Indian Education

Indian Education Professional Development Opportunities

Monday, May 3, 2010, 10:44 am

Indian Education for All Advocacy Institute
June 13-15 – Great Falls Hilton Garden Inn

Who should attend?  Teachers, administrators, grant directors, librarians, Indian Education instructional coaches, post-secondary educators, Native language instructors…

…who have background knowledge about Indian Education for All,

... who enthusiastically integrate IEFA into their instructional practice,

…who will be an IEFA resource for others in their building or district.

To register go to: /Programs/IndianEd/Index.html or contact Teresa Veltkamp:


Glendive Institute
June 1 and June 2, 2010 at Dawson Community College

The Prairie View Curriculum Consortium, in conjunction with the Indian Education Division at the Office of Public Instruction, is pleased to present the 2010 Eastern Montana Institute.

Author James Loewen will be the presenter on June 1, and June 2 will feature sectionals provided by Shane Doyle, Dr. Robert McAnally of Fort Peck Community College, and Deb Mitchell from the Montana Historical Society.

Undergraduate credit and renewal units are available.  There is no charge for this workshop.  For more information please contact Kim Stanton, Prairie View Curriculum Consortium, Curriculum Consultant, at 406-853-1908 or


Indian Education for All Classes for K-12
Missoula and Kalispell

Integrating Indian Education for All into the Content Area Curriculum - Grades K-12 will be taught in both Missoula and Kalispell in June.

Graduate and undergraduate credits and OPI renewal units are available. Course requires two on-site sessions and a two-week online session.

See site-specific flyers for dates, additional information and online registration link at or contact -  Erin Lipkind:


UM Western, Dillon – online Summer 2010 Outreach Course:
Integrating Indian Education for All into the Curriculum (ED 491)

This course is designed to equip teachers with the essential skills, knowledge, and outlook to meet the goals for Indian Education for All. Instruction pertains to the history, traditions, values, beliefs, languages, educational policies, learning styles and contemporary affairs of Montana Indians. The focus will be to develop and implement curriculum, resources and lessons for the K-12 classroom.

Registration begins April 12.

Online fee: $15

Extension tuition: $115


Visit us online at, call us at (866) 799-9140 or (406) 683-7537, or e-mail


Project LETTERS –

Literacy Education and Teacher Training for Excellent Reservation Schools –


August 12-14 at University of Montana

Speakers: Denise Juneau, Joseph Bruchac, Sandy Grande, Sherman Alexie


Workshop topics will include:

-Effective teaching strategies for IEFA
-Using literature in the classroom
-Connecting research and practice

Richard Gross, Project LETTERS Coordinator: /406.243.2650

For more information, contact Mandy, 444-3013