Aligning with Tribal History/Shared History PD

June 22 - 23rd 2021

More dates added due to popular demand!

This virtual workshop is for educators across multiple content areas and will provide space to align with Oregon’s Tribal History/Shared History (Senate Bill 13) through asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Oregon has implemented Tribal History/Shared History and as educators start teaching these lessons, questions may arise about how to respectfully teach Indigenous history and lift Indigenous voices in classrooms.

Over the 2-day virtual workshop and asynchronous learning, the cohort will examine Tribal History/Shared History Essential Understanding and use other tools to build relationships with content that aligns with Tribal History/Shared History. The cohort will learn directly from Indigenous workshop facilitators, and have the opportunity to think through concepts as they hear from Indigenous speakers. Additionally, educators will have the opportunity to examine and walk-through multiple Tribal History/Shared History lessons as a cohort, and be more prepared to teach Tribal History/Shared History lessons in classrooms.

Date and Time: Tuesday June 22 & Wednesday 23rd from 1pm – 3:30 pm.

Workshop Facilitators:

Louise Wilmes – Native Hawaiian/Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma
Louise brings 41 years in education, (K-2), and her experience and the Title VI Indian Education Coordinator into the discussion space. She is retired and continues to serve our community by challenging history and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples, through education.

Renea Perry – (Tlingit/Inupiat/N.Euro) is a Portland Native Community Advocate with a focus on Indigenous Education and Transformative Justice through professional development and Indigenous Civil Rights activism.

Heather Shá xat k’ei Gurko (Tlingit Nation/Dutch/Euro) is the Confluence Education Program Manager.

These workshops are made available through the Oregon Department of Education’s American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success Plan Grant Programs supporting the goal of Educator Success.