Indian Education for All Program to Host Exhibits from Across State in Rotunda


Thursday, January 27, 2011
By Allyson Hagen
406-444-3160

MEDIA ADVISORY for

January 28, 2011

 

Contact: Allyson Hagen, ahagen2@mt.gov, 406.444.3160


Indian Education for All Program to Host Exhibits from

Across the State in Capitol Rotunda

Montana’s Office of Public Instruction will showcase a variety of materials developed for teachers to support the implementation of the Indian Education for All Act. Since 2005, when the legislature provided funding for the implementation Indian Education for All, the Office of Public Instruction, working with teachers and tribal educators, has created over 220 classroom units and lessons spanning nearly every curriculum area.  

 

Featured exhibits will include a preview of the Montana Skies: Blackfeet Astronomy and Montana Skies: Crow Astronomy DVDs and Teacher’s Guides. The project integrates three traditional Blackfeet and Crow oral star stories with ethno-astronomy and contemporary astronomy concepts guided by Blackfeet and Crow keepers of that knowledge.

 

Other presenters will include:

  • Browning student singers
  • Columbus Public Schools and Stillwater County Museum Partnership
  • Harlem Schools visual curriculum
  • Helena Schools IEFA program
  • Victor Schools IEFA websites and professional development
  • Montana Writing Project
  • OPI Indian Education Resources

 


WHEN:           Friday, January 28, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenters will be available to speak with the media at 11:30 am.

Browning student singers will start their program shortly before noon.

 

WHERE:         Capitol rotunda

 

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