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August 2019

Okanagan Indian Band Introductory WAYK Workshop

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
Head of the Lake Hall, ̣ 118 Head of the Lake Road
Vernon, British Columbia V1H 2A2 Canada
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August 19 - August 23, 2019  The WAYK team will visit with N̓səl̓xcin̓ language teachers and learners to provide a 5-day introductory WAYK workshop in partnership with the Okanagan Indian Band. Beyond an introduction to the essentials of WAYK, the workshop will focus on strategies for maintaining immersion in the classroom and during sessions with fluent speakers, as well as using WAYK Techniques to support existing curriculum and materials.  

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May 2019

May Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

May 27, 2019 - June 6, 2019
Tsleil-Wautuh Nation Cultural and Recreation Centre, 3010 Sleil Waututh Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V5 Canada

May 27th - June 6th, 2019  Monday-Thursday | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm  Join us as the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language and Culture kicks off the 2019 Summer Language Intensive with two weeks of language learning for beginners! In this camp we’ll be working with learners and speakers of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, testing new lessons, and practicing our teaching skills. This camp is open to learners ages 14 and above. Child care is not provided.

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March 2019

Pueblo of Pojoaque WAYK Language Immersion Workshop

March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Poeh Cultural Center, 78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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March 11 - March 15, 2019 Join the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Department for five days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We'll be working with learners and speakers of Tewa.

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February 2019

February Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

February 19, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Tsleil-Wautuh Nation Cultural and Recreation Centre, 3010 Sleil Waututh Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V5 Canada

February 19 - February 22, 2019 The Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language & Culture and the WAYK team present a week of language and method during our February Language Camp. Join us for 4 days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We'll be working with learners and teachers of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim. During the workshop, participants will go through the first lessons on the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim Fluency Freeway, as well…

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March 2018

Alaska Gateway School District Introductory Workshop

March 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018

March 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018 The WAYK team will travel to the interior of Alaska in April 2018 to work with teachers, students, and community members in partnership with the Alaska Gateway School District. The school district has schools located in the communities of Dot Lake, Eagle, Tanacross, Tetlin, Tok, Mentasta Lake, and Northway, in addition to offering distance education for rural students. In previous years, WAYK has partnered with other organizations (Doyon Foundation and the Interior Alaska Campus of…

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August 2017

W̱SÁNEĆ Introductory Workshop

August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017
W̱SÁNEĆ School Board, 7449 West Saanich Rd.
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 Canada

The WAYK team will visit with SENĆOŦEN language teachers and learners to provide a 5-day introductory workshop in partnership with the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board. Beyond an introduction to the essentials of WAYK, the workshop will focus on strategies for immersion sessions, particularly those that might be useful for adult learners, both for participants in the SENĆOŦEN Master Apprentice program and in the adult language classes offered through the Saanich Adult Education Centre.    

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February 2017

Songhees Nation Introductory Workshop

February 3, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Songhees Wellness Center, 1100 Admirals Rd.
Victoria , British Columbia V9A 2P6 Canada

The WAYK team will visit with Songhees First Nation to provide a 6-day introductory workshop for their Lekwungen Language team. The workshop will be conducted over two weekends (Friday-Sunday) in early February. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all six days of the workshop. February 3-5, 2017 February 10-12, 2017

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April 2016

APIA Workshop: Anchorage Spring 2016

April 9, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) partners with Where Are Your Keys? on a new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Anchorage for our Spring 2016 visit. APIA will offer an initial introductory workshop on April 9th and 10th from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the Anchorage Unangax̂ community to get involved with APIA's language initiative. If you’re new to WAYK, this workshop will provide a…

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January 2016

Upper Tanana/Tanacross Small Group Immersion Training

January 23, 2016 - January 27, 2016
Northway Youth Center Northway, AK United States

In partnership with the Doyon Foundation, WAYK returns to the Fairbanks region to keep working with some of the many Athabascan languages in the interior.  This four-week visit focuses on continued training for participants of past workshops, especially small group immersion sessions. Following a three-week visit to Fairbanks to work with Gwich'in and Lower Tanana speakers and learners, the WAYK team will head to Northway to work with the Upper Tanana and Tanacross languages. The WAYK team will present an introductory workshop to the local team there,…

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Lower Tanana Small Group Immersion Training

January 16, 2016 - January 21, 2016
Doyon Foundation Fairbanks, AK United States

In partnership with the Doyon Foundation, WAYK returns to the Fairbanks region to keep working with some of the many Athabascan languages in the interior.  This four-week visit focuses on continued training for participants of past workshops, especially small group immersion sessions. Following a two-week Gwich'in training, the language focus will shift to Lower Tanana for one week.  The training will begin with a one-day No Pressure Refresher Workshop on January 16, 2016 (from 9 am-5 pm). This workshop will be focused on introducing/reviewing Techniques…

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May 2015

Anchorage School District Introductory WAYK Workshop

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Nicholas J. Begich Middle School Anchorage , AK United States

The Anchorage School District's Title VII Indian Education Program brings Where Are Your Keys? as part of their language instructor professional development in preparation for their summer programs. The WAYK team will present a basic workshop teachers of several languages, focusing on key techniques for teaching inside and outside of the classroom, as well as lesson development, and creating immersion interactions.

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Port Graham Introductory WAYK Workshop

May 14, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Port Graham Community Center Port Graham , AK United States

The WAYK team will present an introductory workshop for learners and speakers of Sugt'stun, outlining key techniques for language push/pull (teaching & learning), lesson development, and creating immersion interactions.

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April 2015

Alaska Native Heritage Center Introductory WAYK Workshop

April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage, AK United States

This introductory WAYK workshop will focus on techniques that can be used inside and outside of the classroom.  The workshop is designed to support the beginning of ANHC's three-year project with Yup'ik and Inupiaq.

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March 2015

Maidu WAYK Workshop

March 30, 2015 - April 4, 2015
Susanville Rancheria Susanville, CA United States

WAYK meets with the language team working on Mountain Maidu (Majdy, Tosajdom) at Susanville Rancheria to present a workshop and practice key WAYK language learning and teaching strategies. Language advocates from neighboring communities (including Greenville Rancheria, Pitt River, and Wašiw) will also attend.

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October 2014

Doyon Foundation WAYK Training

October 27, 2014 - November 15, 2014

In partnership with the Tanana Tribal Council and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tok Center, the Doyon Foundation will bring WAYK to the interior of Alaska for three workshops.  The Tanana and Tok trainings will focus on the process of creating a community of language teaching and learning experts. The Fairbanks training will provide an introduction to WAYK for newcomers and a review for anyone who attended our previous Fairbanks training. University credit will be available for the Tok and Tanana trainings through the Interior Aleutians Campus. Trainings…

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August 2014

Samish Annual Campout

August 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014

WAYK returns to Samish in Anacortes, Washington for another amazing campout. We still love WAYK around the campfire.

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July 2014

SALVI’s Summer Latin Immersion and Pedagogy Training

July 2, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Claymont Court Charles Town , WV United States

SALVI presents two weeks of Latin immersion (July 2-9 and July 17-24) at the beautiful Claymont Mansion. This will be the fourth year WAYK has participated in this Living Latin immersion experience.  Sandwiched between two weeks of spoken Latin, SALVI presents this year's Pedagogy Rusticatio (July 10-15).  This year, the focus is on Where Are Your Keys?: Bringing Spoken Latin to the Classroom and Beyond!  SALVI's commitment to bringing the latest in active Latin shines as WAYK takes center stage this year encouraging…

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June 2014

Yakutat Tlingit Immersion Camp

June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Yakutat, Alaska Yakutat Tlingit Tribe hosts a one week immersion camp in Yakutat Alaska. This event will focus on Master/Apprentice teams empowering both to stay in the language!

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May 2014

Samish Annual Campout

May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Anacortes, Washington Samish Tribe brings WAYK to their annual language campout. WAYK around the campfire. Is there anything better?

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December 2013

NYSAIS Training: World Language Learning: ‘Where Are Your Keys?’

December 7, 2013

Brooklyn, NY The New York State Association of Independent Schools brings WAYK for an introductory workshop for world language teachers.  The training will include an introduction to techniques for student directed learning, a discussion of the ACTFL proficiency levels, and creating young teachers.

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