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Tribal History/Shared History for High School Biology and Earth Science Teachers

Workshop Details

Date(s): May 6, 2021
Time: 4:00-6:00PM
Place: Distance workshop, Zoom link will be emailed prior to the workshop
Presenter:
  • Brandon Culbertson, SB13 Specialist for Beaverton School District, Curriculum Consultant, and Vice Chair of the American Indian/Alaska Native Advisory Committee to ODE
  • Caitlin Everett, Science Specialist for Beaverton School District, Lead Author of Patterns HS Science for All Curriculum, and Science Education Leader
Audience: High school biology and Earth science teachers
Capacity: 80 participants
Fees: None
Goals: Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the high school Tribal History/Shared History lessons on food sovereignty and land management, as well as an additional lesson on traditional burning practices and the long steward-based relationship that forest fire management plays within climate change.
Description: The lessons and resources created by the the nine federally recognized Tribes of Oregon and ODE through Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared are a long awaited gift to our students and community. To teach the science lessons in a culturally sustaining and responsive manner, educators must consider the intersections of Indigenous ways of knowing, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and the past and present relationships between the Tribes, the land, and the various biological and ecological relationships therein. Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the high school Tribal History/Shared History lessons on food sovereignty and land management, as well as an additional lesson on traditional burning practices and the long steward-based relationship that forest fire management plays within climate change. Participants will also apply the teachings of those lessons to the broader pedagogies of the Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon and the Critical Orientations of Indigenous Studies Curriculum.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes: These lesson plans are for all biology and Earth science teachers. Please note that the TH/SH Biology Lessons are also part of the Patterns Biology Curriculum.

All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on theĀ trainingĀ hours.
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