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University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA), first launched in 2008, will continue to partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) to provide opportunities for professional development and career advancement for novice and experienced teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The 17-day residential program (July 8-24) integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes in a well-sequenced blended model. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, integrate technology and culture into teaching, participate in developing an effective blended learning model, implement strategies for creating a Chinese immersion setting, and develop authentic tasks and performance-based assessments. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers. Each teacher participant will receive a $4,250 scholarship to cover 3-credit tuition and other academic costs of the program and pay $300 for program costs. Please visit the program website http://www.virginia.edu/startalk to explore program information and complete online application through the link http://tinyurl.com/2015UVaSTARTALK by April 10, 2015.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 10, 2015July 17, 2015: Pre-Program Online Workshop (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 31, 2015: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. This residential program has a core two-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy (Lead Instructor: Dr. Eric Shepherd). Tuition is subsidized. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Rolling admission process. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese and Arabic Program for Middle School Students

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Gunston Middle School, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Program is intended for students currently in grades 6-8 who have not studied or have limited knowledge of these languages. The goal of this program is to motivate students to begin or continue the study of Arabic and Chinese. The program can accommodate up to 25 students per language. Focus of study will be on understanding main aspects of target culture and communicating about everyday needs and experiences through field trips, hands-on activities, folklore, and technology. Students will be immersed in the target language from day one and will participate in exciting hands-on activities that will allow them to use the language for meaningful purposes. Our program gives first priority to Arlington Public Schools’ students. Once our registration period ends, on May 8th, non-Arlington residents will be considered if space is still available. Non-Arlington residents' applications will be placed on a waiting list during the registration period and will be considered for the program if the opportunity permits. Please see our APS website for more information.

703-228-6097 • margaret.johnson@apsva.ushttp://apsva.us/Page/2133

Bryant University (student)

2015 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: 2015 Bryant STARTALK Student Program (face-to-face)
  • 2015 Bryant Chinese Language and Culture Student Program, Smithfield, RI

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Program will serve 40 students in Grades 6 to 12 from Rhode Island and southern New England from July 13 through July 31, 2015. This three-week non-residential student summer program offers the following features: - Customized curriculum based on National Standards of Foreign Language Education, and STARTALK endorsed best practices of effective instruction. - Small class setting with close interaction with instructors in multiple proficiency levels. - Well-designed cultural workshops and field trips associated with language learning - Advanced classroom technology aid and multi-media suported teaching and learning. - Opportunity to take Bryant Chinese language course at discounted rate.

401-232-6883 • kxie@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

Paint Branch Elementary School, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland (student)

2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD

Chinese • July 13 to July 30, 2015 • 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM • The 2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy is a three week program integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary students an intense but fun and engaging experience. It is open to all students entering first through sixth grade in Prince George's County, Maryland and neighboring areas. Lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Hands-on activities range from creating ice-cream to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. Students will go on two field trips during the camp. Applications will be available from the Main Office at Paint Branch Elementary School and online. Please contact Ruby Costea at <shu.costea@pgcps.org> for questions and to apply online.

301-513-5300 Ext. 57966 • shu.costea@pgcps.orghttps://sites.google.com/site/pbeschinese/

University of Virginia (student)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Unviersity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) will continue to partner with the nationally reputed VSCTA teacher program to promote Chinese language and culture learning in the commonwealth of Virginia. The 10-day VSCSA student program (July 13-23) will enable novice learners to experience blended learning with a combination of face-to-face instruction and hybrid learning in flipped classrooms. Language immersion morning sessions are strengthened by afternoon sessions featuring tutorial sessions, consolidation individual and group learning, and cultural immersion activities. Upon the completion of the program, student participants will develop a positive can-do attitude, attain proficiency at the novice-mid level, and move toward novice-high level across three communicative modes. The capstone of the development of student participants’ experiences is the completion of an E-portfolio and individual website that documents their extensive learning experiences in Chinese language and culture immersion. Please visit the program website http://uvastartalk14.weebly.com to complete online application by April 30, 2015.

