During the summer of 2019, AAEC is offering 3 diverse arts and culture professional development opportunities.  Each Institute is open to any educator, each offers credits, and each will be a dynamic, hands-on stimulating event that will translate into your classroom planning and curriculum.  The three events are listed below with links to registration information.  Flyers are attached and please feel free to print and post in your school to inform more educators of these opportunities.  If questions, please write to barbshort@gmail.com

Cancelled:  Engaging Students in Arts/Culture


The below described institute has been cancelled by the Mat-Su School District.  It appear that too many classes were being run and not many people signed up, so they actually cancelled 15 classes including this institute.  If you were from out of Mat-Su you will be contacted soon.

May 28-31, 2019
Mat-Su Career Technical High School, Palmer, Alaska
2 Ed 590 cr pass/fail

Throughout the four-day institute, participants will be involved in both theoretical conversations and a variety of hands-on arts integration activities. These will include Alaska Native cultural arts and classroom application, drama/theatre techniques for any classroom, and visual arts. This class will be taught by a team of three instructors in a rotating model of fast paced, hands-on learning in a studio environment with the goal of building our capacity to integrate the arts as well as be culturally relevant in our classrooms.

Mat-Su Arts Institute Flyer Mat-Su-Arts-Institute-Flyer.pdf (24 downloads)

Mat-Su Arts Institute Details and Registration

Amplifying Stories through the Arts

June 3-14, 2019
Ketchikan High School, Ketchikan, Alaska
4 Ed 590 cr graded

In this two-week summer intensive, participants will be immersed in integrating the art of storytelling into curriculum and instruction, with drama, music, movement/dance, traditional cultural arts, and media arts. 4 590 credits are available.

Ketchikan Basic Institute Flyer . 2019-Ketchikan-Basic-Poster-1.pdf (45 downloads)

Ketchikan Arts and Culture Institute Details and Registration

Kodiak Multicultural Arts Institute –
Liitukut Allringurmi

July 28-August 2, 2019
Kodiak, Alaska (school tba)
3 Ed 290 cr graded

The title of this Institute is “Liitukut Allringurmi, We are all learning together”.   During this 5-day event, participants will use the arts as a venue through which to recognize and understand our own culture first and throughout the week consider and apply ways that we can transform classrooms in positive ways.

Kodiak Arts Insititute Flyer  Kodiak-Arts-Institute-Printable-Flyer-Final.pdf (44 downloads)

Kodiak Multicultural Arts Institute Details and Registration