The American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) has been in existence for six years. It is a growing Native teacher training conference that has served thousands of Native and Non-Native educators through its conferences, seminars, and publications. The Conference is sponsored by the College of Education at Northern Arizona University (NAU).
We invite you to submit a proposal for the Sixth Annual Conference July 10-11, 2015 at the High Country Conference Center on the NAU campus. The substantially discounted rate of $125 registration fee includes a luncheon each day. The Drury Hotel is located next to the Center and it is walking distance of all the sights and sounds of downtown Flagstaff. All our conferences presentations are peer reviewed and selected papers are published in the conference proceedings.
Jo-ann Archibald A Raven’s Story About Indigenous Teacher Education: Honouring Place, Community, and Culture.This presentation highlights the 40-year history and experiences of a Canadian Indigenous teacher education program – NITEP at the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. A Raven story and logo has guided NITEP’s philosophy, values, and structure so that the program honours and builds upon place, community, and culture. Dr. Archibald will share stories about NITEP’s leadership, community engagement, and ways that Indigenous Knowledges have shaped, strengthened, and challenged those associated with NITEP. Raven’s persistence, commitment, and transforming nature will have an important place in these stories.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus Montana’s Indian Education For All ActMs. Smoker Broaddus’ presentation provides an overview of the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s unique State Education Agency-level work in Indian Education. She will discuss the work and impact of Montana’s Indian Education for All legislation and subsequent implementation in schools and classrooms across Montana. Data from a recent outside state-wide evaluation of the program will be shared. In addition, she will discuss information and resources related to the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s Schools of Promise initiative that seeks to directly collaborate with the state’s lowest performing schools in turnaround efforts. In particular, Ms. Broaddus will share academic data resulting from the Indian Education for All resources that are intended to serve as a bridge between theory and practice and also between the delivery of content and the development of skills.