12th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference

Multiple breakout sessions focusing on contemporary issues in Indian country and successful integration of IEFA into all content areas will be offered over 2 1/2 days. Sunday, March 4th, will see a return of the mini institutes. Registration will open in November and will be limited to 200 participants. More information to come via the Indian Education Division’s webpage.

Native American Literature (online Moodle book study)

October 23 to December 10, 2017 Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/PjPLACXXY2mJnbzH3
This is an online Moodle Book Club. The book, Glencoe Native American Literature, by Glencoe McGraw-Hill, will be read and discussed. The primary text is an anthology to include a wealth of literature written by some of the best classic authors and the finest contemporary voices. The Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians will serve as a guide for critical analysis of the anchor text. The text 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. This course is divided into weekly “modules.” Participants will have one week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, to complete each consecutive module. To see additional course requirements, contact the course instructor for a copy of the syllabus. The book is available for purchase from the instructor ($10) or from Amazon or equivalent. Instructor: Sindie Kennedy (sindie.kennedy@gmail.com) Registration fee: $100 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)

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.