Pre-registration Now Closed
On-Site Registration Available Beginning Wed, Oct 15th at 12:00 pm (AK Time)
Distinguished Keynote Speakers
Dr. Walter Kahumoku, III
Dr. Keiki Kawai`ae`a & Family
Opening General Assembly
Thu, Oct 16th
8:00 am - 10:50 am
Second General Assembly
Fri, Oct 17th
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Closing General Assembly
Sat, Oct 18th
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mark Trahant is a nationally known author, journalist and Twitter poet. He is the 20th Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also an independent journalist.
Every week day, for some six years, Trahant writes a 140-character poem on Twitter. His goal is to communicate news and opinion in a four line rhyme. (His handle is @newsrimes4lines.)
He is a member of Idaho's Shoshone-Bannock tribe and former president of the Native American Journalist's Association.
Dr. Walter Kahumoku III is the Director of the Kauhale Kīpaipai (Educator Professional Development) department of the Kamehameha Schools. Dr. Kahumoku has dedicated his life's work to improving the educational wellbeing of Hawaiian learners.
His current work around Culture Based Education as it applies to Common Core has been critical to helping teachers understand how to reach native Hawaiian students in meaningful, relevant ways.
Dr. Keiki Kawai`ae`a and her family-daughter Kananinohea Māka`imoku and granddaughter Hāweo`ulakaumaka Māka`imoku--have played a critical role in the family-based development and fruition of the P-20 Hawaiian language immersion movement. Keiki and her family are one of the founding families of the movement and have been principal agents in the reestablishment and implementation of Hawaiian medium education.
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|Expert-Driven Presidential Sessions|
Celebrating Native Languages as Resources to Academic Success
Thu, Oct 16th 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
|Building Strong Foundations in Early Learning |
Fri, Oct 17th 2:15 pm-3:45 pm
Common Core: Improving Student Outcomes through Cultural Pedagogy
Sat, Oct 18th 2:15 pm-3:45 pm
Celebrating Native Languages as Resources for Academic Success will highlight the great impact of rooting our education programs in our languages. The session will focus on the growing body of research that demonstrates the value – academic and otherwise – of passing on our languages and traditions to future generations. In addition, the session will discuss current and proposed policy changes aimed at promoting the incorporation of Native languages into our schools.
Building Strong Foundations in Early Learning will focus on the investments being made in early learning in Native Communities. We know that the solutions to many of the challenges facing our Native students are found in the values and habits formed in their early years. By working with our pre-school students, our youngest children can develop the cognitive, interpersonal, and motor skills needed to enter school developmentally ready for academic success. This session will highlight efforts and programs in early learning built around this goal, including family and community engagement and early childhood teacher preparation.
Common Core: Improving Student Outcomes through Cultural Pedagogy will focus on how integrating Native ways of learning and knowing into daily curriculum leads to increased student achievement.
Incorporating traditional values and cultural approaches with the Common Core standards validates American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Such validation and support provide Native students an understanding of how education can be used to better the quality of life for their tribal communities.
· Dr. Rosita Worl,
· Dr. Richard Littlebear,
President, Chief Dull
· Ryan Wilson, President,
National Alliance to Save
· Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz,
Early Childhood Education
Director, American Indian
College Fund Pearl
· Kiyawn Nageak Brower,
President, Ilisagvik College
· Shawna Medeiros,
· Crystal Redgrave,
· Doreen Brown, Executive
Director, Anchorage School
District, Title VII Indian
October 15-18, 2014
Anchorage Convention Centers - Dena'ina & William Egan Civic & Convention Center
Opens Wed, 10/15 at 12:00 pm (AK Time)
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About the Theme:
This year's theme expands upon last year's theme - "Building Education Nations & Communities" - to continue to build our Native education advocacy, resources, and programs so that we can sustain quality education through the generations. Join us this year as we continue to improve the state of Native education.
Nancy Dewire at firstname.lastname@example.org