ISLA Delivers the Missing Link in American Indian Education – Strength-Based Culturally Responsive Instructional Programming

ISLA works on and off reservations and in urban settings with teachers and staff in schools and school districts serving American Indian and Alaska Native children, and with the tribal educational offices supporting that education.

Using ISLA’s Seven Instructional Hoops©, we help those educators rediscover traditional ways of teaching and learning in the home and the family, from elders, within the community, and in the tribe.

The result is student engagement, self-confidence, achievement, and mastery.
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ISLA’s Vision

Today’s Native students become Confident and highly qualified Leaders and Innovators for the 21st Century.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies, Consistent with how Native American children learn outside of schools –
• In their Homes,
• From their Elders,
• In their Communities
• In Tribal Settings.
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ISLA’s Mission

To help tribal and urban educators focus on Native Students' Strengths, so that those students Leap Ahead to
Learning - Mastery - Achievement

VISUAL-SPATIAL INSTRUCTION

Not Just the Newest Digital Idea... It Is a Very Old, Traditional Path To Knowledge.

Know Students’ Strengths, and Differentiate Units/Lessons To Activate Visual-Spatial Learning.
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ISLA’s Services

Assessment
• Learning Style
Visual-Spatial Identifier©

Professional Development
• Learning-Style Centered
Lesson Design Assistance for Teachers

Ongoing Support
• One-on-One & Group
• Technology Integration
Co-Teaching, Mentoring
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Detailed Visual Model Showing Clash Of Empires in the Middle East.
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Girls Connect Visually With Business and Math Content
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