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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Login
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - A Few Questions
    like Not at all to say that this is you but a lot of people I ve heard about come up to Alaska to teach because it s an adventure From what I hear they do not last long which is hard on them the district and most of all the kids That said some people move up here from the lower 48 and absolutely love it Just keep that in mind before you sign up with say a rural district which is often the case at job fairs Some principals have told me one year is better than no years but I feel that you should find a community you can put years into and really make a difference with the kids My advice is to talk firsthand with some of the folks here once you get a good idea where you might be I d also highly encourage you to come up to Anchorage for the job fair and drive around the state and see what you see The road system is a lot different than off of it but it s something that you probably won t regret even when you don t get a job and if no one offers you a position before then I suspect that it ll mean a lot more to have you there in person Just my thoughts Keep in mind I m a new teacher though have lived almost all my life in AK Keane Richards ksralaska Posts 3 Joined Thu Oct 22 2015 3 28 pm Top Re A Few Questions by marymatt718 Sat Oct 24 2015 2 39 pm I wholeheartedly agree with ksralaska It is SO hard on the students when there is so much turnover I am in my third year here in Togiak and I see the impact on the kids especially at the elementary level when they get attached to a teacher only to find out the next year that they didn t come back It broke my heart this year to hear one little boy calling up to an open window where a favorite teacher had lived the year before Mr O isn t here Baba When is he coming home He moved away He s not a teacher here anymore The little guy burst into tears If you re only coming for one year please go break hearts elsewhere in another state Teachers come for all sorts of reasons and leave for just as many I do find in my village however that it is most often what they left behind that makes them leave If you have a close or cohabiting relationship with a BF GF or fiancee think twice about coming here That is the NUMBER ONE reason teachers leave my school It is a long way from the lower 48 and travel at Christmas can be difficult due to the weather so it is possible to be away from each other for 10 months Skype is possible if the

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Family Interested in Alaska
    I have a BA I have teaching experience at an international school in China I actually am a supervisor over our 3 and 4 year old classes this year including overseeing 7 classrooms English and Chinese teachers in each one and curriculum writing I have read the requirements for Alaska and am starting to work on the ways to licensure but I would love any advice anyone has Especially on how to go about this from a nontraditional standpoint And any districts that would welcome a family verses some that may not be able to accommodate a family that would be helpful too Boys ages 5 and 7 We are not looking for the main 5 cities We are open to a bush school Thank you to anyone who has advice This is a first step Do you guys work for LDI in China You need to be certifiable and one component there is completing an teacher ed program with student teaching If you have not completed that you will need to Private schools are totally different than public school and I am almost certain 99 of bush schools are public though there may be some that are private since we have a private school here where I live If you go to https www eed state ak us TeacherCertification you should find the info you need about certification As far as your family many bush districts love teaching couples though it would be hard to find a full time job for the husband unless you look at some of the larger hubs However if your husband and you gain certificates husband in other areas you would be very marketable Heck some school with less than 10 students would possibly hire you if you had the proper certificates to keep their school open Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Family Intrested in Alaska by disneygirl Thu Sep 24 2015 6 52 pm Bushteachers wrote disneygirl wrote Hello Our family of 4 is interested in coming to Alaska I am the teacher of the family My husband also teachers music I teach early childhood or lower elementary but am open My strange question is this most of my teaching life has been outside of the US And when we still lived in the US I taught in Preschools that did not require a teaching certification So I do not have a teaching certificate and my BA is in Church Ministry with a focus on Children I have been working in classrooms for about 12 years minus a few years off when my kids were born So I have a BA I have teaching experience at an international school in China I actually am a supervisor over our 3 and 4 year old classes this year including overseeing 7 classrooms English and Chinese teachers in each one and curriculum writing I have read the requirements for Alaska and am starting to work on the ways

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Family Interested in Alaska
    I have a BA I have teaching experience at an international school in China I actually am a supervisor over our 3 and 4 year old classes this year including overseeing 7 classrooms English and Chinese teachers in each one and curriculum writing I have read the requirements for Alaska and am starting to work on the ways to licensure but I would love any advice anyone has Especially on how to go about this from a nontraditional standpoint And any districts that would welcome a family verses some that may not be able to accommodate a family that would be helpful too Boys ages 5 and 7 We are not looking for the main 5 cities We are open to a bush school Thank you to anyone who has advice This is a first step Do you guys work for LDI in China You need to be certifiable and one component there is completing an teacher ed program with student teaching If you have not completed that you will need to Private schools are totally different than public school and I am almost certain 99 of bush schools are public though there may be some that are private since we have a private school here where I live If you go to https www eed state ak us TeacherCertification you should find the info you need about certification As far as your family many bush districts love teaching couples though it would be hard to find a full time job for the husband unless you look at some of the larger hubs However if your husband and you gain certificates husband in other areas you would be very marketable Heck some school with less than 10 students would possibly hire you if you had the proper certificates to keep their school open Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Family Intrested in Alaska by disneygirl Thu Sep 24 2015 6 52 pm Bushteachers wrote disneygirl wrote Hello Our family of 4 is interested in coming to Alaska I am the teacher of the family My husband also teachers music I teach early childhood or lower elementary but am open My strange question is this most of my teaching life has been outside of the US And when we still lived in the US I taught in Preschools that did not require a teaching certification So I do not have a teaching certificate and my BA is in Church Ministry with a focus on Children I have been working in classrooms for about 12 years minus a few years off when my kids were born So I have a BA I have teaching experience at an international school in China I actually am a supervisor over our 3 and 4 year old classes this year including overseeing 7 classrooms English and Chinese teachers in each one and curriculum writing I have read the requirements for Alaska and am starting to work on the ways

