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Indian Education for All Background Knowledge Building Webinar Series – Tribal Sovereignty

Coming this November! Register soon!

This free, seven-part webinar series is for Montana K-12 teachers and administrators looking for a content-rich professional development experience that builds background knowledge about tribal sovereignty in the United States. Participants will learn about different aspects of sovereignty, such as a basic history of tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, natural resource management, blood quantum, cultural autonomy and more. Each session is 90 minutes long and educators can earn two renewal units for each webinar they attend - a total of twelve renewal units should the educators participate in all six sessions. The sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30, November 1 through December 13, 2022, except for one on Thursday, November 17. A Participant Resource folder will be created and accessible to participants once the series begins. The series sessions will each be recorded and made available on YouTube after the series begins, also.

November 1 - Walter Fleming: Tribal Sovereignty Overview and History

November 8 - no session - Election Day

November 17 (Thursday) - Lea Whitford: Tribal Governance

November 22 - no session - Thanksgiving Week

November 29 - Wesley Martel: Treaty Rights and Natural Resource Management

RESCHEDULED to December 1 - Shane Morigeau: Indian Citizenship and US Federal Policies - December 6 - Mike Jetty: Blood Quantum

December 13 - Casey Lozar: Educational Sovereignty

December 15 - Donnie Wetzel: Sovereignty in Action

For registration questions please contact Joan Franke, OPI Indian Education for All Unit Administrative Assistant, jfranke@mt.gov

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Previously Recorded PD Offerings

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

Tribal Sovereignty

(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

Ethnobotany

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

 

OPI TEACHER LEARNING HUB
AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL IN MONTANA

This Hub course provides a basic foundation for implementing Indian Education for All (IEFA) in your classroom.  IEFA offers students an opportunity to meet academic standards in multiple content areas and grade levels as they learn about the distinct and unique cultures and heritages of American Indians.

Created by Mike Jetty, OPI Indian Education Specialist. Sign up for the course.

THE FRAMEWORK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTING IEFA

This course provides a step-by-step overview of The Framework: A Practical Guide for Montana Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All (IEFA). This course will help all educators in understanding how to carefully integrate IEFA practices across curriculum areas in classrooms, schools, and districts.

Developed by Dr. Tammy Elser in partnership with the Salish Kootenai College (SKC).  Sign up for the course.

 


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