Alaska Traditional Transition Skills Curriculum

September 14, 2022

The Alaska Traditional Transition Skills curriculum project goal is to improve the quality of life, connection to local community, and increase work related skills for teens and young adults with disabilities who live in rural Alaska. It provides tools teachers can use to incorporate traditional values and knowledge into Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Transition Plans. Though each chapter of this project ties to the cultural values and topics of a specific region of Alaska, the skills can be used and adapted. Each unit is developed in partnership with Indigenous culture bearers and Elders.  Each lesson includes regionally specific learning stories and suggestions for adaptation for students of different ability levels.

The curricula are available at: