This project is funded by an Alaska Native Education Program grant from the US Department of Education. The grantee is the Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council.
The ALIS grant partners work together to support student achievement and access to remote learning. Emphasis is on cultural academic activities, intensive tutoring and academic programs, college readiness, and remote delivery enhancements throughout the Lower Kuskokwim School District.
Project Objectives and Activities:
- Increase student achievement through culturally and linguistically appropriate academic activities.
- Provide a range of research-based programs to address student academic learning loss and accelerate learning.
- Build LKSD’s capacity to better deliver remote learning by increasing connectivity, providing teacher professional development, and offering a variety of remote learning opportunities.
- Provide an array of college-readiness activities for students.
Project Activities include:
High-Dosage Tutoring, summer and after-school programs, Field Biology Yupik Culture Summer Course, Alaska Native Science and Engineering Academy, Cultural Intensive Career Camps, converting culturally-based curricula to remote delivery format, e-readers, providing PD, increasing internet bandwidth, training for intranet bandwidth, college readiness assessments, college awareness events, college campus visits, academic planning and advising, college planning/financial aid/admissions.
ASDN provides administrative and technical assistance, and helps furnish the professional learning for LKSD teachers.