Calendar of Network Events
These events are hosted by the Network as well as other agencies and organizations doing similar work around racial equity. If you have an event you would like listed on our calendar, please contact us at info@TheNetworkWI.com.
Understanding the Wisconsin American Indian educational experience and perspectives has profound implications for both district policies and instructional methodology when transforming systems to educate all students. Through counter-narratives shared by American Indians, learn about the rights, responsibilities, and misinformation surrounding Native people and education.
Apply the Courageous Conversations protocols to examine, recognize and appropriately address the American Indian students' struggles and emotions connected with educational assimilation; and understand the concepts of "invisible identity" and "walking in two worlds."
This training will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31). The focus of the training is to help educators understand and implement Wisconsin Act 31, which is a state law requiring all public school districts and pre-service teacher programs to provide instruction on the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations in the state of Wisconsin.
This training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and information they need to integrate the requirements of American Indian Studies into lesson plans, material selections, pedagogical practices, and district curriculum. Information about the Wisconsin American Indian nations' histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the training.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring awareness to what school districts and tribal language departments or divisions are doing around language. 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.
The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Network invites tribal and non-tribal early childhood programs, tribal education departments, community agencies, schools and school districts the opportunity to build and sustain partnerships that reflect the diversity of First Nations and to collaboratively implement strategies that result in meaningful changes, locally and statewide. This event will provide opportunities for facilitators, presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs.
The Beyond Diversity I Seminar is designed to help teachers, students, parents, and administrators understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. Enrollment is an indication that you are poised for inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity.
ICS for Equity Institute Part II is intended for Returning Teams (all team members have completed Part I).
Returning Teams will (a) review the implementation and next steps of Cornerstones 1 and 2 in their schools and districts; and (b) engage in deep, practical application of Co-Plan to Co-Serve (Modules 9-12).
ICS for Equity Institute Part I is intended for New Teams (teams who have not yet completed an Institute).
New Teams* will (a) strengthen your understanding and implementation of the framework and process of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity; (b) engage in plentiful team time throughout the event to engage in a deep equity analysis of your setting; and (c) complete an action plan and next steps to advance equity systems change for all.