GRAND STAIRCASE- ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT:

Culturally and Ecologically Responsive Classrooms

JUNE 2021

 

We are thrilled at the prospect of offering a (social distancing, outdoor focused) program for teachers in Southern Utah the second week of June in 2021.

This program will take place in the red rock country of Southwestern US. The area is close to several protected (and disputed) lands and some historical Native American sites. The objective of the program is to facilitate culturally and ecologically responsive classrooms. We will do this through participating in workshops, group discussions and enjoying presentations by educators, artists, scientists, and members of various communities, including the Diné (Navajo) Nation. Included are also some famous hikes in the area, a visit to the Anasazi State Museum, the Capitol Reef Station and a lesson from an outdoor survival school. Guests will overnight at the Capitol Reef Resort in Conestoga wagons, with A/C. Masks will be worn indoors, if still necessary.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Enjoy the beautiful Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and explore the ideas behind culturally and ecologically responsive classrooms through workshops, lectures and informal discussions around the campfire. Discover the history of the Southwest and relax in the tranquil landscape through yoga, easy hikes and good food. 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anasazi State Museum

  • Calf Creek Falls and other memorable places

  • Native American art workshop

  • Capital Reef Field Station

  • Outdoor survival hike and lesson 

  • Hell’s Backbone Grill (as featured in the Oprah Magazine)

  • Sleep in luxury Conestoga wagons

 

Note: Details on the itinerary may still change

WHO

All interested educators and administrators are encouraged to apply. Non-educator guests will be considered based on availability.

 

WHEN

June 15-19

 

WHERE

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and surrounding areas

 

PRICE

$995

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Accommodations in a luxury Calistoga wagon that sleeps 5, all meals, activities and travel to and from the airport 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Travel to Salt Lake City, upgrades to different rooms, possible additional activities, travel insurance, souvenirs and other personal items  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE

Priority Consideration: February 1st

Final deadline (if spaces are available): March 1st 

Zoom interviews will be held in February and March and all selection decisions will be made by March 15, 2021. A program deposit of $300 (refundable in case of illness or other serious circumstance) will be due upon acceptance. Program balance must be paid in full by June 5, 2021.

CONTACT

info@globaledallies.org

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SEE THE PROGRAM FLYER ABOVE

Note: Itinerary details may still change

 

COVID statement: GEA is committed to providing a safe experience for all participants. We do this by social distancing in pods of 5 teachers (each in their own luxury Conestoga wagon), wearing masks inside and enjoying activities and discussions outdoors as much as possible. 

PRESENTERS

NOEMI HERNANDEZ

Granite school district art specialist and Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Award 2017 recipient

GREG HILL

Content creator for College Board for New York City Metropolitan Area, AP human geography teacher extraordinaire, and TEDx speaker 

DR. JOSE ENRIQUEZ

Founder and CEO of Latinos in Action (recipient of the White House Bright Spot for Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Excellence in Hispanic Education) and president of Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents-Utah

BRENDA BEYAL

Director of Native American Curriculum Initiative at CITES, and American Star of Teaching Award 2006 recipient and contributor to local news

MEREDITH LITTLE

Director of Navajo Strong, influencer, and coordinator for American Indian/Alaska Native Education for Provo City School District

DR. BEN ABBOTT

BYU Ecosystems Ecology Professor and climate change researcher

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