IEFA and the MONTANA COMMON CORE STANDARDS CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By Julie Saylor
INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL (IEFA) and the MONTANA COMMON CORE STANDARDS (MCCS)
On November 4, 2011, the Montana Board of Public Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Literacy (ELA), and Mathematics. In support of educators’ efforts connecting IEFA and MCCS, the Indian Education Division at the OPI has:
· Constructed elementary level COMPANION GUIDES - to provide guidance for instruction that incorporates IEFA resources aligned with Montana Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects Standards that have been identified as facilitating information about American Indians.
o Links to the COMPANION GUIDES are available on the Indian Education web pages, as well as the Montana Common Core Standards web pages.
· Revised elementary literature units to reflect MCCS alignment.
(NOTE: The ELA middle grades and high school levels Companion Guides are in the works, as are Math Companion Guides and lesson updates. PLEASE CHECK BACK. )