As part of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)’s Rural Leadership Initiative, we have had the opportunity to partner with Team4Tech,
a non-profit organization that provides immersive service learning to technology professionals to improve the quality of education among other places, in school districts. Last May, CoSN, Team4Tech, and Pure Storage
came together to bring a unique project to the Yukon-Koyukuk School District
YKSD is a rural school district with their main office located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The district’s ten village schools are located along the Yukon, Koyukuk and Tanana river systems, a geographic area larger than the state of Washington (encompassing about 65,000 square miles of territory). More than 98% of the district’s 315 river school students are Alaska Native (Athabascan). The district also sponsors a statewide correspondence program called Raven Homeschool of approximately 1,500 students.