instructional technology coordinator interview questions shared by candidates
Previous experience in school, age range of students, examples of problem dealing with student instruction, examples of multi-tasking, how would I deal with a student acting out.1 Answer
Dealing with instruction or personality difficulties from student might stem from a problem at home, at school, or child just doesn't understand and cannot articulate. Take your time, sit down low to their physical level, and try to put it in a different way, maybe they like baseball and you can give an example of the problem in terms of baseball that they can understand. Always encourage.
What is the difference between formative and summative evaluation?1 Answer
Summative evaluation is meant to assess the amount of student learning at the end of a unit, like a final exam or midterm. Formative evaluation is much more regular and is used by a teacher to change their program to achieve better results.
What does a well managed classroom look like?1 Answer
A well managed classroom is orderly with the teacher in control of the room, making sure that students are listening, participating, learning, and enjoying all at the appropriate times.
How would I handle difficult situations with kids with Aspergers1 Answer
Calm voice, looking straight in eyes, ask them to focus, remain calm
How would I use my experience to coach and support other teachers?1 Answer
The best way, in my opinion, to coach and support other teachers is to myself in their shoes. I have past experience being in their situation and so I can empathize and do my best to help them with whatever issues arise.
I think it's inappropriate to ask applicants to donate two hours to an online assessment pre-interview, at the start of the interviewing process. It seems arrogant, and impersonal. I'd be fine with 20 minutes. Two hours is too much, and likely hurts P2's reputation with applicants.7 Answers
I don't agree with you. This kind of tests beats any reference or experience ever. Those who pass them will never face situations like "who the hell hired this retard?". That's the purpose, to get rid of dumb people who know nothing (or almost) about nothing, but who have very nice references or even experience, diplomas and who were lucky to fool some other employers. You cannot fool these tests, they are basic and not meant to select high IQ people, but rather to eliminate those somehow mentally or culturally limited. There's no rocket science just arithmetics and some geometry or alphabetical judgemental problems, nothing more.
@Carbonate, in your original post, you state "This kind of tests beats any reference or experience ever" and you casually refer to "retards", "dumb people" and "the mentally and culturally limited". I think you meant to say "this kind of test" not "tests" and references to "retards", "dumb people", and the "mentally and culturally limited" are unprofessional, not to mention impolite. Statistically, it’s probable that one of your peers may have a developmentally disabled child, sibling, or other relative. So who hired you at P2, or are you in senior management there? Because, apparently the testing doesn't weed out bigots, loose cannons, and those who cannot use correct English grammar. On the other hand, an effective behavioral interview, along with a shorter version on the test, might.
Also, @Carbonate, based on your writing skills, I think you must be an engineer, and either educated in a non-English speaking country, or just careless or deficient in your writing and editing abilities. In your original post, you wrote "to get rid of dumb people who know nothing (or almost) about nothing, but who have very nice references or even experience, diplomas and who were lucky to fool some other employers". This is clumsy and suggestive of an ESL writer, and would be better expressed as "to get rid of less intelligent people who know nothing (or almost nothing) but who may have very nice references, or even experience, diplomas, and enough luck to fool other employers" And do you really value a two hour online test over great experience, education, and references? What about poor test takers or test anxiety? Your comment, "There's no rocket science just arithmetics and some geometry or alphabetical judgemental problems" would be correctly written, "There is no rocket science on the test, just arithmetic, and some geometry and alphabetic judgement problems" My point is not to be unkind, but to make the point that making engineers answer short essay questions, and evaluating their answers on grammar, style, and spelling as well as content, would be equivalent to making non-engineers take the quantitative, logic test that P2 administers all applicants. Furthermore, you say, "You cannot fool these tests". Are you kidding? If I cared enough, I could take practice tests based on the sample questions. But what would really help would be to gather answers from your test readily available online, and to gather friends to act as divide and conquer lifelines while taking the test. The latter two means ensure that if you really value the test so much, you are hiring many dishonest, questionably qualified people. So to my original point, what your test is accomplishing, among some valid goals, is ensuring that you hire practiced quantitative test takers, people who are desperate enough to crawl though your online obstacle course, and unscrupulous cheaters in all P2 positions, including non-qualitative roles. As a prominent side effect, again, you are putting off many applicants who will feel that it is arrogant to ask for two hours of volunteer test taking before one gets to speak to a human being at your firm. It's P2's prerogative, of course, but in my opinion, misguided and ineffective.
