August 14, 2011

Indigenous Language Institute Symposium Series: Immersion for All Environments

ILI Symposium Series 2011
"Native Languages Everywhere, Everyday for Everyone: Immersion Methods for All Environments"
October 24-25, 2011
at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico

WHAT Two-day conference on the topic of involving everyone to practice immersion methods in homes, communities and schools.

The GOAL of this conference is to convene community language experts, linguists, teachers, parents and learners with the aim of sharing information and experience in total immersion for Native language learning. Presenters will provide handouts (print or digital format) where applicable.

WHO This conference will benefit language teachers and learners, language program administrators and staff, language activists, parents, Native American youth/young adults. We expect will 200 people to attend. There will be ample time and opportunities for networking among participants.

1. HOME: Implementing Immersion in the Home
3. SCHOOL A: Immersion School Development for Communities with Very Few Speakers
4. SCHOOL B: Niigaane Immersion School for K-3 – Leslie Harper (Ojibwe)
5. GOVERNMENT/ADMIN: What Tribal Government Commitment and Support of Immersion Programs Look Like (panel of tribal leaders) – Gerald Hill, Facilitator
6. WORKPLACE: Language Use in Workplaces
7. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS: How to develop materials to support immersion in homes, schools, workplace, community (pod cast, digital stories, booklets)
8. MOTIVATIONAL TALK: How Immersion Transformed Me

HOW The conference topics will be organized into 45 mins talk 30 mins Q&A. with no concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to participate in all sessions. Ample networking opportunities will be provided with 90-minute lunch breaks and a banquet on one of the evenings.

The presentations will be videotaped and made downloadable through ILI’s website.

Early Bird Registration ends August 25, 2011
Regular Registration is August 26 through September 25, 2011

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