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INFORMATION FOR DISTRICTS AND RECRUITERS

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES / PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS


INFORMATION FOR DISTRICTS AND RECRUITERS

Time: District check-in and set-up starts at 7:00 AM. Pre-screening for interview appointments will be held between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Interviews will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

UCCS Parking: Please click here for Parking Garage (PG) and campus maps.

Cost:

A continental breakfast and lunch is provided for recruiters. Larger districts with seven or more recruiters may order an additional table.

Contact Kirk Vsetecka, Widefield 3, at 719-391-3015 or vseteckak@wsd3.org for site questions. For registration questions, please contact Leisa Sacry at 303-762-8762 or lsacry@co-case.org.

Click here to register as a district/recruiter.


INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES / PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

Southern Teacher Job Fair registration is NOW OPEN. The fair registration deadline will be March 18 but may close earlier if the maximum number of 300 candidates has been reached. If space remains, onsite registration will be available the morning of March 20, 2020 payable by $20, cash or check. The location of the fair will be held at the Gallogly Event Center.

Please Note 1:
Directions to Gallogly Event Center from parking areas 222 or 224: Proceed to the open courtyard to the (east) right of building with the clock tower (University Center). Proceed straight ahead and go up the stairs. If you need to use an elevator, please enter the University Center on your left and proceed to the elevator. It will take you up one flight and then exit the building to Gallogly Event Center. (There will be many signs pointing the way)

UCCS Parking: Please click here for Parking Garage (PG) and campus maps.

Please note 2: You do not have to be a member of CASE, or have a username or password in order to register. The cost to attend this fair is $20 or $30 to attend both the Southern and Denver Metro teacher job fairs, payable by credit card at the time of online registration. 

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given if you are unable to attend, except in the event that the host cancels (and does not reschedule) the fair. 

If you are coming from out of state, please pre-register in order to reserve a place.

A final list of participating schools and districts will be sent to all registered candidates, along with their open positions, a few days prior to the day of the fair. Please find a current list in the FAQs below.

Individual school districts will require a copy of your current résumé. Please be sure to bring an adequate number of copies and to read the information below as it will answer many of your questions. CASPA has hosted successful job fairs for teachers in the spring of each year. In response to recent changes in the hiring process of school districts, CASPA has adapted new practices to ensure a similar experience for candidates.
 

The traditional style of job fairs typically starts with a two-hour line-intensive session where candidates attempt to schedule as many face-to-face interviews with individual school districts as possible for later in the day. This design works well for many school districts and candidates should keep this process in mind as they search. Because of these uncertainties, many districts have moved from interviewing to more of a “meet and greet.” These “meet and greets” will be conducted throughout the day by some school districts. Each district will individually determine their format.

What is a “meet and greet”?  The “meet and greet” format is a brief conversation between candidates and districts.  It allows recruiters to talk to as many candidates as possible throughout the day. Don’t underestimate the power of a “meet and greet”!  Some of these first impression conversations may lead to interviews later in the year. 

Not all districts will be seeking candidates across all endorsement areas. Limited information about the district needs will be available prior to the event. Candidates are encouraged to make contacts with as many districts as possible, should openings in their endorsement area become available. 

What Applicants Should Expect

The CASPA job fairs have a design that is very similar to many of the university job fairs. To maximize the experience for participants, we offer the following information:

Due to the nature of this job fair, Southern school districts will be interviewing individuals seeking employment under Alternative Licensure or Teacher-In-Residence, including UCCS ALP students.

Click here to register as a candidate/prospective teacher.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I wear?
Dress professionally, but comfortably. You may be doing a lot of standing in lines. Give thought to your attire and the impression you are making.

Do I need to arrive before or around 8:00 AM?
Yes. Doors will be open at 8:00 AM for registered teacher candidates. Be prepared to spend the whole day at the job fair to maximize your interview schedule. Please Note: Directions to Gallogly Event Center from parking areas 222 or 224: Proceed to the open courtyard to the (east) right of building with the clock tower (University Center). Proceed straight ahead and go up the stairs. If you need to use an elevator, please enter the University Center on your left and proceed to the elevator. It will take you up one flight and then exit the building to Gallogly Event Center. (There will be many signs pointing the way) 

What do I need to bring?
An adequate supply of resumes (at least 20, 1-2 pages in length) to share with your districts; portfolios are optional (some district may want to see them, most will not)

Will I have an opportunity to interview?
School districts will be interviewing until 5:00 PM. Opportunities to interview will depend on the district need for your licensure area(s), and the availability of times.

Who should attend the job fair?
All in-state and out-of-state licensed candidates, and student teachers who will be completing their education program in the spring of 2020 are welcome to attend the CASPA job fair. Southern school districts will be interviewing individuals seeking employment under Alternative Licensure or Teacher-In-Residence, including UCCS ALP students.

What about parking?
There will be ample parking in the garage/lots. Please click here for parking garage (PG) and campus maps. Onsite logistics will be provided closer to the event.

Will there be food served?
Breakfast and lunch will not be served. There is a food court at the University Center on campus. Please note to make sure to bring water with you.

Can I register onsite?
If space remains, onsite registration will be available Friday morning, March 20, 2020, payable by $20, cash or check.

What about cancelling due to weather?
Due to the time of year, cancellation or delayed start due to weather is possible. In the event that the Colorado Springs area is experiencing blizzard-like conditions, CASE will post an announcement on the CASE website and send out an email letting you know that the job fair has been cancelled or will have a delayed start.


PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS
Participating school districts will be added here as they register. Please check back periodically for an updated list. To learn more about Colorado districts, please click here or click on the name to be directed to their website.