INDIGENIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Native Ways of Knowing Micro-Courses
Champion student learning while teaching the diverse histories, cultures, and contributions of California Native Peoples
San Diego County Office of Education and California Indian Education for All (CIEFA) will be hosting Native Ways of Knowing micro-courses. Educators and leaders are invited to learn from Native American educational, cultural, and tribal experts. Digital resources and Native Ways of Knowing micro-courses will liberate teachers and schools to educate students about the diverse histories, cultures, and contributions of California Native peoples. Educators and leaders will learn how to champion Indigenous education and design programs that support cultural and linguistic preservation and revitalization. The culturally responsive resources shared will improve representations and classroom climates for teaching and learning about California's First Peoples.
JOIN DR. DEBBIE REESE, FOUNDER OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Native Ways of Knowing LIVE Webinars
Supporting Literacy and Culturally Responsive Instruction for Native American Students
San Diego County Office of Education and California Indian Education for All are hosting a free, Native Ways of Knowing Webinar Series. K-12 educators and leaders are invited to learn from Dr. Debbie Reese in a six-session series to access free culturally responsive resources to improve representations and classroom climates for teaching and learning about California's first peoples. Participants will gain knowledge on supporting literacy and culturally responsive instruction for Native American students.
Participants will reflect on the following:
Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, founder of the American Indians in Children's Literature, will provide critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. This series is designed to offer interactive and responsive Native Ways of Knowing professional learning. Dr. Reese will discuss why representations matter and how we can think differently about the classics book selection we continue to pass down to generations and using culturally responsive strategies when selecting titles for young readers. Each session will include access to free, open-source lesson plans, resources, and instructional materials.
- Whose stories do we chose to promote?
- How can we design more actively-centered Native stories and experiences?
- How can we use children's books to broaden our community conversation about race and decolonization?
- What ways can schools design programs and structures to honor Native Ways of Knowing?
All live, virtual webinars will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST
Feb 9: Selecting and Using Educational Materials about Indigenous Peoples
Feb 15: Teaching California Missions
March 1: Teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge: We Are Water Protectors
March 15: Teaching the Gold Rush
March 29: Teaching American Indian Boarding Schools
April 12: Native Activism and Changemakers: Alcatraz
Register at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/902-214570
Electronic Flyer: https://bit.ly/NativeWaysSeries
Audience: PK-12 teachers, administrators, tribal education staff, and school librarians