IEFA BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE
2021 Indian Education for All Best Practices Virtual Conference recorded sessions now available .
Did you miss the conference this year? Want to watch a session again that inspired you? Maybe you are wishing to see another session you had also wanted to attend? Perhaps you are hoping to incorporate part of a session into your teaching in the fall? The 2021 IEFA Best Practices Virtual Conference breakout and keynote sessions were recorded and we have them all here for you. One renewal unit for Montana K-12 teacher licensure can be earned for each session viewed by completing a feedback survey.
2021 IEFA Recorded Session Playlist
Feedback Survey for Renewal Units
SUMMER VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Earn up to 24 renewal units
Need renewal units? Not sure about attending an in-person PD during your precious summer off? The MT OPI IEFA Unit has some great options for you! Earn up to 24 renewal units for watching both our Series 2 Unpacking the Essential Understandings Webinar and the Essential Understandings Deeper Dive Workshops at your own pace. Learn more about the Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians and how to implement them throughout your curriculum in any educational setting: K-12, pre-service teaching, informal education, after school programming, etc. Each webinar/workshop is a 90-minute recording you can watch when it suits you and your schedule. To earn renewal 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 both the Unpacking and Deeper Dive recordings. Over 100 educators have viewed the recordings, and their feedback indicates these 90-minute webinars/workshops are valuable, interesting, and immediately applicable to all teaching scenarios. *participants are only eligible to receive 2 renewal units per webinar/workshop, so if you attended the live sessions or watched the recordings previously, you will not be eligible to earn additional renewal units.
Series Two – Unpacking the Essential Understandings Playlist
Series Two – Unpacking the Essential Understandings Renewal Unit Feedback Survey
Essential Understandings Deeper Dive Playlist
Essential Understandings Deeper Dive Renewal Unit Feedback Survey
An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana 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 PRACTIAL 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.
2021 International Traditional Games Event
Gathering of Families August 27 – 29 in Great Falls. Events include a youth powwow competition, hand game tournaments, horse culture presentations, atlatl competition, and double ball tournament. Go to the ITGS website for details and registration information. The event is being held in partnership with the 2021 Little Shell Powwow.
WORLDS APART BUT NOT STRANGERS: HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND IEFA
Join the Montana Network of Holocaust/IEFA Educators in Billings for its 10th year of offering Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All
Worlds Apart But Not Strangers is a seminar for educators of upper elementary through college students. Held on the campus of MSU-Billings, this intensive, inquiry-based seminar bridges past and present. Participants build background knowledge about the Holocaust and IEFA and gain writing-based classroom strategies for creating community and processing difficult information. This will be an in-person opportunity.
Place-based, learner-centered experiences include: testimony from Holocaust survivors and their descendants; tribal experts discussing federal Indian policy, past and present; visit to Beth Aaron Synagogue; visit to Northern Cheyenne and Crow lands.
This seminar is offered at NO COST to educators! Program participants are also eligible to apply for mini-grants up to $1,000 for classroom projects. More information and a link to apply.