Mat-Su 2014

Mat-Su • 1ST BASIC ARTS INSTITUTE • July 28 – August 7, 2014 • HOSTED BY: Mat-Su School District • 4 UAS ED593 Credits

The 1ST Basic Arts Institute in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is for K-12 educators who want to experience how the arts can increase student performance, engagement and motivation in grades K-12. Participants learn to integrate a variety of arts (visual, digital storytelling, drama/theatre & traditional cultural arts) into classrooms and curricula. Participants have the opportunity to work with fellow teachers and artists from across Alaska. Current research & brain theory help explain why and how the arts impact student performance and motivation. Teachers will develop lessons and ideas to use immediately in their classroom.

Mat-Su Basic Arts Institute poster (394 downloads)


Registration cost: $350 for AAEC members, $500 for non-members. $100 for 4 credits


Contact AAEC Executive Director MK MacNaughton with questions: or 907-957-2061