Program

Designing Our Future & Connecting the Dots   December 5-6, 2013
Designing Our Future & Connecting the Dots
King Career Center
2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508

Subject to change

THURSDAY December 5, 2013
8:00 - 8:45am On-Site Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:00am “Ideas Into Action”, Jason Gamache, President, Alaska Chapter
9:00 - 10:00am “Educating our Future Through a Language of Wonder”, Mark Biedron
10:00 - 10:30am Visit Industry Partners
10:30 - 11:30am “Sustaining Life at the Willow School”, Mark Biedron
11:30am - 12:00pm Visit Industry Partners
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Presentation by 2013 Alaska Teacher of the Year, Christopher Benshoof
What’s New at Alaska Department of Education & Early Development?, Stuart Gerger
Pacific Northwest Region Update, Renee Alexander and Kathy Christy
1:30 - 1:45pm Visit Industry Partners
1:45 - 2:45pm SESSION A “Integrating Curriculum & Environment at Kodiak High School”, Bill Watkins & Tony Yorba
OR SESSION B “Achieving High Performance Buildings – In Theory, Design and Operation”, Tom Marseille
2:45 - 3:00pm Visit Industry Partners
3:00 - 4:00pm “Wholistic Engineering – Sustainable Water Resource Management”, Mark Buehrer
5:30 pm Awesomely Wicked Reception at McCool, Carlson, Green Office at the Historic Alaska Railroad Depot, followed by Alaska A4LE Board Meeting & Strategic Planning Session at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited.
FRIDAY December 6, 2013
8:00 - 8:30am Onsite Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30am “Impacts on Community Fabric: The Common Thread Among 2013 MacConnell Award Finalists”, Renee Alexander
9:30 - 10:30am “Expeditionary Learning in Sitka Schools”, Phil Burdick
10:30 - 10:45am Visit Industry Partners
10:45 - 11:45am SESSION A Children’s Environmental Health and Alaska’s Healthy Schools Network”, Margo Young
OR SESSION B “Achieving Best Value When Selecting Design Teams”, Catherine Fritz and Janet Matheson
11:45am - 12:00pm Visit Industry Partners
12:00pm “Lunch Presentation “Students’ Perspectives on School Environments”, School Design Awards, Chapter Business Meeting
1:15 - 2:15pm “Moving Beyond Locks & Cameras: Making Schools Safe Without Compromising Good Design”, Chris Dorn
2:15 - 2:45pm Visit Industry Partners and Dessert Reception
2:45 - 3:45pm School Security & Safety Applications in Alaska – Panel discussion with examples throughout our state
3:45 - 4:15pm “Ideas Into Action Forum”, Jason Gamache
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