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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Interview Questions
    me about yourself How would you rank these in importance and why Planning discipline methods evaluation If a student came to you and said None of the other students like me what would you tell him her How can you tell that a person is a good listener What do you want to do with your life How do you feel if a student does not meet a deadline It is the first day of class you are writing something on the board and a paper wad hits you in the back what would you do Later the same day if all the students drop their pencils what do you do What was the most frustrating thing that happened to you as a student teacher What was the best thing Good luck Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Interview Questions by trvlaus Wed Apr 09 2014 11 12 am Thanks for the post I also did a google search and have lots of ideas I was just curious to hear personal experiences from Alaskan interview candidates who ve just gone through the process trvlaus Posts 4 Joined Tue Apr 08 2014 5 49 pm Top Re Interview Questions by jen sargent679 Wed Apr 09 2014 12 53 pm I attended the Minneapolis Fair and here s some of the questions I was asked 1 How would you describe your style of teaching 2 How would you describe classroom management and discipline 3 What does a typical classroom lesson look like 4 If I were to observe you what would I see 5 How do you know when the lesson was successful 6 List some of your strengths as a teacher 7 Do you have any weaknesses 8 Why Alaska 9 How would a co worker describe you 10 What would you do if you disagreed with the Principal of the building 11 How serious are you about this job 12 Would you be willing to work extra duties 13 What are your housing requirements 14 Describe your experience with multiculturalism 15 How would you encourage parents to be involved in education 16 Name one teacher that had a positive or negative influence on your teaching Describe why its negative or positive 17 Can you lift lbs 18 What kind of assessments do you use in the classroom 19 When do you get the Principal involved in your classroom 20 How would you get the community involved with the school and in your classroom Some of these questions were asked by several districts Over the course of the job fair I felt like I was repeating myself over and over Be prepared to talk about any ESL experiences Use the teaching lingo Best of luck Jen jen sargent679 Posts 14 Joined Tue Feb 18 2014 12 46 pm Top Re Interview Questions by trvlaus Wed Apr 09 2014 2 38 pm Thanks Jen What a nice list thanks for taking the time to

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Questions about late applications/hiring.
    works in a non certified position for the same school in SE as a one on one support for students with behavioral needs He has ample experience doing this for k 12 students but doesn t have his certification This isn t a determining factor for us in our job hunt but I just thought I would ask Thanks again HannahThompson Posts 2 Joined Fri Jun 06 2014 7 02 am Location SE Alaska Website Top Re Questions about late applications hiring by Johncn Fri Jun 06 2014 9 40 am Welcome to the ATP Forum Hannah Great questions First of all it s not late so much as it is past the peak of the season Jobs open for all sorts of reasons at this time of year unexpected medical leaves grant funding secured for additional positions unplanned retirements etc and there is an active market You only need to find the RIGHT one I d check every day In fact there are three Virtual Job Fairs which districts have asked ATP to set up in the next week to ten days The first one is with Yupiit School District on Monday June 9 3 PM Alaska time I ll post the others as soon as get confirmations As far as posting being past expiration there is a great deal of variation in how districts post and close their openings Districts are responsible for posting and closing their own with the Applitrack system Some post only some of their jobs or post one job in a category to attract applications and then fill multiple jobs from that listing Others post their jobs in the Spring and ATP will remind them months later that the job is stale and then close it for them Others have live postings and open

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - LYSD, here I come!
    forum again but you can e mail me pdwerts gmail com pdwerts Posts 1 Joined Sat May 17 2014 4 16 pm Top Re LYSD here I come by Betty Walters Fri May 23 2014 8 23 am Hi Courtney Congratulations on your position with LYSD You will enjoy your new school and community Let me know if you are a first or second year teacher new to the profession The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project ASMP will support you and other qualifying teachers at your site as you come into the state ASMP mentors are not evaluative and work with each qualified teacher in many ways that are selected by the individual teacher you Teachers in Alakanuk have had mentors from across the state for about ten years We are familiar with your district and your site You will meet someone from ASMP when you are in Anchorage for LYSD inservice in August but in the meantime you can contact me and I will give you more info on what you might expect from a mentor Do not hesitate to use any of the info below for a contact If I do not respond within 2 days do try another way to get my attention that applies to anyone reading this post as well I will be available all summer and at least in a day or two will let you know that I have received your contact Betty Walters Alaska Statewide Mentor Project bettywalters asmp gmail com 907 441 5860 c Skype bwalters01 http www alaskamentorproject org Betty Walters Posts 23 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 5 43 pm Top Re LYSD here I come by Courtney Sat May 24 2014 5 43 am Thank you Betty This will actually be my 19th year teaching so I guess I don t qualify It sounds like a wonderful program Courtney Posts 7 Joined Mon Feb 10 2014 2 24 am Location Alakanuk Alaska Top Re LYSD here I come by tibloo Fri May 30 2014 3 57 pm Hello Courtney I am also a new hire with LYSD and will be teaching in Kotlik I am super excited about this opportunity and relieved to see another newbie to connect with on this site Tim tibloo Posts 2 Joined Fri May 30 2014 3 48 pm Top Re LYSD here I come by Courtney Fri May 30 2014 4 03 pm Congrats Tim It s good to meet you too What will you be teaching at Kotlik Courtney Posts 7 Joined Mon Feb 10 2014 2 24 am Location Alakanuk Alaska Top Re LYSD here I come by tibloo Fri May 30 2014 4 31 pm Thanks I will be teaching Third Fourth grade I see you have 19 years experience what do you teach tibloo Posts 2 Joined Fri May 30 2014 3 48 pm Top Re LYSD here I come by Courtney Fri May 30 2014 5 16 pm I m teaching third grade right now but I ll

