Enduring Legacies Native Case Studies

Workshops & Summer Institute

Good Case Study GroupWe provide various professional development opportunities for educators to learn more about teaching and writing Native cases. Our focus is on teaching and writing cases from a Native point of view on issues important to contemporary Native people and communities. The approach is interdisciplinary with an emphasis on pedagogical strategies for using cases with collaborative learning and in both face-to-face and online classes. The workshops welcome faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions as well as practitioners in Tribal and other organizations that might benefit from this work.

Teaching Native Cases Summer Institute

Dates of Two day Summer Institute: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21, 2017

Date of Optional One Day Workshop on Writing Cases: Thursday June 22, 2017

The Summer Institute of the Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative will build on eleven years of work developing teaching interdisciplinary case studies on significant issues in Indian Country and offering workshops for educators to network and learn how to use the cases in their classes. Our interdisciplinary collection of cases covers a wide range of topics applicable to all academic fields. Problem-based learning, place-based learning and collaborative learning are the cornerstones of our approach. Cases promote student engagement and critical thinking in the context of complex and pressing real world issues. They are a terrific way of promoting diversity. At this institute, we will practice working through cases collaboratively to learn how to facilitate case analysis and discussion. For the first time we are also offering an optional one-day workshop on Writing Cases. You are invited to register for one or both of these events that will take place at Little Creek Resort Hotel.

Summer Institute particulars:

The summer institute will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Pre-reading and homework are required each evening. Campuses and organizations are invited to bring teams or attend the institute as individuals. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served so register early. The registration fee for the two-day institute on June 20 and 21 is $100/person which includes breakfast and lunch each day. Registration for the optional one-day Writing Cases Workshop on June 22 is $40. Hotel rooms are available at the rate of $83.00 per night with a cut-off date for reservations at this rate of May 19. Contact Little Creek Resort Hotel directly, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7711 to reserve rooms and say you are with the Evergreen State College Native Cases Institute. Register as soon as possible for hotel rooms since they sold out very early last year!

You may register and pay online for this workshop, or fill out and submit a registration form (doc). Registration is first come, first served. Space is limited so please register early.

For further information about workshops contact:

Barbara Leigh Smith Enduring Legacies Project The Evergreen State College Olympia, Wash 98505 Email: smithb@evergreen.edu