Juneau ‘Basic and Beyond’ Arts Institute

Scholarships Juneau, Angoon, Hoonah and Hydaburg teachers!

Attention Juneau, Angoon, Hoonah and Hydaburg Teachers:   Sealaska is supporting this Institute through grant funds and has increased the scholarship offer to 20 teachers only.  Sealaska will cover the cost of your registration ($495) and will pay each teacher $250 per week or a total of $500 for attending the Institute. This will be paid directly to you when you finish the Institute and submit required lesson plan.  (The number of people signed will be monitored and once 20 is reached we will start a waitlist and note that here.)  If you are registering as a scholarship recipient, choose the $50 option to hold your place.

Total scholarships offered–20   Scholarships presently available–8 

Credits–There are 4 Ed 593 credits available for the total cost of $90.  Registration is on-line at UAS. Course title:  ST:  Juneau Basic & Beyond, course reference # 52257.

About this Institute

This year the 2-week Basic Arts Institute is taking on a new look.  We are partnering with UAS on their inaugural year of ‘The Rainforest Series’.

During the first week participants will work with teacher-leaders to learn how to apply brain research into their classroom practice and understand how the arts increase student engagement and achievement. Participants will experience various art forms and explore activities that they can use to integrate the visual and performing arts into their classrooms/curriculums. Participants will begin work on a final project–a detailed lesson plan that is part of a larger instructional unit that integrates the arts and reflects the use of local indigenous knowledge and art forms in K-12 classrooms.  These will be completed, with on-going assistance, during the second week.

The second week the Basic attendees will join in ‘The Rainforest Series’.  This includes 3 days of writing, visual art, and performing art in the context of ‘Indigenous Arts Embody Living History’. During this time the Basic co-hort will continue to consider their curriculum and how they can integrate a strong cultural component into their lesson plan.   On Thursday of the second week the co-hort will work with the Basic and Beyond teacher-leader to complete their work and on Friday share in the final presentations and celebration with all participants from both weeks.

Details about the second week at: http://uas.alaska.edu/chancellor/summer-in-rainforest/indigenous-arts-embody-living-history.html


Rainforest-Flyer.pdf (585 downloads )


Juneau-Basic-2017-final.pdf (949 downloads )


“The whole program was woven together – amazingly well thoughout.”  (Participant, Nome Basic Arts Institute 2016)

The Institute will begin with a welcome dinner on Sunday, July 23rd and will conclude mid-day on August 4, 2017.   All educators are welcome. Housing is available on-campus for an additional cost.

Registration Notes:  When you register please pay a $50 deposit to hold your spot.

If you are paying your own registration (this includes those whose district will reimburse them when complete) go to Institute Registration. There you can select the amount of the registration you will owe–$495 for member districts and $600 for non-member districts.

If your registration fee will be paid by your district or another organization, please choose the option that says $50 Reserve a Spot Deposit. Your deposit will be refunded after your registration is paid in full, or if you cancel 30 or more days in advance.

Teacher-leaders for this Institute are:  Lorrie Heagy, Theory/Brain and Music; Debbie Piper, Visual Arts; Joe Rizzo, Drama/Storytelling; Sarah Greenlaw, Movement/Dance

UAS Credit – 4 ED 593 credits are available to participants at the cost of $90 – payable to UAS on the first day of class.

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.

If you have questions about the Institute, please leave a message in the comments section below.

  • Juneau 'Basic and Beyond' Arts Institute
     July 24, 2017 - August 4, 2017
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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


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