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/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.

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http://www.asdn.org/2017-dti-network-conference/

June 5-7 – Inspiration, Innovation, Personalization – Join AKTEACH, KPBSD, CRSD and educators and administrators from around the state of Alaska on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula for 3 days of intensive training workshops in blended learning, personalization of professional development, and STEAM learning. You will walk away from your workshop able to confidently implement and teach what you have learned. Join us for 3 days of workshop learning!

  • Heather Staker-Blended Learning Live-coauthor of “Blended”, internationally recognized authority on blended learning.
  • Dr. Patricia Deklotz-Keynote speaker and Personalized PD with micro-credentials presenter-2017 iNacol presenter, successful personalized PD program implementer, Superintendent of Kettle-Moraine School District.
  • David Cole -Paper Circuitry community leader, originator of CV2, NEXMAP presenter, author, and international presenter on STEAM learner.
  • Peggy Azuyak-Basic Conductive Materials in Any Classroom-AKTEACH Presenter
  • Lisa Cavan-Instant Challenge Dayz-AKTEACH Presenter
  • Phil Johnson, Trevor Neff, Gil DeGuzman, and Teresa Hedges-UAS Challenge-AKTEACH Presentation Team

Interested in learning more about the strands offered? Check out the conference website, online flyer, or video.

We welcome all educators, administrators, and district office staff and we are offering several strand options.

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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http://www.asdn.org/visible-learning-for-literacy/

with Doug Fisher – September 20, October 26 and January 11

Explore the practices that work best to accelerate student learning.  This webinar series will cover John Hattie, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey’s research as to the most effective and impactful strategies for literacy learning and teaching. Learn what works, and more importantly when it works.  Topics:  Surface and deep learning – How to use the right approach at the right time; Activities and Routines – which are most effective at specific phases of learning; and the mind frames for teachers.

 

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http://www.asdn.org/blend-the-best-of-technology-and-tradition-to-personalize-learning/

October 4,11, 18, 25 and November 1 & 8 –

Explore how asynchronous online discussions combined with blended learning models–Whole Group Rotation, Station Rotation, and the Flipped Classroom–can help teachers reimagine learning in the classroom. Blended learning models create more opportunities for individualized scaffolding and support, differentiated instruction, and self-paced learning. Join Catlin Tucker–teacher, trainer, speaker, and bestselling author–for a webinar series that will provide the necessary skills for blending the best parts of face-to-face instruction with online learning. (Target Audience: 4-12 grade educators)

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