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  • I attended a National Endowment for the Humanities teacher seminar this summer and there was considerable talk there about the need for Alaska to host a summer seminar. We could work to get the ball rolling with an AK organization like UAA to develop and host a summer seminar.
    • I'm sure that UAA-PACE would be happy to collaborate on something like this and there would be a national draw to a learning event held up here.
    • Thanks John. The interest in Alaska, Alaskan history, and teachers' interest in connecting AK history to their own curriculum was very strong. This is a project I would like to be highly involved in. I'll see if I can find the contact info for the person at NEH that can give us more information. I have it somewhere!
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Driving Questions for this New Cycle:

These appear to be the main questions that our work group needs to consider: Who are our active members now? What are their present levels of commitment (hrs/month)? How are you recruiting new members to this work group? How are the members staying coordinated? What should our AK-CSS Professional Development goals be for this school year? Which group members are helping with each of these goals? What are the mechanisms for assessing progress (who/when/how) for each goal? What are…

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