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The Value of Integrating IEFA into NGSS

Welcome! This site will help provide some guidance on why it is important to integrate traditional knowledge with science in our classrooms, how to integrate this knowledge, and a series of resources that can be used in your classroom.

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Making Science Relevant, Intertwined, Current, and Student Driven

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Why Integrate IEFA & NGSS

This section looks at the history of Indian Education for All, the Next Generation Science Standards, and why we should put them together.

How to Integrate IEFA & NGSS

This section explains how to make sure that your lessons are relevant, intertwined, current, and student driven.

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Examples of Integrated Lessons

This section provides examples of two 5E lessons that integrate the two disciplines.

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About Me


M.S. Science Education, Montana State University 2016

B.A. Biology, University of Montana 2007

Hello! My name is Bill Stockton and I am the 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year. I  have been a teacher in western Montana since 2007. I currently teach at Arlee High School and for Montana Digital Academy. My course load covers, biology, AP biology, wildlife biology, principles of health science, earth science, physics, and chemistry, I currently have teaching endorsements in biology, broadfield sciences and health occupations education. I have taught and coached students of all ages and have more recently began helping Montana teachers focus on integrating the new science standards into their classrooms, by providing district PD, teaching HUB courses, and presenting at educator conferences.

I live in Lolo, Montana with my wife, two daughters, and two dogs. I enjoy hiking, boating, attending and playing sports, traveling, and attending concerts with my friends and family.

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