American Indian Studies:
Implementing Wisconsin Act 31
See below for a list of CESA training dates in 2017-2018 for this important training!
About the CESA Training Workshops Across Wisconsin
These day-long training workshops will provide in-depth presentations 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.
District Administrators ● Principals ● Directors of Instruction/Curriculum Coordinators ● K-12 Teachers
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 departments, Wisconsin 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!
Conference Room C/D
1300 Industrial Drive
Fennimore, WI 53809
November 2, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CESA #6 Conference Center
2300 State Road 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904