DONE-21st Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute

Crandon, Wisconsin
Monday, July 31, 2017
DONE-21st Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00 PM -
Friday, August 04, 2017 2:00 PM (Central Time)

School District of Crandon (High School)
9750 US Hwy. 8 West
Crandon, Wisconsin 54520
United States

Map and Directions


Register by June 16, 2017, for Early Registration Discount


Sponsored by:

American Indian Studies Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Forest County Potawatomi

Sokaogon Chippewa Community

School District of Crandon

Purpose:  The annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute is an active, highly participatory, week-long workshop designed to increase participants’ understanding of issues related to the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin. The goals of the summer institute relate to both American Indian studies and the education of American Indian students.

The summer institute aims to improve teaching and learning and to enrich student services, resulting in both becoming more culturally responsive.  Participants will learn how to adapt or develop new techniques best suited to their unique circumstances.

Who Should Attend:  

Anyone with a personal or professional interest in American Indian Studies and/or American Indian education is welcome to attend. Past participants of previous summer institutes have included the following: 

• District Administrators and Principals
• Classroom Teachers
• Curriculum Specialists, Directors of Instruction, and Library Media Specialists
• School Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists
• Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) Administrators and Staff
• Home-School/Title VII/Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Coordinators and Staff
• Tribal Education Directors and Staff
• Head Start and Preschool Staff
• College and University (especially Schools of Education) Students, Faculty, and Staff 

***Any others with an interest in American Indian Studies and education of Native American students.


Activities:
  Classroom sessions use a variety of teaching methods and provide opportunities for both presenters and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs.  A field trip and other sessions outside the classroom provide opportunities for experiential learning.  Rich discussions allow everyone to share their insights and reactions.

Perhaps most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop an action plan to teach others what they have learned.  Events will include a celebration of the relationships we have made and the things we have learned at the summer institute with a traditional feast and cultural activities.


Staff and Presenters:
  Our staff and presenters come from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds.  These individuals serve as resource people and mentors, and they assist in facilitating daily small group sessions designed to help participants process what they have learned and develop an action plan that extends their learning to others.

College Credit: For participants interested in college credit, one University of Wisconsin-Madison credit is available for an additional fee. To register for credit, please contact Aaron Bird Bear at abirdbear@wisc.edu or (608) 262-8427.

Registration:  All participants are required to register.  Registration includes printed materials related to American Indian Studies.  A lunch and snacks are provided daily.  Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation.

The registration fee is $300 per person if registered before June 16, 2017, or $375 if registration is received by July 14, 2017 ($450 onsite).  Discounted group rates are also available.  Due to the nature of this event, registrations for only a portion of the summer institute are not available.  Space is limited, so please register early.
 

Refunds must be requested in writing before July 21, 2017. (A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. No refunds will be granted for non-attendees.)

 

Contact Information

  • Ida Kukimiya
    Phone: 608.267.9267
    Email: ida.kukimiya@dpi.wi.gov

Payment Instructions

  • The registration fee is $300 per person if registered before June 16, 2017, or $375 if registration is received by July 14, 2017 ($450 onsite). Discounted group rates are also available.

    Due to the nature of this event, registrations for only a portion of the summer institute are not available. Refunds must be requested in writing before July 21, 2017. (A $50 administration fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. No refunds will be granted for non-attendees.)

    If paying by check, please make it payable to DPI and send it, along with a copy of your registration confirmation, to: 

    Department of Public Instruction
    Deb Anklam, Business Office - 5th Floor
    P.O. Box 7841
    Madison, WI  53707-7841

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