Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IEFA sessions at MEA-MFT

Jennifer Stadum at the Indian Education Division of OPI created this handy list of all the IEFA related sessions she could find at MEA-MFT. Thanks, Jennifer!

MEA-MFT: IEFA Related Sessions Cheat Sheet


K-12 MCCS for Mathematics with IEFA – Justine Jam
08:00 AM - 08:50 AM      SHS206
This workshop is to provide “processes and proficiencies”, which includes problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. Integrating IEFA within a culturally relevant context allows students to investigate mathematical reasoning and apply the concepts to solve problems in everyday life, society and the workplace.

Montana Indian Poetry-Themes and Strategies – Dorothea Susag
* (Offered once Thursday and once Friday)
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM      MCAD05
Using Birthright—Born to Poetry: Montana Indian Poetry, participants will practice reading/writing strategies that meet MCCS while they make connections between lessons/texts/units they teach and poems in this collection. Each will receive a copy of the collection.

Analyzing Historic Images to Meet MCCS (7-12) – Deb Mitchell
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM      SHS246
Deb Mitchell, Program Specialist at the Montana Historical Society will demonstrate analysis of historic images through Visual Thinking Strategies along with the importance of learning to source images, and aligning to meet MCCS for grades 7-12.

The Round House: A Book Trailer – Anna Baldwin
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM      MCAD05
Arlee HS students’ collaborative project, a digital book trailer for Erdrich's The Round House, will showcase their critical thinking about the plot and characters and demonstrate how digital literacy can simultaneously address the Common Core standards and Indian Education for All.

Saving Lives with IEFA – Mike Jetty
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM       SHS244
Saving lives with IEFA. Affecting more lives than all other preventable deaths, tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death, annually killing 1,400 Montanans. The tobacco industry spends $27,000,000 marketing in Montana yearly. Use IEFA content to show students how culture, media, technology, and tobacco marketing influence choices.

Native People of the North - Donna Love
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM       SHS502
From time immemorial Native Alaskans have lived a subsistence lifestyle getting everything they needed from nature. Explore the main groups of the Far North and how they lived before "first contact" (with Europeans), including food, shelter, clothing and where they lived.

Information Transfer the Key to Human Development – Tim Ryan
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM       Auditorium
Human Development is based on effective transfer of knowledge and information. From our ancestors beginnings on this earth we have been passing down the knowledge to keep ourselves safe, comfortable and prosperous. Will we be able to continue in light of future doom? TEK or Traditional Ecological Knowledge maybe the answer.


Indian Sports Mascots and Critical Literacy – Mike Jetty
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM       SHS244
 “What’s the big deal with Indian mascots, why don’t they just get over it?” This session will examine the hegemonic forces that helped shape the current social environment that allows for ongoing stereotypical portrayals of American Indians. The workshop will provide resources and strategies for teaching contemporary American Indian issues.

Native Games of the North - Donna Love
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM       SHS502
From time immemorial, Alaskan Natives have lived a subsistence lifestyle gathering everything they needed from nature. They developed games of strength, endurance, balance, and agility to stay fit through the long winter months. Join author Donna Love to learn about these unique games.

Mentoring, Achievement & American Indian Students - Glenda McCarthy
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM       MCAD13
We will present information about successful programs at Senior High to better engage and support American Indian student achievement, including a teacher-student mentoring program, targeted tutoring and celebrating culture throughout the school.

Contemporary American Indian Issues – Terry Kendrick
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM       MCAD13
This session will address ways to incorporate current issues in Indian Country and tribal sovereignty into the classroom.

Reading a Treaty--Loss and Survival – Dorothea Susag
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM       MCHB01
Using DVD clips, Montana Indian poems, and portions of “Agreement [regarding the Fort Belknap Reservation] made Jan. 21, 1887” participants will use reading/writing strategies to understand perspective and the ways underlying meaning of treaties impacted Montana’s Indian People and how those people have survived.


Indian Music: Even More Than Drums & Flutes - Scott Prinzing
08:00 AM - 09:50 AM      MCHB01
While drums and flutes are still important in American Indian culture, Native musicians have made significant contributions to virtually every major genre of music, including jazz, pop, rock, country western and hip-hop. Recent video profiles of Montana Indian musicians produced by Scott Prinzing for OPI will be featured.

Crossing Boundaries: IEFA Visual Arts K-12 Lesson – Teresa Heil
08:00 AM - 09:50 AM      SHS186
View the newly created IEFA visual arts model lesson and explore selected components from the learning plan. Discuss how it meets MT Standards for the Arts, IEFA Essential Understandings and also cites MCCS for ELA. Gain access to new resources which encourage students to gain knowledge about MT Indian tribes.
Montana Indian Poetry-Themes and Strategies – Dorothea Susag
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM      MCAD05
Using Birthright—Born to Poetry: Montana Indian Poetry, participants will practice reading/writing strategies that meet MCCS while they make connections between lessons/texts/units they teach and poems in this collection. Each will receive a copy of the collection.

Reaching Native students, Teaching Native Content – Molly Joyce
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM      MCAD17
How can we provide students with authentic literary voices that resonate with their own lives? What are the challenges? In this workshop, we will share ways to overcome censorship issues, particularly with American Indian texts, and we will share online resources and strategies for engaging students that address the MCCS. We will uncover how the integration of IEFA can lead to deep understandings of text.

Wanji Oyate Education Cohort Speaks Out - Jioanna Carjuzaa
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM      MCAD11
Wanji Oyate Education Cohort provides academic, personal, career, and financial support and guidance to American Indian pre-service teachers at MSU. In this session Wanji Oyate members share the barriers and successes they face as well as their experiences with Indian Education for All on their journey to joining the teaching corps.

Fort Peck PlaceNames: Integration and MCCS – Jennifer Stadum
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM       SHS243
Using the Fort Peck PlaceNames Curriculum participants will experience culturally relevant instructional practices to teach about the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation. They will gain strategies to integrate the Common Core ELA standards and use primary documents that are significant to the tribes.

Class 7 Native Language Teacher's Best Practices - Terry Brockie
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM       MCAD13
This sectional is an opportunity for Class 7 Native Language Teachers to present & share methodology of what they are doing in their respective classrooms and develop a working network or possible association of Class 7 teachers statewide. Teacher are encouraged to bring examples of their work.

Check out all the great Montana Writing Project Offerings, too!
The NWP keynote speaker is SONDRA PERL!!! Treat yourself to this amazing teacher/author’s presentation on Thursday, October 16, 10:00-11:50 at MCHB06.
10/17 –Thursday (MWP and IEFA Integration)
Heather Bruce – Writing and IEFA: 9:00-10:50 MCHB11
Casey Olsen – Stillwater Co. IEFA Driving Tour: 3:00-3:50 MCHB06
Casey Olsen – Framework for Teaching Argument: 4:00-4:50 MCHB06

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