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					Oglala Lakota College
 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

     Education Department
    Teacher Training Program
Native American Indian Reservations
    About The Pine Ridge Reservation
• 2nd largest Indian Reservation
• Home of 60,000 Oglala Lakota (Sioux)
• Slightly larger than Connecticut
• Lowest per capita income in America
• Teaching positions are the most numerous job positions
  on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
• Less than forty-five percent of the teachers are Native
  American while the school population is ninety-eight
  percent Native American, primarily of Lakota descent.
• There are 4 types of schools on the reservation: BIA
  boarding school, Grant/contract BIA funded schools (7),
  public schools (4) and private schools (2).
                 BIA School Data
• Nation's 185 BIA schools educate about 47,000 students in 23
• Nation-wide, one in four bureau schools made adequate
  progress under the federal education act this year.
• In South Dakota, more than 7,000 students attend reservation
  schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
• Collectively, these students have the lowest test scores in the
• The recently released BIA report card shows that five of the 21
  BIA funded schools in South Dakota met adequate yearly
• Two are facing restructuring, one is on alert status and the
  remaining 18 are in school improvement / corrective action
• Of the seven BIA funded schools on the Pine Ridge Indian
  Reservation, none met AYP in accordance with Bureau's goals
  under No Child Left Behind.
     Native American Education
Bureau of Indian Affairs   South Dakota
• 185 schools              • 167 School Districts
• 47,000 students          • 128,000 students
• 23 states                • 14,000 Native American

              BIA in South Dakota
              •21 South Dakota
              •7,000 students
              •7 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
   Wakanyeja Imahel Kiktapi Na
• “Awakening Literacy in our Children”
  Literacy Conference, May, 2004
• Over 300 participants from the 7 BIA
  funded schools on Pine Ridge
• Hosted a variety of training sessions on
  scientifically-based reading research
• Highlighted the 5 components of reading –
  phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency,
  vocabulary, and comprehension
Student Internship
         • Program includes an
           internship component
         • Opportunity for
           interns to
           demonstrate and
           learned in Methods
    Summer Session Proposal Goals
     The goal of this pilot project was to
     increase the reading proficiency of
     Native American children on the Pine
     Ridge Indian Reservation through
•    building and sustaining teacher
     competency in implementing
     scientifically-based reading practices and;
•    empowering parents to support their
     children in learning to read.
           Instructional Practices
• Five Essential Areas of Reading Instruction (Teacher
  Reading Academies)
• Assessment, Analysis and Planning based on Results,
  and Monitoring Progress (DIBELS)
• Planning Effective Instruction (Effective Lesson Planning
  & Classroom Management, 3-Tier Reading Model)
• Effective Instruction and Engaged Learning (Proven
• Struggling Readers and English Language Learners
• Proven Ideas for Parents (Simple, yet Powerful,
  Everyday Activities and Interactions)
   Summer Reading Institute
Professional Development Model

                  Leadership                Community
                               of Reading

     Assessment       Professional Development     Teaching & Learning

           Institute Schedule
Week One                   Week Two
• Oral Language            • Native American
  Development                Literature
• Lakota Language          • Vocabulary
• Phonemic Awareness       • Fluency
• Phonics and Word Study   • Comprehension
• Effective Instruction    • BIA Reading First
• Dibels                   • 3-Tier Instruction
• At-Home Activities       • Putting it All Together
                           • NICHD Research
Follow-up               Impact
• Additional Resources • 26 SBRR trained
• Site visits, feedback   professionals in 6 of
  and coaching            the 7 BIA schools
• Online Community      • Strengthened
                          relationships with
                          schools & communities
                        • Professional
                          collaboration and
                          networking   key - reading
        Continued Outreach
• SDIEA / SDABBE Annual Conference
• Lakota Nation Education Conference
• National Indian Education Association
   Contact Information
Summer Reading Institute
      key – reading

     Art Fisher, Dean of Education
Shannon Amiotte, Education Instructor
 Terri Bissonette, Education Instructor

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