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Thursday, April 12, 2012

More Summer Professional Development


Last week, I posted spring professional development opportunities collected by our friends over at the Indian Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction.

Here is the list they’ve made of summer options. Please note that the application deadline for “Worlds Apart but Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All” is April 20, 2012.


To my knowledge, OPI renewal units are available for all workshops, and continuing education/graduate credits are available for many of them. Click through or contact the organizer for more details.

MAY 31 – JUNE 1, 2012, PVCC/PESA EASTERN MT INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL INSTITUTE, Dawson Community College, Glendive 
Presenters and topics include: Dr. Tammy Elser (The Framework: A Practical Guide for Montana Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All); Joe McGeshick (IEFA from A-Z); Leo Bird and Jennifer Flatlip (Montana Skies – Blackfeet and Crow Astronomy); Dottie Susag (IEFA Book Talks and OPI Resources); and Dr. Michael Scarlett (The Federal Boarding School Era).
TO REGISTER, email Kim Stanton (pvcc@midrivers.com and provide name, school, grade level, cell or home phone and email. Participants are required to mail a $25 deposit (check made out to PVCC) to Kim Stanton, 707 South Stacy, Miles City, MT 59301. The $25 deposit will be refunded the first day of class. Contact Kim Stanton, 406-853-1908, pvcc@midrivers.com 

JUNE 4-22, 2012 MONTANA WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE, Chinook High School, Chinook, 9:00am–4:00pm 
Participants will: pursue targeted interests during a three-week intensive Summer Institute; explore current and foundational research of writing as a tool for thinking and learning; engage in inquiry through writing and reading; prepare and demonstrate presentations that could be shared with districts and departments; network and learn with teachers from across the Hi-Line; discover strategies for empowering students to be producers of knowledge, increasing literacy across the content areas and addressing the Montana Common Core shifts in literacy; learn and apply Indian Education for All strategies and philosophies in a local setting.
To request an application, email donnamiller@itstriangle.com. Also see MWP Summer Institutes 

JUNE 5-8, 2012, MSU-BILLINGS SUMMER INSTITUTE HISTORY MATTERS, Billings
Julie Cajune, Executive Director of the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research Center at Salish Kootenai College, recently completed a three-year project developing tribal history materials funded by the Montana State Legislature. Julie will share her findings in her Wednesday keynote presentation History Matters and in her session Montana Tribal Histories and Governments.
Contact Marsha Sampson, MSampson@msubillings.edu or 406-657-2085. Also see Summer at MSUB

JUNE 11 – JULY 6, MONTANA WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, Four-week program. 
The MWP Summer Institute (ENT 540) is a writing- and teaching-intensive, four-week program at the University of Montana-Missoula. The MWP invites teachers of all content areas, kindergarten through university levels, to participate in the Summer Institute. Generally, mornings are devoted to writing experiences for all participants, writing workshops and editing groups, presentations by visiting consultants, review of curriculum materials, and research interpretation for classroom implementation. In the afternoons, participants present workshops based on personal, successful teaching strategies, participate in “hot topics” discussions and book talks. Throughout the Summer Institute, participants have hands-on experience in writing across the curriculum and with the computer as a tool for writing and teaching writing. Throughout the academic year, MWP Teacher-Consultants conduct in-service activities that promote and improve the teaching of writing in their schools and districts. They also participate in follow-up activities such as developing curriculum guides, assessing writing skills of Montana students, attending programs and presenting sessions at professional meetings.
Also see MWP Summer Institutes
Summer Institute Application 2012

JUNE 11–14, 2012, PROJECT ARCHEOLOGY INVESTIGATING A PLAINS TIPI, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman 
Two graduate credits. Instructor, Crystal Alegria. Learn how the exciting field of archaeology can bring literacy, science, social studies, math, and scientific inquiry to your classroom. A full copy of the Project Archaeology materials is yours to take home.
Registration opens March. 26. See full course descriptions and registration information.

JUNE 18-19, 2012 INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL INSTITUTE Missoula, Holiday Inn
(More information to follow – Check OPI Hot Topics and Professional Development)
Led by Julie Cajune and Tammy Elser, participants in the interactive workshop will experience tribal content blended with best practices teaching pedagogy using the Montana Tribal Histories: Educators Resource Guide and Companion DVD and The Framework: A Practical Guide for Montana Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All.
To register, please email Joan Franke, jfranke@mt.gov with the following information: NAME, SCHOOL, SUMMER ADDRESS; SUMMER EMAIL ADDRESS; PHONE #; POSITION AND GRADE LEVEL; AND ANY SPECIAL FOOD NEEDS.
For more information, contact: Mike Jetty, mjetty@mt.gov or 406-444-0720.

JUNE 28-30, 2012, DAVID THOMPSON KALISPEL ENCAMPMENT, Rocky Point Ranch, Thompson Falls
Co-sponsored by David Thompson Bicentennial Partnership, the Office of Public Instruction and the Montana Historical Society.
From 1807-1811, David Thompson, a North West Co. employee, established contact with the Kalispel, Kootenai, and Salish tribes and built trading posts in present day British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The educator workshop and encampment in Thompson Falls will provide interactive opportunities for educators to learn traditional Kalispel skills over the course of two days. The opening evening event will include a tipi raising contest and campfire presentation by respected Kalispel elders and Jack Nisbet. Side by side with the Kalispel encampment will be a camp of fur trade living history instructors from Friends of Spokane House. The two "villages" will trade, communicate, and collaborate much the same as encampments during the fur trade era.
Find more information and register here.

JULY 9-27, 2012, MONTANA WRITING PROJECT, SOUTHEAST MONTANA INVITATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE, Skyview High School, Billings
The Montana Writing Project recognizes the need to educate Montana students about the contemporary and historical contributions of Indian peoples in this state. MWP is committed to the promise of reconciliation inherent in Indian Education for All and the mandate that IEFA be incorporated at all grade levels and in all subject areas. The 2012 Eastern Montana Summer Institute will be an intensive three week course blending Native cultures, place-based education and best literacy practices.
For information or an application, contact: Marcia Beaumont, beaumontm@billingsschools.org or 406-281-5969 or Casey Olsen, cougarenglish@gmail.com or 406-290-9798
Also see MWP Summer Institutes

JULY 22-28, 2012, MONTANA WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE, WORLDS APART BUT NOT STRANGERS - HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL Missoula 
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 20, 2012
One of five satellite seminars nationwide, sponsored by New York City’s Memorial Library in New York City and the Montana Writing Project, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Jewish Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All, and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics. Relevant to teachers grades 4-12 as well as college and university faculty, the purpose of the course is to provide novice and experienced teachers with knowledge about and teaching strategies for both Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All, using literacy, and especially writing, as tools to drive inquiry. Offered at NO COST. Additional information and Application, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers

JULY 26-27, 2012, DVDs, POETRY, AND WRITING STRATEGIES TO MEET COMMON CORE STANDARDS, Hampton Inn, Great Falls, 8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Presenter – Dorothea M. Susag, Target Audience – Grades 5-12 Educators
Participants will view and review engaging DVDs, poems in the new OPI Montana Indian Poetry Collection, and picture books, with strategies and activities that help teachers meet the requirements of the Common Core Standards and Indian Education for All. Participants will design their own units or lessons for using Native-authored poems, picture books, or DVDs. Resources will be available for review and loan during the workshop as well as the opportunity to make digital copies of bibliographies. This is low stress with take-back activities that can be implemented easily right away.
Registration Information – See SUMMER INSTITUTE 2012

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