PROGRAM: Creating Cultural Competence (C3)

Presented by:
Alaska Humanities Forum
Local Partner: Nonprofits, Other Subject: Indigenous Peoples, K-12 Education, Professional Development, Varies Audience: Educators, K-12, Rural Communities

The humanities can be viewed as a pathway to providing humans with an in-depth understanding of their environment through the culture of its people. Side-by-side with local youth, elders, and other regional culture bearers, C3 Project teachers experience cultural immersion, reflective learning, and exploration of the environment to help better prepare them for teaching and continued learning in their new home.

Support continues throughout the school year as C3 Project teachers are paired with local cultural mentors from their villages.  First and second year teachers, new to the profession, will also be paired with a master teacher through the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP).