The focus of the summit is to help educators identify and understand culturally responsive pedagogies and Indigenous knowledge in the classroom to promote equity in education. The summit will be held June 10-11, 2015 in Boise, Idaho at the Red Lion Downtowner. We will be offering over 20 sessions on climate, culture, curriculum, and community. Dr. Margaret Kovach, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan and author of “Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts” will be the keynote speaker. We urge early childhood educators and practitioners to register for the three-hour early literacy workshop on June 10. Each participant will receive three free Idaho STARS child care provider credits and an assortment of materials. We look forward to seeing you at the summit.
Vision: To advance an innovative and flexible comprehensive state education system for Idaho’s American Indian student population from kindergarten through post-secondary education that focuses on results, inspires all students, and prepares them to be successful in meeting today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.
Mission: The Idaho State Department Office of Indian Education works in collaboration with Idaho’s tribes and educational stakeholders to create the conditions for equitable access and academic success for American Indian students. Maintaining and sustaining the unique status of American Indians, preserving cultural identity, and raising cultural awareness are the foundations of our work.
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