A collaboration between Hawaiian and Alaskan teachers
seeks to increase Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian student interest and readiness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing a place-based, culturally relevant STEM curriculum and by strengthening cultural knowledge exchange between schools in rural Alaska and Hawai‘i.
Teachers receive intensive professional development workshops and online peer mentoring to collaborate with one another, work with science and cultural experts, and incorporate culturally relevant science into their classroom teaching.
In addition, a student cultural exchange academy offers participating students a chance to learn about college expectations and campus living to help them with a smooth transition from high school to college life.
Ann and Sione brace for the ear-pull.
Nome H.S. dance group Culture Club performs for teachers.