AASB 60th Annual Conference and Youth Leadership Institute materials
Held Nov. 7-10, 2013 @ the Anchorage Hilton, Anchorage, AK
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Conference photos (on the AASB Flickr page)
Winter Boardsmanship Academy
Dec. 6-7, 2013
· Learn what districts are doing to create cultural competence in new-to-Alaska teachers
· Find out what is the current supply and demand for teachers in Alaska
· How can your district link professional to student achievement?
· Understand the importance of an effective evaluation system for paraprofessionals
· Determine the right questions to ask before granting tenure
· Learn what the role of a Board Member is in the staff hiring/evaluation process
Executive Administrative Assistants Workshop
Dec. 5-6, 2013
2014 Respect Student Poster Contest
All Alaska youth are invited to lead the way and participate in the 2014 poster contest around creating a positive message for respect and healthy relationships.
Posters must be received either electronically or by mail by Dec. 13, 2013. Questions can be directed to Suki Miller at: 907-269-7450.
For more information, click here.
BoardBook: a new AASB Service!
We are pleased to announce the endorsement of BoardBook® by the Association of Alaska School Boards. With this endorsement, BoardBook is now available to Alaska school districts statewide!
BoardBook is an electronic agenda-preparation tool accessed through your Web browser that streamlines the compiling, distributing, and publishing of agenda packets. Not only does BoardBook reduce the cost and frustration associated with meeting preparation, it also generates an online searchable archive of meeting agendas, documents, and minutes.
Responses from the more than 1000 organizations in 24 states and Canada already using BoardBook have been extremely enthusiastic, and we genuinely believe Alaska school districts will quickly recognize the benefits as well.
Call 463-1660 for more information. You may also visit BoardBook.org to learn more about system requirements, read testimonials, and view demos of the application.
Districts' 2013 School Climate Survey Results - Ready for Action!
All 24 districts participating in the 2013 School Climate and Connectedness Survey have received their results. Full written reports with year-by-year district, school and statewide results, and a detailed item-by-item breakdown of 2013 results have been emailed to superintendents and school board presidents.
Statewide, 2013 results showed significant improvements in all areas of school climate, of student connections to school and social-emotional learning, and decreased reports by students and staff of drug and alcohol use at school and school events. Participating districts were Aleutians East, Anchorage, Annette Island, Bering Strait, Bristol Bay, Chugach, Denali, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawock, Kodiak, Kuspuk, Lower Kuskokwim, Mat-Su, Nenana, Nome, Northwest Arctic, Southwest Region, Unalaska, Valdez and Yukon-Koyukuk.
The mission of the Association of Alaska School Boards is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education, focused on student achievement, through effective local governance. Find out more about the information, involvement, innovation, and inspiration that has made AASB a statewide leader in education for over 50 years in our 2013 annual report.
Alaskan Schools: What Matters to Students?
Building on seven years of its School Climate and Connectedness Survey findings, AASB has released new research delving into what matters to Alaskan students. What makes a school a place where Alaskan students want to be and do well? Why do students stay in school or drop out? What do Alaskan students believe that schools can do to help them succeed?
AASB Commentary - AASB's widely-read monthly newsletter, Commentary, is your access to inside information about what's happening in education across the state and the nation. Stay current on boardsmanship, policy development, advocacy, legislative issues, and a host of other important concerns that impact decision making at your local level. To receive a hard copy please contact email@example.com.
Each week members receive an email containing a summary of state and national news impacting Alaska’s schools. To receive e-News please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and type subscribe to e-news as the subject.
Current enews: November 22, 2013