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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Safe to Assume?
    year As my license is a K 8 I m going to assume I am not qualified for this teaching position Re Safe to Assume Posted Thu Feb 04 2016 7 31 am by Bushteachers dkmullins wrote My wife and I are highly interested in moving to Alaska to teach this next school year I ve been teaching middle school math for 5 years and she is just finishing up her student teaching this spring I got my application completed via ATP and received an email from a rural school informing me that they have a 6 12 position opening up next year As my license is a K 8 I m going to assume I am not qualified for this teaching position You are qualified for part of it You will more than likely need to take praxis tests and work towards being highly qualified in the other areas When we first moved up here I was certified in SPED and elementary I became a MS HS SS ELA teacher with part time SPED as well AK didn t recognize my SPeD cert I eventually took 5 praxis tests over two years Re Safe to Assume Posted Fri Feb 05 2016 3 45 am by dkmullins Thank you for the response Does that mean that you were hired to teach grade levels that you originally were not certified to teach based on your out of state license but then you worked until you received the other certifications Re Safe to Assume Posted Fri Feb 05 2016 8 57 am by Bushteachers dkmullins wrote Thank you for the response Does that mean that you were hired to teach grade levels that you originally were not certified to teach based on your out of state license but then you worked until

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Safe to Assume?
    going to assume I am not qualified for this teaching position dkmullins Posts 2 Joined Fri Sep 11 2015 5 10 pm Top Re Safe to Assume by Bushteachers Thu Feb 04 2016 7 31 am dkmullins wrote My wife and I are highly interested in moving to Alaska to teach this next school year I ve been teaching middle school math for 5 years and she is just finishing up her student teaching this spring I got my application completed via ATP and received an email from a rural school informing me that they have a 6 12 position opening up next year As my license is a K 8 I m going to assume I am not qualified for this teaching position You are qualified for part of it You will more than likely need to take praxis tests and work towards being highly qualified in the other areas When we first moved up here I was certified in SPED and elementary I became a MS HS SS ELA teacher with part time SPED as well AK didn t recognize my SPeD cert I eventually took 5 praxis tests over two years Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Safe to Assume by dkmullins Fri Feb 05 2016 3 45 am Thank you for the response Does that mean that you were hired to teach grade levels that you originally were not certified to teach based on your out of state license but then you worked until you received the other certifications dkmullins Posts 2 Joined Fri Sep 11 2015 5 10 pm Top Re Safe to Assume by Bushteachers Fri Feb 05 2016 8 57 am dkmullins wrote Thank you for the response Does that mean that you were hired to

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Applying as a "teaching couple"
    finish up with AppliTrack we are hoping to get some advice regarding how to communicate with districts about being a teaching couple Is it standard to put it into our letters of interest or is there somewhere else that it would pop out more We would also love to hear any advice or stories about being hired as a teaching couple is it as common as it seems Thanks in advance for your thoughts We are a teaching couple We ve worked for two different districts so far Our previous district cut one of our positions which cut us both So our advise 1 Only apply with districts that have jobs for both of you 2 When you apply and introduce yourself via email send one email introducing both of you Re Applying as a teaching couple Posted Wed Feb 03 2016 6 13 am by Johncn Hi Teaching couples are sought after in rural Alaska As Damon says when you or your SO write your letter email to the districts you are most interested in make sure you mention not only that you are part of a teaching couple but your other half s name and certification area s This will help them categorize you as a package deal so to speak I do personally recommend that you apply reach out to districts you want to work and live in whether or not they have posted openings for both of you Sometimes they don t have all of their suspected openings at a site posted but know of a likely teaching couple slot coming up soon ish If they see you and your partner in the pile of candidates and they have good reason to want a couple in that village they may hold off on securing another hire for a bit to see if you two are still available when the second opening becomes known This is just my advice Others may disagree but I been on recruiting teams which have done this very thing Interview single candidates in the sort term but hope for a couple if that other job comes open Could just be an exception not a rule Districts rarely post all of their openings at once They post some that they know early retirements candidates who have resigned well in advance etc and then another batch of openings after their tenured returning staff are offered jobs and have the required number of days to consider them and sign their contracts or return them unsigned And then a third batch of openings are posted when non tenured teachers the district wants to keep have been offered contracts and considered them The timing on this can be 30 days apart in many cases AND don t forget the openings that happen when the districts approves requested in district transfers to the list lol Why are teaching couples desired in rural Alaska Well it s because the schools villages are small and when a district is building

