Get Hired Series for New and Experienced Teachers

In this three-part Get Hired webinar series, back due to popular demand, you will learn how to prepare and successfully interview for teaching jobs in 2021.

WHY ATTEND

Are you a new teacher looking to land your first job, or transition from occasional to full time teaching? Or, are you experienced and looking to improve your interviewing skills?

In this three-part Get Hired webinar series, back due to popular demand, you will learn how to prepare and successfully interview for teaching jobs in 2021.

This Get Hired webinar series will:

  • Help you become a skilled interviewee
  • Teach you how to respond to current issues such as the pandemic, diversity and synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Walk you through standard interview questions and responses
  • Teach you techniques to manage the pace and content of your responses
  • Guide you in securing a permanent contract position
  • Provide you with an eBook after each session with self-assessment materials and lots of content to continue improving your interviewing skills

Recordings will be available if participants miss the live webinar.

Workshop Agenda

SESSION 1 - PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. EST

The first session will help you prepare for your interview, with a focus on questions that deal with standard issues but also with current issues such as teaching during a pandemic, techniques such as synchronous & asynchronous teaching and managing diversity, equity and fairness in the classroom.

At this session, you will:

  • Learn how to prepare for common teaching questions;
  • Become familiar with all three interview types;
  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of first-time applicants;
  • Become familiar with gathering information on “The Three Ps.”

SESSION 2 - SUCCESS IN THE INTERVIEW 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. EST

Do you ever wonder what interviewers are looking for, what they are writing, and whether you are on the right track with your responses? The second session will guide you through the process of nailing an interview, from the first impression to the follow-up.

This includes:

  • The advantages and pitfalls of bringing a portfolio;
  • Creating a positive image, from dress to properly timing of your responses;
  • Making a power statement and finishing strongly.

SESSION 3 - TRANSITIONING FROM OCCASIONAL TO PERMANENT TEACHING

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. EST

Congratulations, you made it to the occasional teacher or long-term occasional teacher list.  How do you make yourself stand out, paving the way for a permanent contract?  In this final webinar, you will learn how to assess a school environment, find a permanent role and position yourself for success while in the midst of a pandemic.

We will review:

  • Strategies for establishing and maintaining a positive presence in the school;
  • What principals are looking for in full-time hires;
  • Scanning the environment to determine what a school is looking for.

Following each webinar, you will receive an eBook that contains templates that guide you through the processes outlined in the webinar. Each 60-minute webinar includes a live post question and answer period with Jennifer and Dan.

PRICING Information

Recordings will be available if participants miss the live webinar.

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Presented by K-12 recruitment experts Jennifer Baldelli and Daniel Mason. Together, the pair represents more than 60 years of experience hiring teachers into K-12 education.

 

Dan Mason

Daniel has worked in the Ontario school system for 29 years, having been a high school teacher, department head, principal and superintendent. As both a principal and member of senior staff, he was instrumental in developing staff development opportunities for teachers on instructional effectiveness, student evaluation practices, classroom management, and curriculum implementation.

Dan has interviewed hundreds of teachers and has selected school staff who have been promoted to department heads, vice-principals, principals and superintendents within the school board. As a result of his recruitment abilities, Dan has become a skilled presenter on delivering many workshops including effective interviewees for all positions. He holds a B.A., and a B.Ed., M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D.

Jennifer Baldelli

Jennifer has 32 years of experience in HR within the Ontario school system and has worked at three school districts. As an HR Officer, she oversaw Recruitment/Staffing and subsequently led the department as an Operations Specialist.  She has developed and organized centralized interviewing processes for teachers and provided principals with interviewing questions and up-to-date techniques for school-based recruitment.  As such, Jennifer has developed an on-the-ground understanding and appreciation of the principals’ needs in the staffing and recruitment process.  Her experience has been wide-ranging and practical in this regard.

Jennifer is a certified Registered Professional Recruiter (Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada) and was featured in Canada’s HR Today Journal for her ongoing contributions in the field of HR.

For more information, email Dan at dlmason@magma.ca.