Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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AIITEC Conference

Returning to Our Languages and Ways of Knowing

June 21-22, 2024

Northern Arizona University’s College of Education will host the 14th American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) on June 21-22, 2024. This conference for preschool, K–12, Tribal, college, and university educators, as well as concerned community members, includes panels, workshops, and papers to share ideas for improving the lives and education of American Indian children, especially in regard to the revitalization of their Indigenous languages and cultures.

Join your colleagues for two and a half days of career-empowering knowledge, practices, networking, and practical teaching solutions. The conference is designed with your specific needs in mind and will provide strategies you can use immediately across all grade levels and subjects. NAU’s College of Education has worked with Tribal Nations to improve the education of American Indian students for decades. It has hosted a variety of American Indian teacher and administrator preparation programs.

Conference goals

  • Bring together American Indian and other Indigenous language educators and activists to share ideas and experiences on how to teach and revitalize American Indian and other Indigenous languages in homes, communities, and schools.
  • Share resources for early childhood educators in Tribal schools and communities.
  • Disseminate recent research and thinking on best practices to promote, preserve, and protect American Indian and other Indigenous languages in the spirit of the 1990 Native American Languages Act and the United Nations 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Conference co-chairs

Additional information

Conference hotel information

Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff
1175 W. Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Certificate of Participation

Certificates of Participation will be accessible after the conference.

Conference recorded sessions

Recorded sessions will be posted here following the conference.

Call for presentations

American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC)

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