Uqautchim Uglua, an initiative of Iḷisaġvik College, is working in partnership with the North Slope Borough School District and the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS). The program will create a language immersion nest and teacher training center (lab school) in Barrow and will support the development of language nests in our North Slope villages. The language nest, Uqautchim Uglua, will use the Iñupiaq language and create curriculum based on the Iñupiaq Learning Framework developed by the North Slope Borough School District (NSBSD).
In addition to creating language nests, an overarching goal is to increase the number of Iñupiat teachers on the North Slope through a Bachelor of Education degree articulated with a partner Indigenous teacher training program. The teacher training program will bring program active students together during brief residencies at Iḷisaġvik College and deliver courses via distance delivery to facilitate the participation of students living in the outlying villages. Uqautchim Uglua will be culture-based, steeped in Iñupiat ways of knowing.
Contact Linda Stanford, Program Director, at 907-852-6257 or Linda.Stanford@ilisagvik.edu.
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