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Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute

25th Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute

 

Dates: Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom Video Conferencing (Online)

Due to COVID-19 the institute will be held virtually.

About the Summer Institute            

The annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute is an active, highly participatory, week-long workshop designed to increase participants’ understanding of issues related to the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.

The goals of the summer institute relate to both American Indian Studies and the education of Native American students. The summer institute aims to improve teaching and learning and to enrich student services, resulting in becoming more culturally responsive. Participants will learn how to adapt or develop new techniques best suited to their unique circumstances.

Who Should Attend?  

Anyone with a personal or professional interest in American Indian Studies and/or Native American education is welcome to attend. Past participants of previous summer institutes have included the following:facts
 
  • 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 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 of Native American students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Activities and Programming

Classroom sessions use a variety of teaching methods and provide opportunities for both presenters and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. Rich discussions allow everyone to share their insights and reactions.

Perhaps most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop an action plan with access to a variety of resources to teach others what they have learned. Events will include a celebration of the relationships we have made and the things we have learned at the summer institute.

Agenda and Daily Activities (Tentative)

Monday, July 26, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Welcome, Opening, and Introductions
  • American Indian Studies & Wisconsin Act 31
  • Introduction to Wisconsin American Indian History, Culture, and Tribal Sovereignty ·
  • Large Group Discussion
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Understanding Tribal Sovereignty and Treaties
  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa History and Culture
  • Large Group Discussion
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Breaking Down Stereotypes, Biases and Myths
  • Identifying and Evaluating Resources to Support Native Studies
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (6:30 pm – 9:00pm)
  • Fim and Discussion
Thursday, July 29, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Responsive Teaching for Self-Determination
  • Building Community Partnerships and Relationships
  • Development of Action Plan Statements and/or Related Project
Friday, July 30, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Finalize Action Plan Statements and/or Related Project
  • Teaching About Cultures vs. Teaching Culturally
  • Large Group Discussion
  • Closing and Next Steps

Staff and Presenters

Our staff and presenters come from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. These individuals serve as resources and mentors, and they assist in facilitating daily small and large group sessions designed to help participants process what they have learned and develop an action plan that extends their learning to others.

Registration

To register for the summer institute, please go to the following link at myQuickReg - 25th Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute.

Registration Fee

  • Initial Early Bird: $100 per person if registered by Friday, June 4, 2021

     

  • Early Bird: $125 per person if registered by Thursday, July 1, 2021

  • Regular: $150 per person if registered by Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Onsite: $200 per person for post-deadline registration

Discounted group rates are also available. Contact Judy Ross at judyr@cesa12.org if you have three or more people registering from the same district or organization to receive the discount code. Invoicing will be adjusted at completion of the event.
 

Due to the nature of this event, registrations for only a portion of the summer institute are not available. Space is limited, so please register early.

Note: This institute will meet statutory license stipulations for “Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands”, which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. Individuals will need to attend each daily session during the summer institute along with completing additional instructional assignments. 

Location

Zoom Video Conferencing (Online)

Due to COVID-19 the institute will be held virtually.

Contact

David O’Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov or (608) 267-2283 for questions about the summer institute programming.

Contact Judy Ross, Program Assistant III, CESA 12 at judyr@cesa12.org or 715-685-1837 for assistance or issues with registration.

For questions about this information, contact David O'Connor (608) 267-2283