“This institute has taught me that “art” – movement, creating something, songs – should be in our classrooms everyday. Integrating the concepts in the Standards will stick in our students’ heads better and invoke higher level thinking when they are participating in arts based activities.” (Participant, Sitka 2015)
This summer Alaska Arts Education Consortium is planning to hold 5 separate Arts Institutes for teachers, paras, administrators and other interested educators. The focus of each varies according to the theme, the length, and the host community. Compete information to be posted soon. Read more for details and online registration.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Administrators Arts Academy. The event is designed for principals and district office leaders from the six New Visions Network Districts: Bering Straits School District, Copper River School District, Kodiak School District, Lower Kuskokwim School District, North Slope Borough School District, Sitka School District.
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The Indigenous Arts Institute will be held on the University of Alaska Southeast campus during the second week of the inaugural UAS 2017 Summer in the Rainforest series. The theme—Indigenous Arts Embody Living History—is core to having all participants explore the uniqueness found here in the heart of the Auk K’waan.
“Through the arts they will come to recognize that individual lives create living history and will gain meaningful understanding and respect for the depth and significance of place.” (Ernestine Hayes)
The week’s activities will commence with a catamaran excursion to Berner’s Bay. For the following 5 days participants will attend workshops to investigate writing as well as visual and performing arts through formline design, song, dance, and storytelling. Personal reflection will be central to this experience as time will be provided for finalizing all projects before the last day closing event.
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Almost 500 Anchorage elementary students sang in the 1st annual Chorale Jubilee recently. The event was a huge success!
Inupiaq Cultural Arts Institute Video under read more….
Read what Robin Childs has to say about Arts Ed on the Bering Sea.
Five Institutes in five Alaskan communities!