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New Jersey Teachers of Color Virtual Job Fair draws record 700 educators

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Teacherjobfairs.org hosted their 9th Annual New Jersey Teachers of Color Virtual Job Fair and drew over 700 teachers to the event. The job seeker attendance was a record attendance for this event from the previous year and shows the need for diversity hiring events in the education sector. The event was specifically designed for Teachers of Color and educators looking for education jobs across the state. It was an incredibly successful event with numerous recruitment opportunities for teachers and job seekers alike. In addition, attendees were able to connect with employers, learn more about available positions, and gain valuable insights into the hiring process.

Teaching candidates attending this hiring event included graduates from the College of Education representing various Universities within New Jersey and other states. Many of these new graduates were seeking their first career opportunity to begin teaching k-12.

Employers were able to provide guidance on their hiring process and teaching license requirements, and some of the schools provided offer letters at this event.

Teacherjobfairs.org, the leading Job Board, connecting schools with educators worldwide, hosts over 100 events in the United States to provide an online platform that connects the job seeker with the potential employer via virtual job fairs. This is their 9th Annual hiring event in New Jersey.

Teacherjobfairs.org to host their annual Georgia SPED Virtual Teacher Job Fair on February 28, 2023

Georgia SPED Virtual Teacher Job Fair
Georgia SPED Virtual Teacher Job Fair

Schools from Georgia and surrounding states will attend the hiring event focused on recruiting Special Education Teachers. As one of the hardest-to-recruit niche groups of educators, Special Education Teachers (SPED) work with students who have learning, mental, emotional, or physical disabilities. As a result, SPED Teachers are a highly sought-after group of educators averaging salaries ranging from $46,000 to $77,000 in Georgia based on experience.

According to the state of Georgia teacher shortage data collected across 2019 and 2022, there is an estimated 3,400 vacancies in special education teacher positions. As a result, many schools need help to hire and retain educators. One of these schools is the Fulton County School System in Georgia. In 2022, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp approved a $2,000 bonus as an incentive to hire and keep teachers amid a staffing shortage. For Fulton County Schoo System the incentives were increased up to $7,500.

Many schools will attend the Teacherjobfairs.org SPED Virtual Teacher Job Fair in Georgia. The online hiring event will allow educators to apply and interview online. The job fair is scheduled to take place February 28, 2023, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Time Zone. To register and obtain more information, visit www.teacherjobfairs.org

About Teacherjobfairs.org
Teacherjobfairs.org is the leading niche job board company connecting Teachers and Educators with school jobs. We provide an online digital platform and face-to-face platform for prospective Teachers, Educators & school personnel to interview and make career contacts. We host over 100 virtual and in-person teacher career fairs to introduce school employers to teaching career seekers. Teaching job seekers may find job opportunities to teach in the United States, Canada, and worldwide, including Teach Abroad and Teach English opportunities in China, Saudi Arabia, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.teacherjobfairs.org

Take an Active Role in Your Career as Teacher Jobs Growth are in Bilingual Education

Are you motivated, fluent in multiple languages, and passionate for helping others succeed? If this describes you, then you are the perfect candidate for a career path as a bilingual teacher.

As a bilingual teacher, your duties will include educating students on a new language, testing their skills, and incorporating up-to-date styles of teaching successfully. As someone who is fluent in both Spanish and English, you can take charge of your career path as a bilingual Spanish teacher. Students may have some knowledge of Spanish while fluent in English, or students may speak Spanish with little knowledge of English. You will be able to assist these students in reaching their goals of speaking multiple languages fluently.

Diligence is important in your efforts of finding the right career path. If this sounds like the kind of work you are seeking, then you need to apply for teacher jobs. According to Education Week, schools are in a serious need of bilingual teachers. There are available bilingual teaching positions all over the United States, which offers opportunities to relocate or remain in your current area.

A career as a bilingual teacher includes a reliable source of income and firm job security. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides that in May 2015 the median annual income earned by Kindergarten and elementary school teachers was $54,550, and the job outlook is around 6% for 2014-2024.

Choosing a role in a career path that educates students will provide you with a fulfilling journey of helping them become successful. By teaching new languages to students, you taking an active role in their education and future. Now is the time to apply for bilingual teacher recruitment and to put your knowledge to good use.

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Detroit Public Schools Teacher Shortage

Detroit Public Schools Teacher Shortage

Over 300 Teacher Jobs need to be filled for the 2017-2018 School Year

Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti announced this week that there are still 340 teacher vacancies — 243 in general education and 97 special education openings — The district employs about 3K teachers.

Five Questions to Ask Before Landing an International Teaching Job

International Teacher Jobs

With globalization on the rise, and the increasing importance of English in the business world, foreign governments and NGOs are realizing the immense benefits of having native English teachers in their schools. While teaching English is not the only way to score an International Teaching Job, it is by far the most popular. Teaching English is a great opportunity for young Americans to travel, experience new cultures, share their perspectives, and do it at little to no cost (or in some cases, even at a profit!) However, many people who move abroad to teach may find the reality of their position is nowhere near what they were expecting. That’s why it is a good idea to know exactly what you are getting into before you buy your plane ticket, so here are a few questions you should ask up front before accepting a position.

1. How many hours will I be expected to work?
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many people show up at a job placement expecting to work a few hours a day, and have the majority of the time to themselves. This may be the case in certain placements, but many placements will expect you to be a full time employee at the school. Depending on workplace culture, you may also be expected to stay late or work weekends. Make sure to check exactly what the school or company expects of you, and be willing to be flexible with your schedule if the need arises.

