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Cultural Awareness Through the Native Experience (Portland)

  • Montessori Northwest 622 SE Grand Ave (map)

EXPANDING CULTURAL AWARENESS IN THE CLASSROOM THROUGH THE NATIVE EXPERIENCE

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019, 9:00AM - 12:30PM 

Culture is something everybody has. With a willingness to be curious, participants will gain cultural self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding to become co-responsible for building healthy communities.

This workshop is for teachers across multiple content areas, including social studies, science and arts. It will provide guiding principles in teaching Tribal history as Oregon history and take-home activities for educators to engage students on a journey of inclusivity that includes fostering social learning, teaching multiple perspectives, understanding implicit bias, sovereignty, and the intersection of history, culture and place for a multicultural framework.

Presented by Robin Butterfield (Anishinabe, Ho-chunk) and the Confluence Project. Robin Butterfield is a lifelong Native educator, respected leader, and National Indian Education Association member and former president. Throughout her career, she has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, training professional, writer, and administrator. Robin has served in a number of leadership roles, as the President of the Oregon Indian Education Association, the Oregon Multicultural Education Association and on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education through appointment by the Bush and Obama Administrations.

Download a flyer about these free workshops.

Location:  Childpeace - Metro Montessori, 1418 NW Savier, Portland, OR  97209 (map)
Audience:  Teachers and assistants
Cost: FREE

Earlier Event: March 14
Portland - Intro to Montessori (Part 2)
Later Event: March 16
Free Info Session (Bay Area)