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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Professional Associations
    to Alaska or at least relevant and am wondering what organizations ATP recommends Thanks tKoz Posts 10 Joined Sun Oct 19 2014 10 35 am Top Re Professional Associations by Johncn Wed Feb 11 2015 4 38 am Hello Without knowing your teaching specialty and interest areas there is not a specific professional association that comes to mind other than ASTE Alaska Society for Technology in Education It s the only one I ve really been active in throughout my career as my jobs changed as it cuts across disciplines with a good cause a great conference in Anchorage in the depths of winter and a good group of professionally active and interested members who do most of the presenting ASTE Student dues are 10 a year Teachers 25 http www aste org Hope this helps If you mention your interests others will likely have suggestions John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Professional Associations by tKoz Wed Feb 11 2015 5 10 pm Thanks John I will look into that Great speakers and workshops are always a plus My licenses will be cross categorical in regular and special ed 1 8 with a master s in inclusive ed One of the generic suggestions was IRA Intl Reading Assoc now known as Intl Literacy Association Do a lot of teachers get involved as mentors with Future Educators of Alaska I know that is geared toward AK native high school students who want to become teachers but curious who volunteers runs the program and conferences Again thanks for the reply tKoz Posts 10 Joined Sun Oct 19 2014 10 35 am Top Re Professional Associations by Toni McFadden Thu Feb 12 2015 1 58 pm Future Educators of Alaska FEA is a program that

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Who should I email to get my name out there.
    and resume to some of the districts that I am interested in teaching in with hopes that I can either land an interview prior to or at least at the Anchorage job fair My question is who do I send it to Should I send it to the district HR or principals at schools I am interested in Or both Also should I just keep it to a cover letter and resume Or should I include anything else like a copy of my certification I don t want to overwhelm them since it is just an introductory deal Thanks for the input I just got my Florida teaching certificate and I am looking forward to hopefully landing a job in Alaska for the next school year esbynum Posts 25 Joined Tue Jul 08 2014 9 21 am Top Re Who should I email to get my name out there by Johncn Wed Feb 11 2015 4 45 am Hello I would target the districts you have researched and are most interested in and then take a look at the updates to Toni s list of districts signed up for unexpected or unknown treasures Research THEM if you haven t and see if they interest you for an additional letter or two You never know You may missed a potential winner in your research s first run I would send electronic emails to HR staff superintendent 2 3 persons at each district with an attached resume and short cover letter email format that mentions your interest in the district and the dates and flights which you ll be arriving on available at the Cook ask to set up a meeting at their convenience You might be surprised Districts frequently snipe high value targets for pre Job Fair interviews If not they

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Prepping for the 2015-2016 school year
    under my belt I felt that there were not enough SPED courses offered to general education teachers for me to be a really effective teacher so I have taken a few extra courses to help me in the classroom In this day and time there is a 100 chance that I will have a student with special needs in my classroom be it a gen ed class or a sped class I will have my teaching certification here in TN when I graduate December 2014 I plan on applying for an Alaskan teaching certificate in early January 2015 as I am planning on attending the Anchorage Job Fair in April I am hoping that by having my license completed it will help me in my job search I do have a few additional questions though 1 Do you know of any universities in Alaska that offer a SPED endorsement program Do they offer courses online 2 I know I am required to take Alaska studies and multicultural coursework as part of my initial licensure Are these courses offered online Thanks in advance for your input I look forward to hearing from you soon Tonya tonyav74 Posts 10 Joined Fri Jun 20 2014 4 15 pm Top Re Prepping for the 2015 2016 school year by Toni McFadden Mon Jul 21 2014 12 38 pm Hello Tonya I do know that at least the Fairbanks Campus of University of Alaska offers Sped courses I don t know about online It would be best for you to email or call one of the campuses and see which campus or on line learning would best meet your needs I do know that you can take the required 6 credits of Alaska History and Alaska Native Education through on line classes Each campus has their own e learning or on line school Toni Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re Prepping for the 2015 2016 school year by tonyav74 Sun Aug 17 2014 7 47 am Thanks Toni I appreciate the information and am exploring different avenues to completing my SPED certification online Respectfully Tonya tonyav74 Posts 10 Joined Fri Jun 20 2014 4 15 pm Top Re Prepping for the 2015 2016 school year by tonyav74 Fri Jan 23 2015 6 47 pm Just an update I graduated this past December and have already registered for the ATP Job Fair in Anchorage One question In addition to the three copies of my resume and references is there anything else that you would suggest that I bring with me Praxis scores Official transcripts Thanks in advance tonyav74 Posts 10 Joined Fri Jun 20 2014 4 15 pm Top Re Prepping for the 2015 2016 school year by Johncn Fri Jan 23 2015 8 07 pm Hello I think the brochure says at least three copies of resume and references but I personally would bring 20 Cheap to print ahead of your trip from