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Virtual job fair tomorrow?
    2014 12 16 pm Top Re Virtual job fair tomorrow by Johncn Tue May 27 2014 11 33 am Hi Because these events are highly dependent on the district staff s availability we only announce them the day of the event or sometimes the day before There was one tentatively scheduled for today but it did not materialize It was never formally announced There is a VJF tentatively scheduled for tomorrow and if I can confirm it notices will go out in a few minutes There is possibly another one on Thursday that I still need to confirm so it has not been announced yet either Hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Virtual job fair tomorrow by Coach Mann Tue May 27 2014 6 02 pm Sounds good John Let me know I have an appointment at 10 00 central to accept or decline a job offer here in Missouri but I really would like to pack up and move North One of my questions is if I can buy out of the contract if one of the five positions in Alaska comes through Do they frequently hire someone before they get certified in Alaska I am currently certified in Mo and know I would need a couple Alaska Ed classes to fulfill my certification there Do they issue and hire on a provisional Certification John Coach Mann Posts 11 Joined Tue May 20 2014 12 16 pm Top Re Virtual job fair tomorrow by ShiloMcManus Thu May 29 2014 12 46 pm Yes they will hire before you have your Alaska certification We moved to Kenai last summer fall from Maine I was hired last July and I had just submitted for my certification at the time

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - New Teach, questions about State Standards.
    org standards And you have State Standards developed at various times by various stakeholder groups in that state These are usually used to evaluate textbooks and curriculum materials to be used in that state The standards in certain states who make large scale adoptions have tended to influence curriculum publishers quite heavily as they want to SELL their materials In most states during the 1990s and early 2000s there were also district standards These were local standards often modeled after the content standards in various subjects but were intended to localize education and make it relevant to the students in the school district Sometimes however these were very different in some key regards and how states allowed districts to use their standards i e issue diplomas based on mastery of those standards versus state benchmarks and so on varied widely The district I work for and NWABSD were both standards based districts for a while and got Carnegie Waivers from the state s Board of Education in order to issue diplomas based on their own local standard mastery This was further complicated by some states including Alaska introducing exit exams that with required pass scores showing competence in certain subjects Then you have the Common Core Standards developed by National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO http www corestandards org read the standards The Common Core standards only exist for English Language Arts ELA and Mathematics at this point but were an effort to align among and between states the main standards in the core subjects that determine academic success These are also said to be necessary in order make national testing of skill levels in those area somewhat equal The Common Core standards have been adopted by many states Alaska was not one of the ones that adopted the Common Core and it s a bit of a political thing here The companies that make the curriculum materials school districts also have influence with the testing companies and organizations that have tried to come up with national tests aligned to these standards Basically EVERY major publisher of textbooks claims to have alignment with the Common Core but well it s not entirely clear how that is measured This page gives a bit of background of history regarding standards in Alaska but the bottom line is that Alaska has had weak state standards and allowed districts to focus on their own standards and the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam HSGQE as the basis for diplomas http education alaska gov ContentStandards The accountability movement and statewide testing changes over the last two decades will make you dizzy but local standards have been phased out as the basis for graduation in most Alaska districts All districts are expected to address the state standards in their curriculum and there are Carnegie credit requirements But ultimately the school districts decide who meets the requirements for a diploma and they issue them We are quite decentralized in Alaska and view

