Digital Storytelling as a Culturally Responsive Teaching Tool

See Stories is giving two free classes for Alaskan teachers who work with 6th – 12th graders. We encourage teachers of Alaska Native or English Language Learner students to apply. Teachers will receive three credits for completing the first class, Digital Storytelling. Teachers will receive three credit for completing the second class, Digital Storytelling Student Implementation. Teachers will receive a total of six credits for completing both courses. We will have time together online, and also in person for one week in Homer, Alaska.

All sessions are required.  Here’s the schedule:


– Online Sessions:

  •   Saturday, April 27th, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, May 11th, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, May 25th, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, June 22nd, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, September 7th, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, October 12th, 9 am – 1 pm
  •   Saturday, November 9th, 9 am – 1 pm

– In-person Session:

  •   Homer, Alaska from June 3rd to June 7th (with travel days on June 2nd and 8th)

Costs: Free

Apply By: Wednesday, February 28th

This Teacher Professional Development workshop is generously funded by the US Department of Education American History and Civics – National Activities Grants.

Workshop Details

  • April 27, 2024 - November 9, 2024
  • Apply by February 28, 2024
  • Online-with Teacher Intensive Retreat in Homer, AK


Rafael Bitanga

Rafael is a See Stories alum. He started Bitanga Productions, his own film and photography business. Rafael graduated from Cornell University.

Seth Bader

Seth lives on Lingít Aaní (Tlingit) Land. He taught science for 10 years. Now he manages See Stories’ youth programs. He also founded Fathoms Alaska, a wilderness program for teens.

Roben Itchoak

Roben is an Iñupiaq educator in Shishmaref. She has participated in See Stories professional development workshops. Now she helps teach our programs.

Dr. Sven Haakanson

Sven is an Alutiiq anthropologist from the village of Old Harbor. He will share his story researching his Sugpiaq history. Sven will also help teachers learn about primary sources.

Anjuli Grantham

Anjuli is a writer and historian who grew up on on Kodiak. Anjuli will lead a session about how to do primary source research.

Land Acknowledgement

This workshop is being offered on Dënéndeh Land. Learn more about land acknowledgements at