6TH ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE, Feb. 27-28, Billings, Call for Proposals

Monday, November 14, 2011
By Julie Saylor

6th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference
February 27-28, 2012
Billings – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Understanding our Differences, Valuing our Connections – Building and Maintaining Culturally Responsive Relationships

Connecting to the work that has been carried on during the last five years to successfully and comprehensively implement Indian Education for All across Montana’s diverse communities, the theme for this year’s conference will explore the importance of crossing cultural and community divides to establish strong and productive relationships.

 Please consider sharing your knowledge and experiences related to this topic by submitting a conference presentation proposal.  The Call for Proposals form will be available until December 30.

The Indian Education Division and Office of Public Instruction will also be soliciting nominations for an important opportunity – the Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education for All, in honor of one of Montana’s finest educators, Teresa Veltkamp.  Nomination forms for the award will be available December 15th at OPI Indian Education Hot Topics. Please give consideration to this opportunity to acknowledge an outstanding educator’s efforts in the promotion of and steadfast support for Indian Education for All.

A registration form for the conference will also be available by December 15th at OPI Indian Education Hot Topics.  A block of sleeping rooms is available at the Crowne Plaza (252-7400) under OPI Best Practices until January 26th.   

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