Sunday, June 4, 2017

Multiple Subject CSET Subtest II Reviewers

I will soon be taking CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 2 which is Science and Mathematics.  I have listed the sites where I got information and reviewers online.
1. Multiple Subjects Subtest II Sample Questions and Responses and Scoring Information
  • Subtest II links to a PDF doc (last test administration 8/6/2017)
  • Subtest II links to a PDF doc (first test administration 8/7/2017)
     - this is a pdf form which is dated 2014 and has all sample questions and answers from California Educator Credentialing Examinations website

2. You tube videos by Laura Rickhoff where she explains the answers to the Math problems. Below is the link to the playlist of her youtube videos. Believe me, watching these videos will help you understand it more.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

How to Become a Teacher in California

Let me first give you a brief overview of who I am. I was a public school teacher from the Philippines. I taught since 2002, started from being a tutor and substitute teacher to becoming a public school teacher.
When I  came in here last 2011, of course I do really want to become a teacher, that's my goal but finding answers on how to become a teacher in America was quite difficult for me at first. So I am hoping that this blog can somehow help someone out there. This is for those who are already here in California or will be here as an immigrant. This may not help if you're looking for a working visa and you are still residing in the Philippines.

Make sure you are authorized to work 
If you live in the US, you need to apply for Employment Authorization. This is the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. Go ahead and explore which ones relate to you

Go to the County of Education or School District Near You
I really think that if you want to become a teacher, then the first thing to do is find information from the County of Education near you. Based on my experience, I did went, asked for an appointment, waited in line, but I never got an appointment or never got help. Well the secretary, was really nice and told me, I needed to set up an an appointment with the credential analyst but I had no luck and they never got back to me. If you have the same experience as I am then no worries because there are other county of Education that can help you even if you are in a different county. A very helpful County of Education is the Santa Clara County of Education. I called the phone number and the credential analyst called me back in two days. I went to the Santa Clara County Office of Education without an appointment on a weekday. There's three credential analyst that are willing to help you. I got a number and I got called to be helped in less than two minutes.
I had my original sealed transcript of records from the Philippines, transcripts of the units I took here in California and the questions that I will ask the Credential analyst.
Make sure you know the questions to ask and what path you want to take. It is easier to help you out if you know what your goal is, to teach preschool, elementary, middle school or high school. You also need to know what class you want to teach, General Ed. or Special Ed. Also the kind of credential you would like to get, Single Subject or  Multiple Subject. It is just easier for them to answer your questions and guide you if you are clear with what you really want to be.


Websites to read about "Becoming a Teacher in California" 
1. Teach California 
This website helped me a lot, as it gives lots of information about how to apply for a credential. If you are prepared outside of California then you have to register to the site so that you can "Make and Follow your Personal Career Plan" or read about how to apply for a credential if you were a teacher from a different country.
2. Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Make sure you click about Outside the United States Prepared and read about what suits you. Like with me, my major in Home Economics from the Philippines. So it means, I read about how to apply for a preliminary teaching credential in Home Economics. I also read about becoming a Special Education teacher because I want to become one.
General Education Teaching Credentials
         Single Subject Teaching Credential
          Multiple Subject Credential

This website is very helpful to finding a job or getting into the education system. If you are like me who want to just explore the education system in here, observe and get paid at the same time then this is the job site for you. You may start as a substitute Paraprofessional or Instructional Assistant or any classified jobs. Classified jobs are the jobs you may apply for that doesn't need a credential. You may do this while working on your teaching credential. If you would like to be a Special Education Teacher someday and doesn't have that credential but you have a Bachelors Degree, then I would suggest becoming a Paraprofessional. I was able to use my Bachelors Degree, and three years experience of working in a Special Education Program to comply with the requirements as a Special Education Teacher on a Short Term Staff Permit

Find a job that you love and you will never have to work for a lifetime. 

