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Continuing Education

Inclusive Curriculum Design

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PST December 3, 2013 Location: York Graduate Center Room 107, Graduate Campus

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    Se-ah-dom Edmo

York Graduate Center Room 107, Graduate Campus

Students who learn to value, protect, and respect one another’s rights grow into citizens who know how to work together as local, state, and national leaders. To this end, we need classroom-ready curricula that affirms everyone in our classrooms. Yet how do we do this, and do it well?

Participants in this workshop will explore The Oregon Tribal Histories and Sovereignty Curriculum Design Project as a model for inclusive curricula design focused upon learner outcomes, including:

  • Civic awareness and inclusiveness
  • Increased affect on relationships across perceived differences
  • Positive self-conceptions, and
  • Group abilities

This workshop will provide counselors, educators, and administrators with skills to address and explore issues of inequity in the classroom and school in a way that works toward inclusiveness and away from objectification and alienation.

Content emphasis is focused on how to create and influence inclusive curriculum design and the role of education in forming norms of respect for differences. Workshop content is relevant to community members and activists, as well as counselors and educators.

This workshop is part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Se-ah-dom Edmo

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs

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About the Instructor

Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from Celilo, a fishing village along the Columbia River. Throughout her work she has been part of creating and expanding two AmeriCorps Programs, OMSI’s Salmon Camp, The International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education (NZ), OHSU’s School of Medicine Diversity Achievement Programs, and currently, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark College. 

Her recent publications and work are centered around action research and engagement that benefits and builds capacity for Tribes and communities she works with and include: the Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country (November 2012) the first of its kind, providing sample legal language for adapting tribal codes to recognize the rights of all tribal citizens; and Identity Wars: A Comparative Ethical Critique of the Debate Over Indian Identity (July 2012). She was instrumental in Oregon’s successful ban of race-based Native American sports names in K-12 schools as well as the campaign to win the Freedom to Marry in Washington State. 

Se-ah-dom is the Director for the Oregon Tribal Histories and Sovereignty Curriculum Design Project, which will develop a state-wide Indian Histories and Sovereignty curricula aligned to Oregon curriculum standards. The project will use an Indigenous conceptual framework for curriculum development and content development that involves working with a wide cross-section of Tribal people and Tribal Governments. She is co-author of American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership and Blood, a book to be published by Praeger Publishers in 2014.

She currently serves as the Vice-President of the Oregon Indian Education Association and serves on the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Education Committee, Portland Inter-Tribal Canoe Club and the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center Boards. Her past board service positions have included Columbia Riverkeeper, the Nak-Nu-Wit (Systems of Care Program) at NARA Northwest and Northwest Indian Storytellers Association as well as many others. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, James and their children: Siale, Imasees and Miyosiwin.

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