434-924-0571 • mt3z@virginia.eduhttp://uvastartalk14.weebly.com

Stanford University/California World Language Project (teacher)

Stanford University CWLP Teacher Leadership Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 17, 2015July 22, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

This residential program, Leadership Development for Teachers of STARTALK Languages and Cultures, is especially designed for teachers who have experienced the highest level of success in implementing the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in their classrooms and provide them with the leadership skills that will enable them to play leadership roles in their schools and districts to advance the mission of STARTALK. These roles include planning programs and curricula, leading professional development activities, becoming cooperating/master teachers for teacher candidates, mentoring and coaching their colleagues to implement best practices in their classrooms and serving in different committees and task forces designed to strengthen teaching and learning of the STARTALK languages. The program will continue to strengthen the participants’ linguistic and cultural knowledge and especially their pedagogical practices, but will concentrate its efforts on building a cadre of teachers who can play leadership roles in program planning, curriculum development, assessment practices in their districts, schools, and local organizations, including the designing and planning of STARTALK programs. Attention will also be placed on preparing the participants to support Master/Cooperating teachers in the essential function of preparing the next generation of STARTALK anguage educators.

650-736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 19, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/index.aspx

Fargo Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 20, 2015July 24, 2015: online and asynchronous (online)
  • July 27, 2015August 7, 2015: In program (face-to-face)
  • NDSU Living and Learning Center, Fargo, ND

Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this dynamic three-week, 90 hour Teacher Program. The focus of the program will be how to teach history, geography, legends and other cultural content in Chinese at every level.The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing during the second week. The third week, participants will spend in the student program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the STELLA Modules Planning, The Learning Experience, and Performance and Feedback, collecting their evidence in a portfolio. Housing will be provided in a modern and comfortable conference center.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read-On:Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 23, 2015August 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

“Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV,” is a 10-day StarTalk residential workshop for master teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on reading strategies and reading comprehension. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of full-time experience at a specific grade level teaching Chinese as a foreign language in American classrooms. K-5 and 6-8 teachers must have at least 3 years of experience; 9-12 and college-level teachers must have at least 5 years of experience. During the program, participants will create reading modules integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on character literacy in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in the 2012-2014 StarTalk “Read-On” programs. Participants will receive full support for travel, meals (including daily dinners at area restaurants), and single occupancy accommodation in air-conditioned apartment-style dormitories. We cannot accommodate family members or companions. APPLICATION LINK IS ON THE PROGRAM WEBSITE HOMEPAGE (SEE BELOW). APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 24.

508-799-7787 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html

The University of Vermont (teacher)

Promoting Chinese Language Instruction through Professional Development

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 26, 2015August 8, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The teacher program of StarTalk Vermont intents to provide opportunities for 10 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skills in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk Principles and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The participants will have 104 hours of instructional time, including daily coaching by a Lead Instructor, presentations and lectures given by experts, lesson design with consultation of the experts, and reflections on the activities they are engaged in as compared with their teaching practices in schools. The participants will apply what they learn to practice by teaching in the student program so that each teacher will have several opportunities for instruction. The program will last for 13 days, and a pre-program assignment on StarTalk Principles, the 5 C's, and the Coaching approcah is required. Follow-up contacts will be maintained through E-mail, Skype sessions, and telephone calls after the program. Certain technology approaches will be applied to the teacher program for instruction and for management of the program.

802-989-5402 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

Binghamton University (student)

Sounds of China: STARTALK - Learn Chinese Through Beijing Opera Performance

Chinese
  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

This unique summer camp integrates Mandarin Chinese language learning with the theme of Beijing Opera, a spectacular and distinctive style of Chinese performing art. Language classes, cultural classes, and crafts workshops will be scheduled in the morning, while Beijing Opera classes will be scheduled in the afternoon. Students will face real-world Chinese language situations and will have the chance to solve unpredictable challenges by using the Chinese language learned on the same day. A goal of this camp is to allow students to communicate with Chinese people of different ages, backgrounds, professions and personal experiences, including some Chinese, young and old, from the local Chinese community. In the end of this program, they will have the language skills to carry out various tasks, from basic survival tasks to expressing opinions. They will also have an understanding of Beijing Opera, including its singing style, the symbolic meaning of its specialized body language, the traditional face painting, the costumes, its social context, its history and its future. Meanwhile, students will be able to think about, describe, and discuss these aspects of Beijing Opera in Chinese language (at each student’s proficiency level).

