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.
The Rose Urban Rural Exchange is a unique cross-cultural exchange program whose mission is to build understanding between urban and rural Alaskans. The program, now entering its seventh 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.
Alaska History and Cultural Studies is the new 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 from 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 Susy Buchanan for further assistance on the Alaska History and Cultural Studies curriculum and website assistance: 907-272-5313.
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. Additionally, Take Wing Alaska provides a cultural immersion experience for educators to attend an Alaska Native culture camp to gain cultural awareness and insight to the Native peoples, their culture, and their ways of teaching, learning and living.
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.