Study Circles: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer

  • Online via Zoom

Event Description

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (The Network) is offering a unique opportunity for all participating school staff, equity teams and partners for continuing our personal and professional racial equity work with a focus on the American Indian student experience...Join us in a Study Circles conversation and the exploration of the book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask" by Anton Treuer. Each session will use Dr. Treuer's book as a foundation for our conversation while exploring the impact of the opportunity gap for our American Indian students. 

Study Circles address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement by engaging diverse staff, parents and partners in dialogue and problem solving.

This Event Addresses SPP Indicators 4b, 9 & 10

Indicator 4b: Percent of districts that have: policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards.

Indicator 9: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification.

Indicator 10: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification.

Participant Outcomes

  • Participants will have an opportunity to read and discuss Anton Treuer's book, with school participants from multiple school sites
  • Participants will engage in conversations with colleagues and explore multiple perspectives about American Indian students
  • Participants will address misconceptions and stereotypes of Native American peoples and youth

Facilitators

Study Circles will be facilitated by:

  • Melissa Moe, Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator and 
  • David O'Connor, DPI's American Indian Studies Consultant

Dates and Chapters for Reading

January 26, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 1 - Online via Zoom | Read pages 1-67

February 23, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 2 - Online via Zoom | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Read pages 68-127

March 22, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 3 - Online via Zoom | Read pages 128-164

Fees and Registration

There are no fees associated with participating in the study circles. All participants will be provided with the book at no charge.

Please REGISTER EARLY so your book can be sent to you prior to the first session.

Questions

For questions about this event, please  contact:
Melissa Moe at (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or mmoe@TheNetworkWI.com.