MSU Denver

Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

Successful Practices For Working With Native American Students

This course developed by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center provides an overview of Equity in K-12 Education and consists of six modules including a post assessment.

General Course Overview

This course developed by Dr. Dan Jesse, an Equity Coordinator with the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center. This course will cover successful practices for working with Native American students. This content includes suggested resources as well as specific practices used to address Reading/Language Arts; Science, Technology, Engineering and Science instruction. Content includes modules dedicated to culturally responsive curriculum and instruction as well post-secondary options and dropout prevention.  The course consists of six learning modules and each has a short assessment at the end. We hope the course will enhance the participants understanding of resources and best practices for successfully working with Native American students. Once you have completed the entire course, you will need to complete the survey on the last page of the final module. After the survey is received participants will receive an electronic certificate from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, as part of the Innovative and Lifelong Learning program.

About Course Organization

By successful completion of this course, you will learn about successful practices for working with Native American students.

This course will discuss the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Reading and Language Arts
  • Module 3: Math and Science/STEM
  • Module 4: Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Instruction
  • Module 5: College/Career Success and Dropout Prevention
  • Module 6: Conclusion

Professional Development Units

The suggested amount of Professional Development Units for this course is 3 contact hours. MSU Denver will issue a certificate of completion and it is at the discretion of state licensing agencies, school districts, or local educational agency to recognize completion for professional development credits.

Google Classroom Access

1) Make sure you have a google account as you will need to sign in. You can create one at no cost using any email address.

2) Go to Google Classroom at the following link and sign into your google account:

3) Once you are signed in click on the + sign at the top right hand of the page. On the dropdown menu click on Join Class.

4) A pop-up screen will ask for the class code. Use the following code to access the course: bizrjsh

Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-2020

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Mailing Address: PO Box 173362, Campus Box 63A, Denver, CO 80217