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Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2021)

April 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Online Study Circles Spring 2024 Conversations: American Indian Studies Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2021) About the Online Study Circles Conversations The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) – American Indian Studies Program in partnership with CESA 12 is offering online book studies for early childhood staff, K-12 staff, institutions of higher learning, and partners to continue our personal and professional work, with a focus on American Indian studies and education. Join us in an Online Study Circles Conversations: American Indian Studies and the exploration of specially selected texts as a foundation for the group conversation and discussion on various Indigenous topics and issues. *Individuals may only register for ONE of the two Online Study Circles Conversations for Fall 2023; ONE of the two book studies for Winter 2024; and ONE of the two book studies for Spring 2024. ** NOTE: You must be present during the advertised time(s) to participate and be a part of the study circles. They will NOT BE RECORDED for viewing at an alternate time. Additionally, participants do NOT have permission or authorization to record either via video or audio the contents of the session they are attending. ** Date(s) and Time(s): Orientation: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm 1st Session: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm 2nd Session: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm 3rd Session: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm Book(s) and Author(s): Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2021) by Melissa K. Nelson & Dan Shilling Description(s): Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2021): “This book examines the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it can provide models for a time-tested form of sustainability needed in the world today. The essays, written by a team of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, explore TEK through compelling cases of environmental sustainability from multiple tribal and geographic locations in North America and beyond. Addressing the philosophical issues concerning indigenous and ecological knowledge production and maintenance, they focus on how environmental values and ethics are applied to the uses of land. Grounded in an understanding of the profound relationship between biological and cultural diversity, this book defines, interrogates, and problematizes, the many definitions of traditional ecological knowledge and sustainability. It includes a holistic and broad disciplinary approach to sustainability, including language, art, and ceremony, as critical ways to maintain healthy human-environment relations..” . Participant Outcomes As a result of participating in the Online Study Circles Online Conversations, participants will: have an opportunity to read and discuss selected American Indian-themed books with participants from across Wisconsin. learn about diverse aspects of Native American histories and cultural concepts. address bias, myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions regarding our Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations engage in discussion with colleagues, and explore multiple perspectives about First Nations Studies and the education of American Indian students Online Study Circles Conversations: American Indian Studies Consistent attendance is crucial to allow for learning and to result in a successful book study. Individuals who miss ANY of the Online Study Circles Conversations sessions will be invoiced $50 to cover costs of the book(s), mailing fees, and administrative costs. Please be sure your schedule allows for full participation on ALL dates and times listed BEFORE registering. No exceptions will be made. Target Audience 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 Tribal, Community, and School Liaison's (Home-School/Title VI/Johnson O’Malley Coordinators and Staff) Tribal Education Directors and Staff Head Start, Early Childhood, 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 Additional Information/Disclaimers The book circle sessions will NOT be recorded or otherwise shared after the scheduled dates. The DPI American Indian Studies Program has found that this allows for more candid conversations, richer dialogue, and increased participation. This training webinar does NOT meet statutory license stipulations for "Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands", which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing – Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops. You can also visit the DPI American Indian Studies Program for further information. Training Format Each Online Study Circles Conversations will consist of one MANDATORY 60-minute orientation session followed by three 1.5-hour discussion sessions. If you MISS ONE of the discussion sessions, you will be invoiced $50 to cover the cost of the book, mailing fees, and administrative costs. Since we only meet a limited number of times, this will be a firm requirement. Each session will have two facilitators who will support interaction and discussion but will not be in lecture-style form. These sessions will be facilitated online using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform. Book Information Participants are initially provided with a copy of the book at no charge. Participation in the orientation session is a prerequisite to receiving the complimentary book. Regardless if you have participated in a past orientation for previous online study circle conversations, orientation attendance is MANDATORY for the book study you are registered for. If you are unable to attend orientation you will NOT be eligible to be a part of the book study. Books will not be sent until AFTER the orientation meeting has been held. Facilitators Bwaakoningwiid David J. O'Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Phone: (608) 267-2283 or Email: david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov Victoria J. Rydberg-Nania, Environmental Education & Service-Learning Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Phone: 608-266-0419 or Email: victoria.rydberg@dpi.wi.gov Registration, Costs, and Disclaimers There are no registration fees to participate in the Online Study Circles Conversation offered by the DPI American Indian Studies Program. A scholarship, funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), has been applied to the administrative and instructional fees. Pre-registration is required and limited to 60 individuals* for each session (see above registration links/buttons by each of the books). Once spots are filled a waiting list will be generated but we cannot guarantee those on the waiting list will be able to participate. Individuals may only register for: ONE of the two Online Study Circles Conservations offered for Fall 2023; ONE of the two Online Study Circles Conservations offered for Winter 2024; ONE of the two Online Study Circles Conservations offered for Spring 2024 Funding for this training limits individual acceptance to WISCONSIN RESIDENTS only. Orientation is a requirement of participation. If you miss one of the sessions, you will be required to pay $50 to cover the cost of the book, mailing fees, and administrative costs. The Online Study Circles Conversations sessions will NOT be recorded or otherwise shared after the scheduled dates. The DPI American Indian Studies Program has found that this requirement allows for more candid conversations, richer dialogue, and increased participation. This training webinar does NOT meet statutory license stipulations for "Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands", which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing – Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops. You can also visit the DPI American Indian Studies Program for further information. * The DPI American Indian Studies Program reserves the right to prioritize enrollment to LEAs with federally identified IDEA status, Wisconsin's First Nations, and districts with significant educational equity needs. For more great training opportunities offered by the DPI American Indian Studies Program, please visit our website at Calendar of Events. Contact Judy Ross, Program Assistant III CESA #12 – Center for Special Education and Pupil Services American Indian Studies Program, https://dpi.wi.gov/amind 618 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806 Direct Line: 715-685-1837 judyr@cesa12.org | Visit us on Facebook https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=34464

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Date:
April 3
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Venue

CESA 12 Online Event – ZOOM Video Conferencing