Museums Association of Montana is meeting March 21-23, 2013 in Havre. The conference is geared for museum professionals, but there are two workshops on Thursday, March 21st, that may interest teachers:
- 8:00-12:00- Weaving the Story of Place, and Archaeology Toolkit for Museum, Presenters: Crystal Alegria and Nikki Dixon-Foley. Participants will be introduced to the field of archaeology, provided tools for working with archaeological sites and artifacts and information on state and federal laws that govern cultural resources in Montana. You will receive tools in the form of ideas, educational activities, and a curriculum guide called “Intrigue of the Past.” Limit- 20 participants. Cost- $30.00
- 1:00-4:00- Indian Education for All and Montana’s Museums, Presenters: Justine Jam and Mike Jetty. This interactive session will focus on reading and discussing primary and secondary source documents to gain a better understanding regarding how Federal Indian Policy has ongoing impacts for Montana Tribal Nations and Peoples. Limit-30 participants. Cost- $20.00
- Renewal credits are available. Find information and register here or call Deb Mitchell @ 406-444-4789 or email email@example.com.
Humanities Montana has a great program called Reflect: Community Readings & Conversations. The program aims to facilitate useful, lively discussion about personal and organizational values, and about how civic and service-oriented groups make choices and respond to the needs of their communities by using short, though-provoking readings to coax discussion among participants. They are looking to expand this program into middle and high schools that already integrate some type of service learning component into their curriculum. If you are interested in learning more about how this free program might be used within schools or any other community organization, contact Samantha Dwyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).