• Juneau Basic Arts Institute
    July 24, 2016 - August 4, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Juneau Basic Arts Institute

Participants will learn how to apply brain research into their classroom practice and understand how the arts increase student engagement and achievement. A particular focus of this Basic Arts Institute will be the cultural arts of Southeast Alaska and performing arts that can amplify the stories of this region – in person and via media. Participants will work with experts, local artists and cultural leaders to explore a variety of arts activities that they can use to integrate the performing, visual, cultural and media arts into their curriculum.

The Institute will welcome dinner on Sunday, July 25th and will conclude mid-day on August 5, 2016.  Techniques for integrating the arts into core curriculum areas will be explored, along with some investigation into the use of media arts to express student knowledge, ideas and creativity. A final project- one detailed lesson plan that is part of a larger instructional unit integrating the arts, will be required, and will reflect the use of local knowledge and art forms in K-12 classrooms. In Juneau and elsewhere in Alaska. All educators are welcome. Housing is available on-campus for an additional cost.

Teacher-leaders for this Institute are:  Lorrie Heagy, Theory/Brain; Debra Cross, Dance/Theatre, Storytelling, Visual Arts and Special Education; Ryan Conarro, Drama/Theatre/Movement; Edward Littlefield, Music and Cultural Arts.

UAS Credit – 4 ED 593 credits are available to participants at the cost of $100 – payable to UAS on the first day of class.

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This institute is supported in part by the Sealaska Heritage Institute and partially funded by federal funds through the U.S. Department of Education Alaska Native Education Program grant CFDA #84.356A.

The contents of this were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education but do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.

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11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, Alaska, 99801, United States


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