May 22-24, 2017


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


  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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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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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. 

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