Project LEAD Conference
Presenters include Dr. Jason Ohler, Dr. Sanjay Pyare, Dr. Marty Laster, Debbie Treece, Susette Carroll, Debbie Sommers and Joan Walser.
Principals and teachers from thirteen schools from across the state of Alaska attended a Leadership through Engaging Academic Design (Project LEAD) conference on the UAS Juneau Campus January 22-24. Participating districts include Anchorage, Bering Strait, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kuspuk, Mat-Su and Northwest Arctic.
Project LEAD is sponsored by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education. It is a partnership between the University of Alaska Southeast and the Kuspuk School District. The project includes training using professional learning communities, a professional library and an active, technology-integrated curriculum.
Graduates from the UAS School of Education Leadership program and faculty Marty Laster wrote interdisciplinary and place-based curriculums that include digital documentaries, global mapping skills, and a school and community museum where the students are the researchers and docents. “The Tools of the Trade curriculum weaves the study of time and place into active research and communication using key technology that is meaningful to today's young adults," said Laster.
The conference is structured to highlight lesson activities that engage students and gain comfort with two areas of technical expertise. Presenters include Dr. Jason Ohler, Dr. Sanjay Pyare, Dr. Marty Laster, Debbie Treece, Susette Carroll, Debbie Sommers and Joan Walser.