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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Danielle Riha

2019 Alaska State Teacher of the Year
Anchorage, AK
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 in the classroom. In 2008, I was recruited to help open the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School. All stakeholders worked collaboratively to develop a culturally infused curriculum for grades K-6. I created the Morning Gathering and implemented Culture Week. As a member of the Alaska Humanities Forum Educational Advisory Board, I help new teachers and Alaskan students understand and connect to indigenous cultures and lifestyles utilizing place-based knowledge.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 26

3:00pm AKDT