Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is hosting two workshops designed to help create or re-energize existing immersion and Indigenous programs.
The 3rd Annual Indigenous Language Revitalization Summer Institute is a four-day, hands-on, how-to workshop for creating and sustaining an indigenous language. The level one workshop, which will run from June 12-15, will be taught by Michael Fillerup, who will use his 10-step process to teach attendees how to successfully revitalize immersion programs by converting weaknesses into strengths. The level two workshop will run concurrently and is available to those who have completed the level one workshop in a previous year. Online registration for both workshops is open.
The 8th Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Conference will bring together community and language activists, educators, school administrators, school board members, tribal officials and parents to share ideas and experiences on how to develop educational programs for Indigenous communities. The conference, which will take place June 15-17, invites concerned community members and preschool, K-12, college and university educators to participate in panels, workshops and share ideas for improving the lives of Indigenous children—both inside and outside the classroom. Keynote speakers from around the world include Megan Bang, University of Washington; Heine Waitere, New Zealand; and Jennie DeGroat, Northern Arizona University. Online registration is open. To subsidize the cost, a limited amount of funding is available to educators in the southwest United States who fill out the AIITEC8 Travel Request.