Literacy is the ability to communicate effectively and make sense of the world. We will use the arts to bolster learning in reading and writing, but also expand the definition of literacy to include different ways people make meaning.

At the Institute we will explore using media, movement, and sound through visual, cultural and technological arts, as communication and storytelling tools, promoting student engagement, learning, retention and joy.

Fairbanks Literacy Through the Arts Institute (5712 downloads)

Three 500 level Credits Available

The day will run from 8:30-4:30 so that we have time for field trips and outside excursions.

Some school districts have scholarships available to cover registration costs and sometimes more.  Please check with the appropriate person at your district.

Teacher Leaders:

  • Jesse Hensel: Visual Art and Literacy
  • Helen Mongan-Rallis: Technology and Literacy
  • Susan Paskvan: Cultural Arts and Literacy
NOTE:  if you are attending on a scholarship from your district and your district will pay AAEC directly, then be sure to complete the registration process by:
  • at the end of the registration form go to payment options
  • click on the INVOICE payment option
  • do not pay.  By requesting an invoice you have completed the registration process
If you are getting reimbursed by your district, proceed to the payment page and complete the questionnaire including the question about a scholarship.

Thank you.

Housing for out-of-town participants will be available through the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Apartments with 4 rooms are being held for our Institute.  The apartments are $200 per night, so $50 per person.  For more information or to sign-up for an apartment please contact:

Teddi Walker, Director, Department of Residence Life, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(907) 474-1886


For more information, contact Barbara Short at



  • Fairbanks Literacy Through Arts Institute
    June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm


3800 Geist Rd, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99709, United States

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