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Essential Understandings for Learning and Teaching about American Indians: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Next Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
10:30am to 1:30pm


Location: 
Fourth St. and Independence Ave. SW
Building: 
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Details: 

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and OSSE invite English Language Arts (ELA) grades 3-12 teachers to the second session in a three-part series: Culturally Relevant Literacy Instruction. In this session participants will:

  • Increase their content knowledge and pedagogical practices to teach Native American history and culture in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Engage in hands-on workshops to critically examine media and educational materials with an emphasis on social studies-related art activities and enhance them with learning opportunities that are culturally appropriate and student-centered.
  • Effectively identify, access, and utilize new resources—including the NMAI's Native Knowledge 360°materials—in their classroom to increase inclusion for all students.

For questions, please contact Ashleigh Tillman at [email protected] or Renee Gokey at [email protected]. Save the date for part three of this workshop series, Theory to Practice: Planning for a Culturally Responsive Literacy Classroom, taking place on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., location TBD.

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