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Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians - Study Circles Online Conversation

About the Study Circles Online Conversation

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network, or “The Network,” is offering a unique opportunity for all participating school staff, equity teams, and partners to continue our personal and professional racial equity work, with a focus on the American Indian student experience... Join us in a Study Circles Online Conversation and the exploration the book, Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians by Susan Sleeper-Smith, Juliana Barr, Jean M. O’Brien, Nancy Shoemaker, and Scott Manning Stevens (Editors). Each session will use this book as a foundation for the conversation while exploring the impact of the opportunity gap on our American Indian students in the state of Wisconsin.


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

About the Book

A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American.

Training Format

Each Study Circles Online Conversation will consist of one 60-minute orientation session followed by three two-hour discussion sessions. These sessions will be a facilitated online conversation using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform.

Schedule

  • October 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm via Zoom (required orientation session)
  • November 2, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • November 30, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • December 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom

Facilitators

Study Circles Online Conversations will be facilitated by:

MELISSA MOE
Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network"



PAULA FERNANDEZ
Project Coordinator, Network for Native American Student Achievement (NNASA), Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network"

DAVID O'CONNOR
American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Co-Leader, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network"

Participant Outcomes

As a result of this Study Circles Online Conversation, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to read and discuss the selected book with other participants from across Wisconsin
  • engage in conversations with colleagues and explore multiple perspectives about American Indian studies
  • address misconceptions and stereotypes of Native American peoples, communities, and nations

Standards Being Addressed

These networking meetings specially address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10

  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a. 3e, 4c, 4e, 4f
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • InTasc Teaching Standards: #2, 4, 5, 9 & 10

Fees and Registration

There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required.

All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so a book can be sent to you prior to the first session. ***Participation in the orientation session is a prerequisite to receiving the complimentary book from “The Network” for the session for which you registered.

Questions

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