http://www.asdn.org/2017-alaska-rti-effective-instruction-conference/

January 28-29

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage –

Join us for the 6th Annual Alaska RTI/MTSS Conference on elevating effective instruction through academic and behavioral supports.

Rural schools pre-conference on Friday, January 27.

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http://www.asdn.org/strategies-in-college-and-career-counseling/

– NEW section opening February 13 –

In order to grow Alaska’s 21st century economy, the need for highly educated and trained workforce is crucial. To meet this demand the Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network recommends that 65% of our state’s working-age adults attain a post-secondary degree or training by the year 2025. Learn how to help students plan for their future! Participants in this course will engage in online modules to introduce them, or improve their effectiveness, in preparing students for college and careers, with a particular emphasis on low-income families who would be first generation college students. The new section begins February 13 and ends May 8, 2017.

Cost: $180
Scholarship Opportunity:  The first 20 educators who register receive a $100 scholarship, reducing the cost of this 3-credit class to $80.
Full scholarships for BSSD and LKSD.

Credits: Three 500-level college credits; pass-no pass.

Target Audience: Middle and High School Counselors and Teachers

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http://www.asdn.org/alaska-alive-with-father-michael-oleksa/

March 30, 31, & April 1, 2017 – Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by May 7, 2017.

In Alaska Alive! you will learn about Alaska’s history and the history of education in the state from one of Alaska’s most dynamic presenters. Explore the culture of the Native peoples of Alaska and the connections between the environment and emigrationsThis is a blended learning course. The class begins with three face-to-face sessions with Father Oleksa in Anchorage at the BP Energy Center and is completed online with instructor Sharon Bandle. This course meets the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification in Alaska History and re-certification (APU EDUC 59500, 3 credits) and has been approved in the Anchorage School District’s MLP system. 

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http://www.asdn.org/7372-2/

January 12,13 and 14, 2017– Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by March 10, 2017

Join the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, a leader in the development of cross-cultural communication in Alaska and student of Native cultures for Communicating Across Cultures, a three-credit, 500-level multicultural education course this fall. This is a blending learning class and online follow up work is required. This course meets Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification and re-certification.  This course has been approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing for continuing education credits.  It has been approved on MLP by the Anchorage School District. Over a thousand Alaskan educators have participated in Father Oleksa’s classes over the last fifteen years.

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http://www.asdn.org/2017-spring-leadership-working-conference/

April 21, 2017 –

Denaina Center, Anchorage – 8:30-3:00*

Save the Date! The Every Student Succeeds Act offers Alaska an opportunity to develop state policy that is responsive to Alaska’s unique educational environment. Join us  in Anchorage on Friday, April 21st  for presentations, discussions and planning as we consider how to move forward with teaching and learning in our state.  

Conference Purposes:

  • To clarify what ESSA is and is not for Alaska.
  • To learn about specific actions for complying with key elements of the plan under Title I.
  • To provide feedback regarding the areas of standards and assessment; accountability; and support for low-performing schools.
  • To learn about new classifications for teachers and administrators under Title I and Title II.

*An additional session will be held from 4:00-6:00 in partnership with NEA-Alaska.

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http://www.asdn.org/2017-alaska-school-leadership-institute-asli/

May 22-24, 2017

Anchorage

Save the dates!  The Alaska School Leadership Institute is a three-day conference for rural school leaders.

Purposes

  1. Cultivating the leadership dispositions that grow a positive school culture
  2. Building and supporting a highly effective system with Mathematics
  3. To explore impacts and opportunities of the new ESSA for rural school systems
  4. To connect and collaborate around recruitment and retention issues and strategies
  5. To engage school and district teams in outlining implementation plans for the 2017-18 school year.
  6. To sustain the ASLI professional learning community through role-alike critical friends groups discussing problems of practice

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http://www.asdn.org/communicating-across-cultures-with-rev-dr-michael-oleska/

May 30, 31, and June 1, 2017 – Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by July 24, 2017

Join the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, a leader in the development of cross-cultural communication in Alaska and student of Native cultures for Communicating Across Cultures, a three-credit, 500-level multicultural education course this fall. This is a blending learning class and online follow up work is required. This course meets Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification and re-certification.  This course has been approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing for continuing education credits.  It has been approved on MLP by the Anchorage School District. Over a thousand Alaskan educators have participated in Father Oleksa’s classes over the last fifteen years.

Click here for more information and online registration.

http://www.asdn.org/7368-2/

June 1, 2 and 3, 2017 – Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by July 24, 2017.

In Alaska Alive! you will learn about Alaska’s history and the history of education in the state from one of Alaska’s most dynamic presenters. Explore the culture of the Native peoples of Alaska and the connections between the environment and emigrationsThis is a blended learning course. The class begins with three face-to-face sessions with Father Oleksa in Anchorage at the BP Energy Center and is completed online with instructor Sharon Bandle. This course meets the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requirements for teacher certification in Alaska History and re-certification (APU EDUC 59500, 3 credits) and has been approved in the Anchorage School District’s MLP system. 

More information and online registration>>

http://www.asdn.org/deep-learning-new-pedagogies/

with Joanne Quinn and Max Drummy – November 9, December 14 and January 18

The ‘new pedagogies’ are not just instructional strategies. They are powerful models of teaching and learning, enabled and accelerated by increasingly pervasive digital tools and resources, taking hold within learning environments that measure and support deep learning at all levels of the education system. ‘Deep learning’, in the way we will describe it, develops the learning, creating and ‘doing’ dispositions that young people need to thrive now and in their futures. Premised on the unique powers of human inquiry, creativity, and purpose, new pedagogies are unleashing students and teachers’ energy and excitement in new learning partnerships that find, activate and cultivate the deep learning potential in all of us.

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http://www.asdn.org/latest-news-from-trauma-informed-schools/

with Linda Chamberlain – December 15, January 24 and February 2 –

This webinar series focuses on what’s been happening since our last three-part webinar series .  We’ll start with an overview of the human brain on stress, highlight new resources for educators, share stories from schools, and demonstrate brain-based practices that help children with self-regulation  and coping skills.  Be prepared to get out of your chair–and anticipate some surprises about what is helping children around the world!  

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