The Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians is an Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course that starts on April 1, 2019, and ends May 26, 2019. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/x2jRJkgZWByQ7Rl33.
This online course is designed for educators needing an introduction to or wishing to expand their existing knowledge of Montana’s Indian Education for All Law (Montana Code Annotated 20-1-501 1999) and the Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians. Educators of all grades and content areas will build background knowledge and develop lesson plans that focus on and dig deeper into each Essential Understanding. These lessons are intended to be used in participants’ classrooms. The primary texts are:
· The Framework: A Practical Guide for Montana Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All by Tammy Elser (PDF available through OPI)
· Who will Tell my Brother? by Marlene Carvel
· Do all Indians Live in Tipis by National Museum of the American Indian (selections to be provided by the instructor)
· Lies my Teachers Told Me by James W. Loewen (selections to be provided by the instructor)
· Montana Tribal Histories: Educators Resource Guide by Julie Cajune (PDF available through OPI)
· History and Foundation of American Indian Education by Stan Juneau (PDF available through OPI)
· Keeping Promises: What is Sovereignty and Other Questions about Indian Country by Betty Reid and Ben Winton
· Assorted articles and internet sources provided by the instructor
Through readings, discussion forums and examination of high-quality teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature, articles and professional teaching materials and develop five lesson plans during the course and a final reflection paper (an additional final project is required for graduate credit) for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.
Instructor: Sindie Kennedy (email@example.com)
Registration fee: $175
Credit: 30 OPI Renewal Units or 2 Semester Credits (semester credit is offered through the University of Montana and is an additional fee of $155. The course instructor will provide a separate registration form).
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/x2jRJkgZWByQ7Rl33