Alaska Rural Innovation & Student Engagement Network Registration Form
The mission of AKRISE is to promote engagement through collaboration and innovation for teachers and students in rural areas of Alaska to increase equity, learning, belonging and well-being.
AKRISE was created to bring together educators from small, rural schools across Alaska to collaborate and connect to improve teaching and learning. Teachers work together in job-alike groups to design learning experiences for students or engage in collaborative inquiry practices. Job-alike groups allow rural teachers who are often the only teacher at their grade-level, subject or school; to collaborate with other teachers at their grade-level or subject area to deepen their practice and share their work. After face-to-face convenings, teachers continue to collaborate virtually.
By completing this registration form, you are confirming your ability and desire to participate in the virtual convening on October 16 and 17, 2020. On the 16th, we will meet from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and on the 17th, we will meet from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Participating teachers will receive a $150 stipend for participation and willingness to facilitate job-alike groups between the October convening and the next convening at the end of January, 2021.
We can also provide funding for substitute teacher pay for teachers who will need to be away from teaching responsibilities on October 16, 2020. We are communicating with districts to provide financial support for this event. Please indicate in this form if you would like us to follow-up with you about financial support below.
School and District:
Grade level(s) and/or subject(s) you teach:
Job-alike (collaborative group) that best describes your role:
Kindergarten, First and Second
Third, Fourth, Fifth
Junior High / Middle School / High School English Language Arts
Junior High / Middle School / High School Math
Junior High / Middle School / High School Science
Junior High / Middle School / High School Social Studies
Distance Delivery Teacher
If other was chosen above, please explain . . .
Please consider these self-reflection questions about working in a professional learning network and check all that apply to you:
I am interested in working through common problems of practice with my colleagues.
I am the only teacher at my site teaching my grade level and/or content area.
I am eager to share my expertise with and get feedback from my job-alike peers.
I am eager to work with other Rural Alaskan educators.
I am interested in being a founding member of an innovative statewide program.
I am available to meet with my colleagues monthly by video and twice annually in person.
I would like more information about funding to cover paying for a subsistute teacher.
Convenings prioritize time for supporting and developing strength in collaborative practices and sharing knowledge. Activities and facilitation are designed to support and allow teachers to determine the work of their collaborative groups. Please be thinking about authentic questions from your classroom practice that you would like to collaborate with other teachers on and expertise that you can share! We will see you soon!
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