Phone: (907) 372-3306 x31025
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Andie Rice, ELP Teacher
The Extended Learning Program (ELP), formerly known as the Gifted & Talented Program, is a vital part of the Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District. The goal of the Extended Learning Program is to create educational opportunities for students whose needs and abilities exceed those provided in the regualr classroom. We believe these provisions will help academically gifted students to grow toward their full potential. The Extended Learning Program works in conjunction with current educational programs to provide enrichment, curriculum differentiation, social and emotional support, and awareness of community opportunities for students accelerating through the general curriculum.
Depending on the group of students in each class, units are developed to meet the shared needs of the group while providing for the individual goals of the students. The Kagen “Real Me” worksheet and our district ELP Student Plan form, help us see the specific gifts and aspirations of each student. From there we are able to develop activities and projects that will best meet the needs of each particular grade group. Since no two academically gifted individuals are alike, it is our goal to plan collaborative projects that will enhance each child’s intellectual and creative development. ELP promotes self-advocacy among parents and children by expanding their awareness of opportunities in our communities and encouraging them to participate. Through it all we hope to develope within each student a desire for excellence and a sense of individual responsibility for their educational and intellectual progress.
It is an honor to serve Eielson Air Force Base through the Extended Learning Program of the Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District. Here is the link to our ELP district website providing access to lots of resources. ELP District Website
Personally, I have been teaching for over 30 years and hold a master’s degree in education from George Fox University in Oregon. I have been in Alaska for 15 years and count each day as a divine gift. It is hard to imagine getting paid for doing something you love so much.
Feel free to contact me personally if you have questions about our Extended Learning Program at either Anderson Elementary, Crawford Elementary, or Ben Eielson Jr High.