Professional learning and development

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

2018-19 PD at ASL



Audience and registration

19-20 November

Jeff Berger-White
Writing to Think, Bard College
Bio and more information >>

ASL: HS English teachers

19-21 November

Kristen Pelletier
Student Support Services & Differentiation Consultant
Next Frontier Inclusion
Bio and more information >>

ASL: K-12 educators

19 November

Mike Smith
Safeguarding Consultant
Bio and more information >>

ASL: safeguarding team

26-27 November

Glenn Singleton
Beyond Diversity
Bio and more information >>

ASL: faculty and staff

28 November

Glenn Singleton
Leading for Inclusion
Bio and more information >>

ASL: senior leadership team, academic leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion leaders

Early January 2019

Google training for support staff

ASL: staff

19-20 January 2019

Jan Chappuis
Effective Feedback Practices

Open to all educators
course info & registration

25-26 January 2019

Google Educator training

ASL: K12 educators

2-3 February Joy Marchese
Positive Discipline
Open to all educators
course info & registration

26 February-1 March 2019

Paul Andersen
Science Consultant, Bozeman Science
Bio and more information >>

ASL: K12 science

6-7 March 2019

Kristen Pelletier
Student Support Services & Differentiation Consultant
Next Frontier Inclusion
Bio and more information >>


9-10 March 2019

Alexis Wiggins
The Best Class You Never Taught: Spider Web Discussion

Dylan William
Assessment practices

Open to all educators

course info
& registration (Spider Web)

Course info & registration (assessment practices)

17-20 June 2019

Carolyn McKanders and Kristie Dila
Adaptive Schools

Open to all educators
Course info
& registration

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