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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Short Term Assignments?
    3 53 pm Location Atlanta GA Website Top Re Impressions by Johncn Sat Feb 28 2015 11 09 am Hi In order to answer this it would be important to know what you mean by short term assignment Long term substitute jobs are posted in Special Ed and elementary all the time for example Those are usually to temporarily replace a teacher out for leave or an unexpected opening that comes up for the remainder of a year or a quarter or semester These are sometimes called LTS jobs but not always All Alaska contracts are for one year and so all are short term in that sense Districts don t need to hear that you are interested in spending a decade with them in order to be interested They go one year at a time Not sure if that covers your question Oh and yes many admin jobs including Special Ed Director Coordinator DO office admin jobs Assistant Superintendent and even some but not all superintendent jobs are posted on the ATP Applitrack system Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Short Term Assignments by KathyEverett Sat Feb 28 2015 1 08 pm Thanks John That is what I was looking at I want to spend the entire year there but do not know if I would stay longer I have always wanted to go to Alaska and this is my chance My adult daughter with DS moved into a group home last August which allows me the freedom to venture out some I would need to see how she handled me being gone for a year with sporadic visits before I would commit to anything more than a year On another note as a sped teacher I know there are

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1093 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Job Fair Info & Districts
    Psychology He would like to teach science at the secondary level or math as an alternative He has the Praxis in Biology completed and is working on other endorsement tests here in Oregon However he never completed a student teaching stint which is why he is under an alternative certificate where we are currently at here in Oregon I am wondering how likely it is for us to get into a district as a teaching couple especially with my husband s tentative licensure If I were to accept a position without my husband having a guarantee are their substitute opportunities that he could take should we decide to move We are most interested in the Southeast Island region of Alaska and would be open to a variety of districts in this area However I noticed there were not a lot of these districts listed for the Anchorage Job Fair Will more be added as the fair gets closer or is it better to contact these districts directly What are the benefits like in these districts in regards to housing allowances Is housing difficult to find for those districts that do not offer housing I am struggling to find more detailed information about these districts compared to some of the other larger districts in the state I have a contact in the North Slope district but would prefer not to go this far north Any information or suggestions on where I can find more detailed information would be great Redclover711 Posts 8 Joined Sun Mar 08 2015 7 01 pm Top Re Job Fair Info Districts by Johncn Mon Mar 09 2015 5 28 am Hello Your main question appears to be about your husband s certification status Although he clearly has a background in both science and education and could be valuable in a teaching role for an Alaska district in Math and Science complex scenarios like yours require the guidance of the Alaska Teacher Certification office He has to be certified in order to teach and we can guess but can t know what his chances are It will involve specifics related to both his coursework and degree programs and very detailed interpretations of state regulation and available options that we can t know With such an important life decision in the balance you ve got to go to the source EED Luckily your question is well timed Sondra Meredith the Alaska EED program manager for Alaska Teacher Certification is doing a Q A session with ATP live on this website on Thursday March 12 from 3 30 PM to roughly 5 00 PM Alaska Time 4 30 PM 6 00 PM Pacific Details on the Teacher Certification Q A session and other live chats are here ATP Live Chat Information http alaskateacher org live chat php As far as districts from the Southeast region signed up for the ATP Anchorage Job Fair Toni usually provides estimates based on registrations These can and do change however at the last

