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  • Alaska Teacher Placement
    Job Fair Portland Job Fair Austin Job Fair 2016 Job Fair Registration Request Technical Help 2016 Job Fair Registration Create A Job Application Login to Existing Application Search For A Job 2016 Job Fair Information ATP Job Fair Update As always Alaska focused Job Fairs will be held in March April and May 2016 The largest event ATP hosts is traditionally the Alaska Educator Expo Anchorage Job Fair and will be held on Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19 2016 in Anchorage Alaska The ATP Job Fair will be held once again at the Hotel Captain Cook ATP will also host Lower 48 Job Fairs in 2016 Seattle Washington Friday March 25 2016 Portland Oregon Wednesday April 6 2016 Austin Texas Tuesday May 10 2016 New District annual ATP Services Agreements are sent out in November each year in to HR contacts Email Anjali if you are not sure if your district has renewed its registration Links to the ATP online Employer Job Fair Registration forms for employers for the 2016 cycle will be sent out before the winter break by ATP staff to HR contacts For full details on the 2016 Job Fairs including the live candidate registration forms please see the ATP Job Fair page ATP Live Chats 2016 Live Chat Dates 2016 ATP Live Chat Schedule All ATP Live Chats start at 3 00 p m Date Time Guest Topic February 4th Toni McFadden ATP Manager Tips for ATP Applicants February 11th Josh Janice Bullock Dillingham Schools Living in Rural Alaska February 18th Sondra Meredith Alaska DEED Alaska Teacher Certification Q A February 25th Toni McFadden ATP Manager Getting Ready for ATP s Lower 48 Job Fairs TBD Sondra Meredith Alaska DEED Alaska Teacher Certification Q A ATP s Live Chats are online video presentations with

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement: ATP Contacts
    Signed a Contract Shopping Shipping Tips Contact Support ATP Contacts Frequently Asked Questions ATP Tech Support Deactivate ATP Account Job Candidates Find Jobs Create Application Application Instructions Login to AppliTrack Request Technical Help Research Districts ATP Forum District Administrators Post Jobs Search Applicants ATP District Lounge Contact Support Job Fairs Anchorage Job Fair Seattle Job Fair Portland Job Fair Austin Job Fair 2016 Job Fair Registration Request Technical Help ATP Contacts Wondering how to get in touch with Alaska Teacher Placement You ve come to the right place This page has everything you need to know to track us down To contact specific staff members please see the About ATP page for their email addresses Mailing Address Alaska Teacher Placement PO Box 755400 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 5400 Office Hours Location 8 30 a m to 5 00 p m Monday Friday Closed Holidays Alaska Teacher Placement 910 Yukon Drive Suite 108 Fairbanks Alaska 99709 Email Address atp email alaska edu Technical Support For technical support with the ATP Applitrack Application or Job Bank database https www applitrack com alaskateacher OnlineApp RequestTechHelp aspx For technical support with the ATP Forum or the main ATP website send an email to atp teachers4schools

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Index page
    with information and or opinions provide answers Although many users are teacher or principal candidates from the Lower 48 a large number of current and former school district HR and school administrators subscribe Moderators Johncn Damon Hargraves Betty Walters Toni McFadden 206 Topics 1033 Posts Last post by monrvelasjoli Tue Feb 09 2016 2 38 am Login Register Username Password Log me on automatically each visit Who is online In

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement: ATP Live Events
    Sondra Meredith Alaska DEED Alaska Teacher Certification Q A ATP s Live Chats are online video presentations with special guests who take questions by text chat Participants log in and watch the live video of the presenter and interact via a chat window by using the Live Chat Page Our special guests are working professionals from our staff and both the Alaska Statewide Mentorship Program ASMP and the Alaska Department of Education DEED Alaska Teacher Placement Channel Video Archives Tip Previous Live Chat Videos Available 24 7 356 Live streaming video by Ustream Think of it this way At a most job fairs you only have a few moments to make an impression when you introduce yourself at the district s table or booth Using the ATP Live Chat Area you can sometimes spend 20 or 30 minutes just getting ask and answer questions with school district administrators Confused Check out our tutorial links or Live Help During scheduled events ATP Live Help will be standing by at this address atp teachers4schools com Participating in ATP s Live Events Step by Step Tutorial Step 1 Create a Ustream Account If you do not already have a free Ustream account you need to create one that will inform everyone who you are and what your areas of teaching or interest are Link to Create Ustream Account http www ustream tv signup You should create a username or nickname that will give potential employers or guests some idea of who you are where you are from or what you teach Recommended Username Example firstname certification gradeLevels Step 2 Go to the ATP Channel and Chat Once you create your account or if you already have one you can go to the ATP Channel for the live chat or Virtual Job Fair Alaska

