Dr. Bowman’s NIEA Keynote: Indigenous Innovations: Honoring the Sacred and Asserting the Sovereign in Education through Evaluation

*View on SlideShare Dr. Bowman’s keynote, Indigenous Innovations: Honoring the Sacred and Asserting the Sovereign in Education through Evaluation.

About Dr. Bowman

Dr. Nicole Bowman is the president and founder of the nationally award-winning Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) in Shawano, Wisconsin. Dr. Bowman earned her PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Her dissertation is recognized as the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional educational policy study in the country to systemically examine how Tribal and non-Tribal educational policy is developed and implemented as public and Tribal governments intersect to educate Indigenous students attending K-12 public schools. Through her work at BPC and UW-Madison, she provides culturally responsive evaluation, research, and policy subject matter expertise where Tribal and non-Tribal governments and organizations collaborate. These projects and initiatives work towards improving the health, economy, education, justice, social, cultural, and human service outcomes for Indigenous populations in reservation, rural, urban, and international community contexts. Dr. Bowman has contributed over two decades of culturally responsive and multi-jurisdictional evaluation, research, training and technical assistance. Dr. Bowman has an academic appointment at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research as a subject matter expert in culturally responsive research, policy, and evaluation through the Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation and Dissemination (LEAD) Center and the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC) Center. She is also an affiliate researcher for the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) Center at the University of Illinois-Urbana. Dr. Bowman’s practical, passionate, and effective leadership attributes resonate and empower others at every level.

About NIEA

The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive, culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

NIEA Vision Statement
Our traditional Native cultures and values are the foundations of our learning therefore, NIEA will:

  • Promote educational sovereignty;
  • Support continuing use of traditional knowledge and language;
  • Improve educational opportunities and results;

in our communities.

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was formed in 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Native educators who were anxious to find solutions to improve the education system for Native children. The NIEA Convention was established to mark the beginning of a national forum for sharing and developing ideas, and influencing federal policy.

NIEA adheres to the organization’s founding principles: 1) to bring Native educators together to explore ways to improve schools and the schooling of Native children; 2) to promote the maintenance and continued development of Native languages and cultures; and 3) to develop and implement strategies for influencing local, state, and federal policy and policymakers.

Based in Washington, D.C., NIEA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors elected annually by membership. Executive Director Ahniwake Rose, who reports to the board, leads NIEA’s dedicated staff of advocates.

Dr. Bowman to Speak at CREA!

Dr. Nicole Bowman is to have an active share at CREA 2017! Please be sure to register for the following.

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

Pre-Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 26

Palmer House Hotel

9:00am – 5:00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

CRIE Happy Tears Because Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) is Here!!

Presenters:

Fiona Cram, (Maori/NgatiKahungunu) Ph.D. (Director, Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Nicole Bowman, (Mohican/Munsee), Ph.D. (President, Bowman Performance Consulting)

Description:

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) is a transformative evaluation model that provides flexibility to be implemented in diverse Indigenous contexts. CRIE provides the theoretical, methodological and practical evaluation design and strategies for carrying out a culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. Workshop content is structured around three key questions that help guide workshop participants through the CRIE model: 1. Who should undertake IE? 2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts? How should IE be done?

*Conference details and registration.

CREA 2017 Schedule and Early Registration

Early Registration Deadline August 25, 2017!!!

https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017

CREA 2017 4th International Conference

September 27-29, 2017

Update

We are delighted to provide you with this preview of the detailed CREA 2017 conference schedule at: https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/conference-schedule.

As previously noted there will be keynote and plenary addresses by our internationally recognized scholars that include Drs. Gloria Ladson-Billings (University of Wisconsin-Madison),  Ernest House (Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado-Boulder), Teresa LaFromboise (Stanford University), Robin Miller (Michigan State University, and Guillermo Solano-Flores (Stanford University) (https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/keynote-speakers). Additionally, six pre-conference workshops (September 26) on major topics in culturally responsive evaluation and assessment will be provided by a stellar group of scholars and practitioners (https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/pre-conference-workshops).

