News and Events of the Bering Strait School District
Sunday February 18th 2018


BSSD Students Present at AASA Conference

February 21, 2008 Update: Since the publishing of this article, I have come to find out that there was a short radio segment about our this visit. Hear the radio segment here, and learn more about Spirit of Youth here. play


Last week, six students went to Anchorage to represent the Bering Strait School District (BSSD) at the annual Alaska Association of School Administrators (AASA) conference. The AASA conference was held at the Captain Cook Hotel, and the BSSD students presented to well over 100 school district superintedents, Alaska EED program managers and other administrators. The BSSD Students 2.0 Team also maintained a booth, and gave tutorials on district technology initiatives.

This conference brings together superintendents and other administrators from all over the state, and about half of the school superintedents were interviewed by the students. These interviews will be made available this week in audio format.

“It is exciting that we were able to do this,” says BSSD Curriculum Director Greg Johnson, “They represented our district, and presented on the ways the educational technologies that we use impact them as students.”

Lorrena Katcheak from Stebbins, Billi Miller from Teller, Kinik Nakak from St. Michael, and Hunter Dill, Mia Concilus and Austen Erickson from Unalakleet were picked for this trip because of their experience with BSSD’s technology programs.

“These students were chosen because they have been highly involved,” said Greg, “they have shown that they have an advanced aptitude in the particular programs that we will be showcasing this year.” These programs include DART, Student Broadcasting, blogging, wiki, and StraitTalk.

The students did a great job under a tight timeline, and were successful in conveying how BSSD uses technology in ways that impact instruction.