This online self-paced class would be designed so participants could take it for variable credits (1-5 UM credits or 15-75 OPI renewal units).  Participants would read a selection of books by one or more authors (each author study would constitute one UM credit or 15 OPI renewal units),, complete a selection of instructional activities and design a lesson or unit for use in the classroom. Possible authors to include are Sherman Alexie, Darcy McNickle, James Welch, Leslie Marmon SIlko, Joy Harjo, Paula Gunn Allen, Louise Erdrick, M. Scott Momaday, Joseph Bruchac.  

Variable Credit: 1-5 semester credit; 15-75 OPI renewal units

Build Date: Summer 2020

Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Develop personal background knowledge of Indian Education for All (IEFA) by diving deeply into the Essential Understandings of Montana Indians.

  2. Explore the anchor texts/resources and examine how they may be modified based on the instructor’s classroom setting.

  3. Demonstrate comprehension of the content through the completion of quizzes, essays, graphic organizers, and projects.

  4. Ponder concepts and facts learned through the completion of reflection papers.

  5. Design comprehensive lesson plans and instructional activities that integrate the materials and concepts covered as well as self- selected supplemental materials.

  6. Complete a final project which integrates the materials and concepts covered. (Graduate students only)


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Participants will read a selection of books by Leslie Marmon Silko, complete a selection of instructional strategies and design a lesson plan for use in the classroom. The Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians will serve as a guide for critical analysis of works by Leslie Marmon Silko.

 

Through readings, examinations of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies, a lesson plan and a final project for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.


Participants will read a selection of books by Joy Harjo, complete a selection of instructional strategies and design a lesson plan for use in the classroom. The Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians will serve as a guide for critical analysis of works by Joy Harjo.

 

Through readings, examinations of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies, a lesson plan and a final project for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.