Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop

Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop

Sunday, July 22, 2018: Radisson Inn Green Bay, Wisconsin

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 Native American children. The audience includes all who have a professional interest in the positive development of Native American 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, Mohawk/Onondaga Room, Radisson Inn Green Bay, Refreshments

Welcome Ceremony, 8:45-8:55 am, Dan and Susan Ninham

9:00-10:55 am, “Positive Growth – Built From the Foundation of Values”, Art Skenandore, Principal, Oneida Nation High School, Wisconsin

11:00-11:55 am, Youth Participatory Action Research as Indigenous Youth Work”, Katie Johnston-Goodstar, PhD, University of Minnesota 

Lunch On Your Own, Noon-12:55 pm

1:00-1:55 pm, Talking Circles: A Restorative Approach to Student Discipline”, Dan Torrez, Special Education Teacher, ISD 622: Maplewood, Minnesota

2:00-2:55 pm, “The Shape and Ingredients of Indigenous Stories”, Margaret Noodin, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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

3:30-4:25 pm, “Mentoring Programming:  A Prevention Intervention for Native American Youth”, Crystal Aschenbrenner, PhD, Alverno College

4:30-5:25 pm, “Math is a Verb: American Indian Students and Mathematics Education”, Jim Barta, PhD, Bemidji State University

5:30-6:25 pm, “Engaging Native American Learners With Rigor and Cultural Relevance”, Susan Ninham, Administrative Officer, Red Lake Nation Comprehensive Health Services, MN

6:30 pm, Closing, Dan and Susan Ninham

Registration Procedures:  Registration includes emailed materials and professional development certificate for each session. The pre-registration deadline is July 15, 2018. The pre-registration fee is $99 USD per person. The regular registration fee is $115 USD per person July 16 to 20, 2018. There is no event day registration. Discounted group rates are available from participants from the same institution and pre-registered by July 15, 2018: $79 per person for groups of five or more. The student fee is $79 per person and pre-registered by July 15, 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 [email protected]

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.

Host Hotel is the Radisson Inn Green Bay and Contact For Special Rate For Code:

Positive Youth Development In Indian Country; www.radisson.com/greenbaywi

Major Regional Airport is Across The Road From The Workshop Location

July 22, 2018 at 8:00am - 6pm
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
2040 Airport Dr
Green Bay, WI 54313
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