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Applying as a "teaching couple"
    hire us both at the same site As we finish up with AppliTrack we are hoping to get some advice regarding how to communicate with districts about being a teaching couple Is it standard to put it into our letters of interest or is there somewhere else that it would pop out more We would also love to hear any advice or stories about being hired as a teaching couple is it as common as it seems Thanks in advance for your thoughts We are a teaching couple We ve worked for two different districts so far Our previous district cut one of our positions which cut us both So our advise 1 Only apply with districts that have jobs for both of you 2 When you apply and introduce yourself via email send one email introducing both of you Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Applying as a teaching couple by Johncn Wed Feb 03 2016 6 13 am Hi Teaching couples are sought after in rural Alaska As Damon says when you or your SO write your letter email to the districts you are most interested in make sure you mention not only that you are part of a teaching couple but your other half s name and certification area s This will help them categorize you as a package deal so to speak I do personally recommend that you apply reach out to districts you want to work and live in whether or not they have posted openings for both of you Sometimes they don t have all of their suspected openings at a site posted but know of a likely teaching couple slot coming up soon ish If they see you and your partner in the pile of candidates and they have good reason to want a couple in that village they may hold off on securing another hire for a bit to see if you two are still available when the second opening becomes known This is just my advice Others may disagree but I been on recruiting teams which have done this very thing Interview single candidates in the sort term but hope for a couple if that other job comes open Could just be an exception not a rule Districts rarely post all of their openings at once They post some that they know early retirements candidates who have resigned well in advance etc and then another batch of openings after their tenured returning staff are offered jobs and have the required number of days to consider them and sign their contracts or return them unsigned And then a third batch of openings are posted when non tenured teachers the district wants to keep have been offered contracts and considered them The timing on this can be 30 days apart in many cases AND don t forget the openings that happen when the districts approves requested in district transfers to the list lol Why are teaching

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2239 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Seattle Job Fair
    45 am by Johncn Can anyone give me advice about what being a first year teacher certification pending will look like at the job fair Will it limit my chance Hi Welcome to the ATP Forum This is the right place to ask these sorts of questions In addition ATP has it s first Live Chat online this Thursday to answer candidate questions about maximizing your job search in Alaska If you are registered for Applitrack you ll be receiving an email invitation later today First of all school districts at the ATP Lower 48 Job Fairs such as Seattle Portland and Austin this year will be eager to meet any good first year teacher who is just coming out of their pre service teacher training program That is what they travel there for and the will not expect you to have your certification completed Most newly minted teachers in that scenario are just finishing their student teaching or completing other requirements for their Institutional Recommendation for Alaska certification That form is only signed and therefore Alaska certification can only be granted after all of your university s requirements for certification and often graduation are completed Alaska EED Teacher Certification Info https education alaska gov teachercertification initial html Institutional Recommendation for Alaska Certification https education alaska gov teachercertification recomm html That said you need to present yourself as a believable candidate for certification That means you have done well in your program have the Praxis or equivalent Basic Competency Exam BCE done and appear to be the sort of person they seek for the specific positions they have open Alaska EED Teacher Certification Praxis https education alaska gov teachercertification praxis html Sometimes in rural Alaska being a good fit means that you not only have the ability to teach the

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Seattle Job Fair
    the Anchorage Job fair in March This is my first time dealing with this type of bureaucracy So far I ve found this forum to be a great resource for general information I ve also called the people at EED to ask them specific questions about certification They have always been helpful Also if you haven t already you can make your application on applitrack live even without your license I submitted mine about a week and a half ago and already there s been some interest Districts seem to be starting their search Good Luck J joel antes Posts 2 Joined Fri Feb 06 2015 1 04 pm Top Re Seattle Job Fair by Johncn Wed Feb 03 2016 5 45 am Can anyone give me advice about what being a first year teacher certification pending will look like at the job fair Will it limit my chance Hi Welcome to the ATP Forum This is the right place to ask these sorts of questions In addition ATP has it s first Live Chat online this Thursday to answer candidate questions about maximizing your job search in Alaska If you are registered for Applitrack you ll be receiving an email invitation later today First of all school districts at the ATP Lower 48 Job Fairs such as Seattle Portland and Austin this year will be eager to meet any good first year teacher who is just coming out of their pre service teacher training program That is what they travel there for and the will not expect you to have your certification completed Most newly minted teachers in that scenario are just finishing their student teaching or completing other requirements for their Institutional Recommendation for Alaska certification That form is only signed and therefore Alaska certification can only be granted after all of your university s requirements for certification and often graduation are completed Alaska EED Teacher Certification Info https education alaska gov teachercertification initial html Institutional Recommendation for Alaska Certification https education alaska gov teachercertification recomm html That said you need to present yourself as a believable candidate for certification That means you have done well in your program have the Praxis or equivalent Basic Competency Exam BCE done and appear to be the sort of person they seek for the specific positions they have open Alaska EED Teacher Certification Praxis https education alaska gov teachercertification praxis html Sometimes in rural Alaska being a good fit means that you not only have the ability to teach the subjects grade levels they need but also have some extra curricular activity skills and interests that are a good fit or that your housing needs match the available apartments or housing units they have in Village X tl dr If your state s or Alaska certification is pending but your ducks are in a row being a first year teacher will not hurt your chances with Alaska districts Should I contact districts beforehand to set up interviews during the job fair

