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Archived Content from Conference Held in October 2008 

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Symposium: Developing Pre-school Curriculum for Dakota and Ojibwe Language Immersion Programming
Friday, October 17, 10:00 am, Room: Governors IV 
Betty Jane Schaaf, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project
Beth Brown, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project
Brendan Fairbanks, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project
Barbara Hanska, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project
Lillian Rice, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project

This presentation will combine PowerPoint and group discussion to present Wicoie Nandagikendan's Indigenous Immersion Strategy developed by the Wicoie Nandagikendan Dakota & Ojibwe Urban Immersion Project. This will include learning from three years of experience, program design, elders' experience, mentor/apprentice practices, and curriculum development.

Symposium: Three Perspectives on the University of Ottawa New Immersion Program
Friday, October 17, 10:00 am, Room: Great River Ballroom II & III 
Alysse Weinberg, University of Ottawa
Sandra Burger, University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa’s French Immersion program involves disciplinary and adjunct language courses, support services and certification testing. In this symposium, studies presented include 1) a mixed-method, multi-informant program evaluation 2) a survey-based evaluation of adjunct courses 3) a focus group study tapping students’ experiences in adjunct courses at two proficiency levels. 


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