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    K-12 Outreach Office Staff

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    Boys Dissect Owl Pellets

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    ATP Job Fair

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    2016 Northwest Arctic Borough School District FEA Charter

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    Two girls near western village

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    Old fishrack outside of Shishmaref

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    ATP Job Fair

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    Student's speaking at FEA event

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    Seal hide drying in Shismaref

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    Shishmaref rock reinforcement

K-12 Outreach NEWS

March 2017
FEA Holds FEA/CTSO State Conference in Anchorage
March 2017
ATP Kicks Off Job Recruitment in Anchorage 

Attending job fairs and visiting campuses across the nation, ATP began the year of recruitment in Anchorage, March 16-18.  These fairs are an opportunity to talk about teaching in Alaska to hundreds of teachers. We also use data gathered through our online applications system and the State to determine favorable locations for future job fairs and recruiting. Travels to job fairs in Portland OR, Minneapolis MN, and Austin TX are planned through early May.

January 2017
SOE K-12 Outreach Held Teacher Shortage Meeting
December 2016
K-12 Outreach held Open House in Fairbanks

Teachers, mentors, legislators, site and university administrators and members of the public attended K-12 Outreach's open house on December 1st. It was held in the Board of Regents Room in the Butrovich Building from 5 - 6:30 pm.  This evening event was an opportunity for all to learn more about the K-12 Outreach offices, and how these offices support teaching, students and the communities of Alaska.

Teachers, mentors, legislators, site and university administrators and members of the public attended K-12 Outreach's open house, held December 1st in the Butrovich building.
October 2016
K-12 Outreach Hosts Open House in Anchorage
The Open House was held October 12th, 5pm - 6:30pm at the Gorsuch Commons, on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Representatives from each K-12 Outreach program were in attendance, as well as a few Alaska Statewide Mentors, and some of their Early Career Teachers (ECTs). A number of local Legislators attended, as well as other staff from K-12 Outreach. This event was free and open to the public.
October 2016
ASMP is awarded 5 year grant by Alaska Communications

The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP) was recently awarded a $25,000 donation from Alaska Communications, a telecommunications company. The grant, which was facilitated through the University’s Statewide Foundation program, goes toward continued funding for teacher mentors. ASMP is one of four programs within the office of K -12 Outreach, all focused on teacher and student support. The K-12 Outreach office is housed under the School of Education at UAF.

 Glenda Findlay, Director of K-12 Outreach, expressed enthusiasm over the recent announcement, “This is an important piece for support of new teachers across our state, and we’re honored to have an Alaskan business make a commitment to our program.” Alaska Communications has been making annual donations to ASMP for the past 5 years.

 ASMP provides individualized support to first- and second-year teachers with the goals of improving student achievement and teacher retention. It strives to develop an effective teaching force that is responsive to the diverse academic needs and cultural backgrounds of all students. Currently, ASMP employs 28 skilled, veteran Alaskan educators who mentor over 300 teachers in 24 districts.

Photo by BP Center Employee
Mentors and ASMP staff pose for a group shot outside the BP Center in Anchorage, during ASMP Start-Up, August, 2016.

“This program is an integral piece to help grow and retain teachers in Alaska. At a time when our state is experiencing shortfalls in funding, the funds from Alaska Communications helps ASMP provide continued support for teachers and education”, Findlay further stated.

August 2016
REACHUP Provides Science/Culture Camp in Unalakleet
In August, over two dozen Bering Strait School District educators, District staff, cultural knowledge bearers and scientists participated in the five-day REACH Up Science and Culture Camp seven miles north of Unalakleet. Teachers learned culturally relevant, hands-on, place-based science, focused on Alaska’s changing landscape. Teachers worked with science and cultural experts conducting field experiments such as measuring CO2 flux from tundra soils and analyzing water chemistry of the North River. Below is an article that appeared in the Nome Nugget.
For more information about this program, visit the REACHUP website.

August 2016
More coverage of the REACHUP Science/Culture Camp

Another story appeared on the UAF and Information page.
You can also download this story as a PDF.

August 2016
ASMP Holds its Startup Meetings
Alaska Statewide Mentors met on August 30-31st, in Anchorage, to receive their start-up training for the coming school year before heading out to the numerous classrooms across Alaska where they will mentor Early Career Teachers (ECTs). Thirty-three trained mentors, who are veteran teachers, have fanned out across Alaska to service village and city schools.
Cathé Rhodes from the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project during lunch at the BP Building Wednesday. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Download the PDF  or read the article online with ADN.
For more information about ASMP, visit our website.
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