Session Topics
Positive Behavior, Safety & Well-Being network assists educational staff to create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and reduce negative behaviors so that all students can succeed in school.

Sessions are on Mondays, 10:00 - 11:15 AM
October 14, 2019

An Introduction to Restorative Practice

Learn about the fundamental philosophy of restorative practice and an opportunity to ask questions about its real-world application in school.

Kristin Garot, Principal
Juneau School District 
October 28, 2019

History & Hope:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Resilience, & Trauma-Informed Education

How toxic stress in childhood affects development, sources of toxic stress including ACEs and systemic traumas, ways to build resilience including Alaska Native cultural strength and resilience practices, and application of these concepts for culturally-responsive, trauma-informed classrooms and education settings.

Laura Norton-Cruz, Director
Alaska Resilience Initiative
November 4, 2019

Fundamentals of Online Child Safety

Understand the core fundamentals to keep children safe online.

Special Agent Jason R Cheney, FBI Cyber

November 18, 2019

IEP Teams

Strategies to Engage Parents and Students for Improved Outcomes

Mandy Cleveland, Parent Navigator
Stone Soup Group
November 25, 2019

Self-Care 101 - Time to take care of you!

The importance of self-care while working in education

Deanna Beck, Principal
Anchorage School District
December 9, 2019

Look Beyond the Behavior - positive ways to change student behavior

Building a positive culture and strong relationships within a building can substantially change student behavior. Over the last 8 years, Whaley School has changed and how we continue to evolve--and you can too.

Robyn Harris , Principal
Anchorage School District
January 13, 2020

Digital Citizenship and Digital Safety in Schools

The presentation will review the need for teaching digital citizenship principles in schools and its implications for student safety.

Sam Jordan , Grants Administrator
Alaska Staff Development Network (ASDN)

January 27, 2020

Bringing SEL to Life throughout the Day

Engage with the SEL 3 Signature Practices that help educators, leaders and out-of-school time professionals embed social and emotional learning practices throughout their day, toward academic success and equitable outcomes for all students. Interactive session on how to plan and facilitate thoughtful welcoming/inclusion activities, engaging practices, and an optimistic closure to classroom, adult learning and workplace experiences. A free online comprehensive resource will be shared with all participants.

Ann McKay Bryson, SEL Rising, LLC
February 24, 2020

Educator Self Care

The effects of trauma on schools staff can be an immense burden. With relationships being the essential means of overcoming these impacts and raising student outcomes the staff’s well-being is foundational. Strategies that school staff can use to manage the stress of their classrooms and school will be explored.

Heather Coulehan , SEL Coordinator
Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB)
March 23, 2020

Is Phonological Awareness Enough?

What is Phonological Awareness anyway? What does it have to do with learning to read proficiently? Can we teach it? Is there new research to support teaching PA since the 2000 National Reading Panel? What are the variables I may need to consider in my role as an educational leader? So many questions. So little time. 
Posie Boggs, Dyslexia Specialist
Connections That Work, LLC
April 20, 2020

Continuously Improving the Climate of Your School to Improve Student Behavior and Safety

Creating and maintaining a positive climate requires ongoing work to assess, plan, implement, and document changes across time. This session will provide ideas for how to maintain a cycle of continuous improvement that allows you to identify areas of behavioral and social-emotional strength and need in your school, prioritize resources, and create effective plans of action.

Jessica Sprick, Education Consultant
Safe and Civil Schools
February 10, 2020

Combating Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue

This presentation provides an overview of psycho-social and biological consequences of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, and reviews practical methods providers can utilizes to overcome impacts of chronic trauma exposure.

Erin Terry , FBI Victim Specialist

March 2, 2020

Let's Talk About School Climate!

2019 SCCS Survey Results - How to increase school climate

Jenni Lefing, School Climate and Conference Coordinator,
Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB)

April 6, 2020

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Results

Learn how the data can help your school!

Gina Argon , YRBS Coordinator
Taz Mannix , YRBS Data Manager
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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