Self-Paced, Online Moodle Course
Foundations of IEFA & Classroom Integration K-12
Designed for preservice and in-service 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 course is the equivalent to 45 classroom hours (45 OPI professional development units), which is the equivalent of 3 university credits. This is a self-paced course, but do not expect to complete it in one sitting! Course participants must be comfortable working independently and be self-motivated to complete all work within the flexible time frame. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON'T REGISTER FOR MORE THAN TWO COURSES AT ONE TIME.
Instructor: Erin Lipkind email@example.com
Registration fee: $365
Credit: 45 OPI Professional Development Units or 3 Semester Credits (semester credit is offered through the University of Montana and is an additional fee of $155; registration forms available in the course Moodle.)
Cost savings: Three U of M Undergraduate credits would cost you $1,266.40. Three U of M Graduate credits would cost you $1,438. WMPLC's courses save you 59% and 64% respectively; but can't be used towards a degree program. They CAN be used for salary schedules and license renewal.
THE COURSE PROCESS:
* Complete this form.
* Within a few days, you will receive an invoice via email.
* Pay the invoice/registration fee (online or by check) in order to begin.
* You will receive a username and password and steps to access the Moodle course.
* The instructor will send an introductory email and you may begin the class.
* If you are taking the course for OPI professional development units, WMPLC will send you them upon completion of the semester.
* If you are taking the course for University credits, you will need to send the completed semester credit form and payment to your instructor by the end of the semester for which you are enrolled. The instructor will collect the UM credit paperwork and payments from all participants and send them together to the University of Montana by August 15, 2023 (summer term), December 1, 2023 (fall term), May 15, 2024 (spring term), or August 15, 2024 (summer term). The participant’s paperwork will be submitted to UM for the term in which they finish the coursework.
* Registrants have one year from the term of registration to complete their course. Ex: If you register in February 2023, you have until May 15, 2024 to complete the course.
Obtaining copies of the books: Check your school /district or local library. Amazon and other online booksellers often have used copies available. The instructor is available to assist with locating copies, if needed.
Registration BONUS: When you register for an IEFA course, if we have the books for the course in stock, we will send them to you for free! If we don't have them in stock, we will send you at least 2 titles related to the course for which you are registered.
Event Number: 24521004
EDU 455 EDU 555
Register at: https://forms.gle/LXivqvjWsudqVkMc7