Description

Delivers a curriculum offering culturally-relevant activities to facilitate the successful transition from high school to postsecondary life for American Indian students, and makes available implementation training of the curriculum to schools, youth, and community organizations nationwide.

Director
Jana H Ferguson
Website
etc.umn.edu
Contact
cconnectpub@umn.edu, 612-625-5037

Staff

Jana H Ferguson :: Project Coordinator- Check & Connect


Sharon Mule' :: Project Coordinator


Product

Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future (2nd ed.)

The second edition of this curriculum for grades 9-12. It includes the culturally-relevant transition skills and project-based learning presented in the first edition, which has been in use across …

Published: 2017

Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future (3rd ed.)

The third edition of the Expanding the Circle curriculum is for grades 9-12. It is available in digital (PDF) format. Facilitators no longer need to make copies of documents but can now email or …

Published: 2021

Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Dropout prevention and student engagement
    • Academic standards
    • Mentoring of youth
    • Transition planning
    • Youth development and leadership
  • Community life
    • Self-advocacy and self-determination
  • Specific life stage
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • American Indians
    • Cultural competence
  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Work-based learning

Activities

  • Training and professional development
  • Technical assistance