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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - 2015 Job Fairs
    covered I did some searching in the old forums but I have a few questions regarding the job fairs Now that they have set the dates for the fairs in 2015 I am starting to plan which one I will attend Anchorage is the first one and that is what I have a few questions about 1 How much bigger is the Anchorage fair than the ones in the L48 This is the one I want to get to but it is not cheap On the website it says that over 45 of the districts attend the Anchorage fair but how many are at the others I couldn t find the 2014 info online anymore 2 Is there a deal that they run on the fair hotel I don t see anything yet and the hotel is not cheap either I d be interested in speaking with anyone else in my shoes who will be searching for a job in 2015 as well I see there is a new one in Portland next year as well Happy job hunting everyone esbynum Posts 25 Joined Tue Jul 08 2014 9 21 am Top Re 2015 Job Fairs by Johncn Mon Aug 04 2014 5 44 pm Hi Yes the Anchorage Job Fair is traditionally the biggest of the Alaska centered recruiting events each year and most of the districts in the state participate in some fashion In comparison the Lower 48 Job Fairs usually have between 10 and 17 districts attending The conference hotels usually have an ATP rate for the job fairs but it may be too early to get that information It s usually about 99 or so or has been the last couple of years Hope this helps John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1036 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Questions About Your Move?
    we ll try to help John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Questions About Your Move by TRichards Sun Jul 20 2014 12 10 pm Hey John One question about a move would be getting a car up there It seems the ferry goes to Haines Haines has Highway 3 that leads to Highway 1 which leads to Tok and then to Anchorage How would a drive in mid to late September strike you in terms of feasibility Thanks Tom TRichards Posts 6 Joined Thu Mar 20 2014 2 59 pm Top Re Questions About Your Move by Johncn Sun Jul 20 2014 3 10 pm Hello The ferry fills up early for their car slots even in September so you d want to make reservations as soon as you are able The drive itself is beautiful at that time of year and you ll see plenty of wildlife The bugs will mostly be gone and it s generally the time of year I recommend friends and family visit Alaska rather than July or August Storage places in Anchorage and Fairbanks are plentiful and offer climate controlled space for your vehicle if you are living in the Bush and they will get it ready for you ahead of a trip to town and make sure it s warmed up and able to serve your needs with a day or so notice Hope this helps John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Questions About Your Move by TRichards Mon Jul 21 2014 9 51 am John That s good information I called a number in Tok to check about driving to Anchorage I m a real novice you can see and a lady took time to verify

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1029 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Quick Questions
    1 of 1 Quick Questions by esbynum Mon Jul 14 2014 5 45 pm I am in my mid 30 s and will finish up my teaching certification this coming November I m very interested in teaching in Alaska and have a couple of questions 1 I spent 3 years teaching English in Korea before being certified I know this would not count toward anything but wondered if my experience living overseas would be viewed as a positive in the eyes of those in Alaska I m interested in teaching in the bush and know it can be difficult just like it was a challenge to get used to living in Korea 2 Do most districts care about age I will be nearing 40 by the time I could move out to teach and wondered if they look for younger teachers or if that doesn t really matter like most other places Thanks to everyone for all their input I have done a lot of research in the old forums and I am starting to put together a list of places I am interested in so I can be ready for the next hiring season esbynum Posts 25 Joined Tue Jul 08 2014 9 21 am Top Re Quick Questions by Toni McFadden Tue Jul 15 2014 12 41 pm Good comparison about teaching oversees and in the rural Alaskan communities These communities can be very different than living anywhere else in the United States so yes districts would consider the fact you were successful overseas and being helpful for your adjustment Age does not play a part in hiring practices Experience certifications ability to adapt to a rural community willingness to become part of the community those are the things a school district is looking for in someone who

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Unsure of opportunities for me
    was wondering if there were many opportunities for someone like me 20 years old with excellent high school qualifications UK GCSE s and A Levels but no university college degree I am interested in perhaps being a teaching assistant and have expertise in English Language and Literature Are there positions such as this widely available to people from the UK Nathn Watsn Posts 1 Joined Sat Jul 12 2014 1 52 am Top Re Unsure of opportunities for me by Johncn Sun Jul 13 2014 1 38 pm Hello The main issues you will have with employment as a UK citizen will mostly be regarding work visas We are not really experts in this area but I can repeat what some past attorneys who posted have said Certified teachers licensed with degrees in education can sometimes find school districts to sponsor them for a visa This is typically an H 1B visa that a shortage has been demonstrated for involving quite a bit of paperwork on the school district s part They have to initiate the application after finding a candidate they want to hire The teachers also have to additionally submit credentials for evaluation and go through Juneau s Teacher Certification office to see if they can be certified to teach in Alaska all teachers need certification in order to work The candidates for these jobs that are most successful are those with advanced degrees and or experience in shortage areas such as Special Education Math and Science Some Alaska districts have hired foreign nationals before in shortage areas That said although it is possible for these teachers to work the key is finding a district to spearhead the process and offer a contract This can be difficult I am not aware of any situations where a position as

