Dr. Michael Wheeles, a teacher in Anchorage, has been teaching for over 40 years. She was a high school English teacher before joining the faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005. Her research has focused on the relationship between bivalves and sea otters. Her students have also attended court proceedings and participated in political campaigns. She has received awards from both the National Council for Teachers of History and the National Education Association.
Since 1992, Dr. Gallaway has worked for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, teaching history, government, and career education. She is a mentor for the national “We the People” civics program, which teaches civics and critical thinking skills. She culminates the program with a simulated congressional hearing before community judges. This honor comes in addition to her recent recognition as the State of Alaska’s 2016 Alternate Teacher of the Year.
During the past 15 years, Father Michael Oleksa has taught ASDN classes in Alaska. This online course meets the requirement for the Alaska Department of Education for the subject of Alaska Studies. More than a thousand Alaskan teachers have completed the course. And as a bonus, it satisfies the requirements for the state’s curriculum: the Alaska Content Standards. In addition to history, Dr. Michael Oleksa’s courses on Native cultures are a perfect match for the State’s curriculum.
When Amy Gallaway began teaching, she did not intend to teach history or archaeology. Instead, she began working as a teacher’s aide in the Glennallen School. Later, she took a job teaching in Nuiqsut, an Inupiaq village on the Colville River. As she grew into a teacher, she realized her true calling was civic education.
In 1993, Amy Gallaway started her career as an archaeologist. She later went on to teach in rural villages. She spent her last few years volunteering as a teacher’s aide at Nuiqsut, an Inupiaq village on the Colville River. As she pursued her career, she realized her passion for civic education. This became her life’s calling.
In addition to being an accomplished history teacher, Dr. Michael Johnson is also a well-known scholar of Native cultures. As a result, he is an advocate for Native rights and culture. In Alaska, he has trained over a thousand educators and community leaders. This program will also meet the requirements of the state’s Department of Education for the subject of Alaska education. A live-streamed course offers both online and offline access to content.
A teacher’s work is often a reflection of their own beliefs. After completing a master’s degree, she began a career as an archaeologist and began teaching. After teaching for two years in her hometown, she discovered that civic education was her calling. After a year as a teacher, she had her first child. She was able to become a full-time Alaska history teacher.
In 1993, she began her career as an archaeologist, but in the following years she became a teacher and began exploring the world. She then went on to work as a teacher’s aide at a remote Inupiaq village called Nuiqsut. In the process, she found her calling in civic education. The Alaska Department of Education is a great place to study the history of native people.
In the United States, the State of Alaska’s Alaska Education Act of 2010 requires educators to teach a course in a Native language. This legislation requires all students to complete an online course in Alaska history. The program is free and meets the requirements of the Alaska Department of Education. This course is also approved by the University of Alaska’s College of Teacher Educators. It meets the requirements for the requisite knowledge in the subject of education in the state.
The workshop was organized in Juneau by the Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center. The teachers learned about the marine wildlife in the region’s parks through presentations by experts from the National Weather Service and the National Park Service. They even tagged marine mammals with dive recorders. The experience of these teachers will last a lifetime. And the knowledge they gained will help them learn about Alaskan history. The program is not just for children, but also for adults.