In the Spotlight

  • AKTEACH: KIBSD’s link to the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

    This week, scientists and those interested in scientific work being done on and in the waters around Kodiak Island will gather at the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, or KAMSS. Students throughout the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a front row seat thanks to AKTEACH.

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  • Tell your story at the 2017 Summer Film Intensive

    “The ability to see our lives as stories and share those stories with others is at the core of what it means to be human.” (John Capecci and Timothy Cage in Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference) This is the philosophy at the heart of the Summer Film Intensive program, a two-week summer filmmaking class open to Kodiak middle and high school students and hosted by the Baranov Museum, Kodiak Island Borough School District and AKTEACH.

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  • 2017 DTi Network Conference set for June 5-7

    Presented by the Digital Teaching Initiative Network — a partnership between KIBSD, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Copper River School District — the theme for this summer’s three-day conference is “Inspiration, Innovation, Personalization.” The conference will be hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, and the list of presenters includes state and national leaders in their respective fields.

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  • Demand growing for AKTEACH virtual events

    Earlier this month, some 400 students from 31 classrooms across the state of Alaska visited Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, but there were no airplane or ferry rides involved in these trips to the museum.

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  • Kodiak Robotics teams ‘inspires’ at state LEGO tournament

    Saturday, January 14, was a big day for the AKTEACH RoboBears. The robotics team from Kodiak Island Borough School District was awarded the Judges Award for Inspiration at the Alaska First Lego League (FLL) Robotics State Tournament — the Alaska Robot Rendezvous. While 58 teams from all over the state participated in the competition, the RoboBears were one of 17 teams who received an award.

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  • KIBSD students visit Australia through AKTEACH

    Some 300 students around Alaska — including every village on Kodiak and classes at North Star, East and Main elementary schools — recently took a virtual trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia, thanks to content share programming offered through AKTEACH.

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  • AKTEACH, KMS students visit the International Space Station

    Thanks to the partnership between AKTEACH and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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  • An Hour of Code

    Through AKTEACH and code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education, more than 400 students across the state of Alaska and even some in Minnesota participated in an “Hour of Code” event.

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  • 2016 Kodiak Island Virtual, STEM Learning Conference

    Calling all educators with an interest in virtual, distance or STEM learning! The Kodiak Island Borough School District and AKTEACH have set the date for the 2016 Kodiak Island Virtual and STEM Learning Conference: June 6-8.

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  • Summer film intensive now accepting applications

    AKTEACH, See Stories and the Baranov Museum are now accepting applications for their 2016 Summer Film Intensive.

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  • KIBSD student earns 1st-ever pipe welding cert via distance learning

    Trevor Phillips is a trailblazer. The 2016 Akhiok School graduate accomplished something that no other Alaskan rural schools student has ever achieved.

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  • Kodiak Robotics team wins regional tournament

    Earlier this month, two Kodiak Island Borough School District robotics teams — the AKTEACH RoboBears and the North Star Navigators — participated in the 2016-2017 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Virtual Regional Qualifier. Securing the Judges’ Award for Outstanding Performance, the AKTEACH RoboBears will advance to the FLL Championship at South High School in Anchorage on Jan. 14, 2017.

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  • AKTEACH/Baranov Museum Summer Film Intensive wins National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

    The Baranov Museum has won a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their Summer Film Intensive, a partnership with AKTEACH and the Kodiak Island Borough School District. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., First Lady Michelle Obama will award the AKTEACH/Baranov Museum Summer Film Intensive and 11 other programs from around the country with the honor.

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