Read Across Alaska

The Juneau Education Association (JEA) is coordinating some COVID-19 appropriate activities for its annual Read Across Alaska events in March. The purpose of Read Across Alaska is to promote reading in Alaska and to honor Alaskan authors.

JEA is working in collaboration with City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation, Juneau Public Libraries, Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Juneau School District to provide virtual and physically distanced experiences like: 

  • Virtual Kick-Off event with special guest Michaela Goade, Caldecott Winner and hometown illustrator on Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 pm via Zoom. 
  • StoryPaths – Get outside and read three of Michaela Goade’s books along hiking trails in the community. 
  • IditaRead Challenge – We’re making a list of resources to share with teachers.
  • Virtual Guest Readers – We’re making a list of contacts for teachers.

Stay tuned for more details on events and resources on our Read Across Alaska webpage

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Canvas Help is Here!

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Check out our new Ed Excellence section on this website to help you navigate Canvas.
Just click on the Ed Excellence tab!

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The Upcoming Year

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Food for thought from a teacher/parent:
You, as parents, set the tone of this upcoming year. When your district announces the plans, read them in private; discuss with your spouse/partner alone or away from your children. Then, when you gather your children, tell them as cheerfully as possible how the fall will go. Buy or make a mask that they pick out and tell them how proud you are that they want to keep others safe. Tell them to simply try their best. They are watching your reaction and will respond accordingly. It is fine if you feel disappointment, anger, sad, or worried; but please, remember that your tone will guide your child’s attitude toward the upcoming year, and you want the year to begin as smoothly as possible. Together, we can weather this tumultuous time and give our children the best chance at a successful and positive year. 🍏

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Covid-19 Questions and Answers

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Are you thinking about how school will look in the fall? Click below for some questions and answers regarding leave, illness, levels of infection in our community, etc.

Click Here for Covid Q&A


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NEA Micro-credential Opportunities

NEA will be providing members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential from start to finish. Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time. The virtual PLC will be facilitated by a trained micro-credential facilitator and consist of weekly support meetings via zoom.  PLCs will start during the week of July 13 and end by August 31. PLCs will meet on the day indicated below, anytime from 3-9pm EST for 30-60 mins. Facilitators will reach out to participants with exact dates and times. Members may register for more than 1 PLC.
PLC Options:

  • Exploring Restorative Practices
  • Technology for Educational Leaders: Curating Content
  • Technology Integration: Citizen
  • Teaching the Teacher: The Importance of Continuous Learning
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    Click HERE to Register
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