STARTALK Online Curriculum Development Guides & Templates

STARTALK provides student and teacher programs with curriculum templates, knowing that a common template design will facilitate the sharing of units, instructional strategies, and quality materials. The common templates are designed to capture best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. They are meant to guide the discussions that will take place as instructors plan quality programs.

Resources for Student Curriculum Development

The purpose of this curriculum template is to help you think through how you will make the STARTALK principles come alive in your program while you implement the backward design process. This template will provide you with a roadmap and a means to communicate with program stakeholders. It will help to ensure that learners will have a meaningful and successful learning experience in your proposed program.

This Curriculum Companion Guide explains each component of the curriculum template in detail and provides step-by-step information to assist you as you complete the template for your program. Samples are provided to model what you might create for each component of the template. More specifically, the guide will help you to:

STARTALK Model Curricula

STARTALK Central has created model curricula to provide support for programs in the curriculum development process. The models were created around two general themes--travel and identity--and provide sample templates which demonstrate how these themes might be implemented with different age groups and proficiency levels.

Resources for Teacher Curriculum Development

The purpose of this curriculum template is to help you think through how you will make the STARTALK principles come alive in your program while you implement the backward design process. This template will provide you with a roadmap and a means to communicate with program stakeholders. It will help to ensure that learners will have a meaningful and successful learning experience in your proposed program.

This Curriculum Companion Guide explains each component of the curriculum template in detail and provides step-by-step information to assist you as you complete the template for your program. Samples are provided to model what you might create for each component of the template. More specifically, the guide will help you to:

Sample Curricula and Other Materials

You may find it helpful to review some sample curricula developed by previous STARTALK programs. You should keep in mind that the STARTALK templates have been enhanced and were developed using different templates so you will not see complete alignment with the templates you are using to design your curriculum.