Understand Native Minnesota - Professional Education Group Survey
The Understand Native Minnesota campaign is an initiative to improve the Native American narratives in Minnesota schools. In order to guide this work to where it needs to go, we must first understand how professional education groups are being inclusive of diverse narratives - their successes, challenges, and means of supporting the members they serve - as we strive to make education better for all students. We appreciate your willingness to support this important work. *This survey is intended for use by members of organizations that provide guidance to educators in Minnesota's pre-K through 12 schools (including BIA sites, charters, online, and public) on policy, teaching standards, and/or curricular resources.
What professional organization are you representing/a member of? (If your organization is not listed below, please choose OTHER and list it in the next field)
Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD)
Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (MN ASCD)
Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)
Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT)
Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS)
Minnesota Council of Teachers of English (MCTE)
Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP)
Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA)
Minnesota Kindergarten Association (MKA)
Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA)
Minnesota Middle School Association (MMSA)
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Minnesota Reading Association (MRA)
Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)
Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA)
Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA)
Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MSTA)
Phillips Indian Educators (PIE)
If the organization you're involved in was not represented above, please include its name here:
What is your role in this organization:
Board of Directors
Do you self-identify as Native American, First Nations, or indigenous?
On a scale of 1 to 7 (with 1 being very little and 7 being highly integrated), how well does this organization prioritize Native American content into their policy and professional development offerings?
1 is Very Little, 7 is Highly Integrated
What is the rationale for your above rating?
What do you perceive to be the biggest challenge(s) this organization faces in incorporating Native American content and perspectives in their work?
What successes has this organization had in promoting Native American content and perspectives in their work?
What resources does this organization provide its membership to meet state standards pertaining to Native American content?
In what ways does this organization support the incorporation of Native American content? (This could include, but is not limited to, professional development, diverse resources, or access to community experts.)
What factors determine your organization's support for the incorporation of Native American content? (This could include, but is not limited to, community pressure, strategic planning, grant requirements, or availability)?
Where do you think this organization is getting it right? What areas could they use some help?
This survey will be used to determine resource gaps that exist for educators/Minnesota schools as they teach about Native Americans. What types of resources do you believe would best support the mission and future work of this organization moving forward?
The data gathered in this survey will be used to determine how best to support educators as they increase Native American content knowledge in Minnesota. Is there anything else you would like for us to know as we move forward?
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