This project is funded by an Alaska Native Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding is awarded to the Arctic Slope Native Association.
Project Objectives and Activities:
• Infuse Iñupiaq Culture And Knowledge Into School Teaching Materials And Practices. Create high quality Cultural Based Units, with accompanying materials and kits.
• Improve Mathematics Achievement. Select new mathematics curriculum that meets the learning needs of Native students; materials are piloted and teachers trained in their use.
• Increase graduation success through expanded vocational/technical opportunities. Create a new Health Careers Pathway that prepares students for further study after high school, expands awareness of the many careers available in the health field, and makes available new courses that teach pre-requisite, high-level academic skills in all the high schools.
• Enhance Youth Leadership Opportunities. Establish Youth Leadership Clubs in four villages served by the NSBSD, and hold local and regional youth leadership camps.
ASDN is providing administrative and technical assistance, and helps provide the professional learning for NSBSD teachers.
*Check out the great work NSBSD is doing under this grant in this OurAlaskanSchools blog post: “Hope on the Slope: Messages of Hope in the North Slope Borough Schools.”