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Native American Language Workshop

  • Indian Community School of Milwaukee 10405 W. St. Martin's Road Franklin, WI 53132 (map)

Event Description

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The purpose of this workshop is to bring awareness to what school districts and tribal language departments or divisions are doing. The participants are given an opportunity to share and exchange information and ideas about their programming and the work they are engaged in their communities.

Participant Outcomes

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • share ideas and best practices around creating language activities, such as curriculum, lesson plans, resources, etc.
  • analyze and discuss how to track learners' progress and comprehension (assessment) in a way that informs learners and mentors how the language course is going.
  • have opportunities to share and learn from each other in networking sessions and small groups.
  • have an opportunity to listen and learn about how tribal languages of the First Nations of Wisconsin are being recognized and taught at all levels through the efforts at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and the partnership with the Indian Community School of Milwaukee.
  • hear and learn about the tribal language revitalization efforts and how you can develop partnerships and support efforts to apply for language grant opportunities

Target Audience

  • Culture Language Teachers
  • Tribal Education Department Staff
  • Tribal Language Division Staff
  • World Language Teachers that Teach Native American Languages
  • School Districts with an Interest in Promoting Native American Language
    Teaching and Learning


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Paula Fernandez
Project Coordinator, Network for Native American Student Achievement
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network

David O'Connor 
American Indian Studies Consultant,
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction;
Co-Leader, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network

Training Site

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Indian Community School of Milwaukee
10405 W. St. Martin's Road
Franklin, WI 53132
Phone: (414) 525-6100

Lodging Location

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Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee/Franklin
6901 South 76th Street
Franklin, WI  53231
Phone: (414) 427-4800

A block of rooms have been reserved at the state rate at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee/Franklin for the night of May 6, 2018. Complete this form by April 30, 2018 to request lodging.

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network") grant will cover one night of lodging for individuals traveling 90 miles or more. Double occupancy is encouraged for those coming from the same agency, tribe, or district.

Please contact Judy Ross at (715) 682-2363, ext. 118, if you have any questions.

Registration, Fees, and Schedule

There are no fees associated with this workshop,
but pre-registration is required. 


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Workshop
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshop


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Judy Ross, Program Assistant
Network for Native American Student Achievement
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Ph: (715) 682-2363, ext. 118 or