Amplify Native Voices in the Classroom
Online PD Course for Teachers and Administrators
DEVELOP CONFIDENCE WITH NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS
Teachers have questions and concerns about what to teach and how to teach about Native Americans in the classroom. This online course offers resources and experiences to help inspire, transform, and infuse teachers with personal and professional confidence in addressing cultural arts in their classroom.
Amplify Native Voices in the Classroom is a 1-credit online Canvas course that includes 15 hours of instruction. The course is open to all educators from Pre-K to High School, administrators, Native partners, and community members. Each year the course will be moderated by one facilitator from the BYU ARTS Partnership Leadership Team. It is recommended the course be completed within four months, but participants are given one year to complete the course for credit.
Learning activities include:
- Studying personal culture and identity through a NearPod lesson designed by Alan Groves, focused on his journey as a Native artist and educator
- Gaining an understanding of the legal history of US Tribal relations from a Native perspective
- Exploring the history of each of the eight sovereign nations in Utah through interactive timelines*
- Learning to select culturally responsible content and resources for the classroom through a decision-based learning model filled with examples and non-examples
- Learning culturally responsive principles to guide instructional choices through discussion boards, videos and podcasts
- Connecting and collaborating with other educators through discussion, lesson plan sharing, and sharing stories of culturally responsive teaching
*Timeline availability for each tribe is dependent on tribal council approval.