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Teacher Training – Indian Education for All

June 4

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A MILES school group in the Plains Indian Museum.

Indian Education for All

Teacher Professional Development Training

On-site at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

June 2–5, 2024

Indian Education for All Teacher Professional Development logoTimes vary by day, see itinerary below

Instructor of Record: Heather Bender, Native Education Outreach Specialist, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Delivery: All sessions take place in the Classroom and Museum Galleries at at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming.

Audience: All Wyoming and Montana Educators

Length: 28 Contact hours = 2 Wyoming PTSB credits or 28 Montana OPI Renewal Units

Cost: $45 – Lunches provided. Participants are responsible for travel, food (breakfast and dinner), and lodging.

Registration: Register online.

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More information: E-mail Heather Bender at [email protected].

Lodging: Group accommodation rate with Blair Hotels. Room availability in any of their properties (Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, or Buffalo Bill Village) is on a first-come first-served basis. Call 307-587-5544 and mention “Indian Education for All Teacher Professional Development” to book. Please note, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy. There are also a variety of other hotels, Airbnb, and campground/cabin options available.

Resources: Access to Buffalo Bill Center of the West curated resource materials, access to Historians, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Museum Curators, and Museum Educators.

Objectives: Course participants will be able to…
• Collaborate with museum educators, curators, historians, and Indigenous knowledge keepers to develop instructional materials that addresses Wyoming Indian Education for All Standards.
• Engage in culturally responsive pedagogical practices.
• Identify material cultural primary source materials and analyze how to incorporate them into inquiry-based lesson plans.
• Develop a professional learning community (PLC) for Indian Education for All instruction.
• Develop lesson plans and other teaching materials for implementation and assessment of Wyoming Indian Education for All Content Standards.

Output: Indian Education for All integrated Lesson/Unit plan with activities and assessment

Daily Itinerary
Sunday, June 2  |  5–8 p.m.

With light hors d’oeuvres  |  3 contact hours
Cultural Competencies and Culturally Sustaining Teaching Practice
Competencies and Unpacking Bias
Methodology and Pedagogy
Practical Application in the Classroom

Monday, June 3  |  8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

With working lunch  |  9 contact hours
Inquiry and Object-based Teaching and Learning
Methodology and Material Culture Objects/Primary Sources and Instruction
Practical Application of Teaching with Objects and Other Primary Sources

Knowledge of Local Indigenous Communities
Historical Overview
Contemporary Studies and Resources

Lesson Lab/Research: Pedagogy and Practice
Imbedding Culturally Sustaining Practice into Lesson Planning
Gallery and McCracken Research Library Time
Content Research and Plan Development

Tuesday, June 4  |  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

With working lunch  |  9 contact hours
Sovereignty: Federal/State, Tribal, and Inter-tribal Relationships
History and Background
Contemporary Implications (Land, Water, Food)

Indigenous Sciences
Cultural Ways of Knowing, Sustainability, and Place
Contemporary Implications

Lesson Lab/Research: Evaluation and Revision
Evaluation Tools and Implementation
Gallery and McCracken Research Library Time
Content Research and Plan Development

Wednesday, June 5  |  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

With working lunch  |  7 contact hours
Lesson Lab/Research: Integration and Completion
Gallery and McCracken Research Library Time
Complete IEFA Integrated Plan

Final Project Presentations

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Venue

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY United States
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Organizer

Education Department
Phone
307-578-4005
Email
luked@centerofthewest.org
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