Alaska Student Teaching Information Sessions: The College at Brockport

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Alaska Student Teaching Information Sessions

Dr. Chris Wilkens will share information about student teaching in Alaska on Tuesday, February 5 (3:45-4:45 pm) and Wednesday, February 6 (3:45-4:45 pm and 5-6 pm) in Drake Memorial Library, Special Collections Room.

Why Alaska?

• Alaska is unique – it is vast and has a climate, history, and population distinct from Western NY. Alaska is a predominantly rural state, with most communities disconnected from the road system and 200+ Alaska Native tribes and villages spread out over hundreds of thousands of square miles.

• Alaska is diverse – Schools in rural Alaska are incredibly diverse places, and usually function as community centers for much village life in subsistence-based communities. Many villages have retained strong cultural and tribal language traditions and offer a unique experience for teacher candidates to learn their craft in vibrant, cross-cultural contexts. Student teaching in Alaska represents a continuation of Brockport’s commitment to preparing culturally competent teachers and engagement with the broader world beyond our walls.

• Alaska is affordable – Our partner districts provide airfare and free housing to participating teacher candidates.

Brockport’s partners in Alaska include the Northwest Arctic Borough School District (NWABSD), the Lake and Peninsula School District (LPSD), and the Nenana School District.

Dr. Chris Wilkens will share information about Alaska student teaching in three separate sessions (just come to one) on Tuesday, February 5 (3:45-4:45 pm) and Wednesday, February 6 (3:45-4:45 pm and 5-6 pm) in Drake Memorial Library, Special Collections Room. Hope to see you there! If you are interested but can't attend, please let Dr. Wilkens know. He's glad to meet 1:1.

Please RSVP at the link below.

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Contact:

Chris Wilkens, cwilkens@brockport.edu / 395-5548

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