Out-of-District Classes

  • Here are more opportunities to earn professional development credits. These courses do not go through our school district, so look for the contact person to get more information.

  • ASDN (Alaska Staff Development Network) offers a wide variety of classes that focus on instruction in person and online, social emotional learning, student engagement and achievement, etc.

    Each semester they offer webinar series with local presenters or national presenters. Their current offer can be found here.

    Their self-paced and date-specific online classes are listed here.

    Alaska Studies and Multicultural courses that meet the State of Alaska requirements for new teacher certification and recertification  can be found here.

    FNSBSD is a Tier 1 member and your tuition will be automatically discounted when you indicate the district membership during your registration for any of the ASDN events.


    Fire and Ice - May 24-25, 2022


    The UA Alaska EPSCoR Fire & Ice project has developed a set of five wildfire lessons designed for 3rd-5th grade learners (content can be adapted for lower or higher grade levels). The lessons can be used in class or in an after-school setting.

    The curriculum engages students in observation and science sense-making through fun, interactive activities such as storytelling and gameplay. The lessons explore wildfire as a naturally occurring cycle that can be influenced by human activities.

    Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Akasofu Building 401

    Participating teachers will receive:

    • A classroom kit containing wildfire game sets and other materials
    • The opportunity to earn one 500-level credit (fee waived) and a stipend of up to $400, by completing additional implementation and survey activities
    • Lunch and snacks during the workshop


    Registration link



    STEM classes at Prince William Sound College (PWSC) - May 22-28 or May 29-June 4, 2022

    Prince William Sound College is excited to announce Summer 2022 week-long STEM professional development courses. Each of these “for Teachers” courses awards three 500-level credits and your cost to attend, including tuition, housing, and some travel, is paid for through grant funding. Each course will mix content instruction with discussions on the Alaska teaching standards, the Alaska Cultural standards, thematic lesson planning, place-based learning, and the inclusion of culturally relevant lessons in the curriculum. 

    For more information, please contact:

    Katie Bobowski

    Copper Basin Extension Center Coordinator

    907-822-3673 ext.23


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  • Explore Your Environment  - Denali National Park and Preserve - May/June or July



    Register Here


    AAEC Summer Arts Institutes - May - August

    The AAEC will be holding 4 week-long Arts & Culture Institutes this summer.  These are fabulous opportunities for your teachers to learn to integrate motivating materials into their classrooms.  
    Sitka ACT (Arts,Culture, Technology) Institute
    May 31-June 4, 3 credits
    Ketchikan Social Emotional Learning and the Arts Institute
    June 6-10, 3 credits
    •Indigenous Arts Institute (Anchorage)
    July 25-28, 3 credits
    •Nome Multicultural Arts Institute
    August 1-5, 3 credits
    Much more information and registration information can be found at the AAEC website 
  • Chilkat Valley Teacher Institute for Place-based Science - June 19-25, 2022, Haines, AK

    Purpose: To educate and inspire teachers to include their own locale and local subject matter specialists in their efforts to teach to the newer Science Standards for Alaska. The new standards are modeled around three-dimensional teaching and learning that include science and engineering practicescross-cutting concepts (big ideas that influence all fields of science), and disciplinary core ideas
    Activities are centered on the following topics:
    Gardening and compost, Solid waste management, forest ecology, riparian and marine environments, weather and climate, clean energy, exploring watersheds, Project Learning Tree (curriculum), geology and landscape, wildlife habits and homes, using drones to understand place, outdoor writing, science of land and resource use.
    - Sunday evening (June 19) gathering with dinner
    - five days of field trips - dress for changing weather
    - send-off on Saturday morning (June 25)
    - Meeting at the beginning and end of each day at the SE Alaska Fair Grounds near the Park Stage (shuttle from lodging/campsites provided)
    - Time for teachers to collaborate on the 2019 Science Standards for Alaska and brainstorm and draft ideas for lessons 
    - Art, literacy, and history/culture evening options
    Accommodation and food:
    Participants will arrange for their own accommodation in Heines, AK. A block of rooms is being held at the Aspen Hotel, there are various camping options, and a few bunks may be made available at Echo Ranch (Paradise Cove).
    Breakfast and bag lunches will be provided daily.
    Credit: There is an option to earn two (2) UAA credits; the cost is $99.
    Registration cost: $200

    Teacher - Ranger - Teacher Program

    For more information about the application, please contact Rachel Jencks at Rachel_Jencks@nps.gov or 907-459-3731.