SHI to Sponsor Cultural Orientation Series for Educators
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is recruiting teachers and education administrators in the Juneau School District for its fall 2018 cultural orientation program.
The program, Thru the Cultural Lens, is a cultural-connectedness project for educators and pays a stipend to participants who complete the seminars.
"Research has shown that Native culturally-responsive programs are associated with improved academic performance, decreased dropout rates and improved school attendance," said SHI President Rosita Worl. "The more that teachers understand the Native worldview, the better they are able to serve our children."
The fall program will offer 32 hours of cultural orientation through four seminars in September and October. SHI will accept eight secondary-level educators and current or incoming school board members who have not participated in previous SHI cultural-orientation seminars. SHI currently is seeking additional funds to expand the program to other Southeast Alaska communities.
Educators may register at https://tinyurl.com/yb6a5qkt.