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1 Progressive K-12 Science Instruction on Tsunamis in Alaska Developed by the Geophysical Institute through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Progressive K-12 Science Instruction on Tsunamis in Alaska Developed by the Geophysical Institute through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education

2 Tsunamis in Alaska  Alaska has experienced 37 tsunamis since the 1800s.  In the past century, 5 generated off Alaska’s coast were large enough to destroy lives and structures on shore. Three of these are known around the world for the amount of damage caused:  1964 Alaskan Tsunami  1958 Lituya Bay Tsunami  1946 Aleutian Tsunami  Alaska has experienced 37 tsunamis since the 1800s.  In the past century, 5 generated off Alaska’s coast were large enough to destroy lives and structures on shore. Three of these are known around the world for the amount of damage caused:  1964 Alaskan Tsunami  1958 Lituya Bay Tsunami  1946 Aleutian Tsunami

3 Education and Tradition  Education and tradition have been interwoven in the Alaska Tsunami Education Program to create a powerful teaching tool that impacts entire communities.  Public K-12 education and Native ways of knowing about tsunami physics saved lives during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  Education and tradition have been interwoven in the Alaska Tsunami Education Program to create a powerful teaching tool that impacts entire communities.  Public K-12 education and Native ways of knowing about tsunami physics saved lives during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

4 Alaska Tsunami Education  Funded by US Department of Education  Incorporates community involvement and Native ways of knowing  Provides three-years of K-12 Science, Math, and GIT (geospatial information technology) instruction on tsunamis  Funded by US Department of Education  Incorporates community involvement and Native ways of knowing  Provides three-years of K-12 Science, Math, and GIT (geospatial information technology) instruction on tsunamis

5 Schools involved in ATEP Kodiak Island, Lake and Peninsula, Aleutians East and Aleutian Region

6 ATEP Partners Education Partners Government Agencies Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (Alaska ICE) State Division of Homeland Security/Emergency Management Kodiak Island Borough School District Kodiak Island Borough Mayor ’ s Office Aleutians East & Aleutian Region School Districts Aleutians East and Aleutian Region Borough Mayor’s Offices Lake and Pen Borough School District Lake and Pen Borough Mayor’s Office Alaska Native Organizations Research Institutes Alaska Native Heritage CenterGeophysical Institute Kodiak Area Native AssocationAlaska Earthquake Information Center Aleutian Pribilof Island AssociationThe West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Bristol Bay Native AssociationArctic Region Supercomputing Center

7 What does ATEP fund? In the Classroom  Lesson Supplies  Science and Math Curriculum  GIT Community-based Activities Professional Development  Professional Development Workshops  Professional Development Credits  Scientist and Borough Official Mentorship In the Classroom  Lesson Supplies  Science and Math Curriculum  GIT Community-based Activities Professional Development  Professional Development Workshops  Professional Development Credits  Scientist and Borough Official Mentorship

8 Curriculum Resources Hands-on Classroom Lessons  30 K-12 science and math lessons per year, plus  At least 10 additional science and math lessons that include Native language terms, and cultural ways of knowing ATEP Web site  Lessons available for download in PDF files Interactive Multimedia Module Mentor Lectures Hands-on Classroom Lessons  30 K-12 science and math lessons per year, plus  At least 10 additional science and math lessons that include Native language terms, and cultural ways of knowing ATEP Web site  Lessons available for download in PDF files Interactive Multimedia Module Mentor Lectures

9 Standard-based Lessons ATEP K-12 teacher-friendly hands-on classroom lessons contain:  easy-to-photo copy activity instructions  student worksheets  answer guides  background science information and specific reference to  Alaska Science GLEs  Alaska Math GLEs  Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools ATEP K-12 teacher-friendly hands-on classroom lessons contain:  easy-to-photo copy activity instructions  student worksheets  answer guides  background science information and specific reference to  Alaska Science GLEs  Alaska Math GLEs  Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools

10 GIT Community Mapping Projects Borough officials and GIT Experts provide maps of rural areas in Lake and Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Aleutian Region and Aleutians East. K-12 students work with Elders to map local communities. Students work together to:  Identify existing structures and add new structures  Circle structures to show which no longer exist  Determine structure use (residential, commercial, public, government)  Interview Elders to find places of traditional and/or cultural importance  Interview Elders to identify established historic trails still in use Borough officials and GIT Experts provide maps of rural areas in Lake and Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Aleutian Region and Aleutians East. K-12 students work with Elders to map local communities. Students work together to:  Identify existing structures and add new structures  Circle structures to show which no longer exist  Determine structure use (residential, commercial, public, government)  Interview Elders to find places of traditional and/or cultural importance  Interview Elders to identify established historic trails still in use

11 GIT Mapping Exercises  Mapping projects bring scientists and government officials together with teachers and students to build an enduring network that connects the government, the school, and the local community.  Working together with scientists and government officials on projects of interest to local communities helps students practice workforce-related technology skills in the classroom and gain career focus through mentoring.  Mapping projects bring scientists and government officials together with teachers and students to build an enduring network that connects the government, the school, and the local community.  Working together with scientists and government officials on projects of interest to local communities helps students practice workforce-related technology skills in the classroom and gain career focus through mentoring. Alaska Earthquake Information Center Scientist Elena Suleimani Students working on a 3-D mapping experiment

12 Interactive multimedia components help students visualize difficult scientific concepts.

13 ATEP Website ATEP Website

14 Cultural Ties Native Organizations and Elders provide:  Unangan and Alutiiq words related to tsunamis  Traditional stories about tsunamis  Native Ways of Knowing about tsunamis  Local expertise for student mapping projects Native Organizations and Elders provide:  Unangan and Alutiiq words related to tsunamis  Traditional stories about tsunamis  Native Ways of Knowing about tsunamis  Local expertise for student mapping projects Elders who participated in ATEP are provided with honorariums to show appreciation for their contributions.

15 Professional Expertise Alaskan scientists and government officials contribute to ATEP by providing expertise and data. PartnerData Provided West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the GI, and the AK Earthquake Information Center Tsunami, seismic, and geophysics data; tsunami inundation animations Kodiak Island, Aleutians East, Aleutian Region and Lake & Peninsula Borough Mayors’ Offices Geographic data; aerial photos; digital borough maps; and other maps (such as, tax parcel, Native allotment, census, and transportation route maps) AK Dept. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management State and village emergency preparedness & hazard mitigation data Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) Tsunami inundation animations through the ARSC Education Portal

16 Mentorship Scientists, and government officials provide mentorship for teachers at workshops, via and through the ATEP Web site. Local officials may be able to visit classrooms and participate in community events. State seismologist Roger Hansen and AEIC Scientist Elena Suleimani

17 Professional Development Credits Teachers earn up to 3 PD credits each year for:  participating in ATEP professional development workshops  teaching ATEP lessons in local K-12 classrooms  providing feedback on ATEP classroom lessons Teachers earn up to 3 PD credits each year for:  participating in ATEP professional development workshops  teaching ATEP lessons in local K-12 classrooms  providing feedback on ATEP classroom lessons

18 Curriculum Distribution At grant end, curriculum will be distributed by:  Geophysical Institute  West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center  AK Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  International Tsunami Information Center At grant end, curriculum will be distributed by:  Geophysical Institute  West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center  AK Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  International Tsunami Information Center

19 Contact Us Geophysical Institute Information Office PO Box , Fairbanks, AK Kathy Bertram, Principal Investigator Glenda Findlay, Program Manager Geophysical Institute Information Office PO Box , Fairbanks, AK Kathy Bertram, Principal Investigator Glenda Findlay, Program Manager


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