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American Indian Studies: Implementing Wisconsin Act 31

Presented by David O'Connor, DPI

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Last Date to Register: 4/27/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Kirsten Wagner
Agency Assistant: Jada Ruppelt 715-720-2038
Location: CESA 10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Facility: Conference Center (Rooms 1-2-3)
Date/Time:
4/29/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

This day-long workshop will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31). The focus of the training is to help educators understand and implement Wisconsin Act 31, which is a state law requiring all public school districts and pre-service teacher programs to provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations in the state of Wisconsin.

The workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and information they need to integrate the requirements of American Indian Studies into lesson plans, material selections, pedagogical practices, and district curriculum. Information about the Wisconsin American Indian nations’ histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the training workshop.   

Learning Outcomes will be:

  • The learning outcomes of the training are to share best practices, information, model programs, and resources with administrators and teachers so that they are knowledgeable about American Indian Studies in Wisconsin and are able to meet the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31.

Please note this training workshop will meet the licensure stipulation if the training workshop is completed along with completing two follow-up assignments.

This workshop is offered at no additional cost to those districts participating in School Improvement (LS1) including Abbotsford, Altoona,  Augusta, Bloomer, Bruce, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eleva-Strum, Flambeau, Gilman, Gilmanton, Granton, Greenwood, Ladysmith, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, and Spencer.  (Discount will be automatically applied.)

The cost for all other participants will be $500 per workshop.