Professional Development

Focus Area:

  • 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

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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.

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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.

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Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.