Seldovia Village TribeWAYK in Seldovia

Seldovia, Alaska, November 1-3, 2015

On our return trip from Port Graham, the team will be stopping in Seldovia.   We’ll be visiting with community members who are interested in learning more about WAYK.  If you are interested in joining and live in or around Seldovia, let us know! 

Master-Apprentice Team Training in Port Graham, Alaska

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Following an Introductory Workshop in May, the WAYK team returns to Port Graham for two weeksin October to support local efforts in further developing Master-Apprentice Teams for Sugt’stun.  We will also visit with the neighboring community, Nanwalek.  The WAYK team will work with small teams of learners and speakers, coaching and assisting with immersion sessions around the kitchen table.

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Anchorage, Alaska, October 15-17, 2015

Following our APIA workshop, the team will be in Anchorage!   We’ll be visiting with WAYK players in the area as well as stopping by the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention (October 15-17).  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Anchorage, let us know! 

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Workshops
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Atka, Alaska, September 20-October 2, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, October 5-14, 2015

St. Paul Island, Alaska, December 2015

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 three communities: Atka, Anchorage, and St. Paul Island.  These visits will provide additional training and support for members of the regional core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our Summer Language Intensive on St. Paul Island. The WAYK team will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut) in St. Paul, Niigˆugˆim Tunuu (Western Aleut) in Atka, and both dialects in Anchorage.  In each community the aim is increased fluency as well as developing lessons/curriculum along with teaching skills.

The WAYK team will be on hand at the Aleut Villages Conference (October 8-9) to assist with presenting and distributing information about APIA’s language projects, specifically the 2015 Summer Language Intensive on St. Paul Island, as well as during the 2015 Elders & Youth Conference (October 12-14).

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St. Paul Island, Alaska, June 1-August 15, 2015

Sponsored by APIA (the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Association) and ACSPI (the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island).  The WAYK team will be spending 11 weeks on St. Paul working with Unangam Tunuu.

Anchorage School District Introductory WAYK WorkshopT7-Logo-vert

Anchorage, Alaska, May 22-23, 2015

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.

WAYK in Anchorage

WAYK logo banner-08Anchorage, Alaska, May 19-27, 2015

As WAYK prepares to depart for St. Paul Island and the beginning of the 2015 Summer Intensive, the team will be in Anchorage!  We’ll be visiting with friends and players of WAYK in the area.  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Anchorage, let us know!


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Port Graham, Alaska, May 14-18, 2015

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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Kodiak, Alaska, May 8-13, 2015

The WAYK team will present about “Language and Community Revitalization Techniques” to Kodiak and Chugach Alutiiq language advocates.

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Baltimore, Maryland, May 4-7, 2015

Where Are Your Keys? is coming to Baltimore!  We’ll be visiting with friends and players of WAYK in the area!  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Baltimore, let us know!

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Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 2015

Where Are Your Keys? visits the Bryn Mawr School to present about language revitalization in general and our work with Native languages specifically.  The WAYK team will also be joining in on Latin classes throughout the day.

Alaska Native Heritage Center Introductory WAYK Workshop


Anchorage, Alaska, April 27-May 1, 2015

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.

 WAYK in Tanana

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Tanana, Alaska, April 19-25th, 2015

With support from Doyon Limited and the Tanana Tribal Council, WAYK returns to Tanana to provide additional training and support for learners of Denaakk’e (Koyukon Athabascan) who attended previous WAYK workshops.  The WAYK team will work with small teams of learners and speakers, coaching and assisting with immersion sessions around the kitchen table.

Doyon Foundation WAYK Small Group Language Coaching DFLogo

Fairbanks, Alaska, April 5-18, 2015

In partnership with the Doyon Foundation, WAYK returns to Alaska to keep working with several of the many Athabascan languages in the interior.  This two week visit focuses on continuing training for participants of past workshops, especially small group coaching for language push/pull (teaching & learning) skills with four languages: Hän, Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Gwich’in, and Deg Xinag.  In addition to home visits, the WAYK team is visiting Gwich’in classes at the Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School.

