Our team develops lesson plans and outreach modules to engage elementary and middle school students in computer science and Indian education. These lessons integrate with multiple content standards. We also offer continuing education credits through professional development opportunities.


Professional Development

Montana STEM Summer Institute

The Storytelling project team is running an afternoon workshop at the Montana STEM Summer Institute at Montana State University on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 1:45-4:30pm in Barnard Hall 254. Visit the Montana STEM Summer Institute event page for more details.

Implementing Culturally Responsive Computing through Ledger Art

We will be offering a virtual week-long workshop June 26-30, 2023, that will support all teachers in delivering pre-made computer science curriculum. This curriculum introduces students in grades 4-6 to computer programming using design-based physical projects and basic circuitry, leveraging past and contemporary ledger art by tribal members of Montana.

During the workshop, you can expect to:

  • Learn how to program LEDs and sensors on circuits you design
  • Make connections between tribes in Montana and computer science
  • Practice inclusive pedagogy to support all learners
  • Connect to other teachers with similar interests.

Teachers will earn 25 renewal units for completing this workshop. Teachers who complete the workshop will receive a stipend of $100, with an additional $300 for teachers who implement the curriculum in the classroom, and an additional $150 for teachers who serve as a facilitator at a future professional development workshop.

Who: Teachers of grades 4-6
Where:  Virtual with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous content

June 26-30

Synchronous content schedule:

  • Monday 8am-12pm
  • Tuesday 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday 9am-12pm
  • Thursday 9am-11am
  • Friday 9am-12pm
How: Click the registration link below. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 14. Email [email protected] with any questions.




We are looking for teachers to help us with content development, either by providing feedback on ideas and drafts or by piloting one of these lessons in the classroom. If you are interested in bringing this to your classroom, or simply want to learn more, please click the button below!

After filling out this form, our team will be in contact with you about how you can be involved.