Finally, we are anxiously looking forward to the American Evaluation Association’s live and webcast Dialogue on Race and Class that will be held on September 28 at the conference with panelists: Joan LaFrance, Owner of Mekinak Consulting and enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt North Dakota; Amanda Lewis, Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago; Alden Loury, Director of Research and Evaluation, Metropolitan Planning Commission; Robin Lin Miller, Professor of Ecological – Community Psychology at Michigan State University; Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter; and Susana Vasquez, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships; https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/aea-race-and-class-dialogue

Abbreviated list of confirmed conference program participants:

James D. Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sharon Nelson Barber, WestEd

Katrina Bledsoe, EDC (Education Development Center)

Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

Henry Frierson, University of Florida

Leslie Goodyear EDC (Education Development Center)

Edmund W. Gordon, (Prof. Emeritus), Yale University and Teachers College, Columbia University

Drew Gitomer, Rutgers University

Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Melvin Hall, Northern Arizona University

Rodney Hopson, George Mason University

Karen Kirkhart, Syracuse University

Donna Mertens, (Prof. Emeritus), Gallaudet University

Kathryn Newcomer, George Washington University

Joe O’Hara, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Lynda Pura-Watson Education Review Office, Wellington New Zealand

Claudia Rankins, National Science Foundation

Katherine Ryan, (Prof. Emeritus) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hazel Symonette, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katherine Tibbetts, Liliʻuokalani Trust (Honolulu HI)

Hot off the Press!

Nicole Bowman coauthored a chapter in the NEW BOOK Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice.  Visit BPC’s YouTube channel for previews of the publication and interviews with the authors.

Visit InfoAge Publishing to buy your copy now!

Register Now! CREA Conference

4th International Conference (September 27-29), Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times (http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017 ). Early registration rate deadline AUGUST 25, 2017

*More info to come!

September 26, 2017

Pre-conference workshops

http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/pre-conference-workshops

September 27, 2017

Indigenous /Native American Welcome Ceremony

Organized by Joseph Podlasek (Ojibwe) CEO of Trickster Art Gallery

http://www.trickstergallery.com/

Opening Keynote Address

Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D.  Professor of Education and Chair of Native American Studies (Stanford University)

Welcome Reception

September 28, 2017

Morning Plenary Session: Evaluation in the Context of Race, Class, and Social Justice

Featured Speakers

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.  Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Ernie House, Ph.D.  (Professor Emeritus University of Colorado-Boulder)

Chair: Melvin Hall, Ph.D. Professor of Educational Psychology (Northern Arizona University)

Discussant: Rodney Hopson, Ph.D. Professor Educational Psychology, Research Methods, Education Policy George Mason University

Edmund W. Gordon Senior Distinguished Lecture and Luncheon

Senior Distinguished Lecturer

Guillermo Solano-Flores. Ph.D. Professor of Education (Stanford University)

Forms of Evidence that Also Matter: The Correspondence of Rigorous Methodology and Fair Assessment Practices in a Diverse Society

Chair: Peggy Carr, Ph.D. Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

Discussant: Karen Kirkhart, Ph.D. Professor of Social Work (Syracuse University)

American Evaluation Association Race and Class Dialogue (http://eval.org/RaceDialogues)

In person and Webcast

September 29, 2017

Luncheon Keynote Address

Robin L. Miller, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology (Michigan State University)

“Hiding in plain sight: On culturally responsive evaluation and LGBTQ communities of color”.

Indigenous/ Native American Closing Ceremony

Organized by Joseph Podlasek (Ojibwe) CEO of Trickster Art Gallery

Video: President of the American Evaluation Association, Dr. Kathryn Newcomer’s Testimony at EvalPartners Global Forum

This video presents testimonies from the Third Global Evaluation forum, organized by EvalPartners.

EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development together with International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) are planning for the third Global Evaluation Forum to be held from 24-27 April 2017.

The GEF III addressed priorities for evaluation during the first five years of the 15-year period addressed by the SDGs. EvalAgenda 2020 was approved during the second Global Evaluation Forum and voluntary collaborative road-map for its implementation was established by the various stakeholders attended the forum.

The GEF III brang together, as previous events, government representatives, parliamentarians, evaluation community, development partners, civil society, and the media to review progress of the EvalAgenda2020, particularly in the context of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched in September 2015, are now under implementation and where evaluation is seen as an important contributor to the follow-up and review processes.

Dr. Bowman’s video testimony from EvalPartners & United Nations Evaluation Global Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This video presents testimonies from the Third Global Evaluation forum, organized by EvalPartners.

EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development together with International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) are planning for the third Global Evaluation Forum to be held from 24-27 April 2017.

The GEF III addressed priorities for evaluation during the first five years of the 15-year period addressed by the SDGs. EvalAgenda 2020 was approved during the second Global Evaluation Forum and voluntary collaborative road-map for its implementation was established by the various stakeholders attended the forum.

