The Dance House (IEFA Book Club Registration)
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/TjPhXESCSUOlk8wJ2
This online Moodle course explores The Dance House by Joseph Marshall III:
Description: The text used in this book club targets high school student and adult readers; however, teachers of all grades and content areas will build background knowledge and learn instructional strategies that will facilitate the integration of Indian Education for All. The primary text includes essays and short stories from the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Participants will read and review the Essential Understandings of Montana Indians and the book, The Dance House by Joseph Marshall III. The Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians will serve as a guide for critical analysis of The Dance House. Through readings, discussion forums and examinations of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies, lesson plan(s) and a final project (semester credit only) that synthesizes their learning and allows for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.
1. Develop personal background knowledge regarding IEFA, and in particular information regarding incidents and events that occurred on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation to include mystic experiences, Native American cultures, Indian ranchers, and the hard scrabble life of high plains.
2. Explore personal stories of relationships between Indian tribes and the federal government as well as short stories that intertwine Lakota oral traditions.
3. Learn and experience multiple instructional strategies for utilizing the anchor text with students that can be modified within the classroom setting.
4. Discuss with colleagues ideas for implementing IEFA’s Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians across grade levels and content areas.
5. Design one classroom lesson (two for graduate credit) that integrates the materials and concepts covered as well as supplemental texts of the participant’s choice.
6. Semester Credit Only: Complete one final project that synthesizes learning throughout the course.
Event Number: 18-5-210-09
Instructor: Sindie Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: October 29, 2018 – December 16, 2018
Registration fee: $125
Credit: 15 OPI Renewal Units or 1 Semester Credit (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).
Obtaining a copy of the book: Check your school /district or local library. Amazon and other online booksellers often have used copies available. The instructor is available to assist with locating copies, if needed.
American Indian Literature (for use in grades K-8) Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course
April 2 – May 22, 2018
This course serves as an opportunity for participants to explore OPI developed instructional units based on literature sent to all Montana elementary and middle school libraries alongside additional primarily fiction texts for use in grades K-8. The course will be divided into three parts: literature for K-2, literature for 3-5, and literature for 6-8. Many resources are place-based, either focused on Montana tribes or created by Montana Indian authors. Participants will read texts, engage in discussions, complete instructional activities, and examine accurate and authentic Native American fiction and nonfiction texts. Ultimately, participants will select texts and instructional units for immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms. This course is rigorous and requires the participant complete extensive reading and access a number of texts through their school or public library or purchase said materials from WM-PLC or booksellers.
1. Develop background knowledge of Indian Education for All (IEFA).
2. Read American Indian literature and explore the background and perspective of the authors.
3. Explore literature units developed by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and examine ways to integrate them into their classroom setting.
4. Explore several instructional strategies to use with the anchor texts.
5. Discuss with colleagues ideas for implementing the Essential Understandings
Regarding Montana Indians and IEFA literature across grade levels and content areas.
6. Create a final project which integrates the materials and concepts covered.
Instructor: Erin Lipkind (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 and instructions for submitting payment).
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The Boarding School Era Online Book Club
The WM-PLC is offering an online “book club” during the fall of 2016, October 24 – December 11. The book club course focuses on Indian Education for All content. Read and explore books focusing on the Boarding School Era including My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling, Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola L. Campbell, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879-2000 by Margaret L. Archuleta, Brenda J. Child, and K Tsianina Lomawaima, and Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell. Sindie Kennedy is the course facilitator.
The course begins on October 24 and concludes on December 11, 2016.