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It's official!!! I passed my TCRG exams!!!
By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 01:28 AM

I'm so excited, I can't believe I finally did it! I am on my 5th year teaching and I finally can say, I'm certified! I passed all 4 parts(yes, I took all at once) on November 15th. I studied for a year, and at the tender age of 38 years young, I passed! I am certified through WIDA.

Anyway, just wanted to share!

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By DutchShamrock
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 01:32 AM
Congratulations!! Enjoy your teaching journey. :D
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By Sakura_Efreet
On Mon Dec 10, 2012 06:34 PM
Edited by Sakura_Efreet (195729) on 2012-12-10 18:35:07
Yay! I knew you would, though I didn't know you were studying ;). I was excited to hear WIDA was going to host the exams here in NA. I want to say it was held in Canada, right? Either way, congratulations!
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 01:53 AM
Thank you! Yes, it was held in Fergus Ontario. Only a 4 hour drive for me. I was so nervous I can't believe I didn't throw up during the exam!!!! Not only that, I was the oldest person taking the exam by 16 years! My moves weren't as intricate, but I still managed. I have to say, the hardest part for me was that darn King of Fairies and Garden of Daisies.
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By byudawn
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:08 AM
That is wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! :)
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By Sakura_Efreet
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:14 AM
Oh wow! I personally feel like those are the hardest traditional sets... Good for you! That is super impressive!

Also, is there a list anywhere of all the teachers that passed? Just wondering where WIDA, and therefore, open platform dancing is growing.
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:34 AM
Well, I'm not aware of any list, but there were 2 of us from Michigan, one from Ireland and one from Russia.
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By Sakura_Efreet
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:39 AM
Aw wow, that is so cool! Hoping there will be a WIDA feis in Michigan soon. Quite certain many of the girls in my school would go, if it's on the southern end of the state, at least. :)
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:44 AM
There is not a WIDA feis planned as of yet, HOWEVER, there is an NAIDF feis planned in Michigan May 4th! Open Feis!! Hasn't been officially announced yet but My friend is setting everything up for it and my students all want to do it!
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By TuniePremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:14 AM
Congratulations Amanda! Well done.
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:21 AM
Thank you Tunie, I worked really hard, it was my ultimate goal!
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By SeniorLadyPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:55 AM
Congratulations. How random, though, that it was held in Fergus! Is there a WIDA connection in Fergus?
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 04:10 AM
No connections, just a random selection I suppose. Nice town though, I would like to go back! I just really need to get used to kilometers and not MPH. Border passing was totally fine both ways though :)
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By irishmamamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:06 PM
Congrats to you!!
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By PogMoGilliesmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 02:41 PM
Well done! That is a great accomplishment.
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By IrishLizzymember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:24 PM
YAY! Huge congratulations to you, it's a big achievement getting certified, no matter what the organization. There is so much work involved and so much to study and learn, congrats! You should be very proud of yourself :D
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:34 PM
Thank you all! Yes, I am very proud of myself. Regardless of the organization, the exam is the same. We all have to work very hard to pass. It was worth all the pain, worrying and studying!
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By LlamaLlamaDuckmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:35 PM
Is there not a wida school in Fergus? Or one of the other open platform orgs?

I love Fergus such a cute little town. I'm only about an hour away.

Congrats!
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 04:27 PM
There is an Irish dance school there, and 2 of that schools students took their grade exams that day too. Also, one of the teachers from that school took part 1 of her TMRF exams. I don't know if they are a registered WIDA school though.

Yes, I LOVED that town! I have never in my life heard so many Scottish accents!
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By KnotworkMolltPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 06:30 PM
Best of success for your future teaching!
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By SparrowCatPremium member
On Tue Dec 11, 2012 07:56 PM
Congratulations! Big achievement there. Best wishes for the future teaching! :)
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By IDlifeforus
On Wed Dec 12, 2012 04:04 PM
Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself!
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By Cinnawiz
On Wed Dec 12, 2012 04:36 PM
So, Amanda, will you be starting your own school now? :)
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By aealoveshergirlsPremium member
On Wed Dec 12, 2012 05:02 PM
Andi, I'm staying at the same school I have been teaching at for years, but I now have my own "school" within the school. I don't have the logo made up yet so I'm keeping things unannounced until the logo is done. I do not own the school, my employer still owns it, but the new"school" is run entirely by me. Which the Irish classes always have been, but now that I'm with WIDA, there will be a couple of feis in Michigan each year and I'll be helping to organize those as well. I'll give all the details as soon as they are available.
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By AsheDiochra
On Thu Dec 13, 2012 09:31 PM
aealoveshergirls wrote:

There is not a WIDA feis planned as of yet, HOWEVER, there is an NAIDF feis planned in Michigan May 4th! Open Feis!! Hasn't been officially announced yet but My friend is setting everything up for it and my students all want to do it!


It's on the NAIDF website but it doesn't have its own website-o-information yet. It'll likely be in Troy, outside of Detroit. I'll see you there.
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