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IEFA ETHNOBOTANY WEBINAR SERIES

Earn up to 12 renewal units - Videos added monthly within one week of the live sessions

Indian Education for All Ethnobotany Webinar Series presented by six different Montana tribal ethnobotany experts from September 2021 to March 2022. Watch at your own pace as videos are added monthly after the live sessions are aired. Each session will cover tribally-specific and engaging ethnobotany information that can build teacher background knowledge and provide guidance for respectful classroom implementation. Each webinar is a 90-minute recording you can watch when it suits your schedule. To earn renewal units, you will need to complete a short survey after watching each recorded episode. You will also gain access to the extensive resource folder that supports the materials referenced throughout the series.

*Participants are only eligible to receive two renewal units per webinar, so if you attended the live sessions or watched the recordings previously, you will not be eligible to earn additional renewal units.

Recording Renewal Units Survey

Play List for Ethnobotany Webinar Series

 

ADVOCACY AWARD RECIPIENT WEBINAR SERIES: CONTEMPORY TOPICS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Earn up to 12 renewal units - Videos added monthly within one week of the live sessions

Contemporary Topics in Indian Country is presented from September 2021 to March 2022 by six different 2020 and 2021 Advocacy Award recipients. Watch at your own pace as videos are added monthly after the live sessions take place. Each session will cover current events and contemporary issues facing Montana tribes. Learn how to research primary documents for classroom use and how to respectfully integrate them into your instruction. Each webinar is a 90-minute recording you can watch when it suits you. To earn renewal units, you will need to complete a short survey after watching each recorded episode. You will also gain access to the extensive resource folder that supports the materials referenced throughout the series.

*Participants are only eligible to receive two renewal units per webinar, so if you attended the live sessions or watched the recordings previously, you will not be eligible to earn additional renewal units.

 

IEFA BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE 2021

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

VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Earn up to 24 renewal units

Need renewal units? The MT OPI IEFA Unit has some great virtual 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.

 


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