PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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Invest in your faculty and staff

SERRC can help you invest in your most valuable resources – your faculty and staff!

We offer educators and administrators customized professional development on a variety of topics, all taught by our experienced staff or trusted experts in the field. SERRC stays at the cutting edge of pedagogy, following current best practices — or defining them.


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Culturally Proficient Schools


SERRC is on the forefront of support for teachers and districts working to infuse classrooms with the culture of their students and communities.

Through CulturallyProficientSchools.org, SERRC offers publications, teacher tools, training, and more to assist educators in complying with regulations requiring culturally relevant teaching.


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Alaska Standards & Educator Evaluation

As you work to meet Alaska’s Educator Standards and Evaluation requirements, SERRC can help you with training, critical tools and implementation guidance – through personalized and cost-effective support.

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Substitute Teacher Training

SERRC has developed a substitute teacher training curriculum — one that can be customized to districts’ specific needs — that can be delivered on-site and in-person across the state. 

At its core, the training will cover essential skills and strategies, including classroom management, professionalism, communication, policies, procedures and more. The sessions can also be customized, with policies, procedures and strategies specific to schools and districts.


Training topics include:


  • Classroom management & behavioral supports
  • Best practices
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Confidentiality
  • Phone and social media use
  • Safety & emergency preparedness
  • Access to lesson plans and activities
  • Special education awareness
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Site-specific topics, as requested
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“On average, teachers miss 11 days of school each year. This means that over the course of their K-12 experience students spend almost a full year learning from someone other than their regular classroom teacher.”
National Council on Teacher Quality (2014)
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Special Education Training

SERRC’s special education professional development services are customizable to meet district needs.

Professional development services are conducted by certified professionals who possess extensive experience working with students, teachers, parents, and administrators in the following areas:


  • In-service staff training for individual or group program implementation
  • Compliance
    • Alaska Special Education Handbook training
    • State and federal special education laws
    • Reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • Pre and post compliance monitoring
    • Secondary Transition
  • Instruction
    • Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) strategies
    • Response to Intervention planning support
    • Educational strategies
    • Teaching Strategies for Exceptional Children
    • Instructional Aide/Paraprofessional training
    • Accommodation and Modification
    • Behavior Management Techniques
    • iPad integration

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Individual Technology Learning Plans


In a world where online technology plays an increasingly core role in how we communicate and manage knowledge, staying current in our classrooms is not a simple task. The Individual Technology Learning Plan (ITLP), designed by Ryan Stanley and Christina Hum, helps Alaskan teachers cross the digital divide and upgrade the particular skills they need.

The Individualized Technology Learning Plan program allows teachers to increase their technology capacity by working to set and meet goals for technology integration in the classroom.


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