Alaska teachers participate alongside Elders, culture bearers, local youth, and teacher-peers in cultural immersion and supportive gatherings, all under the structure of a university-level multicultural studies course.
Cross-cultural experience: The C3 journey invites teachers not only to learn about the culture of the community they'll become a member of, but also to develop a deeper understanding of their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and how those identities shape their values and assumptions about education. Through the C3 program, teachers build relationships that help them connect with the people, communities, and region where they will be teaching.
Educators must be:
Bristol Bay Region: Download the BBNC Cultural Wellness report to learn more about this unique region and how the three indigenous cultures of Bristol Bay- Alutiiq, Dena'ina, and Yup'ik- come to life here.
Our partners are instrumental in moving this project forward:
In connection with this program, UAA is pleased to offer a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning. C3 participants will have the unique opportunity to earn 3 credits towards this Master's degree, in addition to the required experiential learning credits after 3 years of teaching in the Bristol Bay region. Learn more by visiting this webpage.
C3 is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Alaska Native Education Program.
A 2017 five-year study shows a significant impact:
See the "5 Year Evaluation Report" to learn more about the full study.
The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.
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