Pictographs to Poetry

Participants view Montana pictographs first through the lens of an archaeologist and through the lens of a poet.  Then they create pictographs of their own life and write a poem from the pictograph using Birthright as a mentor text.  In this engaging, interactive session, teachers will experience a powerful lesson that can be adapted for their own classrooms, and used to spark other ideas for teaching Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians and the Montana Common Core State Standards for ELA.  

Event Details

Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Delivery Method In-Person, Online, Other
Available PL Durations(s) The SSOM IEFA sessions are generally 2-3 hours in length but may be customized to your timeframe and needs. Some districts partner to offer a regional IEFA professional learning with multiple topics in one day.
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

Cost for half-day and full-day professional learning varies based on student enrollment

Contact Information

School Services of Montana: www.mt-schools.org; (800) 284-9271

Director of Education Services – Melissa Tovaas (mtovaas@mt-schools.org)