AASB’s January Webinar Series

Politics: The Art of Compromise

Norm Wooten, AASB Advocacy Director

January 13, Noon – 1:00 pm

There is much frustration among the public on the operation of government and how citizens can make a difference. In this session you will learn how to be an effective advocate for public education. Additionally, we will take a look at what to expect in the 2nd session of the 32nd Alaska State Legislature.


Alaska’s Trauma-Engaged Resources: Transforming Our Schools During the Pandemic and Beyond

Heather Coulehan & Lisa Worl, AASB

January 20, Noon – 1:00 pm

The pandemic has highlighted the impact of trauma and stress on learning. 96% of school staff in Alaska participating in the 2021 School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) responded favorably to the statement, “I understand how experiences of trauma can affect a person’s coping skills and behaviors.” How can districts move from understanding trauma’s impact to putting this awareness into action by changing their practice? We’ll explore existing and new tools in Alaska’s Transforming Schools suite of trauma-engaged resources. New milestone guides and an Alaska-based video library help districts shift from “knowing to doing.” Wherever you are in your Transforming Schools journey – from just starting to experienced – please join us for good conversation and to fill your basket with new resources.


Board Conduct: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Timi Tullis & Tiffany Jackson, AASB

January 27, Noon – 1:00 pm

Being on the school board means working with other people as a part of a team. Sometimes, with different personalities, different opinions and different ways of expressing themselves, boards may find themselves in difficult meetings, or having to deal with conflict. This section will give you tools to handle conflict, help you identify what your role is in maintaining board conduct, and more.