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2013 Leadership Performance Institute


The NALRC held another advance workshop titled, “Planning for Performance: A leadership Program for Developing High Quality Programs in African Languages from May 20th-May 31st, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana University.  The institute was an intensive two week training session for professors and educators of African languages from all over the world.  The workshop focuses on the outlook of performance assessments, what learners should understand, know, and be able to do? This institute guides leaders through program development of curriculum, assessment, and instruction focusing on key performances aligned to recurring themes in their major, program, or course. Using Backward Design, leaders also learn come up with tools to design their program for communicative performance using real world tasks in meaningful cultural contexts. The participants also learn administrative issues and tasks consistent with directing a PAL. The Institute concluded with presentations of the participants’ curriculum plan and the steps for implementation.

A certificate award ceremony was held on the last day of the institute.  The award ceremony was chaired by Dr. Samuel Obeng - Director, African Studies Program and Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University – Bloomington and certificates were handed over to all the participants by Mr. Anthony Koliha - Director of International Programs, Indiana University-Bloomington and Dr. Eyamba Bokamba - Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Antonia Schleicher - Director of the National African Language Resource Center.
The following fellows received certificates of completion from the NALRC Summer Institute:
Akinsola Ogundeji          Language Independent Consultant - Yoruba
David Adu-Amankwah    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - Akan
Gabriel Ayoola               University of Wisconsin-Madison - Yoruba
Galen Sibanda               Michigan State University - Shona/Zulu
Geofred Osoro              Wellesley College, Wellesley - Swahili
Harrison Adeniyi           Lagos State University, Nigeria - Yoruba
Idris Abubakar              Michigan State University - Hausa
Kazeem K Sanuth         University of Wisconsin-Madison - Yoruba
Mariame Iyane Sy         Columbia University, New York - Pulaar/Wolof
Mor Gueye                   University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Wolof
Olusegun Soetan          University of Wisconsin-Madison - Yoruba