Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 11
Appropriation Language

Language Immersion. $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for grants of $125,000 each year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project to: (1) develop and expand K-12 curriculum; (2) provide fluent speakers in the classroom(3) develop appropriate testing and evaluation procedures; and (4) develop community-based training and engagement.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
3
Measurable Outcome(s)

The Wicoie Nandagikendan has firmly established itself as a leader in the Early Childhood Language Immersion arena. An excellent foundation has been built for the Ojibwe Early Childhood immersion program at the Four Directions education center. Extensive Early Childhood curricula development and lesson plans.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 11
Appropriation Language

Language Immersion. $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for grants of $125,000 each year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project to: (1) develop and expand K-12 curriculum; (2) provide fluent speakers in the classroom(3) develop appropriate testing and evaluation procedures; and (4) develop community-based training and engagement.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Measurable Outcome(s)

Develop and expand E-12 curriculum through partnership with Anishinaabe Academy to develop a step reader book series. Translated materials distributed: The Creator' Garden, Old McDonald's Farm, Eating Placemat, Ojibwemowin take home weather charts, Manidoosa Memengwaa folded book. Partnership with Grassroot Multimedia Technology, continued work to complete the Interactive Language Learning Game for multimedia use with the children and families Provided fluent speakers in the classroom. Developed community-based training and engagement. Spring Language showcase was held on May 10th at the Powderhorn Community Resource Center. High five graduation was held at Anishinaabe Academy with 34 students graduating from the High Five program this year.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172, Art. 4, Sec. 3 (b)
Appropriation Language

Language Immersion. $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for grants of $125,000 each year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project to: (1) develop and expand K-12 curriculum; (2) provide fluent speakers in the classroom(3) develop appropriate testing and evaluation procedures; and (4) develop community-based training and engagement.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Measurable Outcome(s)

Selected High Reach curriculum to create an Ojibwe and Dakota supplementary Immersion Curriculum. Hired early child development consultant with master's degree to work with curriculum consultant to ensure the curriculum is Parent Aware Certified. Increased speakers from 20 hours per week to 30 hours per week.

Appropriation Language

Language Immersion. $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for grants of $125,000 each year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project to: (1) develop and expand K-12 curriculum; (2) provide fluent speakers in the classroom(3) develop appropriate testing and evaluation procedures; and (4) develop community-based training and engagement.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2
Measurable Outcome(s)

Selected High Reach curriculum to create an Ojibwe and Dakota supplementary Immersion Curriculum. Hired early child development consultant with master's degree to work with curriculum consultant to ensure the curriculum is Parent Aware Certified. Increased speakers from 20 hours per week to 30 hours per week.

Project Overview

Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project provides a 3-hour-a-day preschool language immersion experience. It builds on the integral connections between culture, literacy, and educational attainment. The project partners with existing programs to provide fluent speakers and language curriculum.

Project Manager
First Name
Betty Jane
Last Name
Schaaf
Street Address
1308 Franklin Ave E.
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55404
Phone
(612) 721-4246