Tell Me a Story

The Educator Cross-Cultural Immersion program might be the hardest three credits an educator can earn. The program includes intense self-reflection about the culture(s) educators bring into their schools, a one-week immersion at a culture camp in rural Alaska and, as of 2018, a storytelling component. The idea behind the storytelling requirement was that the program did a good job of connecting participants to cultural responsiveness in an academic way – “head learning” – but needed a component to help participants connect to the material more personally. “As we integrated storytelling into the curriculum, I watched the class transform from an experience of the mind to a transformation of th

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