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Susanville, California, March 30-April 4, 2015

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.

Doyon Foundation WAYK Training


Tanana, Alaska, October 27-31, 2014

Tok, Alaska, November 3-5, 2014

Fairbanks, Alaska, November 13-15, 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 will focus on several Athabascan languages including Denaakk’e (Koyukon),  Dihthâad Xt’een iin aanděg’ (Tanacross), Née’ aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana), Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in), and Deg Xinag.

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association WorkshopsAPIA Logo3

St. Paul, Alaska, September 7-19, 2014

King Cove, Alaska, September 19-23, 2014

Unalaska, Alaska, September 26-28, 2014

Atka, Alaska, September 30-October 5, 2014

This will be the third time that WAYK visits four communities in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands in partnership with APIA.  While all workshops will serve to develop the regional core team’s WAYK skills, the visit to St. Paul will focus on curriculum development, the visit to Atka will focus on fluency skills, and the workshops in King Cove and Unalaska will focus on sharing materials.  While in the region, the WAYK team works with the two dialects of Unangam Tunuu, Eastern and Western/Atkan (also known as Niigˆugˆim Tunuu.)

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Anacortes, Washington, August 28-31, 2014

WAYK returns to Samish for another amazing campout. We still love WAYK around the campfire.

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Charles Town, West Virginia, July 2-24, 2014

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 teachers to being their Latin alive!


Yakutat Tlingit Immersion Camp

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!

Samish Annual Campout

Anacortes, Washington, May 23-25, 2014samish_logo

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


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

Brooklyn, NY, December 7, 2013

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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Kodiak Island, Alaska, August 21, 2013

Evan Gardner will help lead discussions or demonstrations on such topics as: hit lists, rides to film, fluency planning for self and community, ACTFL demo test, the perfect path, ACTFL level Alutiiq benchmarks, when and how to use the grammar book, advanced fishing demos, advanced pushing demos, triangulation, and testing rides with elders.

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Charles Town, West Virginia, July 4-25, 2013

Evan and other WAYK players will be in attendance for 2 weeks of Latin immersion plus a week long TPRS Latin focused workshop. If you love Latin and if you want to turn your classroom into a Latin speaking center of excellence then come to Rusticatio Virginiana!


Tucson, Arizona, June 3-28, 2013

This course will train each participant in WAYK methods, as well as how to develop a core group of teacher trainers who will create language learning opportunities at community language nights, community gatherings and at home settings. Specific methods for community development as well as technique and expertise sharing will be explored in depth and “in action.” Target language curriculum will be developed by each participant and shared with each other providing real world method experience and constructive feedback in a quality, safe and supportive environment.

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Kodiak, Alaska, March 16-April 20, 2013

Kodiak’s cultural organizations collaborate to bring WAYK back for advanced individual Technique training. Kodiak meets this summers WAYK interns, Will and Julia, who will spend the summer Language Hunting!

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Baltimore, Maryland, March 10, 2013

WAYK session led by Jason Slanga (Latin). Evan sticks around Baltimore for individual training, classroom observation and presentations.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, February 16, 2013

International Mother Language Day Celebration.


Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Community Trainingtsleil-waututh_art

Vancouver, British Columbia, February 13-15, 2013

Core group development and the outline of community wide program success.


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Tobacco Plains, British Columbia, November 22-December 2, 2012

Tobacco Plains Band of Ktunaxa Nation hosts a 10 community training in the Kootenai Langauage.

Bishop Paiute Workshop17 Bishop

Bishop, CA, November 11 & 12, 2012

One day will be spent on curriculum design consultation with Qwina West and one day on a community workshop and designing “The Walk”.

