During the summer of 2020, AAEC is offering 4 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 four 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 you have questions, please write to:  barbshort@akartsed.org

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  • Anchorage Science and the Arts Institute for Elementary Teachers
    May 26, 2020 - May 29, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dimond High School, Anchorage, Alaska
Two 500 level credits available through UAA

This 4-day summer institute is presented jointly by the Alaska Arts Education Consortium and the Anchorage School District. Participants will weave the arts with both the Anchorage science curriculum and the new Alaska State Science Standards focusing on grades K-6. Teacher Leaders will guide you through multiple forms of the arts in which to engage your students.

Teacher-leaders are:

  • Donna Breeden: Drama & Movement
  • Brian Hutton: Multi-Arts
  • Amanda Thompson, Visual Art

For out-of-town attendees:

UAA Housing is available at a very discounted group rate!  Information about room floor plans and other amenities is available on the UAA Housing website.

Registration fee is:  $200 for teachers from member districts, $250 for teachers from non-member districts. There is a cancellation charge of $50 if cancel within 30 days of Institute.

For questions or additional information, contact Barb Short at bshort@akartsed.org


  • Kenai Social Emotional Learning and the Arts Institute
    June 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Alaska Christian College, Soldotna, Alaska
Three credit 500 level class available through UAA

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which people understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

The arts can have a profound impact on the social emotional health of our students. Join this inaugural SEL institute, where participants will develop knowledge and skills to infuse SEL into your curriculum in & through the arts!

Registration is $249 for teachers from member districts and $349 for those from non-member districts.  Cancellation is requested within 30 days or a $50 fee will be charged.

KPBSD is offering registration scholarships for the first 15 KPBSD educators registered from the district. (Limited to teachers that are committed to teaching during next school year.)  A $100 deposit is required. (Select the Scholarship Teachers option. ) Deposit will be refunded at the Institute.

Please notify of cancellations before 30 days to receive a full refund.

For out-of-town attendees, housing will be available at the Alaska Christian College in Soldotna.  More information will be provided soon..Teacher-leaders are:

  • Lorre Heagy, Music & Theory
  • Robyn Zinzer, Movement
  • Debbie Piper, Visual Art
  • George Holly, Culture

 

For questions or additional information, contact Barb Short at bshort@akartsed.org


  • Fairbanks Multicultural Arts Institute
    June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

West Valley High School, Fairbanks, Alaska
( or other nearby school)
Three credit 500 level class available through UAF
including Multicultural endorsement

This 5-day Institute revolves around both inter-cultural and multicultural education—the philosophy that recognizes the role teachers and schools can play in developing culturally inclusive attitudes and values necessary for a democratic society.

Working with multiple teacher-leaders 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.

Teacher-leaders are:

  • Helen Mongan-Rallis, Theory
  • Megan Henry,Visual Art
  • Sarah Greenlaw, Movement
  • TBA, Culture

Registration is $249 for teachers from member districts and $349 for those from non-member districts.  Cancellation is requested within 30 days or a $50 fee will be charged.

For out-of-town attendees housing will be available through the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  More information will be provided soon.

For questions or additional information, contact Barbara Short at bshort@akartsed.org

 


  • Juneau Basic Arts & Culture Institute
    July 20, 2020 - July 31, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau
Four credit 500 level class available through UAS

Amplifying Stories through Arts and Culture

In this two-week institute, participants will be immersed in ways to integrate storytelling, visual arts, music, cultural arts, media arts, and state standards into K-12 curriculum and instruction.

  • Learn to wrap Northwest Coast arts & culture into your classroom lessons
  • Work directly with and learn from artists and cultural specialist
  • Revise and design an arts-integrated lesson
  • Earn 4 credits, useful for recertification, salary advancement

Tentative plans include on-site learning at Jillkaat Kwaan Heritage Center in Klukwan. Travel arranged and paid for by Sealaska. This would require sleeping bags and ability to leave Juneau for up to 2 nights.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is offering registration scholarships for the first 20 educators registered from Juneau,Yakutat and/or Ketchikan. A $100 deposit is required. (Select the Scholarship Teachers option. ) Teachers will be informed of their scholarship status at a later date.  Deposit will be refunded at the Institute. Cancellations require 30 day notice to receive a refund.

For out-of-town attendees:

  • housing will be at the University of Alaska Southeast.  More details will be posted soon.
  • registration fee is $500 for teachers from member districts and $600 for those from non-member districts

Teacher-leaders are:

  • Edward Littlefield, Culture & Music
  • Shelley Toon Lindberg, Visual Arts
  • Abel Ryan, Culture & Carving

Presented jointly by Alaska Arts Education Consortium, Sealaska Heritage, with support from Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

For questions or additional information, contact Barb Short at bshort@akartsed.org