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Fall Inservice -Building a Toolbox for Literacy
Fall Inservice -Building a Toolbox for Literacy
Connie Newman
Monday, July 29, 2019

Iditarod Heart of Alaska: Building the Toolbox for Literacy

Fall In-Service

August 18-27, Anchorage


Literacy is the Cornerstone of Learning

Fall In-service

August 18-27, Anchorage


Saturday, August 17

8:30        Principal/Teacher Training at the

                  Alaska Zoo Greenhouse

12:00     Lunch- Catered by Colonial Pen

1:00        May Jo Finney, University of Michigan, Flint

2:00        Behind the Scenes Tour of the Polar Bears

4:30        Dinner- on your own


Sunday, August 18

8:30        New Teacher Meeting at Residence Inn

3:00        Meet at Residence Inn

                  Scavenger Hunt Van Groups chosen

5:00        Dinner at Texas Gail Raymond’s house in Chugiak


Monday, August 19

8:30        BP Center Instructional Support with Tonio Verzone

12:00     Lunch- catered by NMS

1:00        Assessments/ AKPLN- Texas Gail Raymond

3:00        Special Educaiton Overview- Casey McCarty

4:30        Dinner on your own

6:00-8:00  PowerSchool Training- Britt Anderson


Tuesday, August 20

8:30- BP Center- Introduction to Curriculum

                  *K-5 Teachers Wonders with Lexi

                  *6-12 Teachers Acellus with Loree and Doug

12:00 Lunch- Catered by NMS

                  Insurance shares

2:00 Curriculum Training Continues

4:30 Dinner on your own

6:00-8:00  PowerSchool Training- Britt Anderson      

Wednesday, August 21

6:30 Depart for Train Depot

8:00 Train departs for Talkeetna

                  *Mandatory Individual Budget Meetings withTammie White

                  *Martha Gould-Lehe- Sharing of Culture

                  *Mark Nordman- Iditarod and Dog Mushing

11:20- Arrive in Talkeetna

Lunch- Box lunch handed out in Talkeetna

                  *Belle Michelson shares in Talkeetna

                  *Denali Park Ranger- at Park Station

4:40- Train departs Talkeetna

Dinner- possibly on the train- on your own

8:30pm  Arrive in Anchorage


Thursday, August 22

8:30        Curriculum Training

                  *K-5 Teachers Wonders Training-with  Lexi & Samantha

                  *6-12- Acellus Training- Loree & Doug

12:00     Lunch catered by NMS

1:00        Team Collaboration- sharing of Literacy Toolbox

5:00        Dinner on your own

6:00-8:00 PowerSchool Training- Britt Anderson


Friday, August 23

7:00        Breakfast at hotel

8:00        KTUU Speaker,

10:00     Evaluations/ Procedures- Matt Shelborne, Michael Willyerd

11:30     Box lunch catered by NMS

Travel to sites


Monday, August 26- at sites

Site evaluations, curriculum follow-up

Assessment information- Texas Gail Raymond, VTC

8:30-10:30- DLC

10:30-12:30- Holy Cross

2:30-4:30- Nikolai


Tuesday, August 27

Assessment information- Texas Gail Raymond, VTC

8:30-10:30- Grayling

10:30-12:30 - Shageluk


Tuesday, September 3

Assessment information- Texas Gail Raymond, VTC

8:30-10:30 Anvik

10:30-12:30 McGrath

2:30-4:30 Takotna


*Lindamood-Bell Webinar Training will take place

September 9th-12th from 1:00-4:30pm

This is MANDATORY for ALL Elementary Teachers and Aids