NEWS_SHI to sponsor cultural orientation series for educators
March 22, 2017
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is recruiting teachers and educators in Juneau for its 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 all of the requirements. Participants also have the option to earn a professional development credit.
“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 program will offer 50 hours of cultural orientation for 20 participants through seminars and work sessions from January-May 2018. Attendees also will be required to participate in SHI’s Culturally Responsive Education Conference in August.
Educators may register at https://tinyurl.com/ybcs7gdg. For more information, contact Deputy Education Director Phyllis Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.586.9144. This program is funded by Sealaska Heritage Institute and the U.S. Dept. of Education Alaska Native Education Program.
Seminar Series (6.5 hours each)
- January 13
- February 3
- February 17
- March 10
- March 31
- April 14
- May 5
Work Sessions (4-hours each)
- March 2
- April 17
- May 1
Culturally Responsive Education Conference
- August 1-3
Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research and advocacy that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars, a Native Artist Committee and a Southeast Regional Language Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.
CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, SHI Media and Publications Director, 907.586.9116