Indigenized Professional Learning

Champion student learning while teaching the diverse histories, cultures and contributions of California Native peoples.

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Native Ways of Knowing Micro-courses

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 people.

Native Knowledge ~ Innovative ~ Place-based Learning ~ Collaborative ~ Liberatory Design

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Learn how to create intentional learning spaces to engage, support, and honor K12 American Indian students. Learnings will create a foundation for understanding American Indian student identity and needs; raise awareness about historical bias and institutional racism; and encourage participants to identify strategies for American Indian student success.

Explore elements that are guiding principles for California Indian Education for All. The 150+ tribes of California each have distinct and unique heritage, cultural traditions, tribal members, language, and government that contribute to modern California.

Presented by: Nicole Myers-Lim

Learn the CICSC Land Acknowledgment Toolkit to honor and acknowledge the original nations on whose land we live, learn, and work. This transformative act is a step to undo the intentional erasure of indigenous peoples and supports decolonizing land relations.

Presented by: Dr. Joely Proudfit

Design intentional learning spaces to engage, support, and honor K12 American Indian students. Explore American Indian student identity and needs; learn about historical bias and institutional racism; and identify strategies for AI/AN student success.

Presented by: Dr. Joely Proudfit and Nicole Myers-Lim

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Learn from the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor, Dr. Anton Treuer, as he offers a thoughtful, personal, and engaging keynote and reflective conversation about his book, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition).

Presented by: Dr. Joely Proudfit and Dr. Anton Treuer

Identity and Stereotypes: Why Do Representations Matter?, an educational resource aimed at educating California’s youth on a critical issue facing Native Peoples. This curriculum was developed by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.

Learn the importance of acknowledging the diversity of Indigenous peoples' cultures, traditions, and languages. Learn the impact of words and tips for using appropriate terminology to prevent stereotypes and encourage cultural understanding for students.

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Learn about the history of American Indian Boarding Schools. Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. Explore how tribal members are reclaiming their history and healing as a community.

Explore the foundational understandings of teaching about Native Americans. Learn ways to transform teaching by recognizing problematic narratives of Native Americans on U.S. society and education. Share more accurate Native American narratives.

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If you have questions about Native Ways of Knowing Micro-courses

please contact Dr. Staci Block, San Diego County Office of Education, Innovation Division

California Indian Education for All Partners

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