VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
RECORDED WEBINARS AND BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Earn TMT Professional Development units (formerly known as renewal units) on your own time and at your own pace! Build your background knowledge! Gain resources to use in your classroom!
Need professional development units? The Montana Office of Public Instruction Indian Education for All Unit has some great virtual options for you! Each webinar/workshop is a 90-minute recording you can watch when it suits you and your schedule. To earn professional development units, you will need to compete a short survey after watching each recorded episode. You will also gain access to the extensive resource folder that supports the materials referenced in the recordings. Over 200 educators have viewed the recordings, and their feedback indicates these 90-minute webinars/workshops are valuable, interesting, and immediately applicable to all teaching scenarios.
A Background Knowledge Building Series provides detailed information to build your background knowledge in the topic being presented. This series is intended for individuals wanting to learn more about a topic in order to more confidently and accurately present and teach about the topic.
A Background Knowledge Building and Implementation Strategies Series both builds background knowledge in addition to providing specific resources and strategies for teachers to integrate into their curriculum.
The Best Practices Conferences provide information on various topics.
*Participants are only eligible to receive two professional development units per webinar session and one unit for each of the Best Practices Conferences keynotes/sessions. If you attended the live sessions or watched the recordings previously and received units, you will not be eligible to earn additional renewal units.
RENEWAL UNITS SURVEY
INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE BUILDING WEBINAR SERIES
(new videos to be added December 1 – December 19, 2022)
Covers different aspects of sovereignty, such as a basic history of tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, natural resource management, blood quantum, cultural autonomy and more
Indian Boarding Schools: From History to Healing
Covers the Boarding School era, and its history and implications. The intention behind the series is to build background knowledge and provide a context for both the inter-generational trauma and the resiliency of many tribal individuals in both the US and Canada. Trigger Warning: these videos contain graphic and honest depictions of boarding school experiences that some may find triggering and/or troubling
Covers tribally-specific and engaging ethnobotany information that can build teacher background knowledge and provide guidance for respectful classroom implementation
INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE BUILDING AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES WEBINAR SERIES
Teaching about Contemporary Issues in Indian Country Presented by 2020-2021 Advocacy Award Recipients
Covers current events and contemporary issues facing Montana tribes and strategies for respectful integration and how to choose primary documents for classroom use, Pre-K-20
Unpacking the Essential Understandings
Covers the Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians and provides basic strategies and resources for implementation throughout curriculum in any educational setting, Pre-K-20
Essential Understandings Deeper Dive
A follow up to the Unpacking the Essential Understandings Webinar Series and a deeper dive into strategies and resources for integrating The Essential Understandings into any educational setting and content area, Pre-K-20
INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL BEST PRACTICES VIRTUAL CONFERENCES
2021: Keynotes and Presentations
2022: Keynotes and Presentations
2023: Keynote and Presentations
YouTube recordings designed to inspire students, “Montana’s Native People: Perspectives on the Clovis Child”: https://yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org/webinars-programs/mtnativepeoplesclovischild/ [yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org]