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Can I go ahead and apply?
    Barrow based off of waiting on my Alaska teacher certification to go through I m already certified in Missouri as a 5 12 ELA teacher So my question is can I go ahead and apply to Barrow so they have my application on file then pursue Alaska teacher certification once I apply for the specific position Any advice in this matter is appreciated Melissa1981 Posts 1 Joined Thu Feb 05 2015 7 23 am Top Re Can I go ahead and apply by Toni McFadden Thu Feb 05 2015 9 27 am Yes you can apply now Our districts understand if you are just graduating or if you live in a different state you may not be certified in Alaska yet Let the district know you are in the process of getting certified in Alaska and that you are currently certified to teach in Missouri Best wishes on your job search Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re Can I go ahead and apply by marymatt718 Sat Feb 07 2015 1 25 pm Hello Melissa I was certified in TX only when I attended the Anchorage Job Fair 2 years ago The number 1 question I got from prospective districts was Do you have your fingerprint card yet That seems to be an indicator question for them as to how serious a candidate is for working in Alaska Apply I signed a contract with only the presence and promise of the fingerprint card but get that card and get it in Good luck DM marymatt718 Posts 75 Joined Mon Feb 10 2014 6 27 pm Top Re Can I go ahead and apply by esbynum Sat Feb 07 2015 9 46 pm marymatt718 wrote Hello Melissa I was certified

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Live Chats Scheduled
    2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re North Slope by tnuts20 Tue Feb 03 2015 3 25 pm How does the Virtual Job Fair work I am interested in teaching in the North Slope area I am certified SPED and K 6 regular education My partner is certified SPED K 12 and elementary K 6 We have both filled out our application on this site Thank you Tonia tnuts20 Posts 17 Joined Tue Oct 14 2014 2 59 pm Top Re Live Chats Scheduled by Johncn Wed Feb 04 2015 4 46 am Tonia There are no currently scheduled Virtual Job Fairs although that will likely change The Virtual Job Fairs are live chats with specific districts They are most often held in May June and July when face to face recruiting efforts have all happened Live Chats are informational sessions but there are often district administrators present in the background chatting with candidates privately Both of these use the same underlying process The ATP Live Chat page on the main site has detailed instructions on how to participate in either type of event However check back closer to the first event as our provider Ustream has made some changes and we are in the process of verifying that our past practices will function the same way ATP Live Chat Instructions http alaskateacher org live chat php The short version is this Candidates create a free account at Ustream used for texting questions in Chat format All candidates go to the ATP Live Chat page linked above a bit before the sessions starts Videos are streamed out in a window while you are waiting usually these are about living working in districts or villages in Alaska ATP Special Guest talks about his or her topic in a

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View forum - ATP Forum
    50 am Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015 by arehmert Tue Jun 17 2014 11 20 am 8 Replies 6363 Views Last post by Toni McFadden Tue Aug 19 2014 8 00 am special ed certification by nowisthetime Sun Aug 10 2014 3 26 pm 1 Replies 1498 Views Last post by Toni McFadden Mon Aug 11 2014 7 52 am Out of state teacher current rural openings by Pdreger Mon Jul 28 2014 9 18 am 8 Replies 4575 Views Last post by Toni McFadden Tue Aug 05 2014 8 21 am 2015 Job Fairs by esbynum Mon Aug 04 2014 1 07 pm 2 Replies 2004 Views Last post by esbynum Mon Aug 04 2014 5 48 pm Questions About Your Move by Johncn Tue Jul 08 2014 4 24 am 3 Replies 2555 Views Last post by TRichards Mon Jul 21 2014 9 51 am Quick Questions by esbynum Mon Jul 14 2014 5 45 pm 1 Replies 1788 Views Last post by Toni McFadden Tue Jul 15 2014 12 41 pm Unsure of opportunities for me by Nathn Watsn Sat Jul 12 2014 2 03 am 1 Replies 2040 Views Last post by Johncn Sun Jul 13 2014 1 38 pm Where are all the new hires for rural Alaska by Betty Walters Thu Jul 10 2014 8 05 pm 0 Replies 2343 Views Last post by Betty Walters Thu Jul 10 2014 8 05 pm assistant substitute teaching in Anchorage by TRichards Mon May 19 2014 5 24 pm 6 Replies 4439 Views Last post by TRichards Tue Jun 24 2014 7 05 pm Help Can anyone recommend a shipping company by AnaFerreira Mon Jun 23 2014 6 06 pm 1 Replies 1956 Views Last post by Johncn Tue Jun 24 2014 1 08 pm Hiring Timeline by ashipp Fri Apr 18 2014 11 01 am 7 Replies 4567 Views Last post by Johncn Mon Jun 16 2014 7 26 am 1st time Teacher BA plus 3 endorsements pay by AnaFerreira Sun Jun 15 2014 4 55 am 1 Replies 2073 Views Last post by Darla Grediagin Sun Jun 15 2014 1 17 pm Interview Questions by trvlaus Tue Apr 08 2014 5 59 pm 6 Replies 4540 Views Last post by AnaFerreira Sun Jun 15 2014 5 01 am Questions about late applications hiring by HannahThompson Fri Jun 06 2014 7 52 am 2 Replies 2565 Views Last post by HannahThompson Fri Jun 06 2014 12 42 pm LYSD here I come by Courtney Wed Apr 16 2014 7 29 pm 12 Replies 6119 Views Last post by dgallon Sun Jun 01 2014 3 14 pm Virtual job fair tomorrow by Coach Mann Mon May 26 2014 4 41 pm 3 Replies 2800 Views Last post by ShiloMcManus Thu May 29 2014 12 46 pm New Teach questions about State Standards by thekeez Sun May 25 2014 8 18 pm 1 Replies 2442 Views Last post by Johncn Mon May 26 2014 9 27

