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Last Date to Register: 1/28/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/28/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 12
Agency Assistant: Judy Ross 715-685-1837
Presenter(s) / Instructor(s): Facilitators: Bwaakoningwiid David J. O'Connor and Eva Kubinski
Location: CESA 12 Online Event
Online
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: ZOOM Video Conferencing
Date/Time:
1/30/2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
2/21/2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
3/7/2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
3/21/2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Attachments:

Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimaging Our Future (2022)

Online Study Circles 2022-2023 Conversations: American Indian Studies   

 

About the Online Study Circles Conversations

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) - American Indian Studies Program in partnership with CESA 12 is offering online book studies for early childhood staff, K-12 staff, institutions of higher learning, and partners to continue our personal and professional work, with a focus on American Indian studies and education. Join us in an Online Study Circles Conversations: American Indian Studies and the exploration of specially selected texts as a foundation for the group conversation and discussion on various Indigenous topics and issues. 

*Individuals may only register for ONE of the three Online Study Circles Conversations for Winter 2023. Additional study circles will be available at a later date to register for Spring 2023 and they will have the same requirement. 

** NOTE: You must be present during the advertised dates and time(s) to participate and be a part of the study circles. They will NOT BE RECORDED for viewing at an alternate time. Additionally, participants do NOT have permission or authorization to record either via video or audio the contents of the session they are attending. **

 

Date(s) and Time(s): Orientation: Monday, January 30, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm 

1st Session: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

2nd Session: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

3rd Session: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

 

Book and Author: Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimaging Our Future (2022) by Patty Krawec

Description(s): Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimaging Our Future: The invented history of the Western world is crumbling fast, Anishinaabe writer Patty Krawec says, but we can still honor the bonds between us. Settlers dominated and divided, but Indigenous peoples won't just send them all "home."

Weaving her own story with the story of her ancestors and with the broader themes of creation, replacement, and disappearance, Krawec helps readers see settler colonialism through the eyes of an Indigenous writer. Settler colonialism tried to force us into one particular way of living, but the old ways of kinship can help us imagine a different future. Krawec asks, What would it look like to remember that we are all related? How might we become better relatives to the land, to one another, and to Indigenous movements for solidarity? Braiding together historical, scientific, and cultural analysis, Indigenous ways of knowing, and the vivid threads of communal memory, Krawec crafts a stunning, forceful call to "unforget" our history.

This remarkable sojourn through Native and settler history, myth, identity, and spirituality helps us retrace our steps and pick up what was lost along the way: chances to honor rather than violate treaties, to see the land as a relative rather than a resource, and to unravel the history we have been taught. (Broadleaf Books)

Participant Outcomes

As a result of participating in the Online Study Circles Online Conversations, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to read and discuss selected American Indian-themed books with participants from across Wisconsin.

  • learn about diverse aspects of Native American histories and cultural concepts.

  • address bias, myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions regarding our  Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations

  • engage in discussion with colleagues and explore multiple perspectives about First Nations Studies and the education of American Indian students

 

Online Study Circles Conversations: American Indian Studies 

Consistent attendance is crucial to allow for learning and to result in a successful book study. Individuals who miss ANY of the Online Study Circles Conversations sessions will be invoiced $50 to cover costs of the book(s), mailing fees, and administrative costs. Please be sure your schedule allows for full participation on ALL dates and times listed BEFORE registering. No exceptions will be made.

 

Target Audience

  • District Administrators and Principals

  • Classroom Teachers

  • Curriculum Specialists, Directors of Instruction, and Library Media Specialists

  • School Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

  • Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) Administrators and Staff

  • Tribal, Community, and School Liaison's (Home-School/Title VI/Johnson O’Malley Coordinators and Staff)

  • Tribal Education Directors and Staff

  • Head Start, Early Childhood, and Preschool Staff

  • College and University (especially Schools of Education) Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Any others with an interest in American Indian Studies and Education

 

Additional Information/Disclaimers

The book circle sessions will NOT be recorded or otherwise shared after the scheduled dates. The DPI American Indian Studies Program has found that this allows for more candid conversations, richer dialogue, and increased participation.

This training webinar does NOT meet statutory license stipulations for "Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands", which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing - Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops. You can also visit the DPI American Indian Studies Program for further information.

 

Training Format

Each Online Study Circles Conversations will consist of one MANDATORY 60-minute orientation session followed by three 1.5-hour discussion sessions. 

If you MISS ONE of the sessions, you will be invoiced $50 to cover the cost of the book, mailing fees, and administrative costs. Since we only meet a limited number of times, this will be a firm requirement. Each session will have two facilitators who will support interaction and discussion but will not be in lecture-style form. 

These sessions will be facilitated online using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform.

 

Book Information

  • Participants are initially provided with a copy of the book at no charge. 

  • Participation in the orientation session is a prerequisite to receiving the complimentary book. Regardless if you have participated in a past orientation for previous online study circles conversations, orientation attendance is MANDATORY for the book study you are registered for. If you are unable to attend orientation you will NOT be eligible to be a part of the book study. 

  • Books will not be sent until AFTER the orientation meeting has been held.

 

Facilitators

Bwaakoningwiid David J. O'Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Phone: (608) 267-2283 or david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov 

Eva Kubinski, Improvement Indicators Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Phone: (608) 266-2899 or Email: eva.kubinski@dpi.wi.gov

 

Registration, Costs, and Disclaimers

  • There are no registration fees to participate in the Online Study Circles Conversation offered by the DPI American Indian Studies Program. A scholarship, funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), has been applied to the administrative and instructional fees.

  • Pre-registration is required and limited to 60 individuals* for each book. Once spots are filled a waiting list will be generated but we cannot guarantee those on the waiting list will be able to participate.

  • Individuals may only register for ONE of the three Online Study Circles Conservations.

  • Funding for this training limits individual acceptance to WISCONSIN RESIDENTS only. 

  • Orientation is a requirement of participation. If you miss one of the sessions, you will be required to pay $50 to cover the cost of the book, mailing fees, and administrative costs. 

  • The Online Study Circles Conversations sessions will NOT be recorded or otherwise shared after the scheduled dates. The DPI American Indian Studies Program has found that this requirement allows for more candid conversations, richer dialogue, and increased participation.

  • This training webinar does NOT meet statutory license stipulations for "Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands", which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing - Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops. You can also visit the DPI American Indian Studies Program for further information.

* The DPI American Indian Studies Program reserves the right to prioritize enrollment to LEAs with federally-identified IDEA status, Wisconsin's First Nations, and districts with significant educational equity needs.

 

Questions

Judy Ross, Program Assistant III

CESA #12 - Center for Special Education and Pupil Services

American Indian Studies Program, https://dpi.wi.gov/amind

618 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI  54806

Direct Line: 715-685-1837 

judyr@cesa12.org | Visit us on Facebook 

 

For more great training opportunities offered by DPI American Indian Studies Program, please visit our website at https://dpi.wi.gov/amind/events/upcoming.

 

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