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement: Featured Bush Educators
    Mentor Project Future Educators of Alaska Signed a Contract Shopping Shipping Tips Contact Support ATP Contacts Frequently Asked Questions ATP Tech Support Deactivate ATP Account Job Candidates Find Jobs Create Application Application Instructions Login to AppliTrack Request Technical Help Research Districts ATP Forum District Administrators Post Jobs Search Applicants ATP District Lounge Contact Support Job Fairs Anchorage Job Fair Seattle Job Fair Portland Job Fair Austin Job Fair 2016 Job Fair Registration Request Technical Help Featured Bush Educators Welcome to a page that features the blogs of current and recent Bush educators The people linked here have some interesting stories to tell If you know of another Bush teacher blog please see the submission link below Bush Teacher Blogs Courtney s Blog as a First Year Alaska Bush Teacher Alakanuk LYSD Natalie s Live Teach Alaska Blog Newhalen LPSD Martha Keith Crawford s Blog Unalakleet BSSD Megan Gunderson s Blog Atqasuk NSBSD Andrea Pokrzywinski s Blog Bethel LKSD Josh Cunningham s Blog Marshall LYSD Ty and Brittany Galetka s Blog Gambell BSSD Dirk Martin s Blog Eek LKSD Michael Kelly Rilee s Blog Kotzebue NWABSD Tracie Weiz s Blog Tok AGSD Karis Koett s Blog Koyuk BSSD Greg Melvin s

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement: About ATP
    entities to promote the teaching profession in Alaska Related Statewide Programs Alaska Teacher Placement staff members work in conjunction with a number of special program grants that help teachers administrators as well as those who want to become educators Alaska Statewide Mentor Program http asmp alaska edu Contact http asmp alaska edu form contact us Vision Every student in Alaska has the benefit of a great teacher Great teachers help our children to learn grow and thrive They make learning exciting and tap into the knowledge skills and resources of local communities to help students achieve both personal and academic success Mission Give new teachers the support they need to succeed The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project exists to lift up and support the profession of teaching in Alaska The project provides individualized support to first and second year teachers developing an effective teaching force that is responsive to the diverse academic needs and cultural backgrounds of all students The project goals include Improved teacher retention Enhanced quality of instruction Improved student achievement Future Educators of Alaska http www futureeducatorsalaska org Contact http www futureeducatorsalaska org contact php ATP recognizes the importance of growing our own teachers and fostering the development of Indigenous educators FEA is a statewide collaborative effort to inspire and support Alaska Native K 12 students to go into the education profession The fostering of prospective Alaska Native teachers and administrators involves a partnership among teachers communities school districts University of Alaska campuses and more Funded by the Department of Education since 2003 FEA has worked with eighteen partner and affiliate school districts and schools to establish over 50 FEA clubs across Alaska Most recently our program name has changed from Future Teachers of Alaska to Future Educators of Alaska to be more encompassing to the many careers in education Who does FEA benefit Students FEA provides Alaska Native K 12 students the opportunity to explore what a career in education might be like and to meet other students also interested in education Teachers FEA offers teachers the opportunity to become an advisor and to share their joy of the profession by encouraging Native K 12 students in becoming educators Communities FEA helps communities grow their own educators by nurturing prospective Alaska Native teachers at the local level Colleges FEA supports career development for Alaska Native college students and acts as a bridge for high school students who plan to enter college ATP Staff We encourage you to use the links below to find the right person to talk to but don t forget that our ATP iCommunity has news and information about upcoming ATP events The best place to find answers to common questions is our ATP Forum Don t be shy This area is fully searchable and contains a wealth of information contributed by current and former educators There are literally thousands of questions and answers in the ATP Forum archive ATP Staff Profiles Toni McFadden Alaska Teacher Placement Manager 907 450 8438 tlmcfadden alaska edu

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  • About Alaska Teacher Placement
    that village on a regular schedule such as most of those in Southeast Alaska Examples of school districts on the road would be Anchorage Kenai Borough Peninsula Mat Su Fairbanks and Denali Borough Juneau is connected by ferry to Washington state as are most of the smaller towns and villages in Southeast In the Bush Well everything else is pretty much in the Bush The vast majority of the state s communities are in rural or remote Alaska also know as the Bush To get to the Bush you have to fly or take a boat Although some regional hub communities have a local system of roads with the occasional car or truck they are not connected to the rest of the roads in the state or North America for that matter Some of these like Nome really allow you to drive quite a ways hours in fact but you still need to either fly your car there by air cargo or send it by barge Other example hubs with limited road systems don t expect pavement would be Dillingham McGrath Barrow and Kotzebue Most villages though are fly in only Typcially this transportation is via a small plane We are talking about somewhere between perhaps 10 other people and nobody but you and the pilot On the upside you won t have to take your shoes off at the airport and you can keep your beverages with you when you board You will sometimes fly on a twin turbo prop from Anchorage to a hub community and then transfer to a smaller single engine plane Landings are on a dirt strip sometimes using skis in the winter setting down on an ice runway smoothed out of the frozen sea It is not uncommon in any area of the state to be weathered in or weathered out for a few days This happens when the planes can t fly into or out of a community It will happen to you at least once if you live here Air service schedules are nothing more than rough approximations of when they would like to fly to a place If the pilots don t want to fly you don t either Travel with a book to read The Last Frontier Alaska is actually designated a frontier area and certainly it is the last frontier for educators in North America Only some remote parts of Canada can compare in terms of maintaining schools in areas with frontier characteristics Australia too has some isolated regions with small schools According to the Rural Policy Research Institute the majority of Alaska can only fit into the category of a frontier Alaska is completely rural according to the ERS USDA Rural Continuum Codes since nearly the entire state is less than 2 500 urban population not adjacent to a metro area The U S Census Bureau defines Frontier areas as less that 6 people per square mile Alaska averages roughly one person per square mile Some sources using

