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How To Teach STI

Train the Trainers Video

Integrating Washington State’s tribal sovereignty curriculum


Welcome!  This video series—for “Train the Trainer” sessions—is perfect for the individual educator, grade or content area team, or an entire district.  Shana Brown and Jerry Price show teachers how to integrate tribal sovereignty into already existing curriculum—both at philosophical and pragmatic levels.  This video series will take you through how to train your staff, but it is also valuable for the novice teacher who wishes to hear from teachers who have taught STI, hear tribal voices regarding the curriculum, and the rationale and background of the tribal-state partnership to create STI.  The first of its kind, the video training series meets teachers where they are so that they can look at STI Curriculum and say, “I can do that.”


Ms. Brown is a Yakama descendant (with a little Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Squaxin, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Tulalip, and Snoqualmie mixed in!)born and raised on the Rez.  She is a 21 year teaching veteran in the social studies and language arts at the secondary and post-secondary level.  Jerry Price is a middle school teacher in the Yelm school district.  He has lead trainings as well as his own social studies team to integrate tribal history and sovereignty teachings into US and Washington State History.  Both helped to co-write Washington’s grade level expectations for the social studies, the STI Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Series, and aligned the units to the Common Core State Standards as well.


Overview of Training


How the Curriculum Works

Making Tribal Contacts

Participant Comments

Trainer Expectations