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February 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Teaching and Learning in rural Alaska

After my first year of teaching in rural Alaska in 2001, I knew I had to add some things to my reperotoire (sp) if I was going to stay. A friend recommended a class with Ray Barnhardt in cross-cultural studies. I soon learned what a great teacher he was and how mcuh he wanted to empower teachers in rural Alaska.


One of the highlights of his class was to travel out to old Minto (down the Tannana River from Nenana) to spend some time with a group of Athabaskan Elders.  We spent…


Added by Mark J Biberg on February 15, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments


A few months ago we had a trainer from Apple computers spend a couple of days with us.  He inspired us to start using Garageband, iMovie and other Apple products.  He also encouraged us to enter some tech projects into the Idida Contest.  I realized that my students could learn new computer skills and make little histories of their lives here in the bush at the same time.  Each of my students made their own short movie about something interesting in our small community.  We had a blast doing it… Continue

Added by Crystal Nelson on February 8, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments

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