Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning Institute 2011

These are the proceedings of NWIC’s 2nd annual Teaching and Learning Institute, which was held June 27-29, 2011 on the Lummi campus.

The Institute was attended by over 30 full- and part-time faculty plus academic administrators from the Lummi and all other full service educational sites.  The following proceedings include videos, PowerPoint presentations and faculty documents created at the Institute.

President Crazy Bull at the 2011 Teaching and Learning Institute






Click here to view photos from the Teaching and Learning Institute


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Proceedings for Day 1 of the Institute (June 27, 2011)

* Opening team building activity – Participants’ responses to the question: “What would you like to leave [the Institute] with?” – click to view notes

* Becoming a Four Year Tribal College – Dr. Laurel Vermillion, President, Sitting Bull College – Click to watch video of presentation

* Small group break out session -responses to the question “Who has inspired you and why?” – click to view notes

* Afternoon small group discussion of book chapter  “It Is Not Necessary For Eagles To Be Crows? – Integrating Culture in STEM programs at Sitting Bull College”  by Dr. Jeremy Guinn. – click to view notes


Proceedings for Day 2 of the Institute (June 28, 2011)

* Small group discussion – What do you do to motivate students? – click to view notes

*Overview of  the Achieving the Dream Initiative – Click to view PowerPoint presentation

*Overview of  the Teaching and Learning Initiative – Click to view PowerPoint presentation

*Active Learning  overview – Click to view PowerPoint presentation

* Action research group activity – Click to view notes

* Indian Education and the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum – Click to view video

* Group Discussions on tribal sovereignty curriculum – click to view notes

* Creating a Landscape for Learning book chapter presentation – click to read the chapter

Proceedings for Day 3 of the Institute (June 29, 2011)

* Thinking and Writing as Voices for the Community: Native Leaders/Native Learners – Lee Vasquez-Ilaoa, Ph.D, OSU-Oklahoma City and Bacone College – Click to view PowerPoint presentationClick to watch video of presentation

* Establishing Academic Foundations at the Developmental Education Level and The Myth of Indian Time – Don McCluskey, NWIC Faculty –  Click to view PowerPoint presentation –  Click to watch video of the presentation

* Closing of the Institute and suggestions – click to view notes

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