STARTALK 2009 - ACTFL 2009 Presentations

Presented as part of the ACTFL 2009 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo.

STARTALK Principles in Curriculum Design and Implementation: Best Practices

Friday, November 20
5:00–6:00pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5B
Presenters: Betsy Hart and Myriam Met — Presentation

STARTALK is a federal project that provides funding for summer programs in less commonly taught languages for students throughout K-16. Programs have been using STARTALK principles to design and implement curricula. This session discusses elements of these principles, and shares best practices and lessons learned from exemplary STARTALK programs. To learn more about STARTALK, visit startalk.umd.edu.

The Life Cycle of a Teacher: A STARTALK Perspective

Saturday, November 21
8:00–9:00am
San Diego Convention Center, Room 22
Presenters: Catherine Ingold and Shuhan Wang — Presentation

This session analyzes the life cycle of a teacher, ranging from recruitment, preparation, certification, mentoring, retention, to professional development. Drawing on the experiences of STARTALK, it discusses the implications for the development of teachers of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) on the individual, institutional, and societal levels. To learn more about STARTALK, visit startalk.umd.edu.

Applying for a STARTALK Grant: Designing a Winning Program 1

Sunday, November 22
8:00–11:00am
San Diego Convention Center, Room 25B
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STARTALK provides funding for summer programs in critical languages. Programs may serve students and/or current and prospective teachers of levels K-16. This workshop will guide participants through program planning and proposal writing processes of applying for a STARTALK grant.

You must RSVP at startalk@nflc.org to attend this presentation. To learn more about STARTALK, visit startalk.umd.edu.