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Alaska School Leadership Institute

posted Apr 4, 2012, 6:18 PM by Kathy Blanc   [ updated May 26, 2012, 6:14 PM ]
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to download the Final Agenda with Meeting Room Locations and the  Captain Cook Meeting Room Map

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Friday, June 01, 2012

Captain Cook Hotel
939 W. 5th Ave.
Corner of 4th Ave. and "K" Street
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

Rural Alaska Principal Preparation and Support (RAPPS)
Leading and Supporting Change for School and District Leaders
Pre-Conference May 29
Conference May 30-June 1, 2012

Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage

Click HERE to go the registration form

Alaska School Leadership Institute Purpose
To build school and district leadership capacity using strategies, processes, tools and protocols for leading and supporting change.

ASLI 2012 will build on previous institute themes around collaboration and professional learning; using data to drive improvement; and aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment practices. 

Our institute design will complement this content by focusing on new themes featuring:  what actions leaders take to transform their organizations, how leaders help their organizations survive and thrive when leading change, and when leaders decide to exercise authority and/or influence to initiate and sustain change.  These new themes emerged from the ASLI 2011 evaluation results and the planning consultations convened with district leaders in 2011-2012.

In addition ASLI 2012 will continue to use role-alike Home Groups to encourage networking and engage participants in discussions of problems of practice through Critical Friends Conversations.  The institute schedule will also integrate daily District Team Time.  Finally Alaskan school and district leaders will share their emerging best practices highlighting a series of nominated projects that were identified through our 2012 Festival of Ideas process.

Schedule at a Glance


  • Pre-Conference Sectionals:  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Opening Reception:  5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Opening Session:  5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Conference: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided at the conference.
Pre Conference Activities
Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 29.  New attendees for ASLI 2012 are required to attend a day-long institute orientation.  In addition, a number of voluntary half-day and full day workshops are currently in development as pre-conference activities.  Topics being explored include:  Alaska STEPP, RTI, Implementing Alaska Standards, Developing Festival of Ideas proposals and Principal Evaluation. 


Core participants for the 2011 ASLI will include: practicing principals, principal/teachers, teacher leaders, central office staff, and superintendents from RAPPS partner school districts.
In addition, Aspiring Principals from the University of Alaska Anchorage program will join us across the entire institute.  Lastly representatives from our partner organizations will also join us - Alaska Staff Development Network, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, University of Alaska Anchorage Educational Leadership Program, and Alaska Administrator Coaching Project.

Hotel reservations

Reservations at the Captain Cook are available at the conference rate of $181 per night.

  • Participants must reserve their own rooms at the Captain Cook Hotel. The room rate is $181 per night. 
  • Make your reservation ASAP.  A limited number of rooms are available at this rate,  book your hotel now to ensure that you receive the lowest rate.  School districts are responsible for all lodging costs.
  • Phone Reservations:  Call 800-843-1950 and ask for the "Alaska School Leadership Institute" or RAPPS.
  • Online Reservations:  Click here  or 
1) Go to www.captaincook.com
2) Click on Reservations tab
3) Click on “Click Here to Enter Special Codes”
4) Enter your Group Code:  RAPS12
5) Choose your dates and book the conference rate
Kathy Blanc,
May 24, 2012, 2:54 PM
Kathy Blanc,
May 24, 2012, 2:55 PM