The Professional Education Center Has Moved
The Professional Education Center (PEC), formerly downtown in the Bill Ray Center, is now located in Room 202 of the Hendrickson Building.
This move provides greater collaboration opportunities with the School of Education, of which the PEC is a department, as well as other sectors of the UAS main campus. In our new office space we have Diana Gifford, PEC Director; Cathy Thomas, PEC Administrative Assistant; Mary Miller, School of Education Grants Developer; Carol Prentice, System for Early Education Development (SEED) Grant Director; and Dr. Martin Laster, Assistant Professor of Education in Educational Leadership.
The PEC was created to meet the on-going needs for professional development for Alaska's teachers and other educators through workshops, in-services and distance learning. All school districts offer their staff local specialized training. Many work with the UAS School of Education Professional Education Center to acquire professional development credit for that staff development training. These credit-bearing opportunities, which increase the knowledge and skill level of educators, are also used for mandatory recertification and salary schedule advancement.
The Professional Education Center is dedicated to advancing and promoting professional learning opportunities which will continue to improve the skills of Alaska's educators and the educational experiences of all of Alaska's students.