Curriculum and Instruction

Over thirty years teaching experience in Indian Education. I have conducted numerous staff development and teacher in-service training sessions throughout the Mainland United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada on: systemic change and school reform; Fourth Generation Evaluation methods; Native learning styles; the cross cultural relevance of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences; student motivation; cultural dimensions of self-esteem development; healing power of laughter, humor, and play; effective strategies in increasing parental involvement; program planning and design of talented and gifted services for American Indian/Alaskan Native students; substance abuse education prevention; counseling issues and human diversity; healing and recovery; transformational leadership development; spirituality of educational practice; multicultural education; cultural competency and healthy work environments; cross cultural communication skill development; and numerous other topics addressing culturally related academic needs.

In addition, I have developed curriculum materials for Indian adult education and edited several publications on career education for Indian youth, Indian parenting, the use of low ropes activities for team building, and grant writing instructional guides. During Academic Year (AY) 1998-99 I worked with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Native American Sports Council to develop a training curriculum series for reservation-based health and wellness programs designed to identify and nurture emerging Olympian athletes