Course Description

This course provides a basic foundation for implementing Indian Education for All (IEFA) in your classroom.  IEFA offers students an opportunity to meet academic standards in multiple content areas and grade levels as they learn about the distinct and unique cultures and heritages of American Indians.

Created by Mike Jetty, OPI Indian Education Specialist 

"I enjoyed reading through the lessons and thinking about how they can easily fit into the classroom. The video presentations were also well done. I will continue to do my on research on the different reservations in Montana." —Teacher, Broadwater County, MT

User Rating User Ratings: 3.8 3.8 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 2 hours

course descriptionGain ideas and resources for integrating the Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians into your curriculum! Through asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, you’ll deepen your understanding of and build a mindset for integrating Montana Native perspectives and voices into the classroom. Course topics include culturally-responsive teaching, IEFA resources, and IEFA curriculum planning. Created and facilitated by School Services of Montana and the Montana OPI Indian Education Unit.

Please contact to determine if you can be added to the roster.

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Another session will run Fall 2021, check back later for specific dates. 

Type: Facilitated
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 24 hours
Enrollment Opens: 12/8/20
Course Dates: 1/15/21 - 3/15/21
Note: Enrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.
course description

This course provides a step-by-step overview of The Framework: A Practical Guide for MT Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All (IEFA). This course will help all educators in understanding how to carefully integrate IEFA practices across curriculum areas in classrooms, schools, and districts.

Developed by Dr. Tammy Elser in partnership with the Salish Kootenai College (SKC).

"You gave great suggestions on how to approach and teach the subject." —Substitute, Glasgow, MT

user rating User rating: 3.6 3.6 stars 


Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 4 hours