During the summer of 2022, AAEC hopes to present four institutes and is planning, at this point, on them being in person. Registration will open in early March. Please read below to begin to plan your summer!
Sitka Arts, Culture and Technology (ACT) Institute, (May 31-June 4)
This 5-day inaugural Institute will focus on integrating technology together with arts and culture education. This event is open to teachers of all levels and varying abilities in technology. The goal is to broaden educators’ skills and knowledge of useful technology integration techniques and platforms. A broader description will evolve from the teacher-leader team by the time registration is opened in early March.
Ketchikan SEL Arts & Culture Institute, June 6-10, 2022
The Ketchikan Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts Institute, will work with a variety of teacher-leaders strong in different arts and cultural areas.
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.
Nome Multicultural Arts Institute, Nome, August 1-5, 2022
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.
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.
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.