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Friday, September 29

10:45am AKDT

Bridging Traditions from the Alaskan Arctic to the Mississippi Delta
Mississippi Delta...and Beyond, with slides, music, video, food & frolic!  (Emphasis on 7th-12th, however, lessons and materials may be adapted for younger students).
Kelly and Heidi will take you there...to the MS Delta, Berlin Germany, and New Orleans, through highlights of three outstanding opportunities for teachers: 
        • NEH Landmarks Workshop: MS Delta, Most Southern Place (Cleveland, MS),
        • Goethe Institute's TOP (Germany ), and the
        • Southern Institute for Education and History: Teaching the Past One Person at a Time: Holocaust and Civil Rights Stories (New Orleans, LA).
Multiple resource links provided to make multi-sensory connections with history, and to share them with your students in Alaska; TOP materials given to the first 20 workshop registrants, these materials are excellent and are geared for high school and middle school; refreshments.

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Heidi Imhof

7/8 English and Social Studies, Barnette Magnet School, FNBSD
Interests: Travel/Study opportunities that offer the best possible primary source materials to use in my classes; National History Day, Debate. Education Background: Barnette Magnet School, English and Social Studies teacher now; because of a later in life 2nd M.A. in English Language... Read More →

Kelly Scanlon

Teacher, Barnette Magnet School
Heidi Imhof and Kelly Scanlon are teachers at Barnette Magnet School in Fairbanks, AK. We teach 7th and 8th grade core subjects, but reach all grades in our social studies work. At this conference we plan to share stipend-based summer educational opportunities for teachers.

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 109

12:00pm AKDT

Debate Luncheon with Steve Johnson
Bring your lunch & come learn more about how you can incorporate debate into your classroom or school.

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Steven Johnson

Seawolf Debate, University of Alaska Anchorage
Steve Johnson directs UAA's Seawolf Debate Program. The founding president of the National Parliamentary Debate Association and former chair of the World Universities Debating Council, Steve has coached Alaskan students to international success in competitive debating. Long an advocate... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm AKDT
Ryan 121

1:30pm AKDT

Learning Through Cultural Connections: The Northern Lights
Explore Alaska place-based FREE classroom resources for teaching about the northern lights from an Iñupiaq cultural perspective as well as a physical science perspective! Watch a planetarium dome show about the aurora and try out hands-on activities.


Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

Education Outreach,, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This team has more than 50 years combined experience providing place-based and culturally relevant science education outreach to K-12 schools and communities in Alaska.

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan Library

2:45pm AKDT

Legacy of Our Elders; Alaska Native Studies Proposal
Tanana Chiefs Conference has been developing several series that is aimed at increasing education of Alaska Native History and Studies. This includes, but is not limited to, a new series of books and accompanying DVDs of "Legacy of our Elders."

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 103
Saturday, September 30

1:15pm AKDT

How to organize Student Events in your school
This session will walk you through the organization of school events such as Science Fairs, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee.

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Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 104