AkPLN Classes

Lets get better together – Learn online and apply in your classroom tomorrow!

Hone your skills – grow and refine your instructional strategies in ELA and Math.

• Join us on the Alaska Professional Learning Network for a series of nine-week, online mini-courses focused on improving specific instructional practices in ELA and Math. New topics opening monthly!

• Explore best instructional practice in ELA and Math in your classroom with other Alaska teachers.

• The facilitation model supports your learning with collaboration and expertise.

• The course follows a nine-week exploration and action-oriented cycle through a variety of evidence-based best practices that are aligned to the Alaska Standards.

• Participants are guided through an unpacking of targeted Learning Plans, including collaborative discussion as you try and apply each strategy with your own students.

Participants who complete the three learning plans in each series can receive one 500-level professional learning credit. More information and online registration.

Participants who complete the three learning plans in each series can receive one 500-level professional learning credit.

ELA TopicsMath Topics
October – ELA – Elementary
• Academic Vocabulary 1
• Academic Vocabulary 2
• Academic Discussion
October– Grades 3-5 Math
• Understanding Fractions as Numbers
• Adding & Subtracting Fractions
• Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
November – ELA – Elementary
• Vocabulary – Semantic Mapping
• Vocabulary –Word Learning Strategies
• Vocabulary – Developing Word Consciousness
November – Grades K-2 Math
• Numeracy Throughout The Kindergarten Day
• Number Sense: Counting & Cardinality
• Number Sense: Composing & Decomposing
December – ELA – Elementary
• Close Reading 1
• Close Reading 2
• Close Reading 3
December – Secondary Math
• Teaching Geometry with Transformations – Part 1
• Teaching Geometry with Transformations – Part 2
• Teaching Geometry with Transformations – Part 3
February – ELA – Elementary
• Alaska Foundational Skills Standards for Phonological Awareness
• Alaska Foundational Skills Standards for Phonics and Word Identification
• K-2 Phonics Instruction in the Alaska ELA Standards
February– Grades 3-5 Math
• Building Conceptual Understanding with Fractions
• Problem Solving & Number Talks with Fractions
• Multiplication & Division That Sticks
March – ELA – Elementary
• Teaching Students to Use Evidence from Text
• Text-Dependent Questions 1
• Text-Dependent Questions 2
March– Grades 3-5 Math
• Understanding Fractions as Numbers
• Adding & Subtracting Fractions
• Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
April – ELA – Elementary
• Informational Text-Reading for Inquiry
• The Importance of Text Features
• Teaching Informational Text Structures
April– Grades K-2 Math
• Number Sense: Understanding Place Value
• Number Sense: Composing & Decomposing
• Number Sense: Adding & Subtracting