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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - teaching job question
    a lot of applicants If you are interested in Special Education there is a great need in that area Good luck with your course work and your job search Toni Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re teaching job question by Johncn Mon Oct 20 2014 5 33 am I currently live in WI and am certified in physical education There are way to many PE teachers and not enough jobs So I m working towards an elementary education certification My husband is a mechanic and we have been to Alaska before Just wondering if I will be able to get a teaching job in Alaska easier being certified in two areas vs one area I have heard PE is a tough area to land a job in Alaska too but don t know much about elementary education job outlook I was thinking about going to school for physical therapy assistant but my heart is in education Hi Yes PE is a more difficult certification area to land a job in for Alaska as well as most other places That does not mean that PE teachers are not hired each year in Alaska They are However most of the rural schools are not nearly as likely to have a staff member devoted to teaching PE as the Big Five and large schools are That means that statistically you are more likely to get a PE job on the road system somewhere than in rural Alaska That said dual certification is the way to go if you want more options and a better chance to choose your living and working conditions That is true in the Lower 48 as well but in Alaska having that combination of Elementary Ed PE

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Stipends for Itinerant Counselors
    In general counselors are paid a salary from the usual Negotiated Agreement union contract for teachers for that district Any itinerants those expected to travel locally for their work assignment may in some cases have additional compensation for that role but in the districts I ve worked for all certified employees are covered by the same rules compensation for per diem expenses incurred for work related travel There was a local travel per diem rate 45 Breakfast 10 Lunch 15 Dinner 20 that each employee teacher counselor administrator got when travelling In District There was another rate 60 Breakfast 10 Lunch 20 Dinner 30 that those same employees got for travel out of district but within Alaska In our district s the per diem did not include the expense of travel airfares charters hotel or other housing and those costs were carried by the employer and not usually reimbursed The District Office did all travel arrangements Any unexpected expenses due to weather or travel issues would be reimbursed of course This total of travel per diem would vary however by trip as the time of day of travel and time of arrival determined whether per diem was collected for a specific meal If you left by a certain time on Monday for example you would not get the breakfast for that day nor dinner on Friday if back by quitting time So a district Itinerant in my last employer would usually travel roughly either out on Monday morning and back late on Friday He or she would probably be at the home site location unless DO based roughly one out of four weeks in a month The typical per diem collected for In District travel would work out to regular pay plus about 195 225 Like this Housing on the

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1045 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching English in Alaska
    attend the Anchorage job fair at the end of March I want to teach English in Alaska I am certified in speech communication in Texas and have taught debate and public speaking for four years I realize that there probably is not a great need for public speaking teachers in Alaska Please correct me if I am wrong I would like to know what the supply and demand for English teachers is like and if my prospects of finding employment as an English teacher are good Also what kind of information about myself should I bring to the job fair to give to school districts to introduce myself and describe my qualifications Thank you for any advice you can offer me based on my background and teaching field I am single with no children and would consider any district in Alaska no matter how remote jessicalynn79 Posts 2 Joined Sun Sep 28 2014 1 50 pm Top Re Teaching English in Alaska by Toni McFadden Thu Oct 02 2014 8 02 am Hello Jessica Alaska requires the Praxis I CBEST or WEST B to be considered highly qualified You can check the job postings starting about mid February to see what areas are most needed for next year Most districts start posting jobs about then Check often as districts post as job openings become available The demand for certain areas changes from year to year so you just have to look You need to get your online application started on the ATP website if you haven t done that already Most of our districts will review that if they are interested in you after an interview As far as what you need for the job fair you need a cover letter about yourself and what makes you special and why