all i can say is that your english is better than mine and you're very creative in writing. i have no idea who counted 185 on your IQ (cause you don't need that much to tell if someone like me is american born or not, based on my writing), mine is somewhere around 140. let's not mix things here, this test and P2Energy culture. If P2 sucks as a company, and here I agree, it doesn't means that this basic test is not welcome. I passed a similar one in 1997 when I was still in Europe, for a swedish company, and for the same purpose. Some people, though less intelligent, are very lucky in school, professional life, and so on and with a nice reference, sneak into a position they do not deserve. And you wake up next morning at work with your new colleague and after a while you ask yourself who hired that person. P2E are saying that they had problems of this kind before, but not anymore since this test has been implemented. So, if you're that smart, let's assume you were unlucky, we call this "collateral damage". On the other hand, this company has not much to offer to his employees, and maybe you were intelligent enough to scrap the test thinking that it's not worth it.
@Carbonate, apologies - I was not kind above. I just got a little bit p-d off at having to take a two hour test as part of a job application, really. Not sure what part I flunked, really, but I was not applying for an engineering position, so much of the test just annoying me. Maybe I was too honest on the cultural questions. Best of fortune to you.
Heh - "annoyed me"
I agree with the initial post. I think it is only appropriate after the candidate is afforded an interview to determine if there is a solid alignment between the hiring managers needs and the candidates skills/abilities. Only after that interview is it appropriate if what is being assessed directly relates to the position. If the position requires the candidate to work 75 % in Word and 25% dont administer an assessment on MS Project or Sharepoint. It is ridiculous how some companies are requiring an investment of 2 or more hours before they will even talk to you!
How familiar are you with the ADDIE model6 Answers
Explained how I used ADDIE in previous positions.
Thank you for your insightful review. It helped tremendously.
Good for you. You made a smart decision. One of their best Senior ISD left a while ago. One employee walked off a job on a Friday. Just imagine how difficult it would be for you to work there.
Thanks for sharing these. It was very helpful to know this. Probably life saving advice before I apply.
I agree with what's said above. Yes, you missed something but you have gained a life. Keep looking and you will find the right job. The training division sucks there the most! There is another company opened this year called TPJ solutions Inc., which is affiliated with Hendall and located in the same building as Hendall. STAY AWAY from that one, too. The same management! Trust me and get a life!
08/28/2018, due to the most recent negative reviews, the ratings of the company has dropped again below 3.0. It was around 2.5 or 2.6 a while ago. However the company had quite a few hall monitors write those positive but FAKE reviews to jack up the ratings. But the truth is people are leaving and are speaking up. Now the number tells what Hendall is. I am projecting that this number might go up again because they are desperate to hire as people are leaving and they will "hire" people to write fake reviews to get the ratings up. Just wait and see. Job seekers, find a life and look for jobs elsewhere. Trust those negative reviews especially the most recent comprehensive ones with lots of the details to summarize everything for you. Training department is a the biggest problem at Hendall and as well as TPJ Solutions. As people has mentioned, TPJ solutions is the same management of Hendall. Those big names/titles of the companies are the main problems...either lack of competency or having no sense of integrity or in both cases. So find something else and you won't regret your decision. Don't be enticed by the high pay that was never offered to previous employees. Do you know why? Because people have left in a short time and they are desperate to get the jobs done and so they would have to pay higher to fill the positions quickly which are frequently left vacant due to high staff turnout as a result of POOR and TERRIBLE management.