2. What is my role in the classroom?
Depending on what qualifications you have, some jobs might expect you to take on the role of head teacher. You might be expected to plan lessons, make seating charts, or even decide on a curriculum! If you have the right qualifications, these jobs might afford you an opportunity to stay abroad for a longer period of time, and will probably come with some nice incentives. On the other hand, most English teaching jobs you will find will most likely be for assistant teachers. This is true of private companies as well as programs like the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) or Fulbright Scholarships. In these positions you will most likely be paired up with a native teacher, and you will assist the class. The responsibilities for an assistant vary from being a human tape recorder (Please repeat after me), to designing activities and cultural lessons for the class. Make sure you understand what your role will be, ensure you are adequately prepared.

3. What are my financial obligations?
Moving abroad is costly, but some companies or schools will try to make it easier on you by taking care of some of the startup costs. Some programs might reimburse your plane ticket, or subsidize your room and board while you are abroad. Other programs may expect you to front the whole bill, including plane tickets, room and board, and supplies for teaching. It is important for you to be prepared, because once you are abroad, financing options are limited.

4. What are my legal requirements?
If a school or company is hiring you to teach English abroad, they SHOULD sponsor a visa and help you with immigration documentation. That being said, it is still a good idea to ask if you need to apply for the Visa, what documentation you need to provide, and whether or not there are any fees attached. Once you arrive, you should check if there is any additional paperwork you need to fill out, such as tax documents. You may also need/want to open a bank account so you don’t have to deal with foreign transaction fees. It is also a good idea to ask whether you need to purchase any kind of insurance, or if it is provided by the organization hiring you.

5. What do you do for fun?
Besides knowing the logistics of moving to a foreign country and your job, it is also important to remember it is OK, in fact, it is encouraged to have a life outside of your job. Ask about what kinds of community organizations, entertainment options, or cultural events you might be able to participate in. Ask about ways you to learn the native language, whether or not you will need a car to get around, and how much support the school will offer you outside of working hours. If you are nervous about living abroad, it can be comforting to know if there are other foreigners in your area you could talk to, so ask about organizations for expats in the area. Above all, make sure you are confident you will be able to make a few friends, even if they are also teachers at your school. Being abroad can be an extremely lonely experience, but if you are willing to put the effort in, you will make lifelong friends.

Whether you want to spend a year travelling after college, or you are ready to make a permanent move abroad, teaching English can open up a world of opportunities (Literally!). Make sure you have all the information, and you will surely find a placement or a country to fit your needs!

To view international teacher jobs visit www.teacherjobfairs.org for open positions or attend our teacher job fairs and meet with international schools recruiting.

Source: Teacherjobfairs.org

Is there a US Teacher Hiring Shortage or Crisis?

Every school district administrator charged with adding, replacing or maintaining teacher hires will agree that the US has a teacher shortage. Many of those same administrators also agree that there currently is a teacher crisis. What is the differentiator between the schools that agree there is a teacher shortage to those that believe there is a teacher crisis? If we define a shortage to be a scarcity and a crisis to be an emergency, what number of teachers should trigger a teacher crisis? The differentiator is not one cause, but more often than not, it comes down to a few causes. One of those causes is attracting teachers to schools serving disproportionally low income and minority students. This was recently noted by past Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

TeacherJobFairs.org has been tracking the growing trend of a teacher shortage to a teacher crisis for the past three years. “There continues to be a trend toward more teacher vacancies that go unfilled as this increases the anxiety of schools to hire” said Christopher Dugan, President of Teacherjobfairs.org “The continued trend over past three years is concerning as more and more low income and minority schools face the reality that this trend will continue with no end in sight”.

A recent survey conducted in March of this year by TeacherJobFairs.org of 1200 school district human resources administrators across the US, 64% believed they were in a teacher job recruitment crisis. While 36% believed they were in a teacher shortage, all the respondents believed there is a teacher recruitment problem. When we asked the 64% of schools that believed their district was in a teacher hiring crisis, 82% defined their district as predominately serving low income and minority students. What criteria were used to differentiate between a teacher shortage and teacher crisis? We had randomly sampled over 120 schools throughout the US prior to the survey to calculate current teacher opening and found that the average was 27 openings. There were of course many factors why these positions were open including, retirements, moves and additions of curriculum/programs. We did not share the number of opening we found through our survey with the schools surveyed in an attempt not to influence their survey results. Of the schools that stated there is a teacher crisis, the average number of teacher openings was 55. The question we have now, is this acceptable? At what point do the states and districts accept that we are in a crisis as defined by the very districts that we polled and take action to correct this? What action should be taken? Is it legislative, political or infrastructure focused?

Like many problems, the first step is acknowledging there is a problem and the second step is to accept and get help. At what point will the school districts accept and get help?

About the Survey
The survey was conducted throughout the month of March 2016 as part of the quarterly survey conducted by TeacherJobFairs.org over the past three years. For the survey, 1200 school district human resources administrators were contacted by phone. Weighting was employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the US school system. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20 of what the results would have been if all school districts in the United States had been polled. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to polling error, coverage error, and measurement error.
About TeacherJobFairs.org

TeacherJobFairs.org is the industry standard for schools to recruit teachers throughout the US through it teacher recruitment events which are more than 80 per year, online recruitment tools and HIRE NOW! With its team of award winning school district industry veterans it positions schools for success in teacher recruitment.

By Christopher Dugan President, TeacherJobFairs.org