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teach for America Hopeful
    Teach for America but I am very interested in teaching in Alaska particularly in the rural bush regions That s how I came across ATP doing a little Googling Are there any programs like Teach for America in Alaska Could I get certified through ATP Or would I have to go about seeking certification elsewhere and transferring into the state Just curious I have another year before I ll graduate Thank you for any helpful advice Dori dorinorman Posts 2 Joined Mon May 19 2014 5 59 pm Location Bowling Green KY Website Top Re Teach for America Hopeful by Johncn Tue May 20 2014 1 22 pm Hello There is no official state program like Teach Form America They are private non profit and are not really active in our state so far as I know In addition there has not been an official Alternative Certification program in Alaska since Transition to Teaching AKT2 closed down http www eed state ak us akt2 The good news is that there is a certificate available for teachers who find a district willing to hire them while enrolled in an approved teacher certification program assuming that the candidate can complete the program within the two years allowed As ALWAYS the best source of accurate information is EED s Teacher Certification website linked below not a discussion forum Alaska Teacher Certification Website http www eed state ak us TeacherCertification Certificate Types http www eed state ak us TeacherCerti ation html Initial Certificate Types http www eed state ak us TeacherCertification initial html Initial Program Enrollment Certificate http www eed state ak us TeacherCertification initial html ProofofProgramEnrollment Details from the Program Enrollment Verification form http www eed state ak us TeacherCertification pdf Program Enrollment pdf Hope this helps Please verify anything you assume about

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Crunch Time
    actively they only had tentative jobs by Anchorage Job Fair time and could not commit Or so they said However you would have to ask more specific lifestyle related questions to get good answers from those more in the know about Kodiak than I am Regards john Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Crunch Time by Coach Mann Wed May 21 2014 3 04 pm It has been a life long dream of mine to move to Alaska as well as becoming a Teacher coach I returned to college at 45 to get my certification so I could teach full time along with my coaching Health and Physical Education appear to be one of the most competitive areas out there and I have found it hard earning a position even here in Missouri It seems to me simply getting a district to give your resume a second look takes knowing someone within a district most of the time Do you find that to be the same up there My local district that I have been coaching with for 6 years had over 200 applicants for one PE opening this year I have made it to the final three candidates in 5 different districts without a contract As you can imagine I am getting pretty frustrated I am trusting what is meant to happen will and simply going for my dream and praying that it works Thanks for your information and if you can suggest anything please do John Coach Mann Posts 11 Joined Tue May 20 2014 12 16 pm Top Re Crunch Time by Darla Grediagin Thu May 22 2014 4 08 am Hi John Problem in Alaska with PE jobs is that a lot of our school districts don t have those positions Good luck Darla Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Crunch Time by Coach Mann Thu May 22 2014 5 44 am I noticed that Darla That is why I have been looking closer to the main cities in the bigger schools I have applied for the traveling PE position out of Tok also but really think my family would be happier at the Kodiak position Are the larger districts more competitive Thanks John Coach Mann Posts 11 Joined Tue May 20 2014 12 16 pm Top Re Crunch Time by Darla Grediagin Thu May 22 2014 7 26 am The bigger communities are more competitive for the jobs just because they have them Coaching in the rural districts usually falls to a teacher or community member that takes classes on how to be a coach The Tok position sounds interesting I have been an itinerate librarian for 15 years Moving between schools has benefits Depending on how old your children are though having a job in which you go home everyday is a good prospect Valdez would be a good position in the fact that they had a well run

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Is It Too Late?
    different district Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by BigTechDaddy Tue May 06 2014 10 56 am Boy things move fast She submitted the app Sunday night and already has a skype interview setup for this week BigTechDaddy Posts 9 Joined Sat May 03 2014 3 46 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by Darla Grediagin Tue May 06 2014 11 02 am That is the point on staying with the boards until you have a job Please tell her Good Luck on the interview I have found Skype interviews to be easier than face to face interviews I am able to surround myself with the items that make me comfortable things that I don t want to forget to tell the interviewer about Just remember if it is a video Skype interview to have an uncluttered background Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by BigTechDaddy Thu May 08 2014 7 42 pm Well she s been offered a position now we are having to make a descision by morning BigTechDaddy Posts 9 Joined Sat May 03 2014 3 46 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by Johncn Thu May 08 2014 8 55 pm Hi Well good luck in her decision making process Southeast Alaska is beautiful Hope it works out for all concerned and then you can start to plan your move Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Is It Too Late by BigTechDaddy Fri May 09 2014 11 32 am Well I guess we had better start packing My wife accepted a position this morning Fun but nervous times for all BigTechDaddy Posts 9 Joined Sat May 03 2014 3 46 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by Darla Grediagin Fri May 09 2014 1 45 pm After you accept a job it is always a nervous time as you figure what you want to take You may want to check the older forum for ideas One idea that has worked well is to keep track of what you eat for a week Then you have a better idea on how much food you may want to send in Take the things with you that will make you happy This sounds obvious but I remember when I moved to Unalakleet I decided that I could do without television That last two weeks Good luck and congratulations to your wife Darla Grediagin Posts 33 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 4 55 pm Top Re Is It Too Late by BigTechDaddy Sun May 11 2014 4 22 pm Well we made our first large purchase for our adventure Traded in the mini van for a gas guzzling GMC Yukon XL SLT Actually the in town mileage is the same as the mini van so we will only suffer about 4mpg less on the

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