Above image: Dr. William McFarlane training Passamaquoddy teachers in community problem solving protocol.

TRAINING

We provide specialized video and language and cultural documentation training in a variety of venues. In some cases the training is for a general group of individuals needing video documentation training to explore possibilities and begin work. In other cases the training is a core part of the implementation of project components.

A SAMPLE OF SUBJECTS WE TRAIN:

Video trainees at CoLang 2016, practice filming a cultural performance of Tlinglit singers at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Video trainees at CoLang 2016, practice filming a cultural performance of Tlinglit singers at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Documentary Filmmaking

We provide training and mentoring in all aspects of documentary filmmaking including project development, script writing, filming, editing, fundraising, distribution.


Language and Cultural Documentation

  • Basic video documentation of natural group conversation and activity

  • Facilitation for documentation

  • Transcription and Translation training

  • Advanced video training with editing and archiving

  • Basic community self documentation and

  • Community outreach with feedback filming and presentation

  • Setting up the community self documentation system with a media lab and training trainers

  • Video documentation and feedback as a survey/assessment tool

Daniel Quintanilla (center) mentors visual literacy with Mixe Community Self Documentation team members.

Daniel Quintanilla (center) mentors visual literacy with Mixe Community Self Documentation team members.


Education-Oriented

  • Family outreach programming

  • Fluent Comprehender (trainer) training

  • Teacher training:

    • Curriculum planning

    • Teacher training

    • Immersion and Total Physical Response training

Our training programs often support the implementation of a project component and are custom designed to maximize their effect.

Often training includes much more than the title would imply. For instance, video training includes visual literacy and aesthetics in representing community values. The Fluent Comprehender training addresses understanding and reducing the effects of historic trauma. The facilitator training addresses leadership and language revival themes.

Recent trainings include

  • Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, 2016

  • Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang), University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the National Science Foundation 2016

  • Merketur Institute, Leeuwarden, Holland, and SOAS, University of London 2016

  • Passamaquoddy Tribe (2015-2016) United States Department of Education

  • Municipality of Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico 2012, 2014-2016) in collaboration with Indiana University, Department of Anthropology and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLeS). Minde, Portugal, Summer Institute 2014