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1031 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - assistant substitute teaching in Anchorage
    18 2014 12 44 pm Hi Tom You would be able to substitute in other districts in Alaska I know the MatSu Bourough allows substitutes with high school diplomas The same is in other districts If you are coming to Anchorage for other reasons you may want to check with the University of Alaska Anchorage or Alaska Pacific University about how they can help you get the necessary class for teaching Good luck Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re assistant substitute teaching in Anchorage by TRichards Mon Jun 23 2014 12 09 pm Darla Thank you for your message You wrote other districts would that be districts other than the Big 5 I have done applications at Univ of Alaska and will check Alaska Pacific University Appreciate your help Tom TRichards Posts 6 Joined Thu Mar 20 2014 2 59 pm Top Re assistant substitute teaching in Anchorage by Johncn Mon Jun 23 2014 4 37 pm Hey Tom With your experience you may be attractive to districts looking for help with bilingual bicultural students Those programs hire teaching assistants more in the urban areas of Alaska where the melting pot is a little more diverse In rural districts the bilingual bicultural aides are frequently Alaska Native speakers of the languages in those communities Some of the larger towns have schools that have more diverse student populations than you might expect with significant numbers of ESL learners from a variety of backgrounds You d need to undergo a district level background check of course but there is no state certification required As far as Alaska teaching certification we try to help with generic questions but the details are always a little different each year so be careful MTCake sure you check the EED Teacher Certification page for the fine print and use their TCWeb email address for questions regarding your particular situation http www eed state ak us teachercertification Alaska EED does put out an official Approved List of Teacher Certification Programs each year Here is their Fall 2013 version http www eed state ak us TeacherCertification pdf ApprovedProgramDirectory pdf Look under Types of Certificates for more information on the Initial Program Enrollment certificate Once you are enrolled in a certification program this MAY offer you some options for working and getting paid as a certified teacher while you work on your degree You d need to have passed a competency test and be able to finish the program within a certain period of time The use of this new certificate type is not something I understand very well and it has very specific criteria so please check with Teacher Certification for clarification Hope this helps John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re assistant substitute teaching in Anchorage by TRichards Tue Jun 24 2014 7 05 pm Hi John Thanks for the message and helpful advice It is tough going The classified aide route is

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1019 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Help! Can anyone recommend a shipping company?
    by AnaFerreira Mon Jun 23 2014 6 06 pm Hi We are moving to Akiak for a job We have 40 boxes to ship from Chicago Should I use a shipping company or the USPS Any recommendations for shipping companies to use Thanks AnaFerreira Posts 3 Joined Sun Jun 15 2014 4 41 am Top Re Help Can anyone recommend a shipping company by Johncn Tue Jun 24 2014 1 08 pm Hi Even with the new rates announced in January I would recommend USPS Flat rate boxes are your friend Rubbermaid tubs are good and there are folks on the ATP Forum if you search the archive link who will tell you all the best ways to mail things It is more art than science but you can learn lots The most important thing in my opinion would be to cut your 40 to 10 or 20 boxes You can ALWAYS have them standing by to ship later Get there with the essentials and make do until Christmas then reevaluate what you need I wish someone would have told me that before my first job in Alaska right up river from Akiak We sent far far too much up

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1028 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Hiring Timeline
    North Carolina register for the Anchorage Job Fair last weekend and I think some found jobs at the event In any case the peak of the annual hiring for rural Alaska is right before and after the Anchorage Job Fair or right about now It s a little later for the districts that depend on borough or city tax based budgets as they have to finalize things after those budgets get approved They are still interviewing if not hiring this time of year in most cases Rural Alaskan education gets nearly all of its funding from the state and federal governments and they release students and teachers earlier as school ends usually in early or mid May each spring The like to have most of their hiring done by April or May About a week ago the ATP Applitrack database http www alaskateacher org jobs had over 600 teaching jobs posted A quick search just now shows 452 posted Since about 50 of those are administrator jobs there are about 400 teaching jobs open right now That number will continue to shrink as districts fill their jobs between now and mid May There ARE still jobs that come open during the summer but the peak of hiring for the 2014 15 school year is upon us If you are seeking a job in Alaska now is the time to ramp up your search Hope this helps John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Hiring Timeline by ashipp Sun Apr 20 2014 3 38 pm John Thank you for the information Amanda ashipp Posts 3 Joined Fri Apr 18 2014 10 52 am Top Re Hiring Timeline by Darla Grediagin Mon Apr 21 2014 6 42 am HI Keep looking at the job forums as things change I know of a teacher who got hired last year mid summer because he was looking just at a point that someone else decided not to come back This is a great time to have everything done for your application but try not to get discouraged as the hiring season goes on Good luck Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Hiring Timeline by ashipp Mon Apr 21 2014 7 59 am Thank you for the positive message This is my first real job searching experience so it has been hard to stay positive I have sent follow up emails and I am continuing to look for new job posting Thanks Amanda ashipp Posts 3 Joined Fri Apr 18 2014 10 52 am Top Re Hiring Timeline by SandsJohn Fri Jun 13 2014 9 32 pm Yeah its necessary to be positive while looking for jobs as many times you don t get the job although having good qualification as many get job without being eligible due to jack or bribe but never loose hope as if you have talent you will definitely get your desire job See at casual

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - 1st time Teacher- BA plus 3 endorsements - pay?
    Johncn Damon Hargraves Betty Walters Toni McFadden Post a reply 2 posts Page 1 of 1 1st time Teacher BA plus 3 endorsements pay by AnaFerreira Sun Jun 15 2014 4 55 am Hello I am in the process of interviewing for a school in the bush In my state I have a BA plus 3 endorsements I am a first time teacher The Alaskan school lists its pay scale as BA BA 18 BA 36 M BA 54 M 18 BA 72 M 36 The school put me at a scale of B plus 18 I actually have a B plus 3 endorsements Shouldn t this throw me at a higher pay scale At least a BA plus 36 maybe a BA plus 54 What is the best way to tell them that I believe I should be on the higher end of the pay scale Any help will be appreciated From Midwest AnaFerreira Posts 3 Joined Sun Jun 15 2014 4 41 am Top Re 1st time Teacher BA plus 3 endorsements pay by Darla Grediagin Sun Jun 15 2014 1 17 pm The endorsements make you more hireable but it is how many credits you have after

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1025 (2016-02-09)
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