INDCF-CT Indigenous Language - Cree

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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ABOR-1055Introduction Curriculum Development and Design
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The Introduction Curriculum Development and Design course introduces participants to a range of theories and approaches to curriculum development and design, such as competency-based education and outcomes-based education. Although this course introduces such general concepts of curriculum theory and practice, the course focuses primarily upon the design and development of curriculum documents related to Indigenous language instruction. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

ABOR-1072Land Based Learning 1
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Students will learn authentic life skills and ancestral teachings of the Cree language and culture through a land-based learning philosophy of "the good way of life", which includes sacred teachings, ceremonies, and songs. Students will engage with Cree Elders and cultural and indigenous educators to learn about the sacredness of Mother Earth, fauna and flora, the elements (air, water, fire, and earth), as well as caring for and protecting Mother Earth. They will also learn basic survival and social skills including fishing, hunting, and harvesting medicines and food.

ABOR-2055Developing Units, Lesson Plans and Class Materials Using Indigenous Language
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Participants will develop material related to their own work environment. In addition, participants will develop skills related to instructional design such as the development of plans for teaching and learning. This course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course outcomes/goals, and delivery of instruction using Indigenous Languages. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments. Participants will use creative techniques and frameworks to help their students learn how to learn and how to think critically and creatively.

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ABOR-2056Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Rubrics
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This course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course learning outcomes/goals, delivery of instruction and the assessment and evaluation of learning with the use of rubrics and other assessment strategies. The course also provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement a comprehensive strategy for obtaining information that is used to inform learners of their progress and guide them to successful completion. The course enables the participants to plan, construct and use assessment instruments that are appropriate and ethical to the teaching of Ojibwe. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

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COMP-1250Applied Technology 1
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This is a prerequisite foundation course for Applied Technology 2, in which students use a variety of technology in their professional and personal lives. This course provides opportunities to apply technology to conduct and analyze research, communicate with others, and explore Indigenous language software and applications. Students focus on culturally relevant, professional and targeted use of software and internet sources.

COMP-2250Applied Technology 2
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This course provides opportunities to apply technology to create culturally appropriate language materials. Using computer software, students will research, collect, analyze and create English and Indigenous language information that will be used in other courses and applications.

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LANG-1036Cree Culture and Language 1
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This course will focus on the application of the basic grammatical structure of the Cree language system utilizing Cree Cultural perspectives and knowledge as the context and content. Students learn to speak, read and write in the Cree language at an introductory level.

LANG-1043Cree Language Structures 1
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This introductory course focuses on communicating in the Cree language at a novice proficiency level. Students will leaern how to read, write and speak to convey basic messages in a variety of social and informal contexts.

LANG-1053Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 1
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The course introduces Applied Teaching and Learning methodologies for language instruction. Students develop knowledge and skills to teach in a variety of educational environments. Students learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts.

LANG-2036Cree Culture and Language 2
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This course will continue to focus on language proficiency by utilizing Cree cultural worldviews and teachings as the context and content. The students will expand on their ability to speak, read and write the Cree language at an introductory to intermediate level using the orthography writing system.

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LANG-2043Cree Language Structures 2
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This intermediate course continues to focus on effective oral and written communication skills using creative writing and presentation skills. Students will review and critique indigenous children's literature from a variety of sources.

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LANG-2053Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 2
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The course Applied Teaching and Learning 2 continues developing learning competencies for diverse Indigenous educational environments. Students continue to learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts.

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LANG-3043Cree Language Structures 3
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This advanced course continues to focus on improving effective reading, writing and oral communication skills.  Competencies are developed through integration of a variety of communication techniques and media. Students will strengthen their skills by creating a variety of ways to share information by selecting the appropriate communication tools.

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WRKE-1018Work Practicum 1
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The first work practicum placement focuses on practicing speaking, listening, writing and reading in the Cree language in a variety of classroom and community contexts. Students learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments. They are challenged to apply real world critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills.

WRKE-2018Work Practicum 2
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The second work practicum placement focuses on synthesizing the culminating skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be a successful practitioner of the Cree language. Students will continue to practice speaking, listening, writing and reading in the Cree language at an intermediate level of language use in a variety of classroom and community contexts. They will apply both indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments.

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