Kigluait Adventures participates and develops many projects as a result of our interests, collaborations and partnerships. The majority of our projects are designed to provide opportunities for others to partner together and create a dynamic experience for kids. As a result, we attempt to make all of our projects at no or low cost to all participants. We avidly encourage others to get involved with Kigluait Adventures and collaborate on projects or partner to design new ones. However, due to time constraints and maintaining high quality experiences, we limit the number of projects each year. If you are interested in participating in a project or helping to implement or create a new project, follow the links below.
Media Literacy Underage Drinking Campaign: Kigluait Educational Adventures partners with Our Reality to produce an 8 week program to help kids (grades6-12) produce a counter commercial for drinking. While meeting State standards, students practice deconstructing media, gain media literacy skills and media technology skills for producing their own piece of counter media to share their story about underage drinking.
Denali-Susitna Exploration Camp: This project is two fold and entails the creation of curriculum and a camp that will provide a focus on the scientific research occurring in the park. In addition, this project seeks to build a digital connection between those on the mountain and those in the surrounding towns, and the Murie Science and Learning Center. Moodle Access
Create Your Own Virtual Life Program: This incredible project provided allows for Kigluait Adventures to travel to your school or local area to help design and build a curriculum surrounding a virtual lifestyle unique to your area. Once created, your school or local area teacher/ program will be given access to the virtual life database.
Videoconference Sleuth A videoconference sleuth is the connecting of students from different locations to solve an environmental mystery based on a common thread amongst the sites that has application to students' real lives. During a videoconference sleuth, students and teachers are working together to solve a mystery. The teachers and head Detective (Kigluait Adventures Staff) will help to provide facts and clues, while the students are using problem solving skills to put the facts and clues togteher to solve the mystery. This is done by providing students with visual and dynamic ways to better make sense of clues, such as science demonstrations. As well as providing students time to brainstorm possible solutions. Finally, students will be given time to experiment, research, or seek out interviews with other persons for more clues.We also work with teachers to design their own sleuth using standards/ themes that teachers are currently working on. We help teachers to build connections with other participating sites, as well as building a common thread that connects the sites. This is done using Backwards Design by Wiggins and McTighe in which we guide teachers in the production of clues, activities, and assessments based on their students needs.
Youth Unite: Youth Unite is a project idea that focuses on helping to build a digital connection between rural area kids and non-rural kids to discuss ways of making possible change in their schools and communities.
United Planetary Alliance: This project sets each classroom up with a virtual identity of a planet with a specific environmental system that is different from each other. Each week, classrooms will be given a specific societal/ environmental dilemma (authentic to Earth) and students must resolve the dilemma using basic science, math, reading and writings (i.e. one basic concept is covered each week, such as how to produce, deliver, use energy).
Follow a Life: Using the full spectrum of distance communication, from Video Conferencing to email, students will follow the life of a person or career and learn, interact and participate in that particular life or career choice. Possible choices: Yukon Musher, Corporate Executive, Research Scientist, Software Developer.
Design Your Own Distance Program (Sleuth Design): Students work with Kigluait Staff and their teacher to design, implement and assess a distance delivered program, such as a sleuth to another school using video conference technology.
Kigluait Adventures greatly enjoys hearing from others and their suggestions for projects or their wish to collaborate to complete a project.. If you have any questions about project proposals, please contact us.