Project: BBNCEF- The Bristol Bay Bristol Bay Teaching & Learning Collaborative’s (BBTLC) – Improving Teaching Quality in our Indigenous Communities to Increase Student Success

Project Description: The Bristol Bay Teaching & Learning Collaborative’ s (BBTLC).

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation (BNCEF) will be the project lead and will work with the Alaska Humanities Forum, four Bristol Bay School Districts – Bristol Bay Borough School District, Dillingham City Schools District, Lake and Peninsula School District, and the Southwest Region School District, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Bristol Bay Region Career and Technical Education Program to meet project outcomes.

Cost Estimates:

Costs: $1,400,000 – 1,600,000 annually for 3 years – Total Project Budget $4,200,000)

Timeline: 2022-2025

Funding Partners: BBNC Education Foundation, Bristol Bay Borough School District, Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education, Dillingham City School District, Lake and Peninsula School District, Alaska Humanities Forum.

Evaluation Measures:

  • Students who attend camp increase; cultural knowledge/skillsets, a stronger sense of cultural identity, express a deeper understanding of the local and regional cultures of Bristol Bay, increase their knowledge of education careers in their communities. improved relationships with their schoolteachers, and express interest in education careers.
  • Students, BBLTC, C3 educators increase their awareness and interaction with CCRR resources.
  • Locally grown educators increase their knowledge of education career options or pathways, and express interest in advancing their educational credentials.
  • Educators increase; their confidence in their culturally responsive classroom practices, access to local resources, have community support, and meet regularly with cultural mentors, and increase their knowledge of the Alaska Native cultures of Bristol Bay.
  • Increase locally grown teachers and educational leaders.
  • Trust is at the center of education in Bristol Bay (between teachers and students, teachers and communities, and schools and communities).
  • Bristol Bay schools are grounded in the cultures of their communities and local culture, knowledge, language, and values are reflected throughout the schools, materials, teachers and administrations.

Key Project Contact:

Name: Kay Larson-Blair

Title: Cultural Heritage Program Officer

Organization: Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

Questions about the CEDS?

Contact Kristina Andrew

Economic Development Program Manager

(907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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