Self-Paced, Online Moodle Course
Foundations of IEFA & Classroom Integration K-12
(Formerly Titled Integrating Indian Education for All into the Content Area Curriculum K-12)
Open now and complete by August 15, 2020
Designed for preservice and inservice teachers of grades K-12, this self-paced online course builds knowledge of Indian Education for all by first focusing on its foundation in multicultural education theory. Participants will develop a personal rationale for Indian Education for all (IEFA) and build the skills necessary to thoughtfully integrate (IEFA) into the content areas and grade levels they teach, including but not limited to language arts, social studies, science, visual arts, music, and library-media.
Through reading, viewing, lecture, and examination of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials, learn to distinguish which materials are of the highest quality, and develop strategies and lesson plans for immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.
1. Become familiar with major Multicultural Education theorists, including James Banks and Sonja Nieto.
2. Understand the history of the Indian Education for All Act, from the constitutional convention through the school funding lawsuits to passage of the IEFA Act (MCA-20-1- 501).
3. Dive deeply into the Seven Essential Understanding Regarding Montana Indians.
4. Develop a personal rationale for Indian Education for All.
5. Explore literature appropriate to their content area and grade level for use in integrating IEFA into their curriculum, and create an annotated bibliography of useful resources.
6. Utilize literature selection criteria and tools.
7. Design two classroom lessons that integrate the materials and concepts covered.
8. Create an integrated teaching unit or other instructor approved final project (graduate credit only).
This is a self-paced course. As such, course participants must be comfortable working independently and self-motivated to complete all work within the flexible time frame. Participants may register for the course now. No new registrations will be accepted after July 31, 2020. Participants must complete the course by August 15, 2020.
Upon receipt of course payment by WMPLC, the instructor will enter the student into the course Moodle and send an introductory email, at which time the participant may begin the class. The instructor will then collect the UM credit paperwork and payment, which will be sent to the University of Montana on August 31, 2020, along with final grades.
Instructor: Erin Lipkind email@example.com
Registration fee: $350
Credit: 45 OPI Renewal Units or 3 Semester Credits (semester credit is offered through the University of Montana and is an additional fee of $155. The course instructor will provide a separate registration form).
Event Number: 21521003
EDU 455 and C&I 555
Register at: https://forms.gle/tjQcUywvPC31e3Tp9