Professional Development

College students sitting in a classroom, using laptop computersTo offer our students the best, we have to be the best. As professionals, we are accountable for managing, monitoring, and inspiring student learning every day. To help you achieve your best and stay up-to-date on the latest in education, we’ve compiled a list of resources that NEA-Alaska offers, as well as resources from other organizations and publications. Be sure to also check out the other resources we offer and share for in the classroom.

Leadership Training

NEA-Alaska provides training to local officers and leadership committees as well as communications support, financial assistance, and member recruitment materials to local associations. Locals in Juneau and Anchorage have started offering their members regular classes and workshops for college credit. To learn more, contact their local presidents and UniServ directors.

Some previous training programs have included:

  • Basic Bargaining
  • Intermediate Bargaining
  • Basic Rights Training
  • Intermediate Rights Training
  • Securing Your Financial Future
  • Teaching With Confidence
  • Relational Organizing
  • Building Representative Training
  • Executive Board Training
  • Minority Leadership Training
  • Women’s Leadership Training

Please contact your UniServ Director for further information and availability of these trainings.

Professional Development Opportunities

NEA-Alaska offers valuable training opportunities for college credit, certification, and professional development which are open to all members.

  • Spring Conference, April
  • Fall Event, October
  • Jump Start to National Board Certification, May/June


edCommunities is a great place to connect with other professionals, share resources, and learn new things. Topics include: Kindergarten Connections, Digital Tools & Learning, Response to Intervention – Elementary, K-5 Science Best Practices, Middle School Strategies, Secondary Math 6-12, Integrating Reading & Writing 9–12, Assessment of Student Learning, Classroom Management, Bully Free, Eradicating the School to Prison Pipeline, PARCC, Empowered Educators, Locals Leading Change, and much, much more.

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Evaluation Toolkit

Many of our state’s teachers are using the Danielson Framework to improve their teaching, reflect on their practice, and be evaluated. Here you can find actual resources used by real Alaska teachers that are considered to meet the ‘Distinguished’ level of teaching. The examples are grouped by domain with each component having its own description, discussion, and real examples from some of our state’s best teachers.

Check it Out

Interested in joining NEA-Alaska’s “Leading the Profession” Committee?

Fill out this form and we’ll contact you about how you can get involved!

Other Resources

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