Teacher Information and Resources
What kind of services are offered for the Native American students in my classroom?
Individual Academic Tutoring - Students who are reffered for academic tutoring are assigned a tutor with will visit them 2 to 3 times per week. The tutors make contact with the referring teacher to ensure that the teacher's recommendations and concerns are addressed.
Individual Mentoring - Counseling and mentoring strategies that are based in Native American pedagogy are used by the tutors.
Family Communication and Intervention - Staff from our office can make home visits and nurture positive dialogue to meet the needs of the student. Follow up visits are implemented to foster continuity.
Referral Services - Our staff can make referral to agencies that address food, clothing, health, housing, and legal issues.
Academic Events - Our office strives to recognize academic achievement by the student. We are also proponents of long term goal setting and will hold events to assist students and their families focusing on educational planning beyond high school. This could be college, technical school, certificate training programs and on the job training programs.
How can I refer one of my Native American students for services?
Teachers have daily contact with children and notice changes in student performance and behavior at school. If you would like to refer a student to our office, please complete the following referral form and send it to our office through district mail or fax it to us at 696-6953.
Free Curriculum Downloads
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation provides free Indian land tenure curriculum for all educational levels. Head Start & K-12 Curriculum. Lessons of Our Land is an interdisciplinary Indian land curriculum designed to align with existing state standards and is adaptable to include the history and culture of the region’s Indian nations.
Meaning of Home Youth Media Curriculum: This curriculum integrates the Digital Media Arts Club model that the Public Media Corps has already developed, as well as the Standing Bear’s Foosteps standards-based Social Studies curriculum to broaden its reach beyond after-school and community groups and into the classroom as well. The curriculum, in implementation, will allow Native (and non-Native) youth to respond to the question: “What is the Meaning of Home?” through carefully crafted media responses.
Virtual Teaching Materials
Native American beadwork is a great source of mathematics based on a Four fold symmetry. This website provides mathematical concepts used in creating beadwork designs, as well as a cultural background. The website also provides software to create virtual traditional loom designs for Grades 1-12. The Math tutorial game using graphs is a great way for your students to improve their math.
Weaving is a long-time tradition of Navajo history and culture. By looking at the intricate designs Navajo weavers use in making their rugs and blankets, the website highlights the math principles used. It also provides a link to Navajo Rug Weaver software, where students can create their own Navajo-inspired rug designs.
NativeNet is designed to share the knowledge and expertise of the University of Arizona's work with Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, and to deliver professional development and continuing legal education courses.
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