- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
Provide grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to—
- increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
- improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
- increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
- provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Alaska Title II-A Program Resources
Resources for Professional Development and Learning
- Alaska Staff Development Network
- Learning Forward Alaska
- Learning Forward – The Professional Learning Association
Guidance and Regulations
Alaska Educator Qualifications
“Alaska needs to ensure that low-income and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by ineffective, out-of-field or inexperienced teachers.”
All instructional paraprofessionals must meet the same requirements as those supported with Title I, Part A funds under Alaska regulation 4 AAC 04.220. DEED anticipates a transition period until the 2020-21 school year for districts to determine whether instructional paraprofessionals meet the requirements. Districts should expect to have all instructional paraprofessionals meet requirements by the 2023-24 school year.
(For further information: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/hq)
Educator Accountability & Support Resources
In 2012, the State Board of Education & Early Development adopted new educator evaluation regulations. The new guidelines require educators to be evaluated through observations and input from students and parents. Evaluation should identify educators’ strengths and weaknesses and support educators' efforts to improve instruction and to grow professionally.
(For further information: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/educatoraccountability)
Alaska State Equity Plan
Alaska submitted the Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan for Alaska on June 1, 2015. Alaska’s Equity Plan was revised and resubmitted on October 9, 2015 and approved on October 22, 2015.
Our Focus: The Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan for Alaska (Alaska Equity Plan) focuses on increasing the number of experienced teachers and reducing educator turnover in low-income, high-minority, and high-need schools and districts.
There is a proposed multi-phased approach in implementing this plan as outlined below:
- Phase 1: Awareness – Share the Alaska Equity Plan with stakeholders to allow further engagement and improvement.
- Phase 2: Support – Support the twelve identified districts with challenges to excellent teachers.
- Phase 3: Review – Analysis the implementation of the Alaska Equity Plan and make improvements as needed.
Alaska’s Equity Plan has four key strategies – Awareness of Alaska Equity Plan, Preparation of Teachers, Recruitment of Teachers, and Support of Teachers and Leaders (Retention).
(For further information: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/aep)
- Title IIA Collaborative Winter Webinar – March 26, 2020
- April Workshop – April 14-16, 2020
- Title II-A Program Manager
- Cecilia Miller: (907) 465-8703