Posts tagged: self-directed learning

Here and Gone Again

By , July 25, 2011

After what amounted to a long weekend, Aly’s off on a new adventure once again. Fresh from an archaeological field school in Canada, she’s moved in to town to serve as a Teaching Assistant with a local archaeological field school.

The local project is a class through the University of Alaska Southeast designed to teach local Natives skills that will allow them to monitor construction projects and other improvement projects on Native land that might impact heritage sites. Aly will use the experience she gained in Canada and at Yukon/Charley Rivers last summer to help out. She’ll earn money for college and get college credit for her effort. It’s a pretty sweet deal! Continue reading 'Here and Gone Again'»

Aly’s in Dawson

By , July 16, 2011

We had just returned from a trip to town yesterday, and Michelle had left to water the neighbor’s greenhouse when Aly called unexpectedly. She’s in Dawson with her field school, and the phone line turned out to be shorter than the shower line, so she caught us up on her activities while waiting to get clean.

She decided not to do the volunteer work necessary to attend the music festival after all. She would have had the last shift of the day, which would have meant the concert goers would be more likely to be drunk and unruly, and she would have had a long walk home after midnight. Their campsite is across the river from Dawson, so she has to take a ferry across. Only a few of her fellow students will attend the music festival, so she’ll join the others visiting the museums and galleries in Dawson. Even though I feel she could have handled the job with help, I have to confess to heaving a fatherly sigh of relief that my little girl won’t be tied into 15 hours of potential crowd control after all. Continue reading 'Aly’s in Dawson'»

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