Training Our First Teachers

…how they influence early childhood education. For instance, at CSELC, there’s a notable difference in volume between the Yup’ik Immersion classroom, where teachers speak only Yup’ik, and the western-style classrooms. “If I weren’t familiar with Yup’ik culture, I might think the teachers are being too… More

Youth Teaching Youth

…ple, the lessons are also culturally adapted. For instance, the team uses a Sealskin Ball to as part of an introduction activity, and they incorporate Native games, like Eskimo Stick Pull, into lessons. “The lessons are more relatable that way,” said Zach. “People get excited when they see their cult… More

What’s in a Name

…Acknowledging Our Place Land Lines is a series of installations in the public realm, from “phone booths” to sculpture installations highlighting language and land acknowledgment. Passersby who call the number provided, can hear a recording of a story about Dena’ina land and lifeways, which have been… More

NYO Scholarship Winners Celebrate Competition and Sportsmanship

…d NYO for the first time my sophomore year, and I instantly fell in love,” wrote Aleutia Peters in her scholarship application. Although she is also involved in volleyball, the 17-year-old Unalaska senior said that participating in NYO Games is a different experience than traditional Western sports…. More

A Sense-ible Solution

…n happened. CITC Fab Lab Instructor Alex Troutman installs a table for the LEGO corner in the Moose Lab Sensory Room. “Noticing triggers is a big key,” she said. “It’s about connecting with the students and figuring out what they need to refocus.” After using the Moose Lab for several of his students… More

A Place to Succeed

…the computers in this building,” John estimated. “Installing peripherals, troubleshooting, configuring — you name it.” For the last three months, he’s been readying all the computers for CITC’s Child and Family Services Department, which is temporarily relocating during a remodeling project. John’s h… More

Prepared for the Next Challenge

…portunities we might have,” Justin revealed. “For instance, going forward, we could use a platform like Zoom to connect with rural areas and bring village youth the same instruction and activities we provide locally. It could allow us to reach even more participants across the state.” Zoom has also e… More

Our Impact: 2018

…12,854 individuals through all its services. For instance, William was just one of 3,522 individuals who found work through our Career Development Center. More than 3,000 youth participated in our educational STEM programs. And 660 children were cared for in the Drop-In Child Care Center. In 2005, w… More

Individual Inspiration

…al and rural schools. This fall, instructors will install mini “maker” spaces in five new schools in addition to provide support and activities to the nine schools already hosting maker spaces. Staff also provides training for all CITC-employed teachers who are placed in local schools. Fab Lab instru… More