Addressing the American Indian Student Achievement Gap in Wisconsin

  • CESA #11 225 Ostermann Drive Turtle Lake, WI, 54889 United States

Topics of Presentation and Discussion

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  • Defining disproportionality and redefining the needs of Native American students in special education
  • Examining American Indian student achievement in Wisconsin and using data to improve results for students  
  • Effective teaching strategies that have positive learning impact for all students
  • History, culture and language and the impact on student achievement, school climate and its effect on student, family and community engagement
  • Teaching Culture vs. Teaching Culturally: Which comes first?
  • Practical classroom application with embedded experiential learning
    • The Power & Personal Sovereignty of Problem Solving
    • Lego Leadership: Communication Challenge
    • 14 Steps: Learning from Mistakes & Generalizing Intelligence Patterns
    • The Fraction Investigation: Using Oral History to Contextualize
    • Tool Time: Experiential Learning
    • Cutting in Line: Multiple Reasoning & Valid Conclusions
  • “Continuing the work” - useful and helpful resources

This networking meeting specifically address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

This face-to-face training is followed-up by two Zoom videoconferencing meetings.

December 12, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

January 23, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Participant Outcomes

As a result of participating in this training, attendees will:

  • Have an increased understanding of American Indian student achievement in Wisconsin and the use of data to improve results for students
  • Be provided with an experience that integrates CCSS math standards with CRT and provide a lens for making schools more constructive places for Native children
  • Have increased knowledge of culturally relevant teaching strategies that have positive learning impact for all students
  • Receive useful and helpful resources for “continuing the work”

Training Location

CESA #11
225 Ostermann Dr.
Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Ph: (715) 986-2020

Intended Audience

We strongly encourage districts to send teams of 4-5. Teams may include:

  • Equity Leadership Team members
  • District/building administrators
  • Special education directors and teachers
  • Title VII/Johnson O’Malley/Home-School Coordinators
  • Classroom teachers

Presenters

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RunningHorse Livingston is the founder and CEO of Mathematize Inc., whose mission is to promote education and educationally related opportunities for Native people. RunningHorse, a nationally recognized educator and consultant, has spent 13 years helping teachers across the country make sense of their roles in the age of Common Core standards and making schools more constructive places for Native children. He is an expert in mathematics instruction and school reform. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, RunningHorse has for the past 10 years, provided professional development to teachers, school administration, school boards, and tribes around the nation in the areas of mathematics, and school and tribal professional relations.

David O'Connor is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin. In January 2012, he became the Education Consultant for the American Indian Studies Program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In David’s current role, he supports school districts’ efforts to provide instruction in Wisconsin American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty, also known as Wisconsin Act 31 (1989/1991) and the education of American Indian students.

Registration, Fees, and Schedule

There are no registration fees for these networking meetings, but pre-registration is required.

Schedule

November 2, 2016 (in person)

  • 8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-3:00 Networking Meeting (lunch is included)

December 12, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Follow-Up Zoom Online Meeting)

January 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Follow-Up Zoom Online Meeting)

Questions

Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or mmoe@TheNetworkWI.com.