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Revised 11/9/2010

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Student Teaching Procedures for TOTEM Members

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TOTEM Updates

2015 TOTEM
Spring Conference

We are pleased, once again, to present the 2015 TOTEM Spring Conference Packet. This year's TOTEM Conference includes several new offerings and many of our favorite presenters. It will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 & 10, on UAA Campus. Registration will be located in the Lucy Cuddy Center and parking is completely free. Registration for classes will open on Tuesday, February 17, at 4 pm, and close on Monday, March 2, at 5 pm. Take a moment to browse through our list of classes and make sure to register early to get the best choice of classes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the TOTEM Office. We hope to see you at the conference!

Important Dates

New Member Orientation Dates:

New Member Orientations are held at the TOTEM Office and will give you the opportunity to learn more about TOTEM Association and how they work for you. All members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 pm

Upcoming PSP Workshops

Getting Started Workshops:
Monday, February 23
Recertifications - 6-7 pm
New Applicants - 7-8 pm

Saturday, February 28
Recertifications Only - 10-11 am at Jitter's Coffee in Eagle River

Wednesday, March 18
Recertifications - 6-7 pm
New Applicants - 7-8 pm

Application Assistance:
Saturday, April 4 - 10-11:30 am
Thursday, April 9 - 6-7:30 pm

Paperwork Finalization:
Saturday, May 2 - 10-11:30 am













In order to attend any workshop, you must register on My Learning Plan. All workshops will be held at the TOTEM Office, 3310 Arctic Blvd, Suite 200.  For more information on the PSP, click here.

 Other Important TOTEM Information: 

Beginning & End Dates for the 14/15 School Year:

       Months                   14/15 Start          End    

           9                          8/14/14           5/22/15       

        9.75                        8/11/14           6/05/15

        10 (Non-Elementary)        7/21/14           6/01/15

        10 (Elementary)             7/24/14           6/04/15

        10.5                        7/16/14           6/01/15

         11                          7/09/14           6/09/15

Important changes regarding the ETS ParaPro Assessment test:

The new ETS ParaPro Assessment Test has replaced the HELP test for paraprofessionals who need to be recertified. As of the 2014/2015 school year, individuals who wish to take the ETS Test can do so anytime Monday thru Friday between 9 am & 3 pm at UAA's Advising & Testing Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Room 112.

For more information & for answers to frequently answered questions regarding the testing process, please visit, UAA's website:

For further information regarding the Paraprofessional Resources available, log on to ASD’s website:




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