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1044 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - ESOL info
    Eagle River Chugiak area some time ago I have noticed that while some districts post jobs that specify ELL teacher other districts post a need for ELL tutors with limited hours available I also loved teaching French but budget issues over the last few years have really forced many schools to limit foreign language opportunities to students It seems as if Anchorage has the most opportunities for someone with my interests Can anyone provide feedback about the need and teaching opportunities for language teaching up there I have searched previous posts in this forum but I found nothing about this specific topic I am eager to attend the job fair in March but I am hoping for some feedback from current educators before that time Thank you in advance for your responses I hope to meet some of you this spring Tina Turner tinat Posts 2 Joined Tue Apr 22 2014 3 28 pm Top Re ESOL info by Johncn Wed Sep 24 2014 4 17 am Tina For pure ESOL positions I think your best best would be the most cultural diverse districts Those are definitely not all relatively urban or road system district but many are in that category Anchorage for instance has many different language groups with students learning English at the same time as academic content They have according to their website over 5400 students representing 91 languages and 200 staff members for assisting with English language learners In Alaska however the buzzword used the last few years by the Department of Education for these students is ELL not ESOL or ESL Fairbanks and Kenai also have large ELL populations Kodiak however also has quite a language mix represented and other rural districts do as well Contrary to common perception the majority of rural Alaska has students who are not so much learning English as a second language as much as struggling with a mix of languages in transition in their region Most Alaska Native students in rural Alaska hear other languages spoken in their home or in the village but arrive at school speaking English There can be lots of impact from other language influences village English informal styles of English found in rural Alaska settings and other non standard English learning that happens outside of school You can learn more about Alaska s efforts to identify and serve ELL students here http www asdk12 org depts ell From an employment perspective which is the focus of your post you seem well qualified from your statement regarding multiple certifications I would suggest that you not limit your focus to ELL positions I think there are MANY more jobs for Elementary teachers with skill in handling ELL students than in ELL jobs per se Lots of that depends on your interests of course but with your certifications you would be appear to me at a glance to attractive to districts looking for teachers to serve both ELL students AND the more common English Language Learning influenced

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1042 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Which Job Fair??
    21 pm Hello I know I have seen this question posted many times over the last few years but is the fair in Anchorage still the recommended site My options are Portland or Seattle or Common sense suggests that Anchorage would be where you would have the best opportunity to showcase your skill sets and have solid productive face to face interviews But what do I know I will be heading up in 2015 looking for a sped position w 8 years under me Thanks for the advice Dave Carpenter ethetedave Posts 13 Joined Sun Sep 14 2014 11 59 am Top Re Which Job Fair by jenren Sun Sep 14 2014 4 52 pm Dave I certainly can t speak from experience as I am also looking to attend a job fair in hopes of attaining a teaching position in Alaska I will say from what I understand it is most advantageous to attend the Anchorage fair for both the number of employers that actually attend and also to get a slightly better feel of the state and regional differences this may only apply if you re a newbie like me Hope this helps Jen jenren Posts 3 Joined Sun Sep 14 2014 4 49 pm Top Re Which Job Fair by Toni McFadden Mon Sep 15 2014 9 48 am The Anchorage job fair has the greatest attendance from our Alaska school districts Last year we had 35 districts in attendance In comparison there were 15 school districts at the Seattle job fair We understand traveling to Anchorage can be expensive so if that is not an option for you the Seattle or Portland job fair is an option keeping in mind to keep an eye on the postings on our online application system Toni Toni McFadden Posts

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015
    are a dire need in both rural and more accessible areas I don t know that market so well but I do know the demand is there and that some of the rural Native health consortia recruit heavily on a national basis for specialists to come up and offer supported housing and often nice benefit packages I saw the 25 million assessment contract Kansas got to measure the Common Core standards Should be very exciting to see that online adaptive testing system work over satellite connections to some of the most remote locations on earth It s going to be in place by next school year so I am sure that school district IT directors are going to have to eat their Wheaties between now and then http kdlg org post alaskas new standardized tests Regards John Hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015 by arehmert Wed Jun 18 2014 9 55 am Thanks for the prompt reply and great information my wife was excited to hear that there is a demand for PTA s As of right now we really would like to be in Palmer Wasilla area That s where my family lives That would be the Mat Su Bourough School District if my research is sound Is that one of the Big 5 districts Also do you think I would have more success of landing a position by going to Anchorage job fair then Seattle Minneapolis Pricy trip but would be worth it Thanks again Aaron arehmert Posts 4 Joined Tue Jun 17 2014 10 55 am Top Re Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015 by Darla Grediagin Wed Jun 18 2014 12 50 pm Hi Aron The five big districts are Anchorage Mat Su Wasilla Palmer Fairbanks Kenai Pennsula Juneau Good luck it is great that you have a year for planning It is great if you have everything in place by December of this year so you are ready for the hiring season Look at the requirements for an http education alaska gov TeacherCertification initial html Good luck Darla Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015 by Toni McFadden Wed Jun 18 2014 1 37 pm Hello Aaron You will want to watch the postings of school districts that attend each job fair I usually post them in the forum once districts start deciding which job fairs they want to attend Mat Su did not attend the Seattle job fair last year so going to that one would not have gotten you an interview with them Each year districts decide which fairs fit their needs so hold off on a decision about which job fair until later Toni Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re Moving to Alaska Summer of 2015 by Johncn Wed

