Basic Arts & Culture Institute Final Presentation


The Basic Arts & Culture Institute is a two-week training for teachers that is funded with Sealaska Heritage grants and run by Alaska Arts Education Consortium (AAEC). These two organizations have worked side-by-side for many years and AAEC has held over 50 such trainings in the past 16 years. During the Institute teachers focus on culture in the classroom, local Indigenous cultures and the arts, including movement, visual art, music, and formline design. They work to understand how to integrate the arts into their classrooms on a regular basis while honoring all students culturally. This breakout session will be the culminating event for the Institute which began on Monday, July 26, and attendees at this conference are welcome to join us. Presenters will include the four teacher-leaders (Ed Littlefield, Abel Ryan, Shelley Toon Lindberg, and Martha Lehe-Gould) as well as all the participants–all educators–are from Southeast Alaska as well as throughout the state. We will give a brief introduction to the past two-weeks, a final presentation, and a quick discussion at the end if there is time.