Professional Development


ASTE membership can provide you with opportunities for Professional Development through our partnerships both within and outside of Alaska.


ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

Through this website you can access hundreds of Webinars and courses.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.

AKLN (Alaska Learning Network)

Alaska’s Learning Network (AKLN) improves student achievement through online learning and professional development opportunities by providing:

  • Distance courses for students that are taught and supported by highly qualified Alaska teachers
  • Professional coaching including on-site and off site support and training
  • Coalition of all 54 Alaska School Districts managed by UAS and the AKLN Advisory Board and UAS

CDL (Consortium for Digital Learning)

CDL assists policy makers to understand the scope of their district’s initiative, provides improved support to districts in planning, launching and sustaining successful digital learning projects, and works with school administrations to provide needed support for implementation at the classroom level. In addition, their focus includes pursuing legislative support for their efforts, further developing strategic partnerships with a network of organizations, vendors and service providers, and providing the mechanisms for schools to gain advantages in purchasing power, professional development, and digital content.

OLTAK (Online Learning and Teaching – Alaska MOOC)

This course MOOC will delve into distance learning theory and best practice. Focus will be on both course creation and facilitation of student learning in distance environments. There should be something in this course for everyone! Even if you are an experienced distance learning instructor, you will benefit from interaction with this community of learners!

CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration)

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), established in 1994 as a not-for-profit, specializing in the access to applications and the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education. CILC provides consulting expertise in videoconferencing, integration, problem based learning projects, school-community partnerships and effective techniques for the delivery and development of quality programs. Visit to explore the various providers of content and diversity of programs and trainings available.

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is pleased to offer a FREE 3 Month Premium Service Plan to ASTE members. The benefits include:

To activate your Free 3 month membership, contact ToniaCarriger at