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Summer 2020

  • Alaska Resource Education offers three 1-credit online courses focusing on Alaska natural resources. 

    Rocks and Minerals - May 28 & 29 from 8AM to 4PM, registration here

    Energy - June 1-2 from 8AM to 4PM, registration here

    Energy Literacy, Economic, Careers - June 3-4 from 8AM to 4PM, registration here


    Golden Heart Literacy Council offers a 1-credit book study class.

    Writing Workshop for All Writers - June 9 to July 14, 3:00-5:30PM (online or face-to-face)

    For more information, please email Barb Ragan at bsragan@gmail.com


    Alaska Staff Development Network offers Code.org Summer Program online

    K-5 teachers can sign up for Computer Science Fundamantals (CSF) for August 4-6 session (class is filling up fast)

    6-9 teachers can sign up for Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) for July 27-31 and August 3-7 sesssions

    9-12 teachers can sign up for Computer Science Principles (CSP) for August 3-7 session

    University credit is optional

    Scholarships are available for first 20 registered teachers


Updated Summer Schedule

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    Personalized Study for Improved Classroom Instruction - June 1 - July 24

     Audience: K-12 teachers, non-instructional staff, parents

    Credit: 1

    Cost: $79

    Instructor: Alica Unruh

    Location: online

    Dates and Times: June 1, 10:00 to11:00 am

    Course Description: This course addresses individual professional learning needs of FNSBSD educators as guided by the Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. During this self-guided course teachers will explore a topic of their professional interest. Topics may range but are not limited to instructional strategies, interventions, assessments, differentiation, literacy and mathematics instruction, or technology.

    Participants will choose a topic and work with the facilitator to create a personalized learning plan that includes a topic, goal of study, list of resources, and a proposed final project that will demonstrate learned mastery.



    Implementing SS/ELA Competency Based Curriculum in Your Classroom - June 2 - July 31

     Audience: Social studies and English teachers

    Credit: 2

    Cost: $99

    Instructor: Michelle Daml, Melanie Hadaway

    Location: online

    Dates and Times: June 2, July 31 - 10:00 to noon

    Course Description: This class focuses on planning and implementing the K-12 Social Studies and 7-12 ELA curriculum.  Teachers will work in grade span cohorts to review the adopted curriculum, learn instructional best practices, and develop lesson plans and materials to implement in the fall.  Each virtual session will have a different theme related to Social Studies and ELA instruction and will provide participants with opportunities to learn and then practice skills that will be used in their classroom instruction. All sessions will provide opportunities for teachers to work on classroom activities that incorporate elements of personalized learning and competency-based education, both in traditional and virtual instruction. 



    Personalized Learning Academy - June 15 - December 3, 2020

     Audience: K-12 teachers

    Credit: 3

    Cost: $119

    Instructor: Alica Unruh

    Location: online

    Course Description: This course is designed to help teachers improve their skills in personalized their instruction to meet the need of all students. The coursework is designed around four components of Personalized Learning Framework – Data Driven Decisions, Targeted Instruction, Integrated Digital Content, and Student Reflection and Ownership, adopted by the district. Participants will be working individually and in small groups to learn, practice and integrate new instructional strategies in their classrooms. Sharing and collaboration among participants will be the integral part of the learning process. The course will culminate in participants’ final project presentation.



    Designing an Engaging Online and Blended Classroom - July 1 - August 5, 2020

     Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional support staff

    Credit: 1

    Cost: $79

    Instructor: Alica Unruh

    Location: online

    Dates and Times: weekly and bi-weekly online synchronous and asynchronous sessions

    Course Description: This class is designed to build foundational knowledge for designing and facilitating an online class for grades K-12 teachers. Participants in this class will learn: principles for designing online lessons; the difference between face-to-face and online instruction; guidelines for selection of appropriate online tools to support their teaching objectives; to organize learning environment for clarity and easy access; and different options for creating engaging lessons for different grade bands. To demonstrate increased mastery in each area, participants will be using their existing or newly created classes to implement individual components form this class and provide artifacts (teacher and student work) to showcase their learning.