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Hiring? The Secret to Finding Hidden Edtech Talent

Finding the right candidate is not only important in order to get the job done but it is also essential for building a healthy company culture. So how do you find the perfect hire? A big part of that strategy is knowing where to look to find the kind of high-quality candidates you want to add to your roster. We decided to sit down with the EdSurge Job’s team to talk specifically about how to locate “hidden” edtech talent. Here are their suggestions on where to find your perfect candidate.Hiding in plain sight

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Jim Shelton to Leave Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jim Shelton is leaving the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Jim Shelton: 'Forward, Always: My Journey at CZI'

Jim Shelton, who started the Education division of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, posted this note on the organization’s website today. Read our complete coverage about Shelton’s exit here.

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What’s in Your Name? The Importance of Branding for Recruitment in Edtech

Your brand is your name, your personality, your identity, and so much more. It’s a declaration to the public—who you are, what you offer, and how you’d like to be perceived. A well-cultivated brand sets you apart from others operating in the same space, allowing real people to identify with you and encouraging them to interact with you directly.

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Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. Kids, he argued, need time to dance, draw, create and find what they’re good at.

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How to Find Great Edtech Talent? Look in Unusual Places

Having trouble filling a senior role? Consider looking for someone from another industry outside of education.

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Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world.

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Forbes’ 2018 ‘30 Under 30’ Came Early This Year. Here’s Who Made the Education List.

When it comes to education, Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list might be summed up best as the year of the founder.Most of the 38 honorees (cofounders are grouped together) are listed as entrepreneurs, though their companies—and backgrounds—are rather diverse. Judging this year’s nominees were Charles Best (founder of DonorsChoose.org), along with Stacey Childress (CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund), Wendy Kopp (cofounder of Teach For All) and Joe Vasquez (codirector at Runway Incubator), himself an “Under 30” alum.

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What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School?

What’s it like for an engineer to dive into education?

Sam Strasser is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Summit Public Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. But he also has had a long career working as an engineer at companies including Microsoft and Facebook. At Facebook, he helped develop Summit’s personalized learning platform, which is now used in more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. Strasser spoke with the EdSurge Jobs team about how school looks from an engineer’s point of view.

?Top Education Researchers Jump Ship to Join Digital Promise

Education research is about to pick up its clock speed. When people talk about the “gold standard” of research, the name SRI International often comes up. Now they will have to add Digital Promise to that list.

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