Teacher-leader application information is below:

2022 AAEC Teacher-leader application

Summer of 2022 Institute information below:

The Alaska Arts Education Consortium offers numerous professional development training opportunities for Alaska’s teachers each summer.  For these events, we hire ‘teacher-leaders’ that are experienced in teaching teachers and strong in the arts and/or culture as well as other subjects.

This year we are planning on four diverse Institutes, and hoping to have them all as in-person events.  (If absolutely necessary, we will transition to on-line) If you are interested in applying to be a teacher-leader at any of these please read further.

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2022

Sitka Arts, Culture and Technology (ACT) Institute, (May 31-June 4)

Brief Description:

This 5-day inaugural Institute will focus on integrating technology together with arts and culture education.  The full description of the Institute will be developed by the hired teacher-leaders as they work together with the Sitka School District to plan this event.  The intent is to have an in-person Applicants should be strong in either visual, performing, cultural arts, or technology (or a combination).  We will need at least one very strong applicant in technology and others should be experienced and comfortable.

Teacher-leader openings:

We will be hiring 3-4 teacher-leaders for this 1-week institute.  We are looking for artists with technology experience. and technology people with some arts background.   We hope to hire a diverse experienced group capable of exciting and motivating other educators and working well as team.

Ketchikan SEL Arts & Culture Institute, June 6-10, 2022

Brief Description:

The Ketchikan  Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts Institute, is looking for 3-4  highly qualified teacher-leaders that are experts in their fields, including SEL education, cultural arts, music, movement and visual arts.  Each day will start with a plenary session, followed by various creative sessions rotating through the different instructors.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  Arts experiences help students develop self-management and self-discipline, interpersonal and relationship skills, and self-expression.

This Institute is not only aiming to address the above, but also to nourish attendees and help provide relief from these often stressful days of the pandemic.

Teacher-leader openings:

We will be hiring 3-4 teacher-leaders for this 1-week institute.  We hope to build a team of teachers that have wide-ranging arts backgrounds, and a common interest in SEL education.  We are looking for a diversified group including visual, performing and cultural specialists.

Nome Multicultural Arts Institute, Nome, August 1-5, 2022 (Note:  We have changed the date from June to August)

Brief Description:

The Nome Multicultural Arts Institute will revolve around both intercultural and multicultural education—the philosophy that recognizes the role teachers and schools can play in developing culturally inclusive attitudes and values necessary for a democratic society.  Culturally inclusive classrooms help all students cultivate a positive self-concept as they learn about the histories, cultures, and contributions of various diverse groups in an environment that is flexible, understanding, and supportive of multiple perspectives and experiences.

During this 5-day event, participants will use the arts as a venue through which to recognize and understand our own culture first, and throughout the week consider and apply ways that we can transform classrooms in positive ways.

Teacher-leaders will bring their unique arts strengths, knowledge, and skills to share with participants.  Selected applicants will work as a team to integrate arts and local culture

Teacher-leader openings

We are looking for 3 teacher leaders that represent a diversity of arts including visual, performing, and cultural.  We also will note experience in multicultural education.

Indigenous  Arts Institute, Anchorage, July 25-29, 2022

The AAEC Inaugural Institute is designed by Alaska Native Educators for Alaska Native Educators. This event will strive to take a deeper dive into the cultural practices, values, language, and arts of the Dene, Iñupiaq, Lingít, Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Sugpiaq, Haida, Tsimshian, and Unangax peoples. (Will vary with attendees and leaders heritage) The goal is that the ’team’ be diverse in heritage, cultural knowledge, and arts areas. This team and AAEC will design the Institute, relying on Elders and cultural values to center the focus of this gathering.

During the Institute, participants will strengthen their integration of the cultural arts into their practice. This is an opportunity for Indigenous educators to come together and learn from the collective to improve their practice to be more impactful on the teaching and learning through traditional ways.  Non-indigenous educators will be welcome to attend, as space is available.

Teacher-leader openings

We are looking for 3 teacher leaders that represent a diversity of Alaskan Indigenous cultures, as well as a range of arts backgrounds.  We also hope to hire an Elder to help us design this event and refer to Elders throughout the week.