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Events for School Year 2020-2021

Lecture Series: Indigenous Learning A Spiritual Walk

Monday, November 2, 2020
from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Grace and Patience: Applying the Ethic of Care Lens in Ethical Leadership, Teaching, and Decision Making in “Distance Learning.”

These are unprecedented times. Every teacher may feel like they are a first year
teacher once again! During these challenging times, we must all offer patience and grace to one another when planning for and teaching in a virtual setting. A brief overview of ethic of justice, ethic of critique, and ethic of the profession will be juxtaposed with the ethic of care and its’ implications for virtual classrooms.

Meeting Information

Attend via Zoom. Meeting ID 916 3352 0500, Passcode: 5GDnFu

Featured Native Education Lecturers

Bernard Chimoni, Zuni Language Teacher, Indian Education Department, Albuquerque Public Schools

Bernard ChimoniBernard Chimoni (Zuni) is an educator and school administrator who has empowered American Indian education programs for the past 24 years.  He previously was a regular education teacher, Zuni language teacher, and principal with the Zuni Public School District. He has taught with the Bureau of Indian Education. He is currently a Zuni language teacher, educator with the APS’ Indian Education Department. He works with the development of Zuni language curriculum and instruction that reflects culturally and linguistically responsive language development practices that are inextricably linked with language immersion methodology. Bernard is also an adjunct instructor with the Institute for the Institute of American Indian Arts’ dual credit program. Bernard serves on the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education Board of Directors as the Vice-President.

Bernard has a B.A. and M.A. in education from the University of New Mexico and a M. Ed. in educational leadership from the Pennsylvania State University. Bernard is from the Pueblo of Zuni and is Eagle clan and a child of the Deer clan.

Kevin Othole, Resource Teacher, Indian Education Department, Albuquerque Public Schools

Kevin Othole Kevin Othole (Zuni) is a resource teacher with the APS Indian Education Department. As an elementary resource teacher he provides math and reading interventions using Native American literature and educational practices based on TESOL principles with the aim of providing opportunities for cultural identity. Kevin is from Ha'lona I:diwana (Middle Ant Hill of the World) also known as Zuni Pueblo, N.M.

He has been teaching at APS for 17 years and has been a part of the APS Indian Education Department for the past four years. In 2004, Kevin graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's of science in elementary education with a TESOL endorsement added in 2016. Kevin is also trained in Add+Vantage Math to help advance student understanding and numeracy development in his Indian Education classroom. Kevin enjoys making traditional Zuni pottery and sharing his craft with his students.

Contact Information:

Dr. Daisy Thompson, , 505-884-6392

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