About the CESA Training Workshops Across Wisconsin

These day long training workshops will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31). The focus of these trainings 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 and tribal communities in the state of Wisconsin. 

Furthermore, each of these training workshops 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 workshop.

The goals of the training workshops are to share best practices, information, 
model programs, and resources with administrators, directors of instruction/curriculum directors, and teachers so that they are knowledgeable about American Indian Studies in Wisconsin and are able to meet the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31.

**Please note these training workshops will meet the licensure stipulation if the training workshop is completed along with completing two follow-up assignments.


Target Audience

District Administrators  ●  Principals  ●  Directors of Instruction/Curriculum Coordinators  ●  K-12 Teachers  


Presenter Biography

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David J. O'Connor
American Indian Studies Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Telephone: (608) 267-2283
E-mail: david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov

 

David is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin. In January 2012, he became the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). He is also one of the co-leaders for the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network". In David's role at DPI, he supports school districts' efforts to provide instruction on the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin's American Indian nations and tribal communities, often referenced as "Wisconsin Act 31." 

In addition, he provides training opportunities and presents at conferences and workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin on American Indian education and studies. David also provides general consultation on issues related the education of American Indian students. He also serves as liaison to Wisconsin tribal education departmentsWisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA)Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) and the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.


See below to find a training at a CESA near you!

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CESA #1

CESA #1
N25 W23131 Paul Road, 
Ste 100
Pewaukee, WI 53072

November 30, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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CESA #2

CESA #2, Room 111
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
 

October 20, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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CESA #3

CESA #3
Conference Room C/D
1300 Industrial Drive
Fennimore, WI 53809

October 27, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #4

CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
 

March 2, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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CESA #5

CESA #5
626 E Slifer St.
Portage, WI 53901
 

March 1, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #6

CESA #6 Conference Center
Solutions Room
2300 State Road 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904

November 3, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #7

CESA #7
Meeting Room A
595 Baeten Road
Green Bay, WI 54304

July 12, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #8

CESA #8
Aspen Room
223 West Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124

March 8, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


CESA #9

CESA #9, Rooms 1/2
304 Kaphaem Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487

November 1, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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CESA #10

CESA #10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

March 9, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #11

CESA #11
225 Ostermann Drive
Turtle Lake, WI  54889

February 23, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CESA #12

CESA #12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806

October 26, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm