Northern Arizona University, in partnership with the College of Education, is once again hosting this 4-day event on campus in Flagstaff. We invite you to participate in the workshops being held, where you will learn how to create and sustain successful indigenous language immersion programs.
5th Annual Indigenous Language Revitalization Summer Institute
June 17-20, 2019
Northern Arizona University
Level 1 Workshop – **At capacity. No additional registrations being accepted.**
How to create and sustain successful indigenous language immersion programs
A 4-day, hands-on, how-to workshop for creating a new language immersion program or re-energizing an existing immersion program by converting weaknesses into strengths.
- those committed to saving at-risk indigenous languages
- those wanting to start a language immersion school or program
- those wanting to improve the academic achievement of American Indian students
- those currently working in a language immersion school or program who want to ensure its success and longevity
About the Presenter:
Founder and former Director of Puente de Hozho Tri-lingual School, Dr. Michael Fillerup, guides you through his 10-step process for creating and sustaining an indigenous language immersion program for the ages.
Additionally, you will learn:
- how to develop the five essential elements of a language immersion program
- how to maximize the 4 P’s – promotion, publicity, public relations, and parent participation
- the do’s and don’ts of a language immersion program
- potential obstacles and how to overcome them
- troubleshooting and practical advice
- how to light two candles with one flame (i.e., revitalizing the indigenous language while boosting student achievement)
Level 2 Workshop
How to design an indigenous knowledge-focused curriculum
**To enroll in the Level 2 workshop, one must have completed the Level 1 workshop in a previous year. The two workshops run concurrently and one cannot attend both in the same year.
In this 4-day workshop, Language Advocate Jennie DeGroat demonstrates how to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and tribal leaders to develop a language curriculum derived from the knowledge, culture, and values of the community. Participants will focus on both the curriculum process and product. This is the follow-up workshop to “How to Create and Sustain Successful Indigenous Language Immersion Programs”.
Level 3 Workshop (Wednesday and Thursday)
How to Select and Implement the Best Methodology for Your Language Immersion Program
In this 2-day workshop, Jennie DeGroat demonstrates a variety of tried and true teaching practices for language immersion programs. In addition, she also models a process for working with teachers, administrators, and community members to select and implement language teaching methodologies that will best support your program’s mission, philosophy, goals, and curriculum.
**Level 2 and Level 3 Workshops run consecutively and can be purchased together at a discount.**
Registration Information – Register Here
Enrollment is limited to 25 participants per workshop. Reserve your place now. Pricing:
Level 1, 4-day workshop: $475.00 for Early Bird registration, $525.00 for full registration – **At capacity. No additional registrations being accepted.**
Level 2, 2-day workshop: $325.00 for Early Bird registration, $375.00 for full registration
Level 3, 2-day workshop: $325.00 for Early Bird registration, $375.00 for full registration
Levels 2/3, 4-day combined workshop: $475.00 for Early Bird registration, $525.00 for full registration
Early Bird registration pricing is valid prior to May 15, 2019.
Full registration pricing will take effect on May 15, 2019 until the conference begins.
ILRSI registration includes registration for the American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) at no additional cost for participants in ILRSI. Those that are registering for a 2-day workshop only (Level 2 or Level 3) have the option of waiving the AIITEC option to receive a $40 discount at checkout.
Conference lodging available at a discount rate. Hotels offering lodging discounts for NAU College of Education Event Attendees