The GEF III brang together, as previous events, government representatives, parliamentarians, evaluation community, development partners, civil society, and the media to review progress of the EvalAgenda2020, particularly in the context of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched in September 2015, are now under implementation and where evaluation is seen as an important contributor to the follow-up and review processes.

Sneak Peek at Dr. Bowman’s Tribal Forum Presentation!

BPC’s Dr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell is presenting today at the NCAI Tribal Leader / Scholar Forum! View her presentation slides below:

 

Full Presentation Here!

The excitement is building…

#BPC is getting excited to present with Indigenous scholars at the #NCAI Tribal/Scholar forum 6/12/17 at the #MoheganSun in CT! As we prepare let us reflect and consider who’s voices are heard/privileged and also missing/silent as we do our academic work.

Considerations for “Scientific” Research & Evaluation … 

When you research/evaluate the values, beliefs, assumptions, perspectives, and prejudices

the researcher/evaluator brings to the scientific project, it has an immediate influence and

powerful impact upon the project staff, project participants, and the project itself.

Consider how the researcher/evaluator determines many things before, during, and after the project, including the following list (this is not an exhaustive list):

 who is heard

(and who is voiceless or silenced);

what is focused on

(and what is not included);

the design and method used

(or not used);

the data identified and collected

(or missed and even ignored);

who interprets and what gets interpreted

(or is excluded from the interpretation);

how interpretations are made

(or are not made or are not ever checked for validity and accuracy with community members);

 whose interpretations are valued as scientific and educational knowledge

(or whose are not valued, not present, and/or are not even considered “real” data);

 what conclusions are drawn

(or are not drawn or are not member checked for accuracy);

 how the conclusions are presented or published

(or not presented in the literature or are presented without consent);

who has access and control over the data once the study is done

(or who is powerless to access, control, and own their community’s evaluation data);

and based on evaluation data what policies, programs, and other initiatives continue to get funded

(or not funded, discontinued as programs, or who have policies that are ill-informed).

All of these research/evaluation decisions have a profound and direct impact on the long-term struggles, challenges, and unsolved issues that communities and people face.

Will you be part of the solution to solve these long-standing issues that communities face?

Do you recognize that you are privileged and different in many ways than the communities you work with?  How do you recognize that privilege and move beyond that to take concrete steps to empower and authentically include those often disempowered?

How might that make a difference in your life and in other’s lives?

With culturally and contextually responsive strategies, you can build consideration into projects.

Are you responsible and prepared to do this?

(Adapted by N. Bowman in 2015 from the Howard University Evaluation Training Institute, 2003)

Please do not reprint without permission from Nicole Bowman at nicky@bpcwi.com

Call for Proposals – Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association Conference

The Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association <https://h-pea.org/> (an AEA affiliate), is accepting proposals for its 11th annual conference.
Deadline May 1, 2017.

*11th Annual Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA)* *Conference and Pre-conference Workshops * *September 21 and 22, 2017* *Kane’ohe, Hawai’i*

*Featured Speaker: Michael Quinn Patton *

*Call for Proposals*
Presentations will be accepted on the theme: “Evaluation for a Complex World”

*Session Types*

– Demonstration
– Paper Presentation
– Poster Session
– Roundtable (Work-in-progress/Issue & discussion)
– Symposium

Participate in the H-PEA Best Poster Award In Honor of Lois-ellin Datta!
The Best Poster Award honors our esteemed colleague, Dr. Lois-ellin Datta, whose lifetime achievements in evaluation set a high bar for poster presentations in terms of relevance, rigor, precision, and quality. *Dr.
Datta has been a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of H-PEA, providing positive, unconditional support and guidance for novice and indigenous
evaluators.* Her support, both financial and strategic, have been instrumental in our on-going efforts to grow the Hawai`i-Pacific Evaluation Association. First place: $50; Second place: $30; Third place: $20

*Proposal submission link*: SUBMIT NOW
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017> < <goog_2033828791> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017>
This form requires a summary, title, abstract, theme, intended audience and relevance statement.

*Important Dates:*
Proposal submission deadline: 5:00 PM HST, *May 1, 2017*.
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2017 (via email)
Conference: September 22, 2017

For any questions regarding proposals, please contact Yao Hill < yaozhang@hawaii.edu>.

Thank you,
H-PEA Conference Planning Committee

Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA) P.O. Box 283232, Honolulu, HI 96828
Webpage: http://h-pea.org
Email: info@h-pea.org