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Interested in High School English
    coaching these sports as well In regards to Alaskan experience I ve worked in the Kenai Peninsula Homer and Seward the past two summers and this would be the number one choice for me but am open to anything My work experience back home is primarily with my University s learning center and tutoring Essentially I m looking for some guidance I know that I have to complete the BCE and complete some multicultural Alaskan courses but other than that I m a little unclear about what exactly I need to do With only a bachelor s degree in English what are my chances of teaching next school year What are the steps I need to take I m looking for any kind of help and guidance If anything needs clarified just ask I would like to relocate to Alaska this winter if at all possible Thanks in advance scody Posts 1 Joined Wed Sep 23 2015 11 07 am Top Re Interested in High School English by Johncn Thu Sep 24 2015 3 23 am Hello The Alaska EED Teacher Certification site is the correct first stop and because regulations for certification are complex you should contact them directly with your details and clarify your situation with them EVERY non traditional teacher candidate which you are considered to be as you do not seem to have any pre service teacher preparation program in your background has a unique situation There may be exceptions to any advice you find here With that said however it does not seem like you would be able to work as a teacher without a certificate Doing so is not possible in Alaska There is no emergency certification as there is some states that would allow those with degrees in other majors to work as

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Login
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Getting AK teaching certification
    we re happy to help But I think if you ask for opinions or information more directly you will probably get a better response Your timing for general questions and research is good for the spring of 2016 job search cycle You are ahead of the game Lots of the folks here have many years of teaching and administrative experience in Alaska Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Getting AK teaching certification by mdcurler Mon Sep 21 2015 5 09 am You are correct Sorry about that The EED website was a bit cryptic Questions 1 Can I just transfer my credentials from my Advanced Professional Certificate from Maryland to Alaska 2 It says I must take 6 credits of Alaska communication multiculturalism must this be done from an Alaskan University If so any idea what courses are cheapest 3 Will I need to provide my Praxis 1 and 2 scores those happened a long time ago Thanks mdcurler Posts 2 Joined Fri Sep 18 2015 8 13 am Top Re Getting AK teaching certification by Bushteachers Mon Sep 21 2015 4 49 pm mdcurler wrote You are correct Sorry about that The EED website was a bit cryptic Questions 1 Can I just transfer my credentials from my Advanced Professional Certificate from Maryland to Alaska 2 It says I must take 6 credits of Alaska communication multiculturalism must this be done from an Alaskan University If so any idea what courses are cheapest 3 Will I need to provide my Praxis 1 and 2 scores those happened a long time ago Thanks 1 We were both certified in another state Our professional certificates didn t really transfer but it was different than a co worker that wasn t certified So

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Starting the ball rolling to return to AK!
    to HQ status The URL for the download of current test numbers and cut scores is here https www eed state ak us TeacherCertification pdf content area exams pdf The content area scores above include Praxis 5014 with a cut score of 143 so your 185 seems to put you in a good sport for HQ ATP has a recorded Live Chat with Sondra Meredith from EED in April or May where she explains adding HQ status versus certification areas It s on the ATP Live Chat page Advice Sondra gives trumps anything you read here as she runs that office In nearly all cases your certification will be based on your pre service teaching training program where it was taken what accreditation they have and what the Institutional Recommendation says If you are already certified in another US state that s great It will speed things up Make SURE you get a statement from any employer or US state that you have worked or studied in saying what your Highly Qualified status is THAT transfers and your Alaska district will honor what that says if it is in writing Hope this helps and you have come to the right place to get assistance in researching Alaska teaching Lots of folks here will contribute opinions and advice if you ask good questions Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Starting the ball rolling to return to AK by BermudaKristi Thu Sep 10 2015 1 50 pm Thank you John for all your information in your post I greatly appreciate it I ve made a lovely grid with each district in the state with the information I have acquired to help me figure it out I ve also found that reading teacher blogs no matter how dated has been really beneficial especially reading their journey and the ones that haven t ended particularly well All of it is great information and I truly appreciate the frankness and directness of past and current teachers and their experiences If anyone is in a district or school that they don t feel has been good experience definitely please message me in confidence of course as I would appreciate your input I will definitely use your advice of points in the rubric I was just putting districts into yeah nay or maybe I ve also found that reading past school board meeting minutes is insightful and quite interesting I imagine Alaska is different from when I left 13 years ago heck I m different 23 years old vs 35 is a lot of life experience to change perspectives It s not all bonfires and fishing this time round Now I m looking at buying a condo house in a few years and really placing roots Which is also very much influencing my job perspectives I did contact EED and have told them my information It s pretty easy for me and I m quite lucky Since I

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