The Growing our own Immersion Teachers Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,086
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,085
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bdote
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,086
Direct expenses
$94,086
Administration costs
$6,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By June 30, 2017, 18 of 20 (90%) language immersion teacher interns will demonstrate the ability to deliver immersion instruction in Bdote classrooms a minumum of 50% of the time. By June 30, 2017 seven Bdote classroon teachers (100%) will demonstrate their increasred ability to deliver immersion instruction in Bdote classrooms a minimum of 80% of the time.

Recipient Board Members
Elaine Salinas, Louise Matson, Graham Hartley, Heather Reynolds, Cindy Ward, Joseph Rice, Tony Scallon, Laura Waterman Wittstock, and Becky Beane
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,085
Direct expenses
$94
Administration costs
$6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By June 30, 2017, 18 of 20 (90%) language immersion teacher interns will demonstrate the ability to deliver immersion instruction in Bdote classrooms a minumum of 50% of the time. By June 30, 2017 seven Bdote classroon teachers (100%) will demonstrate their increasred ability to deliver immersion instruction in Bdote classrooms a minimum of 80% of the time.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The elders have been ab le to converse in the target languages with 90% of students. Having the students used to talking with elders has been amazing. 100 % of the students had cultural teaching and showed they were able to practice what they were taught. Teachings varied by age and gender. It has been extraodinarily important for Bdote to be able to ensure what we are teaching our youth is proper and correct. We want to be known as the school that teaches our children traditionally. Having elders here to ask questions of has been very important. In addition, two of our elders have been hired by Bdote for the 2017-2018 school year in different capacities. A total of 84 students, 20 full and part time staff and 75 parents were served directly and indirectly.

Recipient Board Members
Elaine Salinas, Louise Matson, Graham Hartley, Heather Reynolds, Cindy Ward, Joseph Rice, Tony Scallon, Laura Waterman Wittstock, and Becky Beane
Project Overview

To develop an increased number of high quality Dakota and Ojibwe immersion teachers.

Project Manager
First Name
Cindy
Last Name
Ward-Thompson
Organization Name
Bdote
Street Address
3216 East 29th Street
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55406
Phone
612/729-9266
Email
cindy@bdote.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

NA

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

NA

Conflict of Interest Contact

NA