AASB Fourth Annual Partner District ‘Champion Gathering’ held
By Heather Coulehan, Alaska ICE Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator
The 2019 Champion Gathering was held in Anchorage on September 16-17 as a pre-conference session before the DEED Safety and Wellbeing Summit. The Gathering originated in 2016 with CRESEL partner districts. This year STEPS partner districts were welcomed into the state-wide learning community.
Nine districts participated in this year’s Gathering; Bering Strait (CRESEL), Hoonah (STEPS), Hydaburg (CRESEL/STEPS), Juneau (STEPS), Kodiak (CRESEL), Lower Yukon (CRESEL), Nome (CRESEL), Sitka (CRESEL/STEPS), Yukon-Koyukuk (CRESEL).
AASB staff Lisa Worl, Michelle, Byer, and Heather Coulehan co-hosted the gathering to build relationships and develop capacity around trauma engaged practice, data use, community collaboration, and district planning and implementation.