ACT 31: History, Culture and Sovereignty Rights of Wisconsin Indians

This workshop is designed for those who are seeking initial licensure or certification to comply with ACT 31 legislation required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

This seven-hour seminar fulfills the human relations and minority group relations, #1, by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. It satisfies the human relations stipulation for those who have completed a comparable, approved educator preparation program in another state.

Click on the Resources tab to find more information on available credit-bearing courses that would also meet this requirement.

Instructor

Mark Denning

Mark Denning

My Anishinaabe name is Nodaway Benaise and I am Sturgeon Clan. I am enrolled in the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and my ancestry includes Menominee, Mille Lacs Ojibwe, Stockbridge-Munsee, French and English. My experience as an educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in ... read more

Who Should Attend

Educators and those who are seeking to fulfill the mandate required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Priority is given to UWM post-baccalaureate students. Please indicate your status on your registration.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate awareness about the events that led up to the Wisconsin ACT 31 legislation.
  • Increase knowledge of best practices, model programs and available resources.
  • Align classroom materials and curriculum with Wisconsin American Indian studies.
  • Increase knowledge about Wisconsin American Indian tribal sovereignty, treaties and governance.

Notes

This seminar carries no credit, but meets the state of Wisconsin’s certification requirement.

All UWM students are required to provide their student ID number during class attendance.

Testimonials

"Mr. Denning’s knowledge, insight and personal stories were enlightening and informative."  —  Seminar participant

"I loved the historical perspective on contemporary issues that persist. Great conversations and though-provoking histories and resources."  —  Seminar participant

Date: Mar 11-24, 2022

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: Mon, March 20 & Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: Mon, March 20, 9-11 am, Fri, March 24, 9-11 am

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Mar 11-24, 2022

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Mark Denning

Fee: $129

CEHs: 7, CEUs: .7

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: 7140-15140

Note: This requirement applies to those individuals seeking initial teaching licensure or certificate in the state of Wisconsin. Class is open to all interested in the topic.
Online access and link, along with other details, will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of class.

Registration Deadline: Mar 17

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Date: May 31-June 9

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: Monday June 5 & Friday June 9, 2023

Time: June 5, 9-11 am & June 9, 9-11 am

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: May 31-June 9

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Mark Denning

Fee: $129

CEUs: .7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: 7140-15141

Note: This requirement applies to those individuals seeking initial teaching licensure or certificate in the state of Wisconsin. Class is open to all interested in the topic.

Online access and link, along with other details, will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of class.

Registration Deadline: June 2

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Date: Aug 9-18

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: Mon, August 14; Fri, August 18, 2023

Time: August 14, 9-11am; August 18, 9-11am

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Aug 9-18

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Mark Denning

Fee: $129

CEUs: .7, CEHs: 7.0

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: 7140-15142

Note: This requirement applies to those individuals seeking initial teaching licensure or certificate in the state of Wisconsin. Class is open to all interested in the topic.
Online access and link, along with other details, will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of class.

Registration Deadline: Aug 11

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Date: Nov 10-18

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: Tue, Nov 14 ; Sat, Nov 18, 2023

Time: Nov 14 6-8pm; Nov 18, 9-11 am

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Nov 10-18

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Mark Denning

Fee: $129

CEUs: .7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: 7140-15143

Note: This requirement applies to those individuals seeking initial teaching licensure or certificate in the state of Wisconsin. Class is open to all interested in the topic.
Online access and link, along with other details, will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of class.

Registration Deadline: Nov 10

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