The History of the Flathead Reservation (IEFA Book Club Registration) Autumn 2020
This self-paced online Moodle course explores the history of the Flathead Reservation. The text used in this self-paced book club targets high-school-aged and adult readers; however, teachers of all grades and content areas will build background knowledge and learn instructional strategies that will facilitate the integration of Indian Education for All.

The primary texts are:
• Bigart, R., Woodcock, C. (eds.) (1996). In the Name of the Salish & Kootenai Nation: The 1855 Hell Gate Treaty and the Origin of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Pablo: Salish Kootenai College Press.
• Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee. (2003). A Brief History of the Salish and Pend d’Oreille Tribes. St. Ignatius: Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee.
• Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council. (2005). The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press.
• Vanderburg, Agnes. (1995). Coming Back Slow: The Importance of Preserving Salish Indian Culture and Language. Pablo: Salish Kootenai College Press.

Through readings and examinations of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies and two lesson plans for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.

This course is the equivalent to 30 classroom hours (30 OPI renewal units), which is the equivalent of 2 university credits. This is a self-paced course, but do not expect to complete it in one sitting! Course participants must be comfortable working independently and be self-motivated to complete all work within the flexible time frame.

You can register for the course now or any time before November 15, 2020; with course completion by December 15, 2020.

Sindie Kennedy (
Erin Lipkind (
Michele McGuire (

Registration fee: $250

Credit: 30 OPI Renewal Units or 2 Semester Credits (semester credit is offered through the University of Montana and is an additional fee of $155. The course instructor will provide a separate registration form). The total cost savings is 40% by going through WMPLC to get university continuing education credits.

* Complete this form.
* Within a few days, you will receive an invoice via email.
* Pay the invoice/registration fee (online or by check) in order to begin.
* You will receive a username and password and steps to access the Moodle course.
* The instructor will send an introductory email.

* If you are taking the course for OPI renewal units, WMPLC will send you OPI renewal units upon completion of the semester (Autumn 2020).

* If you are taking the course for University of Montana semester credits, complete the course and submit the form and additional payment of $155 by December 15, 2020. The semester credit registration form will be shared with you when your registration is received. You will then need to send the completed semester credit form and payment to your instructor by the date listed above. The instructor will collect all of the registration forms and send them together to the U of M at the end of the semester.

Obtaining copies of the books: Check your school /district or local library. Amazon and other online booksellers often have used copies available. The instructor is available to assist with locating copies, if needed.

Event Number: 21521022
EDU 455 and C&I 555
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