EARCOS and Busan International Foreign School Invites you to Dr. James H. Stronge’s Hiring the Best Teachers

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Workshop Description

We know that teachers make a difference in how much and how well students learn. Yet, school leaders often struggle with the challenge of identifying highly effective teachers in the initial teacher selection process. How do we know, from an application, a resume, or an interview, that an applicant may be an effective teacher? We know that interviews are the most commonly used tool in the majority of hiring decisions, yet how confident are we that the best hiring decisions are being made? Thus, what can school leaders do to identify and select highly effective teachers? This workshop addresses the following issues:

  • What works and what doesn’t in teacher hiring?
  • How can school leaders and teacher selection teams use teacher effectiveness research to guide the hiring process?
  • What practical tools can be used to make research-informed hiring decisions?

Discover what the research regarding interviewing says and learn how it has been united with the qualities of effective teachers to develop interview protocols that support school leaders in making research-guided hiring decisions. Key tools drawn from the Stronge Hiring Protocol will be highlighted in the workshop, including:

  • Teacher application design using a numerical analysis to compare applicants
  • Screening interview with research-based and field-tested questions and rubrics
  • Comprehensive teacher job interview using video-based simulations
  • Standardized job reference protocol

About Dr. Jame H Stronge

dr james h strongeDr Stronge is President of Stronge and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC, an educational consulting company that focuses on teacher and leader effectiveness with projects internationally and in many U.S. states. Additionally, he is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship, in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. He teaches doctoral courses within the School of Education’s Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (EPPL) Program, with a particular focus on human resource leadership, legal issues in education, and applied field research. Stronge has garnered more than $20 million in grants and contracts since joining the faculty of the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Stronge’s research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection. He has worked with numerous U.S. state departments of education, school districts, and national and international educational organizations to design and implement evaluation and hiring systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. In recent years he completed work on new teacher and principal evaluation systems for American international schools in conjunction with the Association of American Schools in South America and supported by the U.S. Department of State. Stronge has made more than 350 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, and conducted workshops for educational organizations extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Among his current research projects are international comparative studies of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China.

Stronge has authored, coauthored, or edited 30 books and more than 150 articles, chapters, and technical reports. His most recent books include:

  • Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching (SolutionTree, 2015),
  • Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching (SolutionTree, 2015),
  • Instructional Methods for Differentiation and Deeper Learning (SolutionTree, 2015),
  • West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China (ASCD, 2014),
  • Principal Evaluation (ASCD, 2013),
  • Effective Teachers = Student Achievement: What the Research Says (Routledge – Eye On Education, 2010), and
  • Evaluating What Good Teachers Do: Eight Research-based Standards for Assessing Teacher Excellence (Routledge Eye On Education, 2010).

His 1994 book, Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents: Evaluating Policy and Practice received the Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association.

Target Audience

Superintendents/School Heads
Principals, Assistant Principals
School Leadership Teams
Aspiring School Leaders
Human Resource Personnel
Board Members

Workshop Schedule

October 8 Day One
Registration: 8:30-9:00
Workshop: 9:00 – 3:30

October 9 Day Two
Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00


Registration link
URL: https://goo.gl/OUdYdZ.

Deadline: September 30th

Payment Details

EARCOS members:
75 USD or 90,000 KRW
Non-EARCOS members:
150 USD or 180,000 KRW

Pay on site (cash or cheque to “Busan International Foreign School”)

For questions, email:
Leda Cedo, [email protected]

Workshop location

Busan International Foreign School
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Recommended hotel

Citadines Apart’Hotel
6th Floor 620 Haeundae-ro
Haeundae-gu, Busan
South Korea 48094
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Hotel website

Please mention “Busan International Foreign School” for discounted rates.
(130,000 KRW~200,000 KRW, depending on room type)

If booking other hotels, please choose around the Haeundae area in Busan for ease of transport to school.

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We have limited seats available.