Lilly Arctic Institute on Innovations & Excellence in Teaching & Learning

8th Annual Institute: Celebrating Culture, Community, and Curriculum Development

UAF Bristol Bay Campus - Dillingham, Alaska

March 21-23, 2013

Lilly Arctic annual conferences have traditionally been hosted by University of Alaska campus's throughout the state.

Lilly Arctic Institute

Lilly Conferences and Institutes have provided opportunities for the presentation  of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for over 30 years. Participants come from a multitude of disciplines and from throughout the US as well as from abroad.

Uniquely Alaskan

Since 2006, Alaska has had its own annual Lilly Institute that takes place in March of each year. The Lilly Arctic Institute on Innovations & Excellence in Teaching is unique  in its focus on teaching and learning from the learner's perspective and within the contexts of Alaska Native, rural, and other northern environs while at the same time offering an opportunity for Alaskans and others to learn from evidence-based practice in higher education and training from other US and world institutions and educators.

Celebrating Adult Learning

Georgeson Botanical Garden

The Lilly Arctic Institute (LAI) is also unique in its celebration of adult learning theory and practice, authentic learning, transformative learning, place-based learning while similarly drawing on the best practices of e-learning and other distance education practices along with traditional classroom instruction. The LAI is unique in its active guidance from Alaska Native and other Elders/mentors. It is unique, too, because its definition of education from the learner's perspective and not necessarily that of the teacher's or institution's. Finally, the LAI offers and opportunity for Alaska educators and trainers to build and strengthen connections to the community of adult learners worldwide.

In Touch

"Cultural Attunement represents the dynamic nature of understanding diversity and cultures. Whereas cultural competence has historically recognized a set of “competencies”, they are many times examined at some point in time and for specific cultural settings or application. Cultural attunement involves the active “tuning in” on an ongoing basis. It comes from a position of cultural humility, but it represents active attention and on-going mindfulness.  Cultural attunement is the active and vigilance practice of maintaining cultural humility." - Larry Roberts

Conference Updates:

  • Conference Dates Set
  • Call For Proposals
  • Special Travel Fares
  • Tentative Agenda Published
  • Larry Roberts Visits Dillingham
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