2011 Annual Student Gathering

Juneau, Alaska // April 18-20th, 2011

2011 Gathering Agenda

Monday, April 18

  • Keynote Speaker: Hans Chester
  • Poster Series Honoring Educators
  • Ice Cream Social & Ice Breakers

Tuesday, April 19

  • Welcome Address by UAS College of Education Dean Lo
  • Keynote Speaker: Jason Ohler
  • David Katzeek Cultural Workshop
  • UAS Campus Tour
  • Panel discussions with PITAAS Students

Wednesday, April 20

  • Student-Led Workshops
  • State Capitol & Downtown Tours
  • Closing Ceremony
  • 2009 Fairbanks
  • 2008 Juneau
  • 2007 Anchorage
  • 2006 Fairbanks
  • 2005 Juneau
  • 2004 Anchorage

2011 Recap:
8th Annual FEA Student Gathering

The 2011 Annual Student Gathering brought over a hundred high school students and over 40 Advisors to Juneau. The event was hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast and included a plethora of great guest speakers including: Hans Chester - Elementary Teacher, Mike Hanley - Alaska Commissioner of Education, Deborah Lo - UAS Education Dean, Jason Ohler - Emeritus Professor of Technology, David Katzeek - Tlingit Elder, Lorrie Heagy - 2011 Alaska Teacher of the Year.

The Gathering promoted student leadership, with a new core group of Youth Leaders who did a great job leading ice breakers, presenting speakers and helping the whole Gathering run smoothly.

The goal of the Gathering was to increase awareness about the Education profession and to motivate students to continue their education after high school. We heard back from many students that they were amazed at the numerous options available in the Education profession. We also heard back from students about how important their education was to them. One student said this about their education:

"I want to succeed in life, I want to do well in school. A lot of times I think of dropping out, but I have such great teachers so I forget about it. I want to do that for someone."

We had so much fun with all our Students, Advisors and Guests and want to say a BIG thank you to all those who helped to make this wonderful event happen. We hope to see many of you back again for the 2012 Student Gathering in Fairbanks!