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Upcoming ILI 2015 Events
DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RELEVANT LANGUAGE TEACHING GUIDES, ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTSWORKSHOP
Mystic Lake Resort, Prior Lake, Minnesota
JULY 6-8, 2015
This 3-day workshop will teach how to develop language teaching guides (curriculum) founded on one's cultural values and worldview that will work in tandem with school standards. Participants will develop language activities (lesson plans) and learn how to track learners' progress and comprehension (assessment). Particpants will have opportunities to share and learn from each other in networking sessions. For more information and to register click here (for a PDF version of the registration form). Deadline to make your hotel reservations and to register has been extended to June 22, 2015. Click here for a tentative agenda (subject to change).
Please check with us regularly as other 2015 events will be announced soon or you can click on the icon to the right and join our e-mail list to receive those announcements by e-mail.
Some exciting workshops in planning stages are: 1) ILIS2015 October 19-21, 2015 at Isleta Resort, Albuquerque, NM; 2)"ILI How Do I Say? Learner Driven Language Learning"; 3)"ILI How to Increase Community Involvement"; 4)our 2015 technology in-house workshops, and more...
Don't forget that ILI can be contracted to provide these and many other workshops in your community. If interested or for more information contact ILI at (505) 820-0311 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.
ILI’s guiding philosophy is to “help create speakers” of endangered indigenous languages while we still have speakers left.
This work is URGENT. Collectively we must work diligently with haste within a ten-year window, careful not to duplicate efforts, to turn the tide of language decline so that indigenous languages become a vibrant component of everyday life in Indian communities.
What We Do
ILI Researches, Teaches and Shares information and tools to empower Native communities to make their languages SEEN and HEARD everywhere and by everyone.
ILI’s tools and training help people create their own Native language materials to develop textbooks, teaching aids, films, digital stories, as well as flyers, brochures, posters, toys, and signage.
Languagegeek© customized keyboard layouts and fonts enable any indigenous language to live on computers and the internet. Sending e-mails, building web-pages, and desktop publishing are all available for all indigenous languages.
ILI works with all tribes and nations to complement and enhance their existing language programs.