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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Kuspuk School District
    46 pm Adrianna wrote Hi their I am researching school districts I am from the Great State of Alaska Born and raised I am very interested in this school district I have spent some time in the area but want to hear what it is like as a teacher in the district What is the teaching housing like in the different places Are pets allowed in the housing and what is the rent like for teachers in the housing Also what about teaching support and supplies Also is it possible to get an advance on salary with this district once hired as moving out is expensive We have to buy everything by mail and have it shipped in Is their a store in all the communities in the district or do some not have stores What about community support for the schools and the teachers Its a lot of questions and thanks in advance for answering What site are you looking at I worked in a neighboring district and I was always impressed with my dealings with Kuspuk school district However every village is different Search for their NA online and it will give you current housing situation at least it should I have some friends that are teaching there as well I will drop an email to them to get some feedback on their villages Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Kuspuk School District by Adrianna Mon Dec 14 2015 10 06 pm I am open to any of the different schools I would love to get information from different teachers who have worked at the different schools I am going to school to get my Elementary school degree anyway it would be great to get insight from Teachers who work at

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Certification options for new teachers
    an emergency certification as long as she is progressing toward her degree Any insight on that Any advice would be great Thanks ElemEducator Posts 15 Joined Tue Mar 10 2015 6 24 am Top Re Certification options for new teachers by Adrianna Tue Dec 08 2015 2 07 pm Contact the State of Alaska Education Department and find out exactly how best they can help and exactly how best to get certified in the state of Alaska and ask about emergency certification and how that works on a State level Good luck Adrianna Posts 8 Joined Mon Dec 07 2015 3 29 am Top Re Certification options for new teachers by Johncn Wed Dec 09 2015 5 03 am ElemEducator wrote My wife who is an aide at our school in rural Alaska is looking at her best options to complete her degree in Elem Ed She currently has an associates through a community college in Michigan and we re trying to figure out best options for her to obtain her degree in the quickest and most affordable way possible Our Superintendent mentioned something about offering an emergency certification as long as she is progressing toward her degree Any insight on that Hello As I often say for important certification related questions the only way to keep accurately informed of complicated Alaska certification regulations and how those may apply to each individual s complicated life and or background is to contact the Alaska Teacher Certification office Alaska Teacher Certification Office https education alaska gov TeacherCertification We all have opinions here on this forum and want to help out but I would take our opinions with a proverbial grain of salt and get the skinny from those in the know at EED Well with that said there is good news and bad news The bad news is that there really is not any Emergency Certification approach for those without a Bachelor s degree and you must be certified to teach in Alaska Your superintendent is probably referring to the Initial Program Enrollment certification type This certificate type is designed for those with a Bachelor s degree already who meet a number of other criteria including being actively enrolled in an accredited pre service teacher training program Many of these are with the University of Alaska in my experience and their schools of education would be good places to get more details However this recent ish ATP Forum thread has direct quotes from EED s site about the various criteria http www alaskateacher org forum viewtopic php f 3 t 1259 p2068 The potentially good news for your wife is that the Alaska Board of Education is considering Alternative Routes to certification TOMORROW December 10 and seeking public input Public comment takes place before the BOE work session by phone but then the Board will hear from Sondra Meredith and Commissioner Hanley about existing options That will be streamed live Further the current Board packet https education alaska gov State Boar Packet

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Certification options for new teachers
    an emergency certification as long as she is progressing toward her degree Any insight on that Any advice would be great Thanks ElemEducator Posts 15 Joined Tue Mar 10 2015 6 24 am Top Re Certification options for new teachers by Adrianna Tue Dec 08 2015 2 07 pm Contact the State of Alaska Education Department and find out exactly how best they can help and exactly how best to get certified in the state of Alaska and ask about emergency certification and how that works on a State level Good luck Adrianna Posts 8 Joined Mon Dec 07 2015 3 29 am Top Re Certification options for new teachers by Johncn Wed Dec 09 2015 5 03 am ElemEducator wrote My wife who is an aide at our school in rural Alaska is looking at her best options to complete her degree in Elem Ed She currently has an associates through a community college in Michigan and we re trying to figure out best options for her to obtain her degree in the quickest and most affordable way possible Our Superintendent mentioned something about offering an emergency certification as long as she is progressing toward her degree Any insight on that Hello As I often say for important certification related questions the only way to keep accurately informed of complicated Alaska certification regulations and how those may apply to each individual s complicated life and or background is to contact the Alaska Teacher Certification office Alaska Teacher Certification Office https education alaska gov TeacherCertification We all have opinions here on this forum and want to help out but I would take our opinions with a proverbial grain of salt and get the skinny from those in the know at EED Well with that said there is good news and bad news The bad news is that there really is not any Emergency Certification approach for those without a Bachelor s degree and you must be certified to teach in Alaska Your superintendent is probably referring to the Initial Program Enrollment certification type This certificate type is designed for those with a Bachelor s degree already who meet a number of other criteria including being actively enrolled in an accredited pre service teacher training program Many of these are with the University of Alaska in my experience and their schools of education would be good places to get more details However this recent ish ATP Forum thread has direct quotes from EED s site about the various criteria http www alaskateacher org forum viewtopic php f 3 t 1259 p2068 The potentially good news for your wife is that the Alaska Board of Education is considering Alternative Routes to certification TOMORROW December 10 and seeking public input Public comment takes place before the BOE work session by phone but then the Board will hear from Sondra Meredith and Commissioner Hanley about existing options That will be streamed live Further the current Board packet https education alaska gov State Boar Packet

