Summer Teacher Institute 2021

Join educators from around the state as they learn about the new North Dakota Studies high school curriculum and the Inquiry Design Model.

The Summer Teacher Institute will feature hands-on opportunities to develop inquiry materials. The institute will be held in a hybrid format both online and in person July 26-29, 2021, at the Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, ND. The content focus is the new North Dakota Studies high school curriculum, but participation is open to educators of all grade levels. Capacity is limited–register soon!

Online Professional Development Program for the Lessons of Our Land Curriculum

*Online Independent Learning Opportunity*

The Lessons of Our Land professional development program provides teachers with a variety of learning opportunities to enhance their practice by incorporating and utilizing a culturally-responsive curriculum. As an educator, you will gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum and develop the necessary skills to help your students get the most out of their learning experience. Professional development participants will also have access to a safe, robust private forum where you can share your experiences and resources (including photos and videos), celebrate classroom successes, and discuss the challenges of teaching Lessons of Our Land. By participating in the professional development program, you’ll receive:

– Ongoing access to six sessions on video
– Downloadable PowerPoint presentations with practical exercises
– Exclusive access to the private discussion forum where educators can interact
– Reference materials will be added over time, including specific links to ILTF resources

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to become part of a larger community of learners and educators while maximizing the impact of Lessons of Our Land for your students. Individual one-year memberships are available for $100. Please inquire about pricing for groups or institutions.

Click the ‘Register’ button below to download the printable registration form. Questions about Professional Development may be directed to Nichlas Emmons, Program Officer at Indian Land Tenure Foundation via email ( or telephone (651-766-8999). Teachers will earn CEUs for their successful completion of the program from United Tribes Technical College.