607-777-3056 • sliang18@binghamton.eduhttp://binghamton.edu/index.php

Yinghua Academy (student)

STARTALK Summer Bridge Camp: Chinese Language Arts, Leadership, and Technology for Grades 6-12 Students

Chinese
  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Yinghua Academy, Minneapolis, MN

Intended for Chinese immersion students in grades 6 through 12 (entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall), this camp is designed to offer students an intensive Chinese Language Arts experience, to help develop character and leadership skills, and to provide an orientation to online learning. Weeks 1: students will take an extensive language course on site in the morning, and receive leadership training in the afternoon. The language course, developed by Yinghua staff will be delivered online in partnership with Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS) and give students an opportunity to earn future high school credit*. Weeks 2 and 3: students will continue with the language course and complete their service learning component by working alongside with Yinghua Academy summer camp Chinese teachers for students in grades K through 6. *During the summer camp, students will complete 1/4 of the regular credit course. Students eligible to attend high school must sign up this course with MNOHS in the fall and finish taking the remaining 3/4 of this course in order to receive high school credit.

612-788-9095 Ext. 124 • luyi.lien@yinghuaacademy.orghttp://www.yinghuaacademy.org

The University of Vermont (student)

Developing Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • Residential Program
  • August 1, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The student program is a component of StarTalk Vermont. It serves high school students from Vermont and the schools in states that border Vermont, who are interested in learning the Chinese language yet have no access to the language in their schools. Those who have learned the language are not eligible. During the seven-day program, the students will study the Chinese language and experience certain aspects of Chinese culture with the teachers in the StarTalk Vermont teacher program.

330-831-8838 • glong@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.ushttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk

Fargo Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Trollwood School for the Performing Arts, Moorhead, MN

This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, Chinese cooking and ink painting. The theme "Journey to the West - The Monkey King" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese folklore, traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Sen Lin Hu, Concordia Language Villages Chinese Program will provide a rich exchange of activities like archery, dragon boating, dance, calligraphy and interpersonal communication.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us

The Partnership to Advance Learning (teacher)

Teachers Mentoring Teachers: Building the STARTALK Legacy

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
  • August 10, 2015August 21, 2015: Module 1 (Developing Learning Targets) (online)
  • August 17, 2015August 28, 2015: Module 2 (Checking for Understanding) (online)
  • August 24, 2015September 4, 2015: Module 3 (Conducting Performance Assessment) (online)
  • Memphis, TN

Designed for any teacher as well as instructional leads in STARTALK programs, this online course will help participants use resources identified by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project to increase their effectiveness. Participants will be able to complete up to 100 hours of professional learning through four online modules. Module 1 will provide an in-depth look at choosing learning targets not only focused on language and cultural competencies, but also how to develop “LEARNING TARGETS” that allow learners to connect and compare to other content areas, and demonstrate their learning in their community. Module 2 will provide the opportunity to see how carefully identified learning targets ease a teachers implementation of strategies for “USING THE TARGET LANGUAGE” and providing comprehensible input. Module 3 will ask participants to develop an understanding of the role of assessment in meeting the National Standards through the development of their own “PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS.” Module 4 will ask participants to reflect on their own effectiveness and develop a growth plan based on the “TELL PROJECT”. Each module includes videos, readings, threaded discussions, coaching sessions, and online chats with expert consultants. Within each module, participants will have a choice of assessment tasks to demonstrate their learning.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.orghttp://www.tellproject.org/startalk/summer2015

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Online Certificate for Heritage Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • September 1, 2015September 15, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

Since 2009, the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) has held annual week-long summer workshops at UCLA that have aimed to train teachers of STARTALK languages in heritage language (HL) pedagogy, in particular, methodologies, materials and curricula. In order to promote greater access to the material covered in our summer workshops, we will develop the first phase (3 modules) of an online Certificate in HL Instruction. When completed, the online certificate will consist of six modules that are based on the curriculum of our past face-to-face summer workshops, our reflections on this content, participants’ evaluations, and comments from STARTALK observers. Portions of the online certificate will be piloted this summer with participants from past Heritage Language Teacher Workshops.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu
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