Alaska Cultural Standard A – Cultural Connections: The educator uses students,gottacultural traditions, customs, values, and practices in their teaching.
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Sealaska Heritage Institute(SHI) has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The books...
Culturally Proficient Schools – Work with us. Learn with us. Grow with us.
We believe that when teachers leverage and utilize culturally responsive teaching practices, then students will be authentically connected, motivated, and engaged in their learning process.
The Changing Face of Students in America – Generation Z (Born 1995 – 2012)
Generation Z is the most diverse generation in American history. For example, in the Anchorage, Alaska, School District, minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (ASD October, 2013). White 45%, Mixed Race/Other 14%, Hispanic 11%, Asian 11%, Alaska Native or American Indian 9%, Black 6%, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5%. (Values rounded to the nearest percent.)
I am glad we’re finally talking about culture as embedded values, ways of knowing, and behaviors rather than just a set of activities and events practiced by a group of people.
Teacher, Nome Alaskaat SERRC Cultural Proficiency Training
Culture and the Brain
I loved the approaches to expand our minds about culture and the brain research.
Teacher, Wrangell Alaskaat Passages Lead Teacher Training
The training really made me think about how our culture affects the brain and learning.