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American Indian Education Centers Events Calendar

Webinars, conferences, and other events hosted by partners of the CDE related to California's American Indian community.

Dates included on this calendar are gathered from various sources and are not intended as definitive or official notification from the California Department of Education (CDE). We hope the calendar will assist you in planning professional development opportunities to support California’s American Indian students.

January 2021

Incorporating Native American Culture into Curriculum: PK-5th Grade Teachers External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 12-Jan-2021)
Online teacher training for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade teachers.

Incorporating Native American Culture into Curriculum: 6th-8th Grade Teachers External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 19-Jan-2021)
Online teacher training for 6th through 8th grade teachers.

Incorporating Native American Culture into Curriculum: 9th-12th Grade Teachers External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 26-Jan-2021)
Online teacher training for 9th through 12th grade teachers.

Dr. Shashank Joshi, Stanford University: Effective Postvention Practices in School Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 26-Jan-2021)
Explore effective suicide postvention practices as a critical part of the prevention continuum. By identifying and supporting the mental health needs of surviving students and staff, postvention can help people cope with loss and reduce the risk of contagion.

Reversing the COVID Slide—Panel Discussion External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 26-Jan-2021)
The COVID pandemic has dramatically altered the traditional learning path of students as they move through their grade-level curriculum. Many students are now making slower gains or even losing ground. Educators need new solutions to move students back up to grade level as soon as possible.

In this discussion panel, we will explore creative ideas from education thought leaders committed to reversing the "COVID Slide." Join us to hear their innovative solutions and take part in the discussion as we work to reverse Covid learning loss.

Engineering for Good: Hands-On Media Projects in STEM Part 1 External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 26-Jan-2021)
The Engineering for Good youth media challenge is a project that asks middle and high school students to design solutions to real-world problems and communicate their solutions to an authentic, public audience through an infographic or a video. In the first session, participants will experience one part of the engineering design process through a hands-on activity.

Incorporating Native American 9th through 12th Grade Curriculum into the Classroom External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 26-Jan-2021)
Meeting ID: 853 0392 7303
Passcode: 970510

Motherhood is Sacred, Fatherhood is Sacred External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 27-Jan-2021)
The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association would like to formally invite you to attend one of our three one-hour webinars on January 26th, 27th or the 28th, at 11am (MST). Our primary goal is to promote fathers and mothers to take the lead in keeping their families together.

We are recognized as leaders in the field of Native American fatherhood, and this webinar will give an overview of how we focus upon individual life skills, strengthening relationships and creating a pathway to a purposeful life.

Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 28-Jan-2021)
The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association would like to formally invite you to attend one of our three one-hour webinars on January 26th, 27th or the 28th, at 11am (MST). Our primary goal is to promote fathers and mothers to take the lead in keeping their families together.

We are recognized as leaders in the field of Native American fatherhood, and this webinar will give an overview of how we focus upon individual life skills, strengthening relationships and creating a pathway to a purposeful life.

Engineering for Good: Hands-On Media Projects in STEM Part 2 External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 28-Jan-2021)
The Engineering for Good youth media challenge is a project that asks middle and high school students to design solutions to real-world problems and communicate their solutions to an authentic, public audience through an infographic or a video. In the second session, we’ll focus on the culminating piece of Engineering for Good: media-making! You’ll get practice and support to lead students through creating infographics or videos to communicate their designs.

Addressing Family Violence and Abuse External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 29-Jan-2021)
The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association would like to formally invite you to attend one of our three one-hour webinars on January 26th, 27th or the 28th, at 11am (MST). Our primary goal is to promote fathers and mothers to take the lead in keeping their families together.

We are recognized as leaders in the field of Native American fatherhood, and this webinar will give an overview of how we focus upon individual life skills, strengthening relationships and creating a pathway to a purposeful life.

February 2021

Celebrating Say Something Week! External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 10-Feb-2021)
Please come join us for a 45-minute session on February 10 at 3 pm to pick up some tips and learn how to plan and implement high-impact engaging student activities during Say Something Week in March.

Say Something is a free training offered by Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization, to train students to identify warning signs when their peers may harm themselves or others. With the pandemic, more than ever, students need the skills and supports to combat social isolation, stay connected, and look out for their peers.

Ahmad Bahrami, Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health Farrah McGovern, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and Brandy Lidbeck, Fresno Cares: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: How Collaboration can Improve Prevention Efforts External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 23-Feb-2021)
Fresno County Suicide Prevention Collaborative (Fresno Cares) will share how coordinating county wide resources, supports, and trainings can prevent suicides.

Medi-Cal 101 for School and District Leaders: Financing School Mental Health Using Medi-Cal External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 23-Feb-2021)
This webinar will provide an overview of what school and district leaders need to know about Medi-Cal, and discuss different models, examples, and action steps of how districts in California integrate Medi-Cal funded mental health services into school settings. Implementation challenges, lessons learned, and resources will also be shared. The webinar is provided in partnership between the California Department of Education, Department of Health Care Services, California Children's Trust, and WestEd.

March 2021

Understanding Youth Suicide & Effective Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention Strategies External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 11-Mar-2021)
The California School-Based Health Alliance and the Regional Educational Laboratory West are hosting a free virtual event to provide California educators and practitioners with skills and guidance to prevent suicide among children and youth. The event will feature promising practices from the Central Valley that are generalizable for all communities/regions.

Dr. Shashank Joshi, Stanford University: Improving Suicide Prevention Practices in School Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 23-Mar-2021)
Learn to improve your school’s suicide prevention practices, programs, and resources to help school staff recognize and support students who may be contemplating suicide.

April 2021

Julia Agostinelli, California Department of Education and Jan Sczersputowski: Directing Change. Social and Emotional Learning - A Valuable Tool in Suicide Prevention External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated 27-Apr-2021)
Explore how Social and Emotional Learning can increase protective factors and reduce risk factors associated with suicide in children and youth.

More Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) American Indian Education Resources

COVID-19 CDE Main Web Page

Harvest Training: Helping Parents Manage Their Children's Zoom School External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 34:27)

Harvest Training: Grief and Healing Circle External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:39:08)

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Educators Discuss Approaches to Teaching Native American Studies During First Event in Education to End Hate Virtual Classroom Series (Dated 18-Nov-2020)

Questions: Judy Delgado | judelgado@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0506 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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