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Statewide Tribal Community and School Liaison Training

  • Best Western Wittenberg Inn W 17267 Red Oak Lane Wittenberg, WI 54499 (map)

About the Event

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This statewide training will provide learning opportunities around areas identified by participants who attended the earlier regional trainings around the state of Wisconsin. The speakers at the training will be sharing information on best practices, research, and various initiatives on programming taking place in Wisconsin.

Participants will have an opportunity to build knowledge/skills that will assist them in implementing best practices within their respective programs in order to cultivate culturally responsive learning environments. In addition, resources and materials will be shared.

This training provides a forum for Home School/Title VI Indian Education/Johnson O'Malley Coordinators and Program Staff from around the state of Wisconsin to engage in discussion, collaborate, and develop a network of support.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this statewide training, participants will:

  • Receive valuable skills, knowledge, and insight to support their work as coordinators and staff in American Indian education.

  • Hear a variety of stories and work experiences from participants in various American Indian education programs.

  • Collaborate with individuals in similar positions to share best practices, ideas, and research on programming.

  • Discover and examine ways to transform our school environments for American Indian students, families, and communities.

Target Audience

  • Home School Coordinators

  • Title VI Indian Education Coordinators and Program Staff Members

  • Johnson O'Malley Coordinators and Program Staff Members

  • Tribal Education Directors and Program Staff Members



Best Western Wittenberg Inn - Ball Room
W 17267 Red Oak Lane
Wittenberg, WI  54499
Phone: (715) 253-3755

Rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Wittenberg Inn at the state rate until March 26, 2019. Please indicate when calling that you are a state employee and they will book your room under the state rate of $82 + tax.


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Pamela Torres
Project Co-Coordinator, Network for Native American Student Achievement
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network

David O'Connor
American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Program Lead - Network for Native American Student Achievement and Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Project, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network

Registration and Fees

Registration is based on priority enrollment (see below). 
Pre-registration is required.

The following fee schedule has been established for this training:

  1. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in April/May 2018 as disproportionate in their special education programming (NO FEE)

  2. The following "invited" groups and LEAs (NO FEE):

    • LEAs receiving Title VI Indian Education and/or Johnson O'Malley (JOM) funding or individuals representing one of the eleven federally-recognized Tribal Nations in Wisconsin

    • Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) Staff

    • Wisconsin RtI Center Staff and Wisconsin PBIS Network Staff

    • Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN)/The Network) Staff

    • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Staff

  3. All Other Wisconsin School Districts and LEAs ($25)

  4. Wisconsin Non-Profit Agencies or Organizations ($100)

  5. Wisconsin Private Agencies or Organizations ($150)

  6. All Out-of-State Entities ($200)

Schedule Overview

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am | Registration & Breakfast (Provided)

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Morning Training Workshop

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch (Provided)

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Afternoon Training Workshop


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