Nurturing the Cansa 'yapi Language Program
Increased number of Dakota Iapi teaching resources, including eight (8) curriculum units, and one (1) Year 2 Dakota Language syllabus for high school students. , 122 language learners will demonstrate increased Dakota Iapi skills, including: up to 52 students, ages birth to 5 years; 30 students in Grades 3-8; 20 students in Grades 9-12; and 30 adults., Increased resources to introduce and promote awareness of Dakota Iapi and its significance to Minnesota to 1,000 visitors at Historic Site, including a minimum of 1 Virtual Reality video.
# of books translated, # language apps created, # curriculum translated, # new resources used, # Year 2 Dakota Language Syllabus developed & piloted. # students per age group, # classes held per age group. Formative assessments for high school students. Summative assessments/grades for high school students. Self-reports on progress. # Language apps developed # Language videos developed. # visitors reached, Visitor log statements.
Cansayapi will: 1) Increase teaching tools for the community by translating eight (8) curriculum units for the Dakota Immersion School and developing a ?second-year high school Dakota language syllabus that meets ACTFL world standards for listening and speaking; 2) Introduce and build the Dakota language skills of 122 community members; and 3) extend Dakota language use across the community through expanded technologically-based language interpretation at Lower Sioux?s Historic Site.