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - General Questions - 2015
    JWright Thu Feb 05 2015 8 34 am Hello all I have a question regarding the application section asking for 15 semester hours in specific subjects Specifically regarding the English Composition section would poetry and fiction workshops count towards this subject area or is this referencing strictly academic writing I ask because writing for creative and academic purposes was a kind of unofficial Minor for me but the only classes with the word composition available total only to 12hrs These poetry and fiction workshops weren t about analysing literature they were about creating it which is why I I m eager to include them Thanks in advance JWright Posts 1 Joined Thu Feb 05 2015 8 24 am Top Re General Questions 2015 by Johncn Thu Feb 05 2015 11 01 am I have a question regarding the application section asking for 15 semester hours in specific subjects Specifically regarding the English Composition section would poetry and fiction workshops count towards this subject area or is this referencing strictly academic writing Hello If your question is about the ATP Applitrack application the short answer is Yes it s your application and you know what the courses entailed But remember that each employer may have slightly different takes on how credits count toward your qualifications The ATP Applitrack application is a starting point for districts to see who you are and what your background is but it s not an official evaluation of your experience or anything formal such as documentation of Highly Qualified status On the other hand if you are talking about the Alaska Teacher Certification application your questions would have to be directed to their office in Juneau Alaska Teacher Placement ATP is statewide organization run by the University of Alaska in Fairbanks not the Alaska Department of

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Spouse Work and Pets
    telecommunications experience etc he may well be able to find a job that pays more than YOUR salary But again this varies by community In smaller villages and those where subsistence hunting and fishing are the mainstays and employment in a cash economy is limited to the school and a few non profit organizations employment could be very difficult Most of those jobs are highly prized positions and would most likely be filled by local residents Other options in small communities are substitute teaching especially if you spouse has a college degree in some field and in some cases telecommuting It is important to ask your potential employer about job options for your spouse if they seem particularly interested in you However remember that in most cases the folks you interview with can t promise your spouse anything but can only talk in generalities The ability of teachers and other employees to have pets in district owned or leased housing is usually not a problem It could however be that only certain housing units in a district can accept pets There is typically a clause in the district s Negotiated Agreement union contract about pet fees many districts charge a extra fee per month per pet to fund housing updates and repairs caused by pets over time There is also the possibility of a limit on the number of pets so make sure you ask the district about this Travel with pets in rural Alaska is very expensive I have had dogs and cats as members of my family in the Bush but once fees started creeping up in 2001 it got much harder to justify as time went on Cats and dogs will have to have vet fees each time you travel for certifications have their own carrier and be charged fees by both the flight connections from the Lower 48 to Alaska and the point to point flights in Alaska Vets and kennels can be very expensive in Anchorage and must be reserved in advance at peak travel times for teachers and will require a car rental in most cases when you get to Anchorage If you travel during any sort of weather event heat or cold extremes anywhere along the itinerary or after certain times you could end up being denied boarding for your pets this is mostly relevant to Lower 48 travel If you travel for work such as an itinerant you will need to find reliable local pet care which can be an issue Finally some villages are very particular about dogs and cats being inside only pets and is frequently the case when sled dogs yards are present in the village Teachers should assume they will need to keep their cats indoors and dogs on a leash in most but not all cases in rural communities I love animals but just realize that it s a major commitment of time energy and resources if living in rural Alaska Not trying to discourage anyone but

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