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Grow Our Own Professional Development Project

Grow Our OWN 2017-2021

Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, Pala Band of Mission Indians is able to award American Indians/Alaska Natives with the opportunity to earn a California preliminary K-12 teaching credential or a California principal certification. Six teacher candidates will be selected; six principal candidates will be selected.

The project covers tuition at California State University San Marcos (100%), fees, and materials and provides a $500/month stipend for full time students. Additionally, the program provides a year of induction support upon completion of training and job placement.

American Indians/Alaska Natives selected to participate can earn a K-12 teaching credentials or principal certification.

American Indian Education for All Conference: Indigenizing the Classroom

Engage in dynamic professional learning around building more culturally responsive systems, schools, and classrooms in the inaugural American Indian Education for All Conference. Join teams of preschool, K-12, college and university teachers, counselors and administrators at this new, two-day event from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at Cal State San Marcos in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The theme for the American Indian Education for All Conference is Indigenizing the Classroom. It is led by Drs. Joely Proudfit, Olympia Kyriakidis, Linda Sue Warner, and Julie Goldman.

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Featured Speakers

  • Nicole Myers-Lim (Pomo), Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
  • Mandy Broaddus (Assiniboine and Sioux), Director of Indian Education, Montana State Department of Education
  • Mike Jetty (Spirit Lake Dakota), Curriculum Specialist, Montana State Department of Education
  • John W. Tippeconnic, III (Comanche), Professor Emeritus and Former Director of the American Indian Studies Program, Arizona State University

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