI
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Coming Together to Revolutionize How Schools Identify, Hire and Develop Effective Teachers

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

We are excited to announce that TeacherMatch has joined the PeopleAdmin family. As two leading innovators in education talent management, TeacherMatch and PeopleAdmin join forces to pave a path that will empower school districts to give every student and teacher a pathway to success.

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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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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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Solutions Summit 2016
Absence Management, Conferences, Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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5 Must-Do’s at Solutions Summit 2016

Portland, Oregon, Solutions SummitBy: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Solutions Summit 2016, from April 20 – April 22 in Portland, Oregon, is around the corner! This year’s Summit offers an unprecedented line-up of sessions — from recruiting, hiring, and onboarding to PD management and practices . . . as well as absence management and workforce planning.

Get ready for Solutions Summit 2016 by viewing our Official Agenda, and take a look at our list of 5 Things You Will Want to Do at Solutions Summit 2016:

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Professional Development, TeacherMatch
Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Using Professional Development Management Tools to Empower Great Teaching, Develop Leaders, and Increase Student Achievement

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Every teacher enters the classroom with a unique background, a different set of teaching skills, and various classroom strengths. And in addition to teaching a new set of students each year, they may have to meet a specific set of new or enhanced school or district requirements. With such complexity, it is essential for school districts to implement professional development (PD) management tools that meet the individualized learning needs of every educator.

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Teacher Professional Development Models
Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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New Report: How We Can Learn From Other Countries to Improve the Traditional U.S. Model of Professional Development

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB), released a new report that suggests that the current U.S. model of professional development “far underperforms other key competitor countries.” In Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems, leading Australian researcher, Ben Jensen, analyzes the delivery model of professional development in four high-performing systems: Shanghai, British Columbia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Each of these systems score near the top of all jurisdictions tested in science, mathematics, and reading in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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Teacher Hiring in Today’s Tight Labor Market
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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Teacher Hiring in Today’s Tight Labor Market

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

In August 2015, The New York Times published “Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble.” The article stated that school districts across the U.S. are struggling to find and hire teachers and their applicant pools are “next to nothing.”

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Technology Courses for Teachers
Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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The Growing Importance of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

While many educational leaders acknowledge the benefits of technology in the classroom, there are still teachers who struggle to effectively incorporate it into instruction. An Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) survey reported that 36 percent of teachers under 35 years old and 44 percent of teachers 55 and older do not describe themselves as “very confident” at using new digital technologies.

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Effective Teaching Methods
Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Effective Teaching Methods to Increase Social-Emotional Student Learning

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

As educators and school leaders, it’s important to stay-up-to-date on the latest research and implement new teaching methods in an effort to be more effective in the classroom. Recent research offers new evidence that social-emotional teaching methods are a great way to increase student learning and impact their ability to be successful in the future.

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