Understanding the Wisconsin American Indian educational experience and perspectives has profound implications for both district policies and instructional methodology when transforming systems to educate all students. Through counter-narratives shared by American Indians, learn about the rights, responsibilities, and misinformation surrounding Native people and education.
Apply the Courageous Conversations protocols to examine, recognize and appropriately address the American Indian students' struggles and emotions connected with educational assimilation; and understand the concepts of "invisible identity" and "walking in two worlds."
Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and regional experts. Conference participants will gain critical skills, tools, knowledge, and connections to help lead and support efforts to create more inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, and questioning youth across Wisconsin.
Nearly two decades ago, Beyond Diversity was introduced to offer educators a foundation for examining the impact of race on student achievement. Today thousands of seminar participants utilize the Agreements, Conditions, and Compass to explore racial issues in their lives and in their schools.
This intensive, two-day seminar is designed to challenge participants who have successfully completed Beyond Diversity I (BDI). Beyond Diversity II (BD II) participants must be grounded and practiced in utilizing the Agreements, Conditions, and Compass. Enrollment is indication that you are poised for more rigorous inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity.
This training will provide opportunities for facilitators, presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. The discussions will allow everyone to share their insights and discuss how their respective programs can provide assistance to Home School/Title VI/Johnson O'Malley Coordinators and Program Staff in the state of Wisconsin. Future planning and information needs will also be discussed.
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