UAA Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) courses


    Culturally Responsive Teaching & Alaska Studies - Sept. 22, 2020 - May 11, 2021


    Audience: first- and second-year teachers who need AK studies and multicultural credits to obtain their AK teacher licence

    Credit(s): 6 (500 level), tuition $179

    Instructors: Alica Unruh

    Dates: virtual meeting every other Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm  

    Course description: This course provides a community of practice and collaboration for educators, using the individual’s local community as the context for learning.  Integrates Alaska and local history from multiple perspectives, culturally responsive teaching, and collaborative support to develop a more comprehensive understanding of education within the local context. Involves participation in community events, connection with families and elders, exploration of language, and involvement in seasonal activities. Uses an inquiry model to consider how to teach through culture rather than about culture.





    Designing an Engaging Online and Blended Classroom - Aug. 26 - Dec. 9, 2020


    Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional support staff

    Note: you can sign up even if you did not take the first part in July

    Credit(s): 2 (500 level), tuition $99

    Instructors: Gallina Bell, Eric Rush

    Dates: Online - Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, 25, Dec. 9

    Course description: This class is designed as a continuation of the fundamentals of designing an engaging online classroom. It will cover topics from selection of technology to creating activities for increased student engagement to advanced online tools selected with participants’ input. Class activities will be based on teacher collaboration and feedback. To demonstrate increased mastery in each area, participants will be using their existing classes to implement individual components and new online tools through shared artifacts.