Welcome to the Alaska Cross Content Conference program!  We will not have a print program available.  This program is a planner for you and does not guarantee you a seat in a session.

Please note that things will be changing daily.  Field trips are being finalized. Sessions are still coming in...so stay tuned and watch for changes - the beauty & the beast with technology.  

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Friday, September 29

1:30pm AKDT

Hands on Alaska Focus Geo STEM
Explore Volcanic, Tectonic and Seismic activities. Get students excited about real life use of math and geophysical research in Alaska through fun hands on activities and real data set interpretation. This will be an active hands-on session to explore the tools, activities and ressources available through the NSF funded EarthScope program..


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 218

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

3:30pm AKDT

Setup and Use Canvas in 1 Hour
Learn to use the basics of Canvas in 1 hour. This session will walk you through logging in, setting up a course, adding files and creating an assignment in 1 hour. This session is for new users to Canvas looking for how to use Canvas next week in their classrooms. This is a perfect tool for blended learning.

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Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 153

3:30pm AKDT

Growth Mindset: Encouraging Grit and Positive Thinking
We will be defining and clarifying a growth mindset, sharing suggestions for promoting it in students, and helping parents encourage it with their own children. Looking within at how we face our own challenges will help us do this as well as encouraging self-talk in our students that keeps doors to learning open. Long-time teachers and newbies: we need you to come and share your own experiences in this new-year pep talk. Good for all subjects!

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Patty Brown

Consultant, Chilkat Learning and Academic Support Services
I have been teaching science and math in public schools for 22 years. My primary goal has been to encourage curiosity and thoughtful investigations, in the lab and in the world. Place-based content is my favorite theme and "taking it outside" has helped me take advantage of the wonderful... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 107
Saturday, September 30

2:30pm AKDT

Mission: Solar System - Engineer Design Squad
Design and build a device that can take a core sample from an "asteroid" and "soft landing". You will leave with six new activities that can inspire a new generation of engineers. Get ready to put on your engineer hat for two hours of fun! This workshop has six space-based hands-on challenges for school and afterschool programs, grades, 4-8.


Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center

Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 201