School Year Conferences and Institutes

2018 RTI/MTSS Effective Instruction Conference

January 27-28, 2018 Dena’ina Center, Anchorage

Maximize your impact on student learning – with a focus on personalized learning, effective instruction, and evidence-based practices.

Featured Topics:

  • Micheal Horn and Heather Staker, the authors of Blended, will provide the Why and How of using blended learning to improve personalization and build a more student-centered school. They will provide inspiration and practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time.
  • Dr. Doug Fisher and Anita Archer will focus on using explicit instruction and lessons from Visible Learning for Literacy (Fisher, Frey and Hattie).
  • Math and RTI experts Dr. Doug Clements and Dr. Karen Karp will explore the latest research in the building blocks of early mathematics and how to support struggling students in Math.
  • Using Hattie’s Visible Learning research as a base, Dr. Peter DeWitt and Domonique Smith will explore the most impactful strategies for teachers and school leaders to improve school climate and teacher-student relationships. Dr. Chris Blodgett will talk about how to move from ACES to action — what trauma-informed practice really looks like in the classroom, based on his work in Washington State.
  • Jenni Donohoo will explore the research behind collective teacher efficacy, Hattie’s number one factor that influences student achievement, and how to foster collective efficacy in your school and district.

Save the dates and join your colleagues from around the state for the best professional learning opportunity of the year. Over 1,000 educators from 37 districts attended the conference last year. A full-day pre-conference for small schools will take place on Friday, January 26. The conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 27 & 28.

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Communicating Across Cultures with Father Michael Oleksa

March 1, 2, 3- Anchorage, BP Energy Center

with online follow up work due by April 21, 2018.

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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