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching Math in Alaska - a few questions!
    while taking multiple praxis exams over a two year period 2 Math teachers are hard to find My wife the math teacher has taught 6 different math classes and sometimes had to teach two math classes during one class period Alaska teaching is totally different than lower 48 teaching because of numbers The size of the school makes a difference My wife is currently teaching 5 different preps at our new location as well Some of the larger road schools fairbanks Anchorage and Mat Su might be a little different with the number of kids but many schools just don t have the HS population to justify a math teacher teaching only one subject 3 Most Alaska school districts I think all have negotiated agreements Those can be found online In the NA there are certain guidelines that are supposed to be followed I have never heard of the working an extra class to get extra pay Sounds crazy to me Do we get a full hour of prep Nope I get 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon Maybe some of the larger schools have a little more flexibility but not in rural Alaska Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Teaching Math in Alaska a few questions by cyclone67 Sat Oct 17 2015 7 18 pm Can t help you about the math questions but about the prep Yep every district and even some variance between schools will have different policies Where i just came from the only prep period we had was the hour we were required to be there before school started Other than that I had students the whole day except for about 20 minutes at lunch However other schools at our district had specials teachers so the teachers could get an unofficial prep period when their kids were at art or PE Some schools will have the middle school students self contained with one teacher more like Elementary and some will have them joined in with the high schools K 12 bush schools Again varies cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Teaching Math in Alaska a few questions by ksralaska Thu Oct 22 2015 3 39 pm Hi there First of all know I m a new teacher in a rural district Southeast Island There are lots of differences here because the schools are so small The school I m in Naukati has only 19 students so it s a two teacher school 1 I m not sure about this one I teach 8th grade math and Algebra 1 I am currently bringing my 8th grader into Algebra 1 because she s ahead with 8th grade If she gets through Algebra 1 and does well she ll be able to start Algebra 2 next year but won t receive credit for Algebra 1 in high school impossible for 8th grade I was told by my principle In

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Login
    Resend activation e mail Log me on automatically each visit Hide my online status this session Register In order to login you must be registered Registering takes only a few moments but gives you increased capabilities The board administrator may also grant additional permissions to registered users Before you register please ensure you are familiar with our terms of use and related policies Please ensure you read any forum rules

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching Math in Alaska - a few questions!
    while taking multiple praxis exams over a two year period 2 Math teachers are hard to find My wife the math teacher has taught 6 different math classes and sometimes had to teach two math classes during one class period Alaska teaching is totally different than lower 48 teaching because of numbers The size of the school makes a difference My wife is currently teaching 5 different preps at our new location as well Some of the larger road schools fairbanks Anchorage and Mat Su might be a little different with the number of kids but many schools just don t have the HS population to justify a math teacher teaching only one subject 3 Most Alaska school districts I think all have negotiated agreements Those can be found online In the NA there are certain guidelines that are supposed to be followed I have never heard of the working an extra class to get extra pay Sounds crazy to me Do we get a full hour of prep Nope I get 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon Maybe some of the larger schools have a little more flexibility but not in rural Alaska Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Teaching Math in Alaska a few questions by cyclone67 Sat Oct 17 2015 7 18 pm Can t help you about the math questions but about the prep Yep every district and even some variance between schools will have different policies Where i just came from the only prep period we had was the hour we were required to be there before school started Other than that I had students the whole day except for about 20 minutes at lunch However other schools at our district had specials teachers so the teachers could get an unofficial prep period when their kids were at art or PE Some schools will have the middle school students self contained with one teacher more like Elementary and some will have them joined in with the high schools K 12 bush schools Again varies cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Teaching Math in Alaska a few questions by ksralaska Thu Oct 22 2015 3 39 pm Hi there First of all know I m a new teacher in a rural district Southeast Island There are lots of differences here because the schools are so small The school I m in Naukati has only 19 students so it s a two teacher school 1 I m not sure about this one I teach 8th grade math and Algebra 1 I am currently bringing my 8th grader into Algebra 1 because she s ahead with 8th grade If she gets through Algebra 1 and does well she ll be able to start Algebra 2 next year but won t receive credit for Algebra 1 in high school impossible for 8th grade I was told by my principle In

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Small Schools in Need of 10 Students
    kids could really help a struggling bush school with their numbers I know the new baby coming in April and one that will be 2 in August won t help My oldest will be 5 in September of next school year and I have another that will be 3 1 2 Do these 2 count Thanks in advance for the help TheCousins Posts 4 Joined Wed Oct 22 2014 6 39 pm Top Re Small Schools in Need of 10 Students by Johncn Fri Sep 25 2015 12 23 pm Hi In general because the age range of compulsory attendance is 7 16 schools are not required to have and are not paid for preschool programs They do get Foundation Forumlua funding this is the main mechanism for school funding on a per pupil basis for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade There are some exceptions to this rule in some years that allow certain rural districts to get partial funding for pre school programs This is more the exception than than the rule though The base number of students required to get a school funded is ten 10 from K 12 during a 20 day count period for membership in October In other words students ENROLLED not necessarily present for those 20 days has to be at least 10 0 or higher http www touchngo com lglcntr akstats statutes title14 chapter30 section010 htm In addition rural schools in Alaska that are primarily made up of Alaska Native students often get significant funding from Impact Aid a formula that tries to lessen the impact of having mostly non taxable lands owned by the federal government or its entities This does count younger preschool students http touchngo com lglcntr akstats Statutes Title14 Chapter17 Section410 htm Hope this helps Regards John

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