delta classroomAlaska ICE: Empowering Communities to Help Youth Succeed

Alaska ICE actively partners with schools and communities, building positive youth-adult relationships and healthier school and community climates to help kids achieve academic and social success.

Learn more about our statewide partnerships.

 

 

 

Nominate for Environmental Excellence Awards

The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) will be recognizing the many faces of Environmental Excellence in Alaska at an Awards Luncheon, October 26, 2016. Please email your nominations to atcem©anthc•org  (atcem©anthc•org)   or submit your nomination form on the ATCEM website.

There are several categories of nominations for you to choose from: Individual, New Environmental Professional, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Community/Group.

For more information or to make a nomination, click here.

Scholarship opportunity to University of Phoenix

Amy Jo Meiners, the Alaska Teacher of the Year, has been given an opportunity to nominate someone in our state for a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree in any of the University’s fields of study. Please contact Amy Jo Meiners for more information: amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org  (amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org)  

A complete application, and supporting documentation, must be received on, or before, August 15, 2016. The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date, August 25, 2016. All applicants with a submitted application will be notified via email, regardless if selected as a recipient or not, by award date regarding the status of the scholarship.

School Health and Wellness Institute

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SAVE THE DATE for the 11th Annual School Health and Wellness Institute, October 24-26th, 2016, at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage.

The yearly Institute offers 3 days of professional development highlighting the importance of focusing on student and school health:

* Healthy students do better academically.
* Healthy students have lower absenteeism rates and higher graduation rates.
* Healthy students have fewer behavioral issues.
* Healthy and successful students grow into healthy and successful adults.

Scholarships are available and registration opens August 15th. Call or email Wendy Hamilton  (wendy•hamilton©alaska•gov)   at 465-2768 for more information.

Online Science Pathfinders Summer Camp for High School Students

From the comfort of your home, you can join the Science Pathfinder’s Summer Camp. Register to receive an email with the link for a website to view the “live” video broadcast that starts on Thursday, June 30th at 9:30am and continues until 4pm. There will be a 1-hour lunch break and the video recording will be available for future playback. The course continues for two more days on Friday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 5th.

Content: Human Anatomy and Physiology with a focus on the pulmonary system

  • Overview of the pulmonary system
  • Diseases that relate to pulmonary health
  • Overview of careers in health and science
  • Teach hands­ only CPR
  • Examination of a fetal pig
  • Complete a project

Registration is free. Click here for more information.

Baranov Museum Features Films by Kodiak Students

The Baranov Museum recently featured a premiere of student films in the Fishstory Film Festival. Kodiak students in grades 6-12 in the Summer History and Film Class interviewed community members; conducted research; and shot, directed, and edited their own films on the science and history of Kodiak’s fishing industry.

Fishistory: Science and History of Kodiak’s Fishing Industry (on youtube.com)

Technology Counts – Transforming the Classroom

anch computerTechnology Counts 2016 explores the complexity of creating meaningful technological change in American classrooms, drawing on the results of an exclusive survey of K-12 educators on their use of technology.

Continue reading at edweek.org

 

 

Language gap between rich and poor children begins in infancy

Fifty years of research has revealed the sad truth that the children of lower-income, less-educated parents typically enter school with poorer language skills than their more privileged counterparts. By some measures, 5-year-old children of lower socioeconomic status score more than two years behind on standardized language development tests by the time they enter school.

Continue reading…(at bestbeginningsalaska.org.)

 

Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

sel doc with asd Today’s schools are increasingly multicultural and multilingual with students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Educators and community agencies serve students with different motivation for engaging in learning, behaving positively, and performing academically. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Read the full article.

Resources on healthy youth development

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 4.46.23 PMInfoaboutkids.org is an ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. The goal is to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children. The website, updated quarterly, links to other well-established, trustworthy websites for parents, other caregivers, and health professionals.

Visit InfoAboutKids.org

Kenai educators honored by United States Distance Learning Association

Two Kenai Peninsula Borough School District educators were honored by the United States Distance Learning Association in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 10. Rob Sparks of Soldotna Prep School and Greg Zorbas of Kenai Central High School received the Best Practices Gold Level award for excellence in distance learning teaching, for their innovation and excellence in “Videoconferencing Technology – K-12 Education.”

“Greg and Rob have long been leaders in utilizing technology to expand learning opportunities for our students,” said Sean Dusek, Superintendent. “They have also worked very hard to meet individual student needs every day and have leveraged videoconferencing to do this.” (Continue reading…)

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