Office of Standards, Curriculum & Assessment Development

DEPARTMENT of Diné Education

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Dine Education Workshop

July 11, 2019
NN Museum, Window Rock, AZ,
8:30 AM - 4 PM

Topics include:

LGBTQ + in schools
Sexual Health and Awareness
Culturally relevant Teaching and Pedagogy
Yazzie/Martinez vs NMPED

Target Audience: Educators, Administrators, Elected Officials, Parent/Guardians, and community members

CLICK HERE for more information


UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS AT OSCAD:

    Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment

 

HOW: Register with NNDODE-OSCAD 10 days prior to testing date-No Fees

WHO: Any HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS who can speak the Navajo Language Proficiently can register to take the test.

WHEN: Feb 26th, 2019 and March 1, 2019 at Albuquerque, NM, (9AM-3PM)

Test Window Rescheduled to March 25 to April 5, 2019 or make arrangement

    Oral Navajo Language & Culture Test Flyer (UPDATED 2/6/2019)

 

DLPA has been CANCELLED until further notice (possibly until October 2019)

    Dine Language Proficiency Assessment Flyer (UPDATED 2/6/2019)

For more information, contact OSCAD at (928) 871-7660

 


DINE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CERTIFICATION (DLCC)

Please call 928-871-7660 one week prior to REGISTER to take the DLCC, the 3rd Tuesday of the Month and bring $25 money order payable to Navajo Nation. See Study Guide to prepare for the examination.

 Track 1 - Teacher Preparation Study Guide

 Track 2 - Dine Language and Culture Certificate

 Dine Language and Culture Certificate Process

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

The human resources of the Navajo Nation is its most valuable resource. The Navajo Tribe, as a sovereign nation, has a responsibility to its people to oversee the education in whatever schools or school systems they are being educated, to assure their education provides excellence for all Navajo people is one that fosters:

 

  • The formulation of age, grade and/or developmentally appropriate competencies in all basic areas of academic and cognitive skills;
  • Competence in English language skills and knowledge of American culture;
  • Competence in Navajo language skills and knowledge of Navajo culture;
  • The development of Navajo and United States citizenship;
  • Self discipline and positive self concept;
  • Preparation for lifetime responsibilities in the areas of employment, family life, recreation and use of leisure; and
  • An attitude toward education that encourages lifetime learning.

 

Navajo Font:

To view this site correctly, please download the Verdana Navajo Font here. Click here for instructions on how to use the Navajo Font.

How to Download

Click once on the font you want to download. Or, right click on it and select "save target as". A dialog box should open that says something like: "You have chosen to download a file from this location" Select "save file to disk", and click OK. Browse through your hard drive and choose where to save the font; a temporary folder or your desktop is a good place. Now you need to install the font, so you can use it.

How to install the font on your computer:

Go to Start Menu, select Control Panel, then select Fonts, then click File in the top left of the window. You'll get a drop down menu. Select Install New Font. In the window that comes up, browse your hard drive and find the font you saved to. Select it and click OK.

Alternately, you can open the folder where you saved the font, then also open C\WINDOWS\FONTS. Make both windows small and place them beside each other, not overlapping. Then simply highlight the font, and while holding your left mouse button down, drag and drop the font from its folder into the C\WINDOWS\FONTS folder. Your font is now installed. You may need to restart your computer for the fonts to become available.