AILDI Pima and Pi-Posh Workshop16 AILDI

Phoenix, Arizona, November 6-8, 2012

WAYK returns to Arizona for a 3 day workshop with district wide head start staff training forcusing on the Pima and Pi-Posh languages. This will be a technique driven training for Head Start teachers and students.  This workshop was organized by the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI).

Stanford Workshop15 Stanford

Palo Alto, California, November 3 & 4, 2012

Stanford Splash! workshop led by Stanford Languages Club members Will Monroe and Miguel San Pedro.  This will be a one day advanced hunting workshop with Stanford Languages Club and will include group planning for expanding WAYK at Stanford.

CEF Workshop14 CEF

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 22 to 26, 2012

WAYK returns to Canada for a second training and classroom visit for selected CEF Saskatoon second language and special education teachers.  The workshop will include French classroom observations and ESL staff and student training.

Native Youth and Elders Conference13 NYE conference

Anchorage, Alaska, October 15-17, 2012

Over 100 people came to the 2 hour WAYK demo run by Kodiak youth!

Unangax Language WorkshopANHC

Anchorage, Alaska, October 14th, 2012

WAYK presents a one day workshop focusing on the Unangax Language.  This space was generously made available by the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Kodiak Island, Alaska, October 1-11, 2012

The Alutiiq core team takes trainings from the main city out to the villages, focusing on intermediate hunting, building rides, laying out the perfect Alutiiq path, and starting community language nights in Old Harbor and Port Lions.

2012 Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association Fall Conferenceoflta

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 29th, 2012

Keynote speaker Evan Gardner talks about “Travels with Charlie,” the ACTFL scale, and WAYK techniques for building a classroom community.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 28th, 2012

WAYK will share language learning techniques with Oklahoma high school language students (1000 of them!), during 6 full period auditorium presentations to the student body at North High!  If you are a language student at North High, you have heard of ACTFL and WAYK!

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Edmond Public School

Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 27th, 2012

Language learning techniques with 400 Santa Fe High School language students!

WAYK Training for Baltimore County School Latin Teachers7 baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, September 7-11, 2012

WAYK gives a one day workshop on September 7th, 2012, followed by a  Latin weekend of “The Walk: Baltimore” (September 8th & 9th, 2012), and observations in spoken Latin classrooms  (Septmeber 10th and 11th).

Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskoises WAYK Training14 CEF

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 29 & 30, 2012

French and English language teachers get exposed to WAYK during the annual state wide staff training.

 The Yurok Tribe WAYK Training5 yurok

Klamath, California, August 8 to 19, 2012

WAYK players and interns come together for 2 weeks of intensive WAYK training.

Week 1: Understanding WAYK and packaging lessons.

Week 2: Yurok immersion camp in the Redwood Forest.

Rusticatio Virginianaimgres

Charles Town, West Virginia, July 17-19, 2012

Join WAYK and the best Latin teachers in the world for a full week of Latin Language Hunting! The spoken Latin community of teachers are devouring WAYK techniques! Last year was a huge success introducing the Latin community in general to WAYK. Let’s get a pack hunt going!

Prepare yourselves for the explosion of Latin’s return as the world’s lingua franca!

University of Oklahoma Classics Department4 UOK

Norman, Oklahoma, June 29 & 30, 2012

A weekend of WAYK Latin hosted by the U of O classics department and the quest for “OklaRoma”.

Maidu Workshop and Community Language Gathering3 Maidu

Oroville, California, June 22-24, 2012

Join Evan and PSU interns, Stevie, Alina and Melissa as we bucked brigade and design a neighborhood Maidu “Walk”.

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Santa Rosa, California, June 2 & 3, 2012

A weekend of WAYK Latin focusing on Hunting and Packaging “The Walk.”


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Palo Alto California, May 12 & 13, 2012

Join Evan, Sky, and David at Stanford university for a whole weekend of WAYK hosted by the Stanford languages club! We will be workshopping techniques for rapid language acquisition primarily with Mandarin Chinese. Thanks to support from the Stanford Undergraduate Senate and Stanford University Speakers Bureau, this workshop is offered free of charge to participants.

