Leadership Anchorage is Alaska’s premier civic engagement and leadership cultivation program. Participants proceed through ten rigorous, full-day sessions of interviews and group activities, reading and skills-building.
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Alaska History and Cultural Studies is an online curriculum designed to teach Alaskan high school students about their state, its rich history and its people. Never before has so much information about Alaska been accessible into one website. The curriculum is designed to meet Alaska’s new Alaska History graduation requirement and related performance standards. The Alaska Humanities Forum and the state’s leading historians, anthropologists, geographers and educators developed the course. It is an authoritative compilation of information and thought provoking questions about the 49th State. Contact Matthew Turner for further assistance on the Alaska History and Cultural Studies curriculum and website: 907-738-7005.
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Take Wing Alaska: Navigating Alaska's Educational Transitions supports Alaska Native students from rural communities in their endeavors to transition to urban post-secondary education with the long-term vision for them to return home and contribute to their communities.
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The Sister School Exchange is a unique cross-cultural exchange program whose mission is to build understanding between urban and rural Alaskans. The program, now entering its 13th year, aims to strengthen relationships between urban and rural Alaskans by building mutual respect, understanding and a statewide sense of community through cross-cultural exchanges of teachers and sister schools.
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The Educator Cross-Cultural Immersion is also a cross-cultural exchange program with the mission to build bridges between the urban and rural communities in Alaska by providing teachers with better understanding of the culture and pace of traditional life in rural Alaska. The program, like Sister School Exchange, is in its 13th year sending teacher out to cultural camps and rural Alaska communities. Click here for an application.
Creating Cultural Competence of Rural Early Career Teachers (C3 Project) supports teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching and who are new to Alaska, particularly settling into positions in rural partner school districts of Lower Kuskokwim and Northwest Arctic Borough. The C3 Project provides a cross-cultural immersion experience within the rural settings of the districts, bringing together youth and elders and other culture bearers. As participant teachers settle into their communities, they are matched with master teachers for a two-year mentorship through the Alaska Statewide Mentor project.