The Alaska Arts Education Consortium may have to cancel this institute but will hold off until May 6th to decide…


Arts education is SEL education.
Through the arts we recognize our:

  • feelings & thoughts
  • strengths and limitations
  • uniquesness and that of others
  • resiliency when learning

The arts can have a profound impact on the social emotional health of your students. Social Emotional Learning education helps increase self-awareness and thus develops positive behaviors in and out of the classroom. It also helps young people grow into confident, caring citizens who are better equipped to later navigate the pressures of adult life.

Join this SEL institute, get immersed in arts and culture, and develop the knowledge and skills to benefit your classroom & curriculum.

Three 500 level Credits Available

Ketchikan SEL Teacher Leaders include:

  • Shelley Toon Lindberg, Visual Art
  • Shelley Hewitt, Dance, theatre
  • Brian Hutton, Drama, various
  • Nita Rearden, Culture

Ketchikan SEL Flyer

Ketchikan and other school districts have scholarships to cover the costs of registration.  Please check with your appropriate staff member to see if they are reimbursing teachers or paying AAEC directly.

NOTE:  if you are attending on a scholarship from your district and your district will pay AAEC directly (Ketchikan, BSSD, Nome, Kodiak, maybe others) 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

For more information, contact Barbara Short at


  • Ketchikan SEL & the Arts Institute
     June 6, 2022 - June 10, 2022
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Venue Phone: (907) 225-9815

Venue Website:

2610 4th Ave, Ketchikan, Alaska, 99901, United States

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