Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop

Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop

Monday, July 23, 2018: The Pyle Center, UW Extension Conference Center, Madison

Theme: Promising Interventions to Improve the Success of Native American Children

The workshop encourages the development of strategies and programs that reduce risks and strengthen protective factors of multi-ethnic children. The audience includes all who have a professional interest in the positive development of multi-ethnic children including: early childhood to high school educators, administrators and principals, curriculum specialists and directors of instruction, school counselors, home school coordinators, tribal education directors and staff, social service providers, health directors and staff, community recreation specialists, coaches, and college and university students, faculty and staff.


Check In, 8:00 am, Check In, The Pyle Center, UWECC, Rooms 325/326

9:00-9:55 am, Youth Participatory Action Research as Indigenous Youth Work”, Katie Johnston-Goodstar, PhD, University of Minnesota

10:00-10:55 am, “Positive Growth – Built From the Foundation of Values”, Art Skenandore, Principal, Oneida Nation High School, Wisconsin

11:00-11:55 am, “Mentoring Programming:  A Prevention Intervention for Native American Youth”, Crystal Aschenbrenner, PhD, Alverno College

Noon-12:55 pm, Lunch On Site

1:00-1:55 pm, Promoting Positive Racial Identity with Native Youth through Dialogue”

Stephen Quintana, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Robert Quintana, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin

2:00-2:55 pm, Practicum Exercise: Diversity Dialogues, Stephen Quintana, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Robert Quintana, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin

3:00-3:25 pm, Refreshment Break On Site

3:30-4:25 pm, “The Shape and Ingredients of Indigenous Stories”, Margaret Noodin, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4:30-5:25 pm, “The Games of Life Model: Socio-cultural Significance of Indigenous Games”

Dan Ninham, PhD, Director, PYD Initiatives

5:30 pm, Closing

Registration Procedures:  Registration includes emailed materials and professional development certificate for each session. The pre-registration deadline is July 16, 2018. The pre-registration fee is $99 USD per person. The regular registration fee is $115 USD per person July 17 to 21, 2018. There is no event day registration. Discounted group rates are available from participants from the same institution and pre-registered by July 16, 2018: $79 per person for groups of five or more. The student fee is $79 per person and pre-registered by July 16, 2018.

Mail a sheet of paper with the following information: registrants name, institution, professional title, mailing address, email address and cell number, event date and location registered for with the fee in a check payable to PYD Initiatives and send to Dan Ninham, PO Box 351, Bemidji, MN, 56619. Information: 218.368.6430 or coach.danninham@gmail.com


Online Training Course Option For People Who Cannot Attend: Assignments are available including written reflections for journal article reading, practicum activity and video observation per workshop. The cost is only $99 per person per workshop and will be a total of 20 hours of professional development hours. The Online Training Course feedback will be provided by Dr. Dan Ninham.


Area Hotels: http://conferencing.uwex.edu/hotel-accommodations/

July 23, 2018 at 8am - 5:30pm
The Pyle Center, UW Extension Conference Center
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
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