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Storytelling and Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices for and About Native American Students

Storytelling and Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices for and About Native American Students
Date
March 23, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Location
Online
Cost
Free
Credit
1 hour
Grade Level Grades K-12, Professional Development

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Literacy and the Science of Reading is a continual hot topic in education as nationally our literacy scores remain low. Culturally responsive instructional approaches in the classroom benefit all students and are easily adaptable across content areas. However, culturally responsive literacy is a more complex approach as it relies on the literacy practices and history of students’ cultures to engage the brain to perform the act of reading. For many Native American students, literacy is grounded in oral tradition, Native languages, and centuries of storytelling which are not typically reflected or valued in Westernized literacy education and standards. This session from the National Indian Education Association will provide an overview of Native literacy history and best practices with an emphasis on oral literacy and storytelling and their alignment to literacy standards. While this session is Native-specific, oral literacy and tradition is deeply rooted in many Indigenous communities and is beneficial for all students.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Hi! I am Dr. Casie Wise, the Education Specialist for the National Indian Education Association. I have over 20 years of classroom, leadership, and consulting experience. My specialty is in culture-based curriculum and pedagogy, professional development for educators, best practices in assessment, and educational research.  Including twelve years of teaching middle and high school ELA in the United States and abroad, I have also served as a K-12 school support director, instructional coach, core advocate for Tennessee, literacy advisor, and education consultant.  My current role includes managing grants for developing curriculum and instructional resources, cultivating partnerships with other education organizations, and providing professional development and oversight for our Educator Initiative.  

I live in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, with my husband, who is a retired Navy veteran, and my son and daughter.  I have a BSE in Secondary English Education from John Brown University in Arkansas, an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership both from the University of Memphis. 

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NIEA.SML Conference.Culturally Responsive Literacy for Native American Students (002).pptx

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March 23, 2022
18.5 MB
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Project-based learning lesson on Storytelling.pdf

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March 23, 2022
0.1 MB
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Storytelling as Academic Discourse.pdf

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March 23, 2022
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Teaching Culturally, Teaching Responsibly.pdf

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March 23, 2022
0.2 MB
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Reviews

1 Review
Storytelling and Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices
Excellent webinar. Great resources from the NIEA-National Indian Education Association.
Kathryn Fairbanks
March 31, 2022