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


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


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


Classroom Location to be Announced

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