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1098 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - living outside of the US
    resubmit my fingerprint card from 2008 and the US Embas in Shanghai or Beijing do not process fingerprint cards and I don t speak Mandarin to try and find a private company to do it I could travel to Shanghai or Beijing with an appointment to get someone at the embassy to notarize my application a big pain but I could do it by utilizing a bullet train and taking the day off of work I can send my Praxis Scores and my CBEST from California could even send my last free and clear from FBI 2008 when I left the US Has anyone else run into this problem Is there a work around Many thanks ShannonKelley Posts 10 Joined Sun Feb 22 2015 9 27 pm Location Nanjing Jiangsu China Top Re living outside of the US by esbynum Tue Feb 24 2015 9 38 pm All you need is a fingerprint card You don t actually do the FBI background check yourself You can get these almost anywhere or print one out Then have any local police station fingerprint you That s it Just mail that in with your application The notary might be something different Not sure if a local bank would have one there or not esbynum Posts 25 Joined Tue Jul 08 2014 9 21 am Top Re living outside of the US by ShannonKelley Tue Feb 24 2015 10 14 pm Well that sounds easy I ll find a translator and ask the local police here Many thanks ShannonKelley Posts 10 Joined Sun Feb 22 2015 9 27 pm Location Nanjing Jiangsu China Top Re living outside of the US by Johncn Wed Feb 25 2015 7 45 am Shannon It can daunting but is possible to get the hoops jumped through from China I know many districts have hired US expats from there and other parts of Asia and they did manage to get things done in time for school to start Remember that you don t have to be certified to accept a job but you do have to have it in place to START that job As another poster reminds it is possible using the actual fingerprint forms Alaska Teacher Certification recommends to have fingerprints done by anyone Just make sure that you get extras done just in case The FBI check is very specific in the instructions for the prints and several sets should be run The local police don t need to be involved but it may make sense to ask if you can The embassy will want nothing to do with it Here is a series of tips from the FBI on doing fingerprints their way http www fbi gov about us cjis fingerprints biometrics recording legible fingerprints takingfps Regards JTC Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re living outside of the US by ShannonKelley Wed Feb 25 2015 7 37 pm Thanks John I ve contacted some districts and last night

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Sharing a room at the ATP fair
    a reply 2 posts Page 1 of 1 Sharing a room at the ATP fair by jessicamvkim Fri Mar 06 2015 2 26 am Hi there If any one would like to buddy up and share a room at the conference and thereby save money please send me PM jessicamvkim Posts 19 Joined Sat Jan 17 2015 11 03 am Location New England Top Re Sharing a room at the

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1096 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - North Slope!
    m not familiar with North Slope s process but a Letter of Intent is binding so you have a job They will like have Karen Russell s office start to send you forms and moving information over the next couple of weeks Glad you have secured a position and feel free to post specific questions to the forum as they arise Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re North Slope by Darla Grediagin Tue Apr 15 2014 6 34 am Congratulation Jen There is nothing better than knowing you are on your way to a place you want to go I hope you have a great year Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re North Slope by robfamily6 Sat Jan 31 2015 8 53 am Is there a live chat this afternoon robfamily6 Posts 15 Joined Mon Dec 15 2014 4 21 pm Top Re North Slope by Johncn Sun Feb 01 2015 8 19 am Hi No the current year Virtual Job Fair schedule will be posted in a couple of days ATP is finalizing it The post you in this thread was simply some spammer from Pakistan testing our system It s a daily ritual behind the scenes to block them and remove their posts but we have to have an open forum allows self registration with email confirmation to make it useful Sometimes these spammer clowns create an account and then copy and paste a comment snippet into another real but older existing thread to see how long it takes the forum admins to remove it Like a test balloon post to find unattended or poorly managed websites If the post stays more than say 24 48 hours without being removed then

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Best area to move to
    you and your family Best wishes in your search Toni Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re Best area to move to by rtaylor3 Mon Jun 23 2014 6 35 pm Thank you I will do as much research as possible I love all the resources ATP provides and I m so excited to start my life in Alaska rtaylor3 Posts 2 Joined Mon Jun 23 2014 10 42 am Top Re Best area to move to by lauren burch Tue Feb 17 2015 5 40 pm can teach secondary math about anywhere and good math teachers are always in demand Your mate is going to have to have someplace at least as large as Juneau Anchorage and fairbanks probably the most likely but depends what wants to do If wants to work in a detention facility or something like that they are scattered around in some smaller places If want to be tight to forensics then going to have to be one of those big ones good luck Lauren lauren burch Posts 18 Joined Tue Feb 17 2015 4 17 pm Top Re Best area to move to by marymatt718 Sat Feb 21 2015 6 55 pm Hello rtaylor 3 Look at the teacher pages on school websites Often you can get an idea of the subjects being taught at the school by checking out the teachers You might both be able to find something together in the bush if you look at larger schools out here Smaller schools may only have one science teacher and that teacher may also have to teach math or health as well A school like Barrow however has three science teachers which I found out by looking at all of their teacher

