2012 Annual Chapter Conference

CONVERGENCE   December 6-7, 2012
CONVERGENCE: System Thinking for Better Schools
King Career Center, 2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Program

Subject to change

THURSDAY MORNING, DEC. 6, 2012 CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES
8:00am – 8:45am On-Site Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Welcome
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome & Opening Remarks, Jason Gamache, President, Alaska Chapter
8:45am – 9.45am "It's All Connected: Systems Thinking & Modeling for School Planning", Diana Fisher
Sponsored by Collins Construction
9:45am – 10:15am Visit Industry Partners
10:15am – 11:30am "Thriving Schools and Communities Through (Living) Systems Thinking," Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP
Sponsored by SBI/VS America
11:30am – 12 noon Visit Industry Partners
12 noon – 1:00pm Lunch Presentation by 2011 School of the Future Competition Winners, Teeland Middle School
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 6, 2012 A FOCUS ON ENERGY SYSTEMS IN ALASKA'S SCHOOLS
1:00pm – 1:15pm Update from Alaska Dept of Education & Early Development, including proposed Energy Standards
1:15pm – 2:15pm "Findings from AHFC School Energy Audits," Dick Armstrong, PE; Jim Rehfeldt, PE; David Scherer, PF; Jerry Herring, PE and Dena Strait, AHFC
2:15pm – 4:30pm WORKSHOP "Energy Use and the Whole System - 60% energy savings is less expensive than 20%," Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP
5:30pm Wicked Reception at McCool, Carlson, Green Office at the Historic Alaska Railroad Depot, followed by Alaska A4LE Board Meeting & Strategic Planning Session. Everyone invited.

Wicked Reception Sponsor & Host: McCool Carlson Green

FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 7, 2012 REAL LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM: WHAT TEACHERS & STUDENTS NEED FROM SCHOOLS
8:00am – 8:30am Onsite Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am "Pilot High School of the Future Presentation," Mat-Su Tech Students
9:00am – 9:45am "Integrating Curriculum & Environment" (includes A4LE Transformations & Farm to Table Grant Presentations), teacher Chris Trostel
9:45am – 10:00am Visit Industry Partners
10:00am – 10:45am "Applying Systems Thinking to Educational Delivery," Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP
Sponsored by SBI/VS America
10:45am – 11:45am SESSION A Interactive Session "Environments for Learning," Round tables facilitated by Trostel, Reed, Fisher
OR
SESSION B "Safe Routes to Schools Program," Steve Soenksen, Alaska DOT/PF
11:45am – 12 noon Visit Industry Partners
12 noon Joint AIA/CEFPI Lunch
Presentation "Playgrounds that Reflect Culture," School Design Awards, A4LE Business Meeting
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 7, 2012 REFLECTIONS & ASPIRATIONS
1:30pm – 3:00pm Overview of King Career Center CTE Program, Planning, and Tour

King Career Center space donated by: ASD

3:00pm – 4:00pm New Year's Resolutions – Panel discussion to energize our actions into the new year
4:00pm Industry Partners Recognition, Prize Drawings & Dessert, Special Wrap-Up
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