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.
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.
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.
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.”
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:
Using Professional Development Management Tools to Empower Great Teaching, Develop Leaders, and Increase Student Achievement
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.
New Report: How We Can Learn From Other Countries to Improve the Traditional U.S. Model of Professional Development
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).
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.”
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.
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.