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Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Rapid English and Spanish acquisition for migrant families and program staff.

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Santa Monica, California, Saturday, April 21, 2012

$35 is the best price ever for this Latin focused event!

Kodiak Island Alaskakoclogo

Kodiak, Alaska, March 25-April 1 2012

Evan Gardner and April Charlo bring WAYK community building and Language revitalization techniques to Kodiak College and the Alutiiq Studies program.

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Portland, Oregon, March 23, 2012

The workshop will focus on the Chinuk Wawa language gatherings, advanced WAYK techniques for reaching ACTFL “Advanced” fluency, and adding additional WAYK native language nights. A community potluck concludes the workshop.

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Arcata, California, March 15 & 16 2012

Evan Gardner, Sky Hopinka, along with PSU interns Stevie and Melissa travel to the Redwoods! WAYK will give a general presentation and then end the day with a demonstration using a specific Northern California Language.

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Spokane, WA, March 6-9, 2012

April Charlo will be the lead presenter at this year’s conference at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, WA. There will be lots of great presentations on advancements in curriculum and pedagogy!

American Indigenous Languages Development Institute16 AILDI

Tucson, Arizona, February 10-11, 2012

2 FULL DAYS OF WAYK! 27 people have already signed up for this very affordable workshop. $40 includes lunch and plenty of snacks. We will also be joined by teachers of Mexico’s indigenous languages!

Georgia Classical Association Winter Conference, “Let’s speak Latin!”

Lawrenceville, GA, January 28-29, 2012

Once the official presentation is over we will play Where Are Your Keys? in Latin all weekend!

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Flathead, Montana, December 14-19, 2011

Evan returns to Flathead for a week long community training ending with a 2 day Salish and Kootenai workshop. Get ready for “Flathead Summer 2012”!

Events include; Presenting to the Salish Kootenai College Board, Department of Lands Salish Class, Salish class for Charkoosta news staff, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education Department Language Program Community Update, Meeting with Humanities Montana, and of course lots of Salish and Kootenai Language hunting!

ACTFL Annual Conventionactfl

Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2011

Evan Gardner and Nancy Llewellyn demonstrate how to use the American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages oral proficiency test on an endangered spoken language—Latin.

Stanford Workshop

Stanford, California, November 5-6, 2011

The Stanford languages club, assisted by Evan Gardner, leads a two-day workshop at Stanford University, training attendees in WAYK accelerated acquisition techniques and demonstrating how the method can be used to revitalize endangered languages.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Evan.

Stanford SPLASH! Seminar15 Stanford

Stanford, California, October 29-30, 2011

Stanford SPLASH! is a “program that brings high and middle school students from everywhere to Stanford’s campus for a two-day learning extravaganza. Classes are taught by Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and other community members.” Amongst tons of other very cool classes and workshops taught by Stanford affiliates, David Edwards will be leading two “Where Are Your Keys?” workshops. The program is open to all students in grades 7-12, but space for the WAYK workshops is limited.

LILC_11anounLanguage is Life Gathering

Sausalito, California, September 16-18, 2011

Five experienced WAYK players—Evan Gardner, Dustin Rivers, April Charlo, Sky Hopinka, and David Edwards‐come together for a language rocket ride to fluency.

Salish Social

Flathead, Montana, September 9-10, 2011

April Charlo invites the WAYK team to her home community on the Flathead Reservation to share her knowledge and experience gained from her summer WAYK internship.

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Kalispel Reservation, Montana, September 8, 2011

JR Bluff hosts a WAYK demonstration for his adult language teacher training.

Numu Language Revitalization

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, June-August, 2011

For eight weeks of intensive facilitation and Numu language learning, seven high-school students began the journey toward fluency and community language leadership.

Rusticatio Virginianaimgres

Charles Town, West Virginia, July 10-16, 2011

One week of “Where Are Your Keys?” and Latin immersion.