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - special ed certification
    page it s a big vague on this topic I am wondering if I will get certified I have a teaching license from another state in which I am certified in special ed However this was gained not through a university but a state approved alternative program not an institute of higher learning If I apply for the one year initial cert will they just give it to me based on looking at my license from another state Or are they gonna say hey wait you have to provide the state rec form and you have to pass a basic skills test and so forth and secure an initial three year license I looked at the codes and tried to read the requirements but I m even more confused now I hate to fly up there and then not get certified Has anyone ever gotten certified in AK in special ed with an endorsement gained via testing alone in another state For one year thanks nowisthetime Posts 1 Joined Sun Aug 10 2014 3 00 pm Top Re special ed certification by Toni McFadden Mon Aug 11 2014 7 52 am You need to contact EED Alaska s Department of

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Out of state teacher/current rural openings
    school district unlike the generic one attached to your online application that everyone has access to Best wishes on your job search Toni Toni McFadden Posts 41 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 6 15 pm Location Fairbanks Alaska Website Top Re Out of state teacher current rural openings by Pdreger Mon Jul 28 2014 3 36 pm Thank you so much for the information Kindest regards Phyllis Pdreger Posts 5 Joined Mon Jul 28 2014 8 12 am Top Re Out of state teacher current rural openings by Johncn Tue Jul 29 2014 9 04 am Phyllis There are numerous Special Ed openings right now in Alaska Like any new candidate however I d recommend that you start with narrowing down here you want o live and work before making any decisions about which specific positions you are going to pursue There are dramatic differences in the road system districts Anchorage Fairbanks Juneau Kenai and Mat Su and rural Alaskan Bush districts Good Special Ed jobs exist in both at the moment and I just checked several of them they are freshly posted If you are certified in Special Ed and have had a traditional preparation program have Praxis or other solid test scores and are flexible there are some amazing experiences you could be having in a week or ten days as rural districts need candidates who can report for In Service training and or orientation almost immediately I would comb the main ATP website http www alaskateacher org for information on rural Alaska first and see if that is what you are looking for If so I would take advantage of the four hour time difference between Florida and Alaska and start sending out short emails of introduction as Toni suggests and then follow up with phone calls to the district HR offices You could be quite popular and fishing for silver salmon at the district in service by this time next week Seriously Good luck John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Out of state teacher current rural openings by Pdreger Tue Jul 29 2014 5 20 pm Thanks so much for the information I did send two brief queries and have two replies I will follow up Wednesday with a couple of phone calls Phyllis Pdreger Posts 5 Joined Mon Jul 28 2014 8 12 am Top Re Out of state teacher current rural openings by Pdreger Fri Aug 01 2014 11 49 am Thanks for all the guidance I have signed a contract The phone has not stopped ringing with offers I will have to now go and take my application down This was an excellent way to find job offers and let people know of my interests Thanks so much Pdreger Posts 5 Joined Mon Jul 28 2014 8 12 am Top Re Out of state teacher current rural openings by Johncn Fri Aug 01 2014 12 24 pm Hey Phillis Congrats That what ATP is all

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