Institute for Native-serving Educators (INE)
The Institute for Native-serving Educators (INE) is a collaborative initiative to strengthen schools across Indian Country. Housed in NAU’s Office of Native American Initiatives, we partner with Native Nations, Indigenous-serving schools, and public school districts on and bordering reservation communities to develop professional development opportunities that meet community needs. We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to professional development (PD). Instead, we build a unique PD experience based on the goals of the community and based on research and best practices in culturally responsive schooling.
The goal of INE is to reduce educational inequities impacting Indigenous youth and communities, and to be the premier preK-12 professional development institute of choice for Native Nations in the United States.
By developing and supporting high quality, culturally responsive preK12 educators in Native-serving schools, we can address years of educational neglect and radically improve teaching and learning, thus preparing Indigenous students to thrive in higher education and beyond.
NAU’s Office of Native American Initiatives, will be the home for all of our efforts that aim to strengthen schooling across Indian Country through INE. If you are interested in developing a partnership through INE, please contact us!