http://www.asdn.org/new-course-six-traits-of-writing-model-teaching-assessing/

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 57150 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Karen Lea, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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http://www.asdn.org/akpln-math-and-ela-classes/

New classes open monthly (self-paced, complete within a 9-week period)

Lets get better together!
Learn online with the Alaska Professional Learning Network (AkPLN) and apply in your classroom tomorrow.

Hone your skills and grow and refine your instructional strategies in English Language Arts and Math.

  • Join us for a series of nine-week, online mini-courses focused on improving specific instructional practices in ELA and Math.
  • 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 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 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
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

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/framework-and-formula-for-writing-meaningful-ieps/

NEW ONLINE CLASS – Registration starts January 28.

3 credits – Tuition (Tier 1/Tier2) $410/$465

Strengthen your overall ability to write legally defensible and meaningful IEPs, particularly for preschoolers and early elementary-aged students. Expand your skills in writing meaningful IEPs, engaging in data-driven decision-making, and delivering specially designed instruction.

This class includes four modules with 12 individual lessons. You can work at your own pace, alongside your team members, or with colleagues from across the state. Content for each lesson is delivered in brief videos you can watch, audio files you can listen to, and/or transcripts you can read. Each lesson includes practical strategies to strengthen your ability to do things like write better PLAAFPs, prioritize IEP outcomes, and help children who are struggling to have the skills needed to thrive in life and in school.

Target Audience

  • Child find and evaluation team members, including speech pathologists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health consultants, and teachers.
  • ECSE providers and educators responsible for writing initial and ongoing IEPs for preschoolers and/or those transitioning from early intervention or to school age.
  • Early elementary educators who serve children with moderate to severe disabilities from Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Interested in finding out more?  Watch this short video.

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/new-course-response-to-intervention-practical-information-for-the-classroom-teacher/

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $410 / $460
EDUC 57135 • 3 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Dr. Karen Lea, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
Click here for more info and registration »