http://www.asdn.org/akpln-math-and-ela-classes/

Registration open until October 20 work due November 13 (self-paced)

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

Hone your skills and grow and refine your instructional strategies in English Language Arts and Math.
New 1-credit classes in ELA and Math open every month
  • Join us for a series of six-week, online mini-courses focused on improving specific instructional practices in ELA and Math. New topics opening every month!
  • Explore best instructional practice in ELA and Math in your classroom while collaborating with other Alaska teachers online.
  • The facilitation model supports your learning with collaboration and expertise.
  • The course follows a six-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 will receive one 500-level professional learning credit.  Click the links for more information about the classes and online registration:

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
January – 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
January – Grades 3-5 Math
• Building Conceptual Understanding with Fractions
• Problem Solving & Number Talks with Fractions
• Multiplication & Division That Sticks

Learn more and register for the October classes>>

The contents of this online site were developed with the assistance of Supporting Effective Instruction, Title II, Part A federal funds from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education & Early Development, nor endorsement by the Federal Government.

http://www.asdn.org/communicating-across-cultures-with-fr-michael-oleksa-fall-2017/

September 20, 22 and 23 – BP Energy Center, Anchorage

Join the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, a leader in the development of cross-cultural communication in Alaska and student of Native cultures for Communicating Across Cultures, a three-credit, 500-level multicultural education course this fall. This is a blending learning class and online follow up work is required. This course meets Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification and re-certification.  This course has been approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing for continuing education credits.  It has been approved on MLP by the Anchorage School District. The Wednesday and Friday sessions are evening sessions.  Saturday is a a full-day class. Over a thousand Alaskan educators have participated in Father Oleksa’s classes over the last fifteen years.

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/growth-mindset-micro-credential/

October 2-November 10  – 

Join educators from across the country for a six-week national pilot program through BloomBoard and Digital Promise. The Growth Mindset Micro-credential is a competency-based learning program to help teachers use growth-oriented feedback and language to reinforce a focus on student growth. The program will be facilitated by a senior BloomBoard instructional leader who has specific training and expertise in leading groups of educators through collaborative, competency-based virtual professional learning experiences.The BloomBoard facilitator will help foster collaboration, provide guidance, and ensure individual progress as the group works towards earning their Growth Mindset micro-credential. After earning the micro-credential, your will receive one graduate-level credit and a digital micro-credential badge to showcase your accomplishment. This is a pilot project, 10 spaces are available. Target Audience: K-12 teachers.

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/7372-2/

October 19, 20, 21 – Sitka, UAS Campus – Online follow up work due by December 10, 2017

Join the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, a leader in the development of cross-cultural communication in Alaska and student of Native cultures for Communicating Across Cultures, a three-credit, 500-level multicultural education course this fall. This is a blending learning class and online follow up work is required. This course meets Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification and re-certification.  This course has been approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing for continuing education credits.  It has been approved on MLP by the Anchorage School District. Over a thousand Alaskan educators have participated in Father Oleksa’s classes over the last fifteen years.

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/alaska-alive-with-fr-michael-oleksa-fall-2017/

November 2-4, 2017 – Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by December 14.

In Alaska Alive! you will learn about Alaska’s history and the history of education in the state from one of Alaska’s most dynamic presenters. Explore the culture of the Native peoples of Alaska and the connections between the environment and emigrationsThis is a blended learning course. The class begins with three face-to-face sessions with Father Oleksa in Anchorage at the BP Energy Center and is completed online with instructor Sharon Bandle. This course meets the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification in Alaska History and re-certification (APU EDUC 59500, 3 credits) and has been approved in the Anchorage School District’s MLP system. 

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/educ-57110-authentic-innovation-in-the-21st-century-classroom/

Tuition (Tier 1/Tier 2 Member Districts): $460/$510

EDUC 57109 – 3 credits – Alaska Pacific University – Graded A-F

Course Presenter: Cheryl Lemke

Instructor of Record: Doug Penn

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http://www.asdn.org/educ-57109-creating-a-professional-learning-community-at-work/

Tuition (Tier 1/Tier 2 Member Districts): $460/$510

EDUC 57109 – 3 credits – Alaska Pacific University – Graded A-F

Course Presenters: Rebecca DuFour, M.Ed and Richard DuFour, Ed.D

Instructor of Record: Doug Penn

 

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http://www.asdn.org/educ-58152-supporting-struggling-students-with-rigorous-instruction/

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $460 / $510

EDUC 58152 • 3 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F

Course Presenter: Dr. Robyn R. Jackson

Instructor of Record:  Doug Penn

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http://www.asdn.org/educ-58153-manage-it-all-students-curriculum-time/

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $460 / $510

EDUC 58153 • 3 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F

Course Presenter: Debbie Silver, Ph.D.

Instructor of Record: Doug Penn

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http://www.asdn.org/educ-58154-motivating-underachievers-with-rti-di/

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $460 / $510

EDUC 58154 • 3 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F

Course Presenter: Carolyn Coil

Instructor of Record: Doug Penn

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