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Loyola Marymount University (teacher)

STARTALK 2013 LMU Chinese Language Summer Teacher Institute

Chinese • May 1, 2013August 2, 2013
  • LMU Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute, Los Angeles, CA

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is committed to respond to the demands for highly qualified Mandarin language teachers by offering two pathways: 1) The continuing graduate-level traditional Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings, offered through LMU Extension. The overall number of teacher participants expected is 25. The STARTALK-LMU Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute offers two 6-week-long programs leading to certification of qualified teachers of Mandarin in K-12 bilingual immersion or foreign language classrooms in California, offered between May 1st and August 2nd, 2013. 1) Credential Pathway: (Cohorts 5 and 6) will complete 6 graduate units leading to the California teaching credential, masters degree, and bilingual authorization. The School of Education has consistently offered additional 20% scholarships to our STARTALK teacher candidates. 2): Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Prek-12 Settings Pathway This Certificate offers a 12-unit course of study providing enhanced learning for existing Mandarin teachers who are already credentialed and for non-credentialed heritage language teachers considering a state-authorized teaching credential. This hybrid program will offer face-to-face, web-based (simultaneous) and online learning (sequential) and a practicum experience. LMU partners with several districts in order to offer our candidates field-based experiences.

310-338-2924 • mlavaden@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University (student)

STARTALK LMU Elementary Mandarin Summer Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014July 17, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Walnut Elementary School, Walnut, CA
  • Broadway Elementary School, Venice, CA

The STARTALK - LMU Chinese Early Language Immersion Program addresses the optimal ages for developing native-like proficiency in Mandarin- preschool through third grade. Through our partnership with three Los Angeles-based Mandarin elementary immersion programs, our goal is to offer standards-aligned arts and movement target language instruction to students age 5 to 8. Thus, both language and content standards will be highlighted in student learning outcomes. Partnering schools are: Broadway Elementary School in Los Angeles Unified School District and Walnut Elementary in Walnut Unified School District. Each site will offer a two-week student programs from Monday through Thursday for four hours daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm, during two separate two week spans between June 6th and July 17th. This interdisciplinary program integrates Chinese language and cultural learning through the most famous Chinese folk story -The Journey to the West. Students will learn selected proverbs from the story episodes and their meanings and morals, via a standards-aligned curriculum

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (student)

STARTALK -LMU Chinese Early Education Summer Immersion Program

Chinese • June 1, 2013August 2, 2013
  • Walnut Elementary School, Walnut, CA
  • El Rincon Elementary School, Culver City, CA, CA
  • Broadway Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

The STARTALK - LMU Chinese Early Language Immersion Program addresses the optimal ages for developing native-like proficiency in Mandarin- preschool through third grade. Through our partnership with three Los Angeles-based Mandarin elementary immersion programs, our goal is to offer standards-aligned arts and movement target language instruction to students age 5 to 8. Thus, both language and content standards will be highlighted in student learning outcomes. Partnering schools are: Broadway Elementary School in Los Angeles Unified School District, Walnut Elementary in Walnut Unified School District and El Rincon Elementary in Culver City Unified School District. All sites will offer two-week student programs from Monday through Thursday for four hours daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm, during the weeks between June 17th and July 28th. school site (Kindergarten- 2nd grade), and 8 simultaneous class sessions at El Rincon Schoolsite (Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd), for a total of 12 classrooms and 300 student participants between July 8th and July 18th. This interdisciplinary program integrates Chinese language and cultural learning through the most famous Chinese folk story -The Journey to the West. Students will learn selected proverbs from the story episodes and their meanings and morals, via a standards-aligned curriculum

310-338-2924 • mlavaden@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (teacher)

STARTALK 2014 LMU Chinese Language Summer Teacher Institute

Chinese
  • June 1, 2014August 31, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • LMU Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute, Los Angeles, CA

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is committed to respond to the demands for highly qualified Mandarin language teachers by offering two pathways: 1) The continuing graduate-level traditional Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings, offered through LMU Extension. The overall number of teacher participants expected is 25. The STARTALK-LMU Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute offers two 6-week-long programs leading to certification of qualified teachers of Mandarin in K-12 bilingual immersion or foreign language classrooms in California, offered between May 1st