School Year Conferences and Institutes

2017 Alaska RTI / MTSS Conference – Elevating Effective Instruction

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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2017 Spring Leadership Working Conference

April 21, 2017 –

Denaina Center, Anchorage – 8:00-3:15*

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 4:15-6:15 in partnership with NEA-Alaska.

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2017 Alaska School Leadership Institute (ASLI)

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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