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Study Circles-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Registration Closed.
Agency: The Network
Agency Contact: Melissa Moe
Agency Assistant: Bethany Dahlberg-DTAN (715) 986-2020 Ext. 2126
Location: Online
Facility: CESA #11
Date/Time:
10/20/2015 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Read: Pages 1-81
11/24/2015 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Read: Pages 82-167
12/15/2015 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Read: Pages 168-230

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network is offering a unique opportunity for all participating school staff and equity teams -- Join us for an online professional development event with Sherman Alexie’s book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian at the center of our discussions. We will examine issues of equity and stereotype threat through the lens of Alexie’s book.

Study Circles address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement by engaging diverse staff and parents in dialogue and problem solving.

The versatility of the Study Circles approach enables us to work with various stakeholders. Study Circles provides the structure for stakeholders to:

  • Develop trust
  • Hear different perspectives and experiences
  • Confront perceptions and beliefs
  • Develop a shared understanding of a problem
  • Create mutual accountability
  • Collaborate on actions that impact attitudes, practices, and policies

All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so we can send your book prior to the first session. There is no fee for these sessions.

Study Circles will be facilitated by Melissa Moe, the Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator and, David O’Connor, DPI’s American Indian Studies Consultant.

This event addresses SPP Indicators 9 & 10

Indicator 9: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification; and

Indicator 10: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification.