Call for Workshop Proposals
Deadline for submission: July 31, 2023
Successful proposals announced on or before: September 1, 2023
The CoLang 2024 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) seeks proposals for new workshops, which will be offered in addition to the tentative list of workshops already listed. The theme of CoLang 2024 is Creating Partnerships, Honoring Neighbors, Building Capacity. It may be useful to visit the permanent home of CoLang at www.colanginstitute.org. Here you can find detailed descriptions of past workshops.
Who should apply?
The ideal applicants are those who:
practice or have practiced collaborative, community-based research,
are or have been involved in language reclamation, maintenance, and documentation,
have attended and taken workshops or courses from previous CoLang/InField Institutes or other training venues supportive of Indigenous languages
Applicants must be available June 3-14, 2024.
Indigenous community language scholars are especially encouraged to submit a workshop proposal.
About CoLang Workshops
CoLang workshops provide hands-on language work experience
CoLang workshops should equip the learner with practical tools and skills they can take home and apply in their work
CoLang workshops do not include homework assignments
CoLang workshops must be consistent with the theme and goals of CoLang
CoLang workshops must be prepared to meet the needs of participants from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience in language work
CoLang workshops meet for 90 minutes per day for four days
CoLang workshop class size may vary from roughly 15 to 35 participants
Proposals should be a maximum of 2 single-spaced pages, in size 11 or larger Times New Roman, and include:
A working title
A one-sentence description of topic
A detailed description of proposed workshop content, including:
A general lesson plan for each day
Time allocated for each activity
How your workshop will benefit its audience
For participants to bring (e.g. notebook, laptop, etc.)
For CoLang 2024 LOC to prepare (e.g. computer lab, construction paper, markers, etc.)
A description of immediately useful skills the participants will obtain (i.e. objectives - what will they be able to do when they get home?)
Your qualifications for offering this workshop (i.e. previous courses taught with similar content, previous InField/CoLang participation, Natives4Linguistics, AILDI, Community-Based Research, etc.)
CoLang workshop materials are archived and shared: please familiarize yourself with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All workshop materials will fall under this license, which means that they will be archived with CoLang and made available to Institute participants in perpetuity. However, we understand that workshop materials may include culturally sensitive or otherwise private information not suitable for archiving and sharing. Please make a note of this in your proposal. We are happy to work with you to determine the appropriate access.
Proposals should be submitted as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CoLang 2024 Workshop Proposal”. Successful proposals will be selected by the CoLang 2024 LOC, and in consultation with the CoLang Advisory Circle and the American Indian Languages Development Institute.
For one facilitator per successful workshop proposal, CoLang 2024 will cover travel expenses, lodging, and weekday on-campus meals during the week of the workshop. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.