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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Internet access in Alaska
    location even within the same school district Johncn hopefully will pop on and he can tell you where the best internet in the bush is Re Internet access in Alaska Posted Mon Apr 13 2015 4 21 am by BronwynH Thanks We figured it would vary widely We ve read that some areas have only recently had high speed internet available and even then high speed maybe subjective Re Internet access in Alaska Posted Mon Apr 13 2015 5 02 pm by cyclone67 Very true Last year I was a location with notoriously poor internet Unless you were at school it was very weak Couldn t even check Facebook forget about loading anything This year I am in the same district but different village Here I have internet and school and in my apartment Equal speed at home and school and can pretty much do anything I want to or need to Re Internet access in Alaska Posted Tue Apr 14 2015 4 36 am by Johncn As the last poster says it can vary within a district or a region greatly You may want to check this post out from January http alaskateacher org forum viewtopic php f 3 t 1066 Re Internet access in Alaska Posted Tue Apr 14 2015 2 42 pm by BronwynH Thanks John I searched the forum and found your post very informative We ll just have to play it by ear and if we need to buy a commercial grade satellite dish that s the route we ll go We don t want internet to be a deal breaker for Alaska We re too excited about the possibility Thanks again Bron Re Internet access in Alaska Posted Sun May 10 2015 2 18 pm by Bushteachers BronwynH wrote Hello everyone My husband and

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Internet access in Alaska
    cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Internet access in Alaska by BronwynH Mon Apr 13 2015 4 21 am Thanks We figured it would vary widely We ve read that some areas have only recently had high speed internet available and even then high speed maybe subjective BronwynH Posts 7 Joined Sun Apr 12 2015 11 21 am Top Re Internet access in Alaska by cyclone67 Mon Apr 13 2015 5 02 pm Very true Last year I was a location with notoriously poor internet Unless you were at school it was very weak Couldn t even check Facebook forget about loading anything This year I am in the same district but different village Here I have internet and school and in my apartment Equal speed at home and school and can pretty much do anything I want to or need to cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Internet access in Alaska by Johncn Tue Apr 14 2015 4 36 am As the last poster says it can vary within a district or a region greatly You may want to check this post out from January http alaskateacher org forum viewtopic php f 3 t 1066 Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Internet access in Alaska by BronwynH Tue Apr 14 2015 2 42 pm Thanks John I searched the forum and found your post very informative We ll just have to play it by ear and if we need to buy a commercial grade satellite dish that s the route we ll go We don t want internet to be a deal breaker for Alaska We re too excited about the possibility Thanks again Bron BronwynH Posts 7

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1593 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Entertainment/Social Life in a bush community?
    live housing is usually a series of district owned apartments or duplexes and work together In dry villages staff members often organize as the other post says game nights poker games movie nights watching the football games on TV dinner parties and other social events at the teacher housing units This applies to district level staff too You will not feel isolated socially unless you choose to be a recluse Regards John Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community Posted Thu Apr 30 2015 7 53 am by ElemEducator There will most likely be plenty of opportunities for you to hang out and socialize with co workers We get together once in a while for four wheeler rides games bonfires dinner etc At times it can be a bit overwhelming working and living around the same people all day everyday but you tend to get used to it Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community Posted Fri May 08 2015 12 54 pm by Bushteachers jamieburgess wrote I will be a new administrator in the Yupiit school district close to Bethel My family husband and kids are staying in Phoenix for the time being until I determine if Alaska is where I need to stay I am learning that internet is expensive and so is satellite TV For those of you with experience living in a housing development provided by your district is there socializing within the school employees For example game nights etc Do the administrators socialize with the teachers and other staff or is this a no no I will not be a principal or assistant principal I am not a super social person but it will be hard to be completely alone without any family members Any thoughts to share All depends on your location