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement: Teaching in Alaska
    educator s you have recommended and include career overview and contact information for them if possible Or you can email us with suggested entries ATP s Featured Bush Educators User contributed profiles of current and former rural educators of note Village Adjustments Village residents are pretty comfortable in their world and skilled at living there You will not be at first so just accept that learning curve Newcomers need to view this is as a true cross cultural experience whether they move to a Native village or regional hub with more of a mixed population Everything is different Buying food and supplies getting around the smells and scenery social expectations and local lingo will all be different Frankly you will feel like you ve landed on a different planet your first day off the plane Moving from the Lower 48 to the Bush is truly a cross cultural experience This is like moving overseas in many ways We aren t trying to discourage you Quite the opposite But we do want to help you make informed decisions It s better for all concerned in the long run The vast majority of district interview teams will not lie to you They don t want to replace you at Christmas and have a vested interest in making you successful in their schools If you ask the right questions about the village they are considering you for you most often get an honest candid answer How do you become an informed candidate in the eyes of the school districts Do your research on the districts and villages on the site Learn from the resources on this page what some of the instructional challenges will be Get a sense of what you are willing to accept in terms of lifestyle adjustments social isolation cross cultural stressors etc Factor in the recreational and life experience opportunities available in each possible location Get a short list of districts and sites before you begin contacting potential employers Ask intelligent thoughtful questions during your interviews but don t grill your interviewers Despite all the advice in the world be prepared to keep an open mind NCLB Rural Alaska The instructional issues facing Bush teachers vary greatly from school to school What follows are just generalizations Your mileage may vary Remember that there are many differences in what defines effective instruction for rural poor and cross cultural settings within the profession Try not to let your personal or political leanings creep into the dialogue with districts It s best to be well versed on multiple viewpoints What Works in Low SES Schools A meta analysis of the research on successful programs done by Northwest Regional Education Lab puts teachers at the center of what works with at risk students The primary characteristic of successful programs for at risk youth seems to be a strong even intense level of committment on the part of the instructional staff Traditional roles and role relationships are not as important as taking the proper action to achieve school program goals In both cases there is a clear belief that students will succeed Others including the authors of the No Child Left Behind Act s regulations believe that only scientifically valid instructional interventions can make a difference These are frequently programs that districts adopt not a set of classroom or teaching practices U S Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse Great for learning about various vendor s packaged curricula for NCLB schools Includes a database of interventions for math and overviews of other core areas U S Department of Education overview of recommended practices for NCLB schools Many schools in rural Alaska face the problems found in low socio economic status SES settings everywhere While not all Bush communities are Low SES settings the lack of a cash economy in most isolated villages is the norm This lack of a cash economy term doesn t mean jobs don t exist in the Bush They do and money is certainly used However in many villages the school and a few other employers offer the only regular wage earning jobs available Because of this school aides janitors cooks and secretaries are often holders of highly desired positions and sometimes are individuals with significant influence in the village Subsistence lifestyles hunting gathering and fishing for a living are very common and jobs that pay cash wages are frequently limited or seasonal such as fire fighting and fishing Most of Alaska s rural schools are considered Title I eligible Title I is a program that gives additional federal education dollars to schools that qualify due to having high percentages of Low SES students With the dollars come guidelines that can effect both the school and the teachers who work there The No Child Left Behind Act NCLB has placed additional pressure on rural schools to be held accountable for student achievement levels that frequently fall behind the national guidelines of Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP According to the Alaska EED most of our rural school districts have schools that failed to make AYP Roger Sampson former Commissioner of Education put out a press release that explains what AYP means in Alaska Although 41 of schools in state did not make AYP for last year a significant percentage of those are located in rural mostly Alaska Native communities A quick look at the list of schools not making AYP shows that 33 of 54 districts 61 of all districts have at least one school that did not make AYP 28 of 54 the school districts not making adequate progress were in rural or remote areas 52 of all districts In other words 85 of school districts with schools not making AYP are considered rural districts There are ratings from Level 1 Level 5 based on how many years schools have failed to make AYP that determine how much pressure is placed on the school to improve Technically schools in Level 5 could be taken over directly by the state Because

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