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Senate Bill 13: Tribal History/Shared History

In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 13, now known as Tribal History/Shared History. This law directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to create K-12 Native American Curriculum for inclusion in Oregon public schools and provide professional development to educators. The law also directs the ODE to provide funds to each of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon to create individual place-based curriculum.

For years the state has been missing a critical opportunity to fully leverage the strengths, assets, and contributions our Native American students bring to their communities. The lack of accurate and complete curricula may contribute to the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps between Native American and other students.

In 2014, the ODE’s State Board adopted the Native American/Alaska Native Education State Plan. Objective 7 of the plan states, “Every school district in Oregon implements (K-12) historically accurate, culturally embedded, place-based, contemporary, and developmentally appropriate Native American/Alaska Native curriculum….”.

Native Americans lived in this state long before it became Oregon. How can we teach youth about Oregon history without including the voice of Oregon’s Native American peoples – both past and present? This general lack of knowledge about Native American people extends to curricula - thus SB 13: Tribal History / Shared History. Currently, ODE includes required teaching about Native Americans in ODE’s Social Studies State Standards. Tribal History / Shared History will create opportunities to expand those requirements across multiple content areas.

Updates

Professional Development

  • Watch this video for an introduction to the SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History online courses from the Office of Indian Education and to learn how to set up your iLearn account.
  • Click on the iLearn account instructions sheet (either the text with screen shot images version or the text-only version) to establish an iLearn account. Once you have an iLearn account established you will be able to access both courses on or after October 9th. Note: The courses will not be accessible in iLearn before then.

One point of clarification, the two courses are not live, but instead can be completed asynchronously, individually and/or in a group setting for engagement/reflection/discussion. If you would like PDU’s for taking the courses, you will need to complete them individually.

  • Below are descriptions of the two professional development courses that will be available beginning Friday, October 9:
    1. SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Inservice Course (about 4-5 hours depending on the participant and if this is done in a group setting it could take slightly longer depending on how the discussion/engagement/reflection process goes) - This is a storyboard project of short videos including presentations on the background of Senate Bill (SB) 13 Tribal History / Shared History, The Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon process, The 6 P’s (Critical Orientations for Indigenous Studies Curriculum), Tribal place-based curricula as well as lesson modeling demonstrations. These presentations will be recorded for anytime access and participants can earn PDUs for completion.
    2. Module 1 – SB13 Tribal History/Share History Online Professional Development Course (about 2 hours - 1 hour per EU) - This online course will be the first of a series of interactive online PD focusing on the Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon as well as the Critical Orientations for Indigenous Studies Curriculum. This first series release on October 9th will be Essential Understandings (EU’s) 1 and 2 (of 9). The remaining EU’s (3-9) will be released in weeks following October 9th.

Thank you for your time in reading this information and we hope you enjoy the SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History online professional development courses!


Senate Bill 13

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American Indian Education Curriculum: Examples from other states:

ODE Lesson Plans

The SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History lesson plans will be updated as necessary revisions are completed. Please continue to check the website to ensure you have the most updated lesson plan(s) available. Thank you.

Past and Upcoming Events

  • Statewide Inservice Day Professional Development Opportunities – October 9th, 2020

    The Office of Indian Education will be offering two (2) virtual asynchronous SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History professional development opportunities for educators on October 9th (Statewide Inservice Day).

    The first is a storyboard project of short videos including presentations on the background of Senate Bill (SB) 13 Tribal History / Shared History, The Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon process, The 6 P’s (Critical Orientations for Indigenous Studies Curriculum), Tribal place-based curricula as well as lesson modeling demonstrations. These presentations will be recorded for anytime access and participants can earn PDUs for completion.

    The second online training will be the first of a series of interactive online PD focusing on the Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon as well as the Critical Orientations for Indigenous Studies Curriculum. This first series release on October 9th will be Essential Understandings (EU’s) 1 and 2 (of 9). The remaining EU’s (3-9) will be released in weeks following October 9th. All of the online trainings will be housed in iLearn and made available via web links on the ODE website. Educators can establish an account, log-in for access and receive PDUs for completion.

    More information and details will be coming soon!

  • SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Train-the-Trainer Event

    Thursday, March 19 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Monmouth, OR

  • SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Train-the-Trainer Event Part 2

    Thursday, February 20 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Salem, OR

  • SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Train-the-Trainer Event

    Thursday, December 12 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at a location to be determined in Salem, Oregon
    Train the Trainer PowerPoint Presentation

  • Lesson Plan Preview Event - August, 20, 2019

    PowerPoint Presentation

Other Resources

Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education
Critical Orientations: Indigenous Studies and Outdoor Education Free Self-Paced Online Course

To receive general updates on Senate Bill 13, please contact Indian Education Advisor April Campbell 503-947-5810.

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