Professional learning and development

ASL employees: More information on professional development program, funding and procedures is in the Employee Portal.

Upcoming PD at ASL



Audience and registration

27 September Mike Smith
Safeguarding Seminar
ASL safeguarding team
30 September-4 October Steven Leinwand
MS and HS math curriculum
4-6 October

ASL GATE: Global Art Teachers Exchange

All visual arts educators

Workshop details

28 October-1 November Paul Andersen
K-12 science curriculum
ASL science educators
13-15 November Jenny Killion
MS English curriculum
ASL English educators
25-26 November Trevor MacKenzie
K-12 social studies curriculum
ASL social studies educators and TILM team
27 November (1/2 day PD day) Reaching and Teaching all Learners
Keynote: Trevor MacKenzie
Followed by teacher-led workshops
ASL educators

16-17 December
(PD days)

Glenn Singleton
Beyond Diversity

Jan Chappuis
Effective Assessment Practices

Colin McCarty, Jennifer Towleh and Lesley Yeo
Agency Through Inquiry

ASL faculty and staff
20-22 January Jeff Berger White
Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking
ASL HS English

Past speakers and courses

Courses and workshops

  • Beyond Diversity, Glenn Singleton
  • Sexuality Education, Susie March, registered nurse and health educator
  • Critical Conversations, Ryan Burke and Leadership+Design

  • Leading Teams, Gary Gruber and Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

  • Atlas Rubicon, Curriculum Mapping and Standards

  • English Grading and Reporting, Grace Chiu

  • On Grading, Ken O'Connor

  • Mollie Cura, LS ELA; Writer's Workshop and Conferring

  • Responsive Classroom Training

  • The Learning Institute @ ASL

  • Learning Through Data: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Student Learning, Alethea Young and Karen Bonthrone
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute: Wilderness First Aid Course

  • Design Thinking, Making, and Un-Making Across the Curriculum, Elizabeth Perry  

  • Dynamic Movement Skills (DMS) Training, Mike Antoniades

  • Backward Design and Unit Planning @ ASL, Roberto d'Erizans, Alethea Young, and various ASL faculty facilitators

  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way; Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Joy Marchese, MA, CPDT

  • Projects in Technology Integration Workshop, Elizabeth Perry 

  • PREPaRE Workshop 2 - Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals, Melissa Ann Reeves

  • Mel Maddelene, Sensory Integration Workshop

  • Liz Parry, Engineering is Elementary


  • Toni Cameron, math consultant
  • Kristen Pelletier, learning support consultant
  • Paul Andersen, consultant, Bozeman Science
  • Abby Laber, Bard Writing to Think Institute
  • Jeff Berger-White, consultant and instructor with The Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking
  • Lynne West, instructional coach and consultant, "Aligning Authentic Assessment to Standards in the World Language Classroom"
  • Kyle Ennis, MS/HS world languages
  • Lois Hetland, performing arts consultant
  • Howard Pitler, technology auditor and specialist
  • Catherine Steiner-Adair, educational psychologist
  • Rosetta Lee, diversity consultant and trainer
  • Lois Hetland, visual arts and assessment consultant
  • David Pearson, literacy and science consultant
  • Michael Thompson, educational psychologist
  • Anne Kennedy, science consultant,
  • Ted Willard, NSTA, science consultant, Next Generation Science Standards
  • Bambi Betts, team leader/department head training