- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
To prepare school districts for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, DEED, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC), and other key partners have organized Alaska’s Smart Start 2020 Webinar Series.
This dynamic and engaging seven-week webinar series will help guide Alaska’s school districts through the framework to successfully address the risks and requirements for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year. Participants can join DEED, along with a series of national and local guest speakers, to join together to navigate this unique challenge. Each session will offer an enriching learning opportunity as attendees engage in collaborative dialogue and scenario planning for Alaska’s Smart Start 2020.
All attendees should register through the website. The first session is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 19th at 8:45 a.m.
Each week DEED will host two sessions:
- One session each week will host a panel discussion with expert guest speakers from around the nation to engage in dialogue surrounding the uncertainties that face Alaska’s school districts. These experts will facilitate conversations to guide us through the considerations of how to best approach the reopening of schools, and how to successfully provide the conditions, continuity, and capacities for learning.
- The second session will be focused on the practice and skill of scenario planning. Together we can work through the process of creating your Smart Start Plan to manage and mitigate the risks around reopening your schools.
This series is dynamic and will continue to evolve to meet the needs of districts. Because this is new and uncharted territory for all of us, the agenda may change to address relevant topics and concerns that arise in the process. Please know that DEED, through our partnerships with R16CC and educational stakeholders, is working tirelessly to create a forum that will be relevant and effective as we navigate this unprecedented challenge.
For more information, or to register for the webinar series, please visit DEED’s Alaska’s Smart Start 2020 Webinar Series page. We encourage district staff and education leaders to participate!
We look forward to working with you to build your Smart Start plan to ensure a safe and successful 2020-21 school year!