Expanding Cultural Awareness through the Native American Experience

December 6, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR

We are currently nearing 40 participants. Once we reach that, we will be at capacity. We are also offering this training on December 7th. If registration is accidentally made after 40 participants are reached, we will be in touch about switching you to December 7th.

Culture is something everybody has. Participants in this professional development workshop will gain cultural self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding to become co-responsible for building healthy communities in the classroom. That journey begins with openness and curiosity.

This workshop is for teachers across multiple content areas, including social studies, science and the arts. It will provide guiding principles in teaching Tribal history as Oregon history and take-home activities for educators to engage students on a journey of inclusivity that includes fostering social learning, teaching multiple perspectives, understanding implicit bias, sovereignty, and the intersection of history, culture and place from a multicultural framework.

Activities and guidelines were adapted from REACH (Respecting Ethnic And Cultural Heritage) and the Since Time Immemorial curriculum from the State of Washington. This workshop will prepare educators to better implement the lessons being developed statewide and with local tribes.


WHEN: December 6, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm

* In case of cancellation or rescheduling due to weather, you will be notified via email

WHERE:  Health Careers Center, Room 140

Central Oregon Community College

2600 College Way, Bend OR

Our workshop trainer is Robin Butterfield, a citizen of the Winnebago Tribe who also has ancestry from the White Earth Nation, has more than 40 years of experience in American Indian education. She is past president of the National Indian Education Association.

Special thanks to The Roundhouse Foundation for making our Central Oregon teacher workshops possible!