Membership in AAEC
We invite you to become a member of the Alaska Arts Education Consortium. We believe that all students can reach their full potential, and that in many cases, the arts are key to student success. We are a non-profit organization committed to preparing and supporting educators so that they can teach the arts in and across the curriculum. Contact Jeanne Kitayama (907) 766-3823.
2006 - 2007 Members
Anchorage School District
Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District
Haines Borough School District
Juneau School District
Kashunamiut School District
Kuspuk School District
Lower Kuskokwim School District
Nenana City Public Schools
North Slope Borough School Disctrict
Northwest Arctic Borough School District
Pribilof Islands School District
Skagway City School District
Valdez School District
Iditarod Area School District
Yukon-Koyukuk School District
Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA)
Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB)
Carnegie Hall, New York City
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
$1000—districts over 250 students
$500—districts under 250 students
$300—districts under 100 students
Where can you find funding for the arts, teacher training or even joining the consortium? According to a letter from Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Title I, Part A can be used for arts education, Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants can address teacher training, and portions of Title II funds can support joining nonprofit, arts/cultural organizations. Clearly, you can use parts of Title II funding to join the Alaska Arts Education Consortium.
As a member of AAEC you will receive:
- Priority space for teachers from your Title I schools for our 2007 Basic ARTS Institute to be held in Juneau and Fairbanks in July-August. Funding for teacher travel, food and housing is provided in part by three federal grants aimed at demonstrating that the arts can increase language arts achievement for students. This benefit alone is worth the membership fee.
- Priority space for your teachers in the 2007 Institutes (limited to 30 per institute), summer 2007 in Juneau and Fairbanks.
- Districts joining at $1000 level receive inservice support.
- Access to communications networks and resources.
- Recognition in Alaska State Council on the Arts and other state publications.
Carnegie Hall, in New York City, is a supporting partner of the Consortium. Through its Issac Stern Legacy Program and other Music Education programs Carnegie Hall offers school programs, professional training for teachers and adult education, with the goal of helping to provide comprehensive music education to schools across the country. A collaborative project with Glacier Valley Elementary School in Juneau in 2003 introduced Carnegie Hall staff to education in Alaska. In 2005, two education staff members, Rachel Sokolow and Sarah Jane Whitney, presented at the Basic Institute for five days, showing teachers how to play the recorder and use Carnegie Hall curriculum resources and teacher training opportunities. They are pleased to be an AAEC partner.
For more information on the Alaska Arts Education Consortium, contact Cristine Crooks (907-364-2290 • firstname.lastname@example.org)
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