American Indian Education Workshop I
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bemidji High School, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Theme: Promising Education Interventions to Improve the Achievement of Native American Students
The purpose of this workshop is to identify interventions that may benefit educators in their efforts to close the American Indian achievement gap. The workshop focuses on providing strategies in the education of American Indian children. The sessions relate to a broad range of education systems: Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), tribally controlled schools, charter schools, public schools, and colleges and universities. The audience includes all who have a professional interest in American Indian Education 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, and college and university students, faculty and staff.
8:00 am, Check In, Bemidji High School Commons, Coffee, Tea and Bagels
8:30-8:55 am, Commons, Dan and Susan Ninham
General Assembly I, Lumberjack Room
9:00-9:55 am, “Zhaawendowsiwin: Transforming Our Schools Into the Greatest by Creating a Culture of Champions”, Ricky White, Superintendent, Circle of Life Academy, White Earth, Minnesota
Description: Ricky White will inspire a movement towards creating positive change in our schools by telling the story about the transformation of Our Circle of Life Academy, which only three years ago was one of the lowest performing BIE schools in America and proudly, now one of its champions of change model schools of success.
10:00-10:55 am, “Relations Between Instructional Practices and On-Task Behavior in Classrooms Serving American Indian Students”, Jennifer McComas, PhD, University of Minnesota, Educational Psychology Department
Description: MN Department of Education data indicate that American Indian students do not achieve the same academic success as their non-Native peers. Student engagement is a promising intervention target given its correlation with academic achievement. This session will involve discussion of specific instructional practices and their demonstrated effect on engagement of Native students in an urban K-8 setting. Examples will be shared and audience participation is encouraged.
Culture and Language, Lumberjack Room
11:00-11:55 am, “Relationships Matter: Establishing, Maintaining and Restoring Relationships with American Indian Students”, Clayton Cook, PhD, University of Minnesota, Educational Psychology
Noon-12:55 pm, Lunch, Commons
1:00-1:55 pm, “Personalizing Interventions to Address Social, Emotional and Behavioral Needs of American Indian Students”, Clayton Cook, PhD, University of Minnesota, Educational Psychology
2:00-2:55 pm, “Resiliency as a Response to Historical Trauma”, Rochelle Johnson, Red Lake Ojibwe, Supt., Cass Lake Bena School District, MN
3:00-3:55 pm, “Math & Culture: Indigenous Activities & Instruction For Our Students”, Jim Barta, PhD, Bemidji State University, Dean of College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology
4:00-4:25 pm, Refreshment Break
4:30-5:25 pm, “Engaging Native American Learners With Rigor and Cultural Relevance”, Susan Ninham, Red Lake Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation Comprehensive Health Services
5:30-6:25 pm, “Rec and Read/Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Programs for All Nations”, Joannie Halas, PhD, University of Manitoba, Kinesiology and Recreation Managemen
6:30-7:25 pm, “Having a Good Journey: Music and Arts Education”, Annie Humphrey, Leech Lake Ojibwe
7:30 pm, Closing Ceremony, Dan and Susan Ninham
Registration includes emailed materials and professional development certificate for each session.
The pre-registration deadline of $99 is June 1, 2018; payment needs to be received on this date; PayPal code is [email protected] The regular registration fee is $115 USD per person from June 2 to 8, 2018. Event day registration is $125 USD per person.
Mail a sheet of paper with the following information: registrants name, institution, professional title, mailing address, email address and cell number, with the fee in a check payable to American Indian Education Workshop I to Dan Ninham, PO Box 351, Bemidji, MN, 56619. Information: 218.368.6430 or [email protected]
Online Training Course Option: Additional assignments are available including written reflections for journal article reading, practicum activity and video observation per session. The cost is either $99 for 20 hours or $149 for 40 hours of professional development. Online Training Course feedback will be provided by Dr. Dan Ninham.
Bemidji Regional Airport: The airport is located 3.2 miles from Bemidji High School.
American Indian Education Workshop Network: Send your name, cell number and email address and state AIEWN today to:[email protected] to receive updates of programming
2900 Division St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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