AASC Pre-Summit Sessions – Sept 17
School Safety & Well-Being Summit – Sept. 18-19
Post-Summit Sessions – Sept. 20


Registration will begin at 8:00 am each day
Start time is 8:30 am each day
End time is 4:30 pm each day


William Egan Civic & Convention Center 
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Driving Directions 


Sharon Fishel
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Email: sharon.fishel@alaska.gov



Alaska School Safety & Well-Being Summit 

Positive school climate. Trauma-engaged practice. Supported mental health. Safe schools.

Event Description

Educational leaders, key staff, and strategic stakeholders, including representation from every district across the state will convene to improve school safety in Alaska by both learning and sharing methods to: promote healthy development through trauma-engaged and restorative practices, improve school climate, and be better prepared for any possible school crisis.

Deadline to register: Friday, August 31, 2018 by 5:00 pm. 

Hotel room blocks expire Friday, August 17th, so be sure to register and reserve your room NOW!


The Summit objectives include the following:
  • Establish/strengthen a shared understanding of comprehensive school safety and well-being
  • Acquire concrete tools and skills for implementation of best practices for school safety
  • Build peer connections, identify community resources, and exchange ideas and information that advance awareness of school mental health and wellness.
Key topics include, but are not limited to, restorative practices, positive school climate, suicide prevention, counseling and mental health, social emotional learning, trauma-engaged practices, school safety, safety related district plans and policies, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and the Alaska Safe Children's Act.


District teams may include a maximum of 6 Superintendent-approved team members; Alternative Schools maximum not included in that total. Alternative Schools may include a maximum of 3 Principal-approved team members. 

Recommended attendees include:

  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • School counselors
  • Community partners
  • School Board members
  • Parents
  • Students

Event Schedule

AASC Pre-Summit Sessions – Sept 17, 2018 (Invitation only for Alternative Schools)
•    Alaska Alternative School Coalition (Invitation Only)
•    Project AWARE Annual Grantee Meeting (Invitation Only)

School Safety & Well-Being Summit – Sept. 18-19, 2018
•    School Safety
•    Trauma Engaged Schools
•    School Climate
•    Restorative Practices

Post-Summit Sessions – Sept. 20, 2018
•    Trauma Engaged Schools Framework (Confirmation Required for Participation)
•    School Safety Gap Analysis (Invitation Only)

Download the At-A-Glance Agenda here.

Travel Expense Information

Each district will be provided funding up to $4,300 to bring a team.  On the registration form, please indicate your estimated team travel expenses.

Lodging Information

The following hotels are available to secure lodging for you and your team.  All rooms are on a first-come-first-served basis:

Marriott Anchorage
820 W 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
1-907-279-8000 or www.marriotthotels.com
Room Rate: $229.00
Reference: M-CJX806K
Cutoff date: 8/17/2018
Booking Link: Book your group rate for AK Dept of Education/School Safety & Well Being Summit

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
1-907-265-7107 or 1-800-HILTONS
Room Rate: $179 single/double occupancy
Cutoff date: 8/20/2018
Group Name: School Safety Summit
Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=ANCAHHF&spec_plan=SAFEAK&arrival=20180914&departure=20180923&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Westmark Anchorage
720 West 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
Booking Link: https://www.westmarkhotels.com/destinations/anchorage-hotel/
$99 single/ double occupancy
Cutoff date: 8/17/2018
Code: AKED2018

Additional Information

To help you better prepare for this event, download the Travel Checklist.

Your well-being is important!  Feel free to complete a personalized Wellness Plan