Sam Jordan, ACSA/ASDN Grant Director
After two years online, the 14th Alaska School Leadership Institute (ASLI) returns as an in-person conference on May 25-27, 2022. At ASLI, school district teams gather a team together to get inspired, reflect on what worked this year, learn from other education leaders, and gain a head start on organizing for the next school year.
ASDN is delighted to welcome back international education researcher Dr. John Hattie for another virtual keynote address and Q&A this year. Also joining us is national leadership trainer Jimmy Casas to facilitate the conference over the first two days, and work with us on how to manage difficult situations in schools with dignity and respect. Other featured presenters are Sarah Johnson, who will address systemic trauma and how to get back the necessary time to work on things that matter most, Janelle Vanasse, who will share tools and strategies to support schools in becoming more culturally responsive in college readiness practices, and Tammy Van Wyhe who will bring educators up to date on leading literacy improvement efforts next year.
ASLI is designed for leadership teams from rural and small schools, but school teams from anywhere in Alaska can participate. There will be large and small group sessions, cross-district role-alike discussions, plus dedicated time to work together as a school or district team. ASLA program early-career principals and NISS program superintendents will have time to meet, plan and share at ASLI as well.