What worked with me: I worked as substitute Paraprofessional for 4 days and I got hired on the fifth day. I worked in an RSP Mild/Moderate class so I pushed in to Middle School Gen. Ed. Classroom. From there I was able to observe different teachers and worked with different students. I learned the difference between teaching from the Philippines and Education here.  Since my major is Home Economics and there's really no opening for it, so going into different classes helped me determine the subject I am interested teaching. After 3 years of working as a Paraprofessional, I decided to subteach and it also helped me decide on what kind of Educator I would like to work on. 
I chose to become a Special Education Teacher and I will soon write down something about how I became one. 

Goodluck, and Hopefully some of you will become a Certified Educator like me.

PCH Online Game

I just want to write about the PCH online games. So I saw the ad on TV and online about PCH online games. I am not in any way affiliated to it, but I am one of those that got addicted and hopes to win money by playing. I started last March 2017 and I religiously played it, because I do really want to become a millionaire. Well, why not? I am a public school teacher and I need to go back to school to continue working. I felt that if I have enough money to go to school, or have enough money if I lose my job, then it would be so nice because I wouldn't have to worry about money.
I just started playing and I haven't won anything yet but I will surely let you know if I do, so that you may be as lucky as I am, Hopefully :P.
First Step: Join PCH
Okay so the first step I did was go to the Publisher clearing house website. Again, I am not going to get any money by you clicking the link or joining because I haven't won anything yet too.
Second Step: Install pch on your tablet or android phone
So you don't really have to do this, it is just that, the more you play, the more chances of winning. Well, I said this because there are millions of people playing and if they have a million entries to win, how could you win with one, well if you are lucky, clap! clap!
Third Step: Explore the website 
There are so many games to play that I would be playing the whole day and will be done with all of it for a few hours then some of the games open again. I want to win 7,000 a week for life, who wouldn't?. I don't know if I would but I'll keep on hoping and playing.

Be Careful
Ads: Be careful clicking the ads because sometimes it leads to malicious software, like it'll tell you that you have virus on your phone, so just close the tab and don't follow it especially if you have virus protection on your phone or computer, then you're safer.
Be careful filling in surveys or buying products with a discounted price. The first one I bought is Keranique Hair Regrowth system.  I'll write a post about it later but to make long story short, I got the product for $4.26 but I have to cancel it immediately because they will charge me a full amount of $86.15 in May 2017 and another $86.14 in June 2017. I wanted to keep the product and not return it so I had to pay 50% of the amount due which is 79.95. So I still have to pay for the product, but I don't want to return it, I just don't want to be continuously charged until I find that it does really work. You can try it, just click the link above although I can't tell any review yet because I just started using it today. Well, it didn't make my hair soft after using it, but I'm hoping for hair regrowth.
It also say's that buying a product will not increase your chances of winning.
Just click skip after watching the ads because that's how they get money for the prizes.

Please do play responsibly, as this may consume you're life. It can be very addicting but I have read about people playing for years but still haven't won anything. There are real people winning, so I am just hoping it'll be me next time.

 So in this picture, you can see the whole PCH website. It shows that I have a sapphire status because the amount of tokens I gained from playing. It also shows the games to play, the people they said already won and more ads.

Win $500,000.00 toward your dream home!
Who wouldn't want this? So yes, I am still playing hopefully I would be the real person to win! haha keep dreaming HaPinay!

One of the games I'm playing! Well, instead of scrolling facebook, looking at people's lives and making myself jealous ahahaha kidding aside, I just want to play and maybe win, who knows :P .

Thank you wheel!!!
As of this writing, I just got this Thank you wheel spins to win more tokens.  I tried playing the whole day and got lots of tokens, I still was in the 50th spot of the token leaderboard, too make it short, I didn't win any money, darn it! How did all those people do it? The highest tokens I got was around 137,000 and the ones who won got almost 300,000 tokens, wow!!!! I won't win the 100 dollars :(.

Good luck!