Indigenous Responsiveness Through the Integration of Native American Literature
This presentation will include information about the Enemy Swim Day School Indigenous Responsive model and how it is implemented at the school. The school will share the foundations of their literacy program. The heart of the presentation is the school's Bureau of Indian Education's CLSD (Comprehensive Literacy State Development) grant which included blended learning, foundational skill development, vocabulary, and the integration of Native American Literature into the core Literacy/ELA curriculum which helped to increase the school reading proficiency levels over 15%. This session will focus on the integration of the native literature and showcase the process and finished products that were developed. Attendees will be provided a list of Native American literature books that were purchased and considered and a list of units developed. Participants will have time to collaborate with each other interactively.
Dr. Nadine Eastman has over 30 years of experience in Indian education. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership. She has a School Improvement Specialist Certificate from the University of Nebraska/AdvancED. She has worked in curriculum development for many years at multiple grade levels from preschool through high school. She has mentored many teachers in Instructional Design and Lesson Delivery. She served as the instructional coach for the Dakotah Language teachers and still works closely with the staff in that valued department. Although she has mainly taught math, she also implemented this project while teaching middle school English Language Arts.
Dr. Jeannine Metzger has been in public and tribal education for over 29 years. She has a teaching career spanning over 18 years on the Pine Ridge Reservation, during that time she became a National Board certified teacher. She received her Master's in Education in 2013 and has been a principal on both the Pine Ridge Reservation and is now located on the Lake Traverse Reservation for the last nine years. Jeannine has mentored beginning teachers in the state of South Dakota under the WoLakota Project and also with the Wookiya Project.