DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair
In this unprecedented time, EdFuel, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and the DC Public Charter School Board are looking to provide a space for potential teacher candidates (you!) to connect virtually with schools, educator preparation programs, and district government agencies. Our goal is to continue making progress towards ensuring that every student has access to high-quality and diverse teachers.
EdFuel, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and the DC Public Charter School Board will be hosting a free two-day, citywide DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, May 6th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm EST and Thursday, May 7th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm EST.
REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE
In order to participate in this free, citywide virtual teacher recruitment fair, you’ll need to register for the day(s) that you are interested in attending by clicking the registration links below. If you are interested in attending on both days, you’ll need to register for each date. Please note that each day features different schools and organizations. Spaces are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
- DAY ONE: Wednesday, May 6th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm EST | Register here
- DAY TWO: Thursday, May 7th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm EST | Register here
WHAT SUPPORT WILL BE PROVIDED?
We understand that virtual job fairs are likely new for everyone. Because of this, EdFuel will be offering optional virtual preparation webinars for registered participants. These webinars will provide guidance on using the platform, how to effectively engage with schools via online text chat, and best practices for meaningful interaction with school recruiters.
These 60-minute preparation webinars are optional but highly recommended. Please use the following links to register for the webinar option that works best with your schedule:
- OPTION 1: Thursday, April 30th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST | Register here
- OPTION 2: Monday, May 4th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST | Register here
WHAT ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE AT THE FAIR?
The fair is geared toward both current and prospective teachers. At the fair, you’ll find representatives from:
- Schools based in Washington, DC
- Educator preparation programs
- District government agencies (to share information on citywide teacher benefit programs such as transportation and housing)
HOW DOES A “VIRTUAL” RECRUITMENT FAIR WORK?
The virtual platform being used for the event allows exhibitors (participating organizations) to host a virtual recruitment “booth” that candidates can enter to learn more about each organization and their current openings or program. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one, online text chats to determine relevant next steps (for example, beginning the official interview process).
As a commitment to DC’s current and prospective educators, funding for this fair was generously provided by Education Forward DC and The deLaski Family Foundation. This funding has allowed for the fair to be free and open to all candidates and participating organizations.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kerri-Ann Nesbeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.