Join us for an invigorating week of arts and culture education. Participants will learn to integrate science and the arts into their classrooms, as a venue through which to promote literacy and language development. Daily sessions with three expert teacher- leaders will include theory, movement, visual arts, and cultural arts. Each day will start with a plenary session, followed by various creative sessions mixed in with regional cultural presentations.


NOTE:  There was an error made on the dates posted.  The Institute runs June 3 -7, with a welcome dinner on Sunday night.

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A 3-credit, 500 level class will be offered through University of Alaska Anchorage.


Daily 8:30—4:30
Welcome dinner. Sunday at the High School at 6:30
One evening event.

Housing options

Stay for free at the school. They have air mattresses so just bring your sleeping gear.

The Career and Technical Center has housing available.  The prices are below.  If you are interested, please let Barbara Short know as soon as possible so they an reserve you a room.

Shared Room:  $95/per person per night

Single Room:  $190 per night

If interested in the above option, please contact Karl Kowalsky at ((907) 442-1501.

There are B& B’s in Kotzebue.
More details on housing options coming soon.

  • Daily sessions will be at Kotzebue M/HS
  • Housing options will be available
  • There are 2 flights a day from Anchorage

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

Teacher Leaders

  • Randy Barron, Dance, Movement
  • Debbie Piper, Visual Art
  • Sperry Ash, Cultural Arts
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 payment.

Thank you.

For more information, contact Barbara Short at


  • Kotzebue Science, Literacy and the Arts Institute
     June 3, 2024 - June 7, 2024
     8:30 am - 4:30 pm


775 Third Ave, Kotzebue, Alaska, 99752, United States


775 Third Ave, Kotzebue, AK 99752

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