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Hello,
I am currently an out of state teacher. I am moving to CT
and looking for teaching jobs. I have looked online, but I
would really like to go to a job fair. Does anybody know
of any job fairs occuring any time soon? I will be moving
to the Old Lyme area, so something in the south/south east
area.
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diedre /blockquote>

Hi Sarah,
I recently moved to CT from Georgia where I was a fully
certified high school biology teacher (with a Ph.D.). In
Georgia I was a respected and valued professional--but then
Georgia is not ranked particularly highly for its education
system, so what do I know? The reception in CT for me as a
teac...See More
May 4, 2008
Sarah /blockquote>

Hello,
Thank you for all of your advice. Seeing how I am from NH,
(being a New Englander) I have not had too much trouble
like "Georgia". I network pretty well and talked to lots of
teachers to find the best way to go about getting a job in
CT. This thread is one of those "networking" things I set
up....See More
May 5, 2008
UConn grad /blockquote>

DIEDRE,
I am curious as to where you are getting your information.
Just wanted to share some better information with you to put
you on a better path to certification.
1) The BEST program will soon expire (2009) so you will not
have to go through that program.
2) It is possible to get an exemption fro...See More
May 9, 2008
Sally /blockquote>

Correction:

Second year (and some third year)teachers will need to do the
BEST portfolio next year and most likely the year after.
However, the video requirement has been suspended for next year,
as outlined in Substitute Bill 5871,passed by the state Senate on
5/07/08.

On 5/09/08, UConn ...See More
May 9, 2008
UConn grad /blockquote>

But teachers who are new to the system in the fall, as would be
someone from outside the state, would be first year for BEST and
be under the new program in 2009.
> Correction:
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> Second year (and some third year)teachers will need to do the
> BEST portfolio next year and most likely the...See More
May 11, 2008


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