AAEC Accepting Applications until January 6, 2020

AAEC is seeking teacher-leaders for four 2020 Summer Arts Institutes.  If you or someone you know is interested, please apply.  If you have questions, please contact us at aaec@akartsed.org. Thank you.

Skills we are looking for include but are not limited to:

Arts Forms

  • Cultural Arts
  • Dance/Movement
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Digital/Media Arts
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Visual Arts


Educational and Arts Education Theory and Knowledge

  • Arts education-–general with strong brain theory/research emphasis
  • Arts and Special Needs
  • Cultural Knowledge, especially Alaska Native
  • Language Arts Integration
  • Multicultural Education
  • SEL (Social Emotional learning)

Our 2020 Arts Institutes include:


Teacher-leaders conferring

May 26-29, Anchorage Science-Arts Integration Institute, 2 credits

  • Target Audience: Elementary Teachers.
  • Teacher-leader attributes:  Experienced teachers or teaching artists in any arts field that can help teachers integrate the K-6 science curriculum with the arts while using both the Anchorage Science Standards and Science Kits and the new Alaska State Science Standards.
  • Location:  Anchorage, probably Diamond H.S., held during the Anchorage Academy.
  • Anchorage School District has aligned their science standards closely to the Alaska State Science Standards, so this Institute will support teachers from throughout Alaska.  Teacher-leaders will demonstrate arts integration with K-6 content both specifically and generally.  (AAEC is partnering with the Anchorage School District.)

June 1-5, Kenai Social-Emotional Teaching and the Arts, 3 credits

  • Target Audience:  Kenai area educators, AAEC member district and New Visions Districts, any educators
  • Teacher-leader attributes:  Experienced teachers or teaching artists in any field that can apply the SEL guidelines and learning to their own teaching so that participants will build knowledge and understanding regarding social emotional learning.  Also looking for an educator strong in Social-Emotional Learning to help design and lead the plenary sessions.
  • Location:  Anchorage Academy, Diamond H.S., housing available at UAA
  • Teacher-leaders will be able to integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into their teaching.  SEL is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. (AAEC is partnering with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.)

June 15-19, Fairbanks Multicultural Arts Institute, 3 credits 

  • Target Audience:  Interior Educators, AAEC member district and New Visions Districts, any educators
  • Teacher-leader attributes: . Experienced teachers or teaching artists in any arts field that can align their teaching to the multicultural, cross-cultural guidelines and assist teachers in recognizing and changing their approach.  Also looking for an educator very strong in Multicultural Education to lead the plenary sessions.
  • Location:  West Valley High School or another nearby school, housing provided at UAF
  • The multicultural theme revolves around the educational philosophy that recognizing and honoring cultural variety will positively transform diverse classrooms. The theory and practice of multicultural education will be at the center of this institute and the arts and culture will revolve around each daily theme. Participants will explore first their own culture and then other cultures, including Alaska Native cultures, learning techniques of inclusivity in theory and practice. (AAEC is partnering with Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and Yukon Koyokuk School District)

July 20-31, Juneau Arts and Culture Institute, 4 credits

  • Target Audience:  Juneau, Ketchikan, Yakatat teachers; AAEC member district and New Visions Districts, any educators
  • Teacher-leader attributes:  Experienced teachers or teaching artists in any arts field that can inspire and relate to other educators, including Alaska Native Cultural Arts.
  • Location: UAS Campus, Juneau; last 2 days hope to go to Klukwan for cultural immersion
  • The Arts and Culture Institute will focus on a variety of arts and traditional culture/arts.  The Institute is largely funded by Sealaska Heritage through a grant entitled Amplifying our Voices on the Land. The overall project goal is to increase the percentage of Alaska Native students scoring proficient or higher in language arts, and increase their confidence and skills in storytelling, performing arts visual and digital arts.  (AAEC is partnering with Sealaska Heritage, University of Alaska SE, and Juneau School District


Applications and Job Description, Deadline January 6, 2020

In order to apply you can download our attached application and complete it before the deadline of January 6, 2020. 

If this is your first time applying please complete the entire application, include a resume and have 3 letters of support sent to us.  If you have an application on file, please complete the first 2 pages and send an updated resume.  You are always welcome to add more information than is requested. Below you will find links to the teacher-leader job description and an application.

Teacher-leader job description: TL-Job-Description-2020.pdf (4 downloads)

Teacher-leader application:  AAEC-2020-TL-application.pdf (2 downloads)



For further information or questions please contact:

Barbara Short, AAEC Executive Director,  bshort@akartsed.org