Content and effective instructional practices based on age/grade span
The alignment of standards, instruction, and assessment
Appropriate assessment tools and the analysis of assessment results
Effective formative assessment practices
Early care and learning programs
Parent and community resources and information regarding milestones of early literacy/the importance of supporting literacy at home
How to provide English learners with structured opportunities to use language
The mission of the Alaska Staff Development Network (ASDN) is to improve student achievement by providing researched-based online learning and face-to-face professional development programs for Alaska’s teachers and school administrators.
What is Beyond the Bell? Beyond the Bell is a collection of after school opportunities that supports the professional learning of educators throughout the school year. All sessions will begin at 3:30pm or later, offering a variety of opportunities for educators to engage in communities of practice around high demand topics.