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Job fair and seeking advice :)
    ask away as you undertake your job search Hope this helps Others may very well have different advice for you Regards John PS You got the part about any advice I give on certification probably not being the best advice right Contact EED Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Job fair and seeking advice by jessicamvkim Sun Jan 18 2015 3 01 am Thanks John Some credentialing bureaus only work via paper and fee submission This is good to know that the EED is approachable for a general question Thanks for the leads Last edited by jessicamvkim on Sun Jan 18 2015 2 07 pm edited 1 time in total jessicamvkim Posts 19 Joined Sat Jan 17 2015 11 03 am Location New England Top Re Job fair and seeking advice by marymatt718 Sun Jan 18 2015 1 50 pm Hello Jessica The EED people are AWESOME here in Alaska and being from Texas a state in which the Texas Education Agency took over a year to return a form to me and we ultimately had to go by their offices in Austin and shame someone into letting us pick it up I know what I m talking about They actually RETURN PHONE CALLS and they really do it within 24 hours It doesn t just say that on their website to look good to the masses I was in a panic because in waiting for Texas to get off their backsides my Initial Certificate expired Justine B at the EED had me call her the day she was on mail and she dug through the pile until she found my paperwork and got my renewal entered I had to be certified by the 12th which was the day our students came back or my salary would have been reduced and I would have been in breach of contract with my district since my paperwork FINALLY got to them on the 12th she dated my renewal for that day WHEW In short they are far more responsive than any certification office has to be and they REALLY are there to help teachers jump through all the hoops that the law requires and it won t cost you a dime to get their help marymatt718 Posts 75 Joined Mon Feb 10 2014 6 27 pm Top Re Job fair and seeking advice by robfamily6 Sun Jan 18 2015 3 05 pm Jessica I have been in contact with the EED quite a bit both by phone and email They have always been very helpful and gotten back to me promptly so don t hesitate to give them a call Regarding what you may need in order to land a job My impression from talking to the EED is that if you obtain an Alaska certificate the separate districts determine what you are qualified to teach and the state basically stays out of it If you are certified in another state you should be able

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1069 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - When are most teaching positions posted?
    5 19 pm My husband and I have been trying to get to Alaska for the last two years to no avail This year we are hopeful to move there with me having a teaching position since I now have two years of teaching under my belt I stalk the job postings page and I see a lot of openings but those mainly seem to be for everything BUT teachers I m looking for a science position in a location where we can move our little family to I applied for a science position in Chugiak the only science position I ve seen besides Haines and am scheduled to take my Praxix Core test next month so that I can submit my application Hello Sorry you are having trouble finding what you are looking for but there are lots of Science openings in most years Are you SURE you are looking in the right spot or searching the right way This is the best link on the main ATP website http www alaskateacher org jobs When I search there as this moment I see Science teaching jobs in North Slope 4994 Secondary Science Bering Strait 4986 Secondary Science Yukon Flats 4966 Secondary Generalist Science North Slope 4969 Science 7 12 Yukon Koyukon 4902 Secondary Generalist Science certified Haines 4782 Secondary Science I searched with just the category but keyword of Science like this So my question When are TEACHER jobs usually posted My school doesn t do contracts so I don t know when most districts offer up their new contracts Will there be a flood of openings in the near future The peak of the season for postings is between now and April with probably the real high point being in mid or late March as the Anchorage Job

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1085 (2016-02-09)
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