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Tuesday, February 7 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Teaching About Cultures vs Teaching Culturally: First Nations Studies

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This workshop will help participants understand how to incorporate American Indian Studies into your teaching and learning. Many educators have been taught to teach about cultures; however, students will be better engaged and retain more information when educators teach culturally. In this session, not only will resources and materials about the American Indian nations' histories, treaty rights, sovereignty and cultures will be shared, but participants will also be given ideas, examples and direction regarding teaching culturally. Participants will gain the knowledge and information needed to integrate the components of First Nations Studies into lesson plans, pedagogical practices, material selections and district curriculum. The expected outcome will be that as they incorporate teaching culturally into their teaching, their students' achievement will increase and improve.

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David O'Connor

American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
David O'Connor 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 Education Consultant for the American Indian Studies Program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In David’s... Read More →

Tuesday February 7, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am CST