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OPS Story Circles

April 27 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

Storyteller, educator and facilitator, Rose McGee guides you through this ancient process that provides a comfortable, welcoming setting for educators to share experiences, learn from one another, and build relationships. Without barriers, people of any ethnicity, age, gender or religion can effectively use Story Circles to encourage one another, share what matters to them, and seek friendly input.

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Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives

April 28 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Camp Ripley, Little Falls

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an all-day workshop that prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with their communities. Participants will come away with broadened worldviews and the skills to deepen their personal and professional relationships — outcomes that set a foundation for increased engagement.

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Veterans' Voices Workshop for Educators

April 28 - April 30 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm: Camp Ripley, Little Falls

The Veterans’ Voices Workshop for Educators provides resources and professional development to support educators in bringing the missing stories of Veterans, military service members, and military families into their classroom.

Through literary selections, authentic stories, and an immersive experience, participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the culture and impact of military service as well as strengthened relationships with colleagues and Veterans’ Voices content.

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OPS Reconstructing Curriculum 1

May 01 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Hilton Omaha, Omaha

Dr. Akintunde illustrates how prejudice has been perpetuated throughout American society and its school curricula. He shares his own life experiences and invites you to do the same. These personally illuminating sessions feature reading, collaborative projects, lesson plan review and discussion. Spirited conversation helps shine a light on everyone’s hidden prejudice, and reveals how it creeps into our daily work.

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OPS Reconstructing Curriculum 2

May 03 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Hilton Omaha, Omaha

This unique series of classes builds upon the eyeopening insights of Reconstructing Curriculum I — sharing additional tools and strategies that create meaningful, relevant classroom experiences. Noted scholar Dr. Omowale Akintunde kicks off even more transforming opportunities for insight, leading you to a new way of teaching. Your students will develop a richer curiosity and eagerness to learn, fueled by seeing their own personal relevance in class material.

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Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives

May 03 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an all-day workshop that prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with their communities. Participants will come away with broadened worldviews and the skills to deepen their personal and professional relationships — outcomes that set a foundation for increased engagement.

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Bdote Field Trip

May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from a Dakota perspective.

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Bdote Field Trip

July 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from a Dakota perspective.

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Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives

July 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an all-day workshop that prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with their communities. Participants will come away with broadened worldviews and the skills to deepen their personal and professional relationships — outcomes that set a foundation for increased engagement.

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Using Blues Vision in the Classroom

July 25 - July 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Using Blues Vision in the Classroom prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with students through a deeper understanding of African American experiences and the black literary tradition in Minnesota. The two-day workshop takes Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota as the starting point for rigorous discussion and activities that cultivate practical strategies for using texts from the book as catalysts for change and conversation in the classroom. 

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Bdote Field Trip

September 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from a Dakota perspective.

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