American Indian Literature (for use in grades 9-12) Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course (May 13 – July 7, 2019)

Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course American Indian Literature (for use in grades 9-12)

This online Moodle course serves as an opportunity for participants to explore OPI developed instructional units based on literature sent to all Montana high school libraries alongside additional fiction and nonfiction texts for use in grades 9-12. Most resources are place-based, either focused on Montana tribes or created by Montana Indian authors. Participants will read extensively in a variety of genres, 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 to access a number of texts through their school or public library or purchase said materials from WMPLC or booksellers.

Event Number: 18521015
Instructor: Michele McGuire writersmandala@gmail.com
Dates: May 13 – July 7, 2019

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).

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.

Register at: https://forms.gle/UZ8bjzWK1NveXr988

The Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians Online Book Club (April 1 – May 26, 2019)

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 (sindie.kennedy@gmail.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

The Boarding School Era: Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course

January 14 – March 24, 2019
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/3uJ4nQetcPUecXLn1
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. This course is offered online through a Moodle platform. It is divided into weekly “modules.” Participants will have one week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, to complete each consecutive module.

This online course is designed for kindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers. The course focuses on building Indian Education for All (IEFA) background knowledge related to the boarding school era. Participants will read a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts and examine a variety of instructional strategies to use with their students in the social studies or language arts classroom.

Through readings, discussion forums, real-time chats, and examination of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies and a lesson plan for the 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.

Event Number: 18521011
EDU 455 and C&I 555
Instructor: Michele McGuire writersmandala@gmail.com
Dates: January 7 to March 10, 2019

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).

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.

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/3uJ4nQetcPUecXLn1

The History of the Flathead Reservation: Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course

The History of the Flathead Reservation
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/6bhmpPK5SGcoEx2H2
January 14 – March 3, 2019
This online Moodle course explores the history of the Flathead Reservation by studying the following texts:
In the Name of the Salish & Kootenai Nation: The 1855 Hell Gate Treaty and the Origin of the Flathead Indian Reservation by R. Bigard and C. Woodcock (1996);
A Brief History of the Salish and Pend d’Oreille Tribes by the Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee (2003);
Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition by the Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council (2005);
Coming Back Slow: The Importance of Preserving Salish Indian Culture and Language by Agnes Vanderburg (1995).

Through the readings, participants will examine primary and secondary documents that inform the tribal history of the Flathead Reservation. Participants will utilize their critical analysis skills while using instructional strategies within the context of multicultural education. This course is divided into weekly “modules.” Participants will have one week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, to complete each consecutive module. Each weekly module includes a reading assignment, an instructional strategy, and a group discussion component. The weekly assignments are due at various times each week. The last week of the course is dedicated to final projects, depending on the desired credit type. The course books are available to purchase or through your school or local library. Contact the course instructor for a copy of the syllabus.

Instructor: Sindie Kennedy (sindie.kennedy@gmail.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).

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/6bhmpPK5SGcoEx2H2

The Journey Continues: Perspectives from the Past – Teaching with Primary Sources

The Montana Center for Inclusive Education is sponsoring a Teaching with Primary Sources workshop June 11-12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

A $100 travel stipend will be available for all participants, who will also earn 12 renewal units.

Register here.

Here’s the description, taken from their brochure:

Immerse yourself in the rich history of your local area. You are invited to participate in a professional development opportunity through the Library of Congress. This professional development will provide “hands on” exploration of the Library of Congress and Montana using local resources.

This two-day workshop is designed for those individuals who have participated in the TPS programs since the start of the school year, and for those who would like to learn about using primary sources in the classroom. Participants will learn how to navigate the Library of Congress and develop student engagement, and learning strategies for using primary sources to engage students.

Presenters: Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. They have both presented throughout Montana and beyond. Both are librarians in the Billings Public Schools, and are Indian Education for All presenters for MRESA3.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Inquiry Kits for Social Studies
  • How to mine the TPS Network
  • Pairing Picture Books and Primary Sources
  • Chronicling America
  • Library of Congress Labs
  • Citizen U
  • Eagle Eye Citizen
  • TPS Connect

One of the goals is to build community and develop a statewide network. With that in mind there will be time for sharing and working on primary sources to be used in the classroom. Something for everyone!

The workshop will be held at the Central Montana Education Center,  MSU Northern Lewistown.

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)