This Year's Conference Theme:
Calling on our grandparents' knowledge for future generations -
Native ways of knowing, learning and being
Anchorage teacher Seralee Kairaiuak was honored with a 2021 “Teacher of Distinction” award by Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) Board of Trustees on Saturday during SHI’s virtual education conference
[Video] [SHI Press release]
Welcome to Our Cultural Landscape, Sealaska Heritage’s fourth culturally responsive education conference. This event provides educators and administrators with a deep understanding of culturally responsive education and equips them to transform their classrooms, pedagogy, and curriculum to fully support all students’ success—especially those who have been historically underserved, disenfranchised and marginalized by colonized systems.
Educators, administrators, university faculty, and community members are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Attendees will find engaging and informative sessions to support their thinking around culturally-responsive and sustaining pedagogies for K-12 and university settings, critical theory, place-based education, and possibilities for indigenizing curriculum and building safe social environments for all learners.
The main conference, which will be held virtually, is scheduled Aug. 5-7; a pre-conference scheduled Aug. 2-4 will provide additional opportunities for educators to explore and participate in extended topics.