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 will launch in November 2021

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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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.

Launching Nov 2021

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.

Launching Nov 2021

Stories told about the first Thanksgiving often perpetuate harmful stereotypes and racism. Learn how to decolonize Thanksgiving, acknowledge Native Peoples, and show Native Americans as contemporary people with thriving cultures.

Launching Nov 2021

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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.

Launching Dec 2021

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.

Launching Dec 2021

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.

Launching Feb 2022

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decolonizing the california gold rush

Launching Spring 2022

indigenous voices of California Missions

Launching Spring 2022

Tears of our Ancestors: American Indian Removal

Launching Spring 2022

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Launching Spring 2022

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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