ASTE offers credit for conference participation every year! You will have the opportunity to earn 1 or 2 credits from the University of Alaska with Facilitator Tammy Morris. This is a terrific opportunity to join with fellow conference attendees to further discussion and share learning. Your hours attending the conference (minimum of 15 hours for 1 credit and minimum of 30 for 2 credits) serve as the base for the class. During the month following the conference, class participants will read related articles and participate in online discussions to enrich the on-site conference experience. The information below is from the previous conference. Information will be updated as it becomes available.
This year, there will be FOUR choices of ASTE Conference credit classes for you to choose from:
- ASTE Standard 1-credit class: Instructions to register
- ASTE Standard 2-credit class: Instructions to register
- ASTE Library Connections 1-credit class: Instructions to register
- ASTE Library Connections 2-credit class: Instructions to register
*Note: If you need assistance with registration, please contact PACE directly. The registration packet does have additional trouble-shooting tips for you and Katie’s contact information is below. She can help most efficiently with registration issues since most issues are unique to an individual.
Katie Brennan Tollefson
(907) 786-1931 fax
(888) 822-8974 (toll free)
Be sure to carefully register for the class that is just right for you!
The two standard ASTE classes will extend the ASTE experience for educators with a variety of required readings and topics for online discussions, centering on the theme and strands of the conference. The final project, as usual, will be a self-designed (instructor-approved) project that allows you to practically apply your ASTE learning to your professional role.
Both of the Library Connections classes will be centered on the relationships between your conference learning experiences and the newly adopted AK Library Standards. All of the required readings and online discussions, as well as the Final Project, will extend the ASTE experience for educators by connecting the library foundations of inquire, include, collaborate, curate, explore and engage to benefit your students and enhance educational outcomes.
Instructor: Tammy Morris
After 20 years in a school district, teaching in a classroom and serving as an Ed Tech PD Coordinator, Tammy started providing professional learning opportunities, both in-person and online, for AK educators statewide in 2009. Her passion as an independent consultant began with the inspiration of technology in the classroom and continued on to blended learning, educational leadership, Computational Thinking, and Computer Science opportunities for all our students. Tammy’s focus is on supporting teachers in their endeavors to provide the best learning opportunities for today’s students, and she holds the role of Manager of the Alaska Professional Learning Network as an essential piece of that support. Along the way, Tammy earned a Masters in Educational Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, as well as multiple certifications and ambassadorships, demonstrating her passion for continual learning. All of Tammy’s formal education, certifications in various areas, and experience in AK schools, both urban and rural, allow her to meet the professional learning needs of today’s educators.
The online after-conference portion of the class will be held in the Alaska Professional Learning Network (AkPLN).
Directions to join AkPLN and find your class team
ASTE 2023 Conference Standard Class Navigational Tour Video
ASTE 2023 Library Connections Class Navigational Tour Video