My education, experience with students. What would I do with students with a behavior problem and "tell us a time" when you had a student behavior problem and a time when you and a coworker didn't agree.4 Answers
10 years private tutoring math/English elementary level, afterschool program instructor, class aide for both regular and special ed. This year there was a student who got in a fight with another student screamed at her that she was lying. I separated both students and had them draw out problem as they were 1st graders. I then asked each girl what happened. One girl said the other threw her paper on the floor. The other girl said it fell. I told the other girl that when the paper falls you politely tell he she dropped her paper which solved the problem. This year there was an aide who the lead teacher, myself and another aide felt wasn't doing his job. She told me to show him how to work with another student. He wasn't receptive to what I was saying and I told this to my supervisor when she asked. She said that I had to explain things to him so after she and the principal had a talk with him he did a lot better on the day he and myself managed the class together.
last year I had several students with behavior problems. As an afterschool instructor I started by having a seating arrangement so the quieter and more noisy students are mixed together. I set some class rules and consequences when they weren't followed. First time is a time out for 5 min. 2nd time they miss a fun activity, 3rd time I talk to afterschool director. With one student who would walk out of class constantly and run around rather than listening, I found that having him sit in the back as an assigned seat was one effective way to get him to do his work. I also found that having him pick books and go read at his desk along with the rest of the class helped with maintaining class order while other students were still working. Having them sit away from class materials so they don't touch them during circle time was also effective. Soon the kid was sweeping the floor without being told.
sometimes I worry about what needs to get done but that helps me get it done sooner so I don't have to keep worrying about it. Last year another aide and I didn't agree on a way to handle a difficult student. We managed to settle our differences by talking it out and were able to run the class together when the head teacher wasn't there.
there was one situation a couple years back as an aide in special ed class. One aide didn't take his job seriously. He was playing with the student he was supposed to be watching. I was told that I was doing a good job with my student. Myself, the head teacher and the principal had a discussion with him and gave him a 2nd chance. He did better during the 2nd chance last year I had two kids who would just do as they pleased. I started out by giving the entire class a seating arrangement putting the more noisy and more quiet together to balance each other out. Next I made a set of rules that applied to the whole class. After talking to one boy twice I had him sit in time out for 5 minutes then asked him why he was there. He usually did better after the time outs. For one girl, I had a talk with her mom inside the class and in addition to the assigned seat I told her she could help with jobs if she does what she is supposed to do. Twice I had to have her miss out on free coloring because she came late from the bathroom and I had to tell her twice to sit and do her work. The assigned seat helped with getting work done
What would you do if.... (projector went down, lost power, computer froze, class got out of control, etc)3 Answers
Just be prepared with an answer like, "Don't panic. Be prepared to adjust to change quickly and with positivity and have your brain in gear to come up with a solution. And always lean towards safety, not risky, and whatever you do, put a positive spin on it. (Lights are out? Fantastic! It's not often we get to do our meeting outdoors! Perfect weather too! We will get you the facts you need to know today and then we will reschedule the greater part of this meeting for another day when the power is more cooperative!)
1. If lights out - it's not going to work we still have to fhinish the class. Wait a few minutes and then ask everyone to stay seated if is really dark for safety's sake/ I call maintenance or custodian or collegue to find out whats going on so I can decide how to proceed 2.Computer locks up, I love computers, don't you -- Okay lets take a 15 minute break while I get this resolved. 3. Class out of control, Everyone lets get back on topic, we need to make it through this section and then we'll take a break. If there is a particular person who is disruptive then at the break I'll pull them aside and ask them to discuss their issues with me in private and to refrain from disruping the class or I'll have to ask them to leave.
If your projector shut down don"t panic lost of power,and computer froze got out of control, The first thing you do check up the wiring regarding loss contact and loss connections. The second thing is to unplug your device for a few minutes and plug it again to back up again.
Tell me about your experience doing this sort of work.3 Answers
I showed some samples of my work - both e-learning modules and design plans.
Depends company products quality & my work placing products retailers shops & good communication skills onwer.
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