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Indigenous Language Revitalization Summer Institute - Level 1 Workshop

Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024

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Indigenous Language Revitilization Summer Institute - Level 1 Workshop


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.

Who’s invited:

  • 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

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)

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.


This workshop is not for credit.


Course Modality: This course is offered in person.


This course does not require the use of Canvas or any online resources; all material will be delivered in person. 


Location: College of Education


Course Instructors: Dr. Michael Fillerup


Course Dates: Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20


Course Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., AZ Time


Cost: $500


This workshop is non-refundable.


Registration Deadline: June 16th


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