Integrating Science with Language, Culture and Identity

NSF-funded Engineering Research Center
in partnership with
American Indian Language Development Institute

ROKET: Research in Optics for K-12 Educators and Teachers (Extended deadline: April 12th). This 6-week Summer Development Program (June 2nd – July 15) is directed at teachers working in schools serving Native American students. ROKET students enroll in one AILDI course. For more information, download the brochure, or go to the website of the Center for Integrated Access Network.

“I have realized that issues of language, culture and identity are absolutely central to my students success, central to their development as people,and central to the survival and invigoration of their tribe. Connecting science content to these topics is essential for making science relevant and accessible. But more than that, culture and context are vitally important . . .   Often they seem worlds apart from the typical science classroom, but they can and must be brought together.” – ROKET alumni


About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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