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2242 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View forum - ATP Forum
    MsMcAdow Fri Jun 19 2015 8 11 am 7 Replies 2557 Views Last post by Betty Walters Sun Jun 21 2015 8 58 am Teacher Housing at Selawik by lpetersen1 Sun Jun 14 2015 11 51 am 2 Replies 1779 Views Last post by lpetersen1 Tue Jun 16 2015 9 08 am Special Education Endorsement by brittneycloyd Thu Mar 13 2014 7 57 am 3 Replies 4809 Views Last post by lpetersen1 Sun Jun 14 2015 11 41 am I got an offer to work at Selawik by lpetersen1 Wed Jun 10 2015 3 38 pm 2 Replies 1596 Views Last post by lpetersen1 Sun Jun 14 2015 10 53 am Getting Everything to Start in One Day in Anchorage 1 2 by jamieburgess Sun May 10 2015 3 13 pm 26 Replies 8876 Views Last post by marymatt718 Sun Jun 07 2015 11 06 am ESOL Jobs in Alaska by Johncn Thu May 14 2015 5 39 am 2 Replies 1639 Views Last post by marymatt718 Sun Jun 07 2015 10 48 am Internet Phone Service by Redclover711 Mon May 11 2015 2 37 pm 6 Replies 2605 Views Last post by Bushteachers Wed Jun 03 2015 12 03 am Virtual Job Fair Anchorage by kazachka Tue Jun 02 2015 11 57 am 0 Replies 1322 Views Last post by kazachka Tue Jun 02 2015 11 57 am Moving to Kodiak Island by angelica1224 Thu May 28 2015 6 38 pm 4 Replies 2041 Views Last post by BronwynH Sun May 31 2015 3 41 pm Flights by tnuts20 Tue May 26 2015 2 46 pm 3 Replies 1519 Views Last post by Bushteachers Fri May 29 2015 12 55 am Shipping Household by larksong Tue May 12 2015 6 29 am 11 Replies 2988 Views Last post by marymatt718 Wed May 27 2015 10 09 pm All things Kotzebue by CoreyShep Sat May 23 2015 9 24 am 4 Replies 1936 Views Last post by marymatt718 Wed May 27 2015 9 38 pm Instead of full circle by Bushteachers Wed May 13 2015 1 22 pm 5 Replies 1892 Views Last post by Bushteachers Wed May 27 2015 2 17 pm Noob Teacher Contract question by Planetwalker Mon May 18 2015 9 05 am 4 Replies 1808 Views Last post by Planetwalker Tue May 19 2015 4 16 am Internet in teacher housing in the bush by robfamily6 Sun Jan 11 2015 7 14 pm 6 Replies 4243 Views Last post by schneidler Mon May 18 2015 11 14 pm Resubmitting application for new openings by CoreyShep Thu May 14 2015 6 23 pm 2 Replies 1285 Views Last post by CoreyShep Thu May 14 2015 6 49 pm LYSD Newbies by esbynum Thu May 14 2015 6 36 pm 0 Replies 1267 Views Last post by esbynum Thu May 14 2015 6 36 pm Moving to Hyder by CSD2 Wed May 13 2015 8 04 pm 1 Replies 1242 Views Last post by Bushteachers Wed May 13

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Is It Too Late for This School Year?
    Office folks They are absolutely awesome at returning calls and emails Call them and talk to them about your certification issues You REALLY do get to talk to a caring human being Don t get me started on the horrors of the Texas Education Agency who had a form I needed for 18 months and I finally had to go to Austin IN PERSON to be told we stopped doing that six months ago to which I replied you ve had this freaking form for 18 freaking months Now sign it wench or I won t have a job come December and I will go see the freaking governor about this if I have to or something equally as vehement but with fewer colorful terms Ahem what I m trying to say is that the Alaska EED certification folks are some of the nicest most helpful people ever and before you totally give up on this year you should give them a call I answered your PM I hope you got it I couldn t tell if it went through or not if it didn t the gist of my answer is no absolutely not so keep at it marymatt718 Posts 75 Joined Mon Feb 10 2014 6 27 pm Top Re Is It Too Late for This School Year by Johncn Wed Jul 22 2015 6 10 am I thought I was too late in the game to teach in 2015 2016 so decided to wait until May 2016 and attend the Anchorage job fair My certification application is set but I can t take the teacher competency exam until September 11 2015 Noble Do you have certification in another state or have you completed an accredited pre service preparation teacher preparation program and have everything BUT the Praxis

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