Our Cultural Landscape: Culturally Responsive Education Conference
August 5 - August 10
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is sponsoring its fourth education conference for teachers and administrators in Southeast Alaska in an effort to promote culturally responsive pedagogy in schools.
For the second time, the three-day event will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 virus.
The goal of the conference, which is offered through SHI’s groundbreaking Thru the Cultural Lens program, is to provide participants with a deep understanding of culturally-responsive education and equip 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.
The three-day event is open to educators from across Southeast Alaska and to students enrolled in the University of Alaska Southeast Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools program and UAS’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.
The conference is scheduled August 5-7 in Juneau. A pre-conference scheduled August 2-4 will provide additional opportunities for educators to explore and participate in extended topics.