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Pre-recruitment Webinar

Please join us for the free Virtual CSDE-RESC Alliance Increasing Educator Diversity Pre-Recruitment Webinar.

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Pre-recruitment Webinar
Pre-recruitment Webinar

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Zoom

About the event

Please join us for the free Virtual CSDE-RESC Alliance Increasing Educator Diversity Pre-Recruitment Webinar. The purpose of the

Webinar is two-fold: first, to provide valuable information and resources to diverse educator candidates to secure jobs in Connecticut and second; to provide information on equitable hiring and retention practices for school district leaders. Attendees will have free access to school administrators, hiring managers, and state administrators to learn more about current efforts, strategies, policies, and research to increase the racial and linguistic diversity of the educator workforce.

Webinar Agenda

9:00 am – 9:20 am - Welcoming Remarks

9:25 am – 10:10 am - Session I - Equitable Hiring Practices: How to Recruit Diverse Staff

This session will provide district and school staff with strategies to assist them in hiring educators of color and inform candidates about hiring practices, and prepare them for interview questions.

10:10 am – 10:55 am - Session II - Equitable Retention Practices: How to Retain Diverse Staff

This session will provide strategies for school staff and leadership for retaining diverse staff members through the use of equitable and intentional practices and initiatives.

10:55 am – 11:25 am - Session III – Addressing the Teacher Shortage: What You Need To Know About Teacher

Certification and Flexibility in Hiring This session will be a presentation of the Alternate Route to Certification program in Connecticut.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm - Session IV – Resources and Organizations Available to Support Educators of Color in Connecticut

This session will include a panel discussion highlighting resources available to educators of color and how to create a school environment that helps to retain those educators.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm - Session V: Current Educators of Color in Connecticut

This session will include a panel of current Connecticut Educators of Color who will discuss their current experiences being a teacher in the state.

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