2019 AAEC Arts & Culture Institutes open for Registration

2019 AAEC Arts & Culture Institutes open for Registration

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 in the full post with links to registration information. Click the image or title above, or the “read more” link below for details. Flyers are attached and please feel free to print and post in your school to inform more educators of these opportunities.  Please direct questions to barbshort@gmail.com.

AAEC Board Member receives Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award

Nita Yurrliq Rearden, longtime AAEC Board Member and advocate for arts education, received the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award for Arts Education on February 7th. The Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards is an annual partnership between the...

AAEC Board of Directors meets in Wasilla

                    For the second year the AAEC Board is meeting at an Airbnb house in Wasilla.  This retreat is the only time in 12 months that the board gets to meet face-to-face.  We welcome new members, review our...
AAEC Board members attend Statewide Conference

AAEC Board members attend Statewide Conference

The Alaska State Council on the Arts recently held the 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence conference in Fairbanks.  Five members of the Alaska Arts Education Consortium board attended the Interconnect Conference as pictured below.  AAEC has been a leader in actively...

AAEC 2018 Summer Arts Institutes

During this past summer, AAEC worked with three school districts to host Arts Institutes: In chronological order: • Mat-su “Steppin it up with the Arts” Institute.  Lead by Donna Breeden, Allison Little and Nita Rearden the 20 participants studied drama,...
Honoring our 2018 Champions of Arts in Education

Honoring our 2018 Champions of Arts in Education

Every year AAEC solicits nominations from across Alaska to honor ‘Alaska’s Champions of Arts in Education’ in four categories. There were many nominees this year and they are all worthy, but there are only four categories. This year’s honorees are Ginger Crockett, Sally Grimsrud, Lake Argus Siner, and Miah Lager.

Governor agrees: March is Alaska Arts Education Month!

March is National and Alaska’s Art Education Month.  This month we celebrate the extremely important role the arts play in any student’s education.  Throughout Alaska school districts will host student art show, student music performances, theatrical...