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Indigenous Language
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  ABOR-1055 Introduction Curriculum Development and Design 3
  ABOR-1070 Land-based Learning 1 3
  COMP-1250 Applied Technology 1 3
  LANG-1050 Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 1 3
  LANG-1052 Ojibwe Language Structures 1 3
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMP-2250 Applied Technology 2 3
  LANG-1051 Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 2 3
  LANG-1053 Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 1 3
  LANG-2052 Ojibwe Language Structures 2 3
  WRKE-1025 Work Practicum 1 3
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  ABOR-2055 Developing Units, Lesson Plans and Class Materials Using Indigenous Language 3
  ABOR-2056 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Rubrics 3
  LANG-2053 Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 2 3
  LANG-3052 Ojibwe Language Structures 3 3
  WRKE-2025 Work Practicum 2 3

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ABOR-1055 Introduction 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 Ojibwe language instruction. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.
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ABOR-1070 Land-based Learning 1
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The Fall land-based program offers experiential learning and land-based experiences in Anishinaabe teachings through pedagogy. First year students gain an opportunity to learn authentic life skills and ancestral teachings of the Anishinaabe Language and Culture while synthesizing knowledge, skills and abilities. The land-based immersion program offers students teachings from Ojibwe elders, cultural and Indigenous educators. The land-based philosophy is based on a "good way of life" through sacred teachings, ceremonies and songs. The seasonal Indigenous teachings have been passed down from generation to generation. Natural law and traditional teachings incorporate how to live off the land, care and protect Mother Earth. Students learn about the sacredness of Mother Earth, fauna and flora, and the elements - air, water, fire and earth. Students are immersed in the Ojibwe traditional and contemporary worldview of the fall season in holistic teachings and activities. Survival and social skills are embedded in the topics covered - e.g. fishing, hunting, and harvesting medicines and food. Students participate in the activities and seasonal protocols applicable to Fall.
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ABOR-2055 Developing 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 Ojibwe. 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-1055
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ABOR-2056 Learning 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-1250 Applied 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.
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COMP-2250 Applied 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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COMP-1250
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LANG-1050 Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 1
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This course will focus on the knowledge and application of the basic grammatical structure of the Anishinaabemowin double vowel writing system utilizing Anishinaabe cultural perspectives and knowledge as the context and content. The students will be able to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory level.
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LANG-1051 Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 2
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This course will continue to focus on language proficiency utilizing Anishinaabe cultural worldview and teachings as the context and content. The students will expand on their ability to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory to intermediate level using the Double Vowel writing system.
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LANG-1052 Ojibwe Language Structures 1
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This introductory course delivers effective intrapersonal and interpersonal oral communication skills and reading and writing processes in English/Ojibwe. Students focus on personal and professional development of communication skills and a variety of academic writing in Ojibwe. Students use different contexts to accurately transmit oral and written messages and record written content using communication formats, media and technology. Oral presentations, reading and written assignments, portfolio and assessments focus on evaluating in Ojibwe.
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LANG-1053 Applied 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.
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LANG-2052 Ojibwe Language Structures 2
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This intermediate course continues to focus on effective communication and written skills for students by using creative writing and presentation skills. Students strengthen their skills by discussing children's literature from a variety of sources. Oral presentations, written assignments and assessments focus on evaluating skills and abilities.
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LANG-2053 Applied 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-3052 Ojibwe Language Structures 3
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This advanced course continues to focus on improving effective communication and written skills for students. Competencies are developed through integration of a variety of communication techniques and media. Students strengthen their skills by creating a variety of ways to share information by selecting the appropriate communication tools. Oral presentations, written assignments and assessments provide opportunities to integrate and evaluate their developing skills and abilities.
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LANG-2052
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WRKE-1025 Work Practicum 1
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Contributing to community is one of the six values of Red River College. This practicum provides an opportunity for students to serve a school division in a non-paid capacity. Students are expected to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and competencies they are developing in the program to meet specific meaningful needs of the classroom/community partner. This practicum challenges students to apply real world critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, communication in both languages, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills. Practicum outcomes are individualized for each student in partnership with the school or community partner to help define the student's role and responsibilities. The first Year 1 placement focuses on acquiring Anishinaabemon language in the context of culture and history to provide students with the opportunity to further develop knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for success in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Ojibwe language. Students also 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. The substantial hours in the workplace provide opportunities to improve both languages in a variety of contexts.
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WRKE-2025 Work Practicum 2
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Contributing to community is one of the six values of Red River College. This practicum provides an opportunity for students to serve a school division in a non-paid capacity. Students are expected to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and competencies they are developing in the program to meet specific meaningful needs of the classroom/community partner. This practicum challenges students to apply real world critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, communication in both languages, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills. Practicum outcomes are individualized for each student in partnership with the school or community partner to help define the student's role and responsibilities. The first Year 1 placement focuses on acquiring Anishinaabemon language in the context of culture and history to provide students with the opportunity to further develop knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for success in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Ojibwe language. Students also 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. The substantial hours in the workplace provide opportunities to improve both languages in a variety of contexts.
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