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Entertainment/Social Life in a bush community?
    nights dinners sledding and activities Where I have been there are no rules about fraternizing between teachers and admin There s also community activities like bingo dancing and drumming Just leave the shop talk at home cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by Johncn Thu Apr 30 2015 5 06 am Hi I don t know about the specific school village you are going to be in but in general yes the school district staff in a village are both co workers and a social support network You live housing is usually a series of district owned apartments or duplexes and work together In dry villages staff members often organize as the other post says game nights poker games movie nights watching the football games on TV dinner parties and other social events at the teacher housing units This applies to district level staff too You will not feel isolated socially unless you choose to be a recluse Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by ElemEducator Thu Apr 30 2015 7 53 am There will most likely be plenty of opportunities for you to hang out and socialize with co workers We get together once in a while for four wheeler rides games bonfires dinner etc At times it can be a bit overwhelming working and living around the same people all day everyday but you tend to get used to it ElemEducator Posts 15 Joined Tue Mar 10 2015 6 24 am Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by Bushteachers Fri May 08 2015 12 54 pm jamieburgess wrote I will be a new administrator in the Yupiit school district close to Bethel My family husband and kids are staying in Phoenix for the time being until I determine if Alaska is where I need to stay I am learning that internet is expensive and so is satellite TV For those of you with experience living in a housing development provided by your district is there socializing within the school employees For example game nights etc Do the administrators socialize with the teachers and other staff or is this a no no I will not be a principal or assistant principal I am not a super social person but it will be hard to be completely alone without any family members Any thoughts to share All depends on your location We tried this at our site and it just didn t work out personality clashes or lack of effort stopped our meetings Might be b c of age differences between staff I know of others that get together all the time Don t be afraid to mingle with the community They love seeing teachers attending events Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching in Angoon
    Sun Mar 29 2015 8 42 am by Scigal Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I have a deadline so any information is appreciated Thanks Re Teaching in Angoon Posted Sun May 10 2015 2 38 pm by Bushteachers Scigal wrote Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching in Angoon
    an Alaskan job or considering a new Alaskan education job ask questions and those with information and or opinions provide answers Although many users are teacher or principal candidates from the Lower 48 a large number of current and former school district HR and school administrators subscribe Moderators Johncn Damon Hargraves Betty Walters Toni McFadden Post a reply 2 posts Page 1 of 1 Teaching in Angoon by Scigal Sun Mar 29 2015 8 42 am Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I have a deadline so any information is appreciated Thanks Scigal Posts 4 Joined Fri Feb 06 2015 5 29 pm Top Re Teaching in Angoon by Bushteachers Sun May 10 2015 2 38 pm Scigal wrote Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I have a deadline so any information is appreciated Thanks GREAT superintendent Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Display posts from previous All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by Author Post time Subject Ascending Descending Post

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1541 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Housing
    part that may interest you Pretty good general advice in my opinion that is probably representative of many districts in rural Alaska Hope this helps Regards John Re Housing Posted Sun Mar 29 2015 9 06 am by kazachka This is great info I ve been teaching overseas now for ten years Prior to that I was a bilingual ELL teacher in Wasilla I m certified grades 6 12 I m at a point in my life where I m ready to come home now and never intended to be gone more than 3 5 years but life happened I would prefer to be on the road system again if possible but am open to other options I spent 9 years teaching in Alaska on the road system Mat Su has not had many openings at all much less in my department for the last several years It s a similar picture in Anchorage as well Again I am now 40 and would like to come home sooner than later and have begun to consider the larger bush communities I m sure it varies by village but do single teachers HAVE to live in shared housing or can they live on their own even if it means having to pay more I know housing in small communities can be limited but would really like to know what the options are Thanks Re Housing Posted Sun Mar 29 2015 1 21 pm by Johncn Hello Single teachers don t always have to share housing It depends on the district the village and the union s negotiated agreement I would say however that since the districts are both the landlord and the employer and have to build or lease housing units in the villages to house their staff each school year they

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1011&sid=296cf629a8da0c850a8296cb50ea338d&view=print (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Housing
    Re Housing by Johncn Mon Apr 28 2014 1 15 pm Dlouis Congrats on your new position You may want to post on the Celebration Thread that Darla posted Although your best source of information is as JSchilz says your new site administrator landlord LKSD has a nice booklet they use for new hires that could provide some general guidance LKSD Info Book New Hire Documentation 58 MB PDF Download http team lksd org groups certifiedne 20Book pdf Because it s a really large file I ve taken a screen shot of the part that may interest you Pretty good general advice in my opinion that is probably representative of many districts in rural Alaska Hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Housing by kazachka Sun Mar 29 2015 9 06 am This is great info I ve been teaching overseas now for ten years Prior to that I was a bilingual ELL teacher in Wasilla I m certified grades 6 12 I m at a point in my life where I m ready to come home now and never intended to be gone more than 3 5 years but life happened I would prefer to be on the road system again if possible but am open to other options I spent 9 years teaching in Alaska on the road system Mat Su has not had many openings at all much less in my department for the last several years It s a similar picture in Anchorage as well Again I am now 40 and would like to come home sooner than later and have begun to consider the larger bush communities I m sure it varies by village but do single teachers HAVE to live in shared housing or can they live on their own even if it means having to pay more I know housing in small communities can be limited but would really like to know what the options are Thanks kazachka Posts 14 Joined Sun Mar 29 2015 7 42 am Location Moscow Russia Website Top Re Housing by Johncn Sun Mar 29 2015 1 21 pm Hello Single teachers don t always have to share housing It depends on the district the village and the union s negotiated agreement I would say however that since the districts are both the landlord and the employer and have to build or lease housing units in the villages to house their staff each school year they TEND to build two bedroom units Single bedrooms housing would be ridiculously expensive to construct generally speaking Three bedroom units would probably end up having unused space many years The two bedroom average means that rural Alaska districts frequently have to find either a teaching couple or two single teachers to share an apartment or duplex Each year the openings differ So they not only have to find the teachers they need they sometimes have to find two male or two

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1100 (2016-02-09)
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