About ASDN

The mission of the Alaska Staff Development Network (ASDN) is to improve student achievement by providing researched-based distance learning and face-to-face professional development programs for Alaska’s teachers and school administrators.

In 2012 over 5,000 educators enrolled in an ASDN-sponsored event. We sponsored 30 face-to-face institutes, and 56 distance education classes – including 41 webinars.















ASDN is a statewide partnership initiated in 1983 that includes Alaska’s 53 school districts, four colleges and universities, the Department of Education and Early Development, the Alaska Association for Secondary School Principals, the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals, NEA-Alaska, and a number of professional education associations.

We believe that the unique professional growth needs of Alaska’s teachers and administrators can be best met by strengthening collaborative relationships among these groups.

Click HERE to see if your school district or organization is a Tier One or Tier Two ASDN Member.

2013-2014 Priorities

Our 2013-2014 priorities were developed at our Annual Meeting in April.  Our work was informed by our comprehensive statewide needs assessment of education leaders across Alaska. 

Click on each priority to see related resources,  including upcoming events, upcoming webinar series, ongoing distance learning courses and recorded webinars relating to each priority area. 

Participation in ASDN-Sponsored Courses and Events (2006-Spring 2013)