Curriculum Resources

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State department funding STEP activities. The EED website offers various helpful resources for educators.

Alaska Science Consortium
The Alaska Science Consortium is a coalition of teachers, districts, and the Alaska Dept of Education and Early Development working together to improve the teaching of science using State and National Standards and the ASC Learning Cycle Model. The Consortium involves scientists and teachers in the training of their colleagues in inquiry science, process, skills, and content knowledge as it relates to the local environment, child development theory, and developmentally appropriate practice.

Alaska Science Teachers Association
Advocates science literacy for all Alaskans. Promotes the exchange of information about science and science education among researchers, scientists, institutions, public leaders and science teachers. Encourages the development of a skilled and knowledgeable work force in science related careers.

National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

State Grade Level Expectations (GLEs)
Standards and grade level expectations adopted by the Alaska State Board of Education & Early Development in March 2006.

Science Education Outreach Network
The Science Education Outreach Network provides information about the extensive variety of science and math education outreach programs, activities and resources available at UAF. The network highlights science outreach activities and resources not included in UAF course listings.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is an AKRSI partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia.

International  Polar Year Education Outreach
A searchable database of IPY-related projects and resources for educators.