Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.
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Saturday, October 26 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Culturally Responsive Teaching - Implicit and Explicit Biases

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It's a misconception that culturally responsive instruction has to mention race. There is so much more! Culturally responsive instruction involves getting to know your students' values, interests, and ultimately helping them find their identity and navigate the world through their identity.  Educators have to talk openly about bias and become aware of their own implict biases to create healthy student-teacher relationships and narrow interpretations of learning that ignore the incredible cultural tools that students bring to class. Let's utilize active learning strategies, personal stories and practices to engage all learners. In this session we will be positively open about who we are and how we can form meaningful relationships to foster academic success.

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Danielle Riha

2019 Alaska State Teacher of the Year
Teaching in rural Alaska for seven years is where I learned the value of culturally responsive teaching and the incorporation of indigenous knowledge. I worked with community members to develop a successful reading program that included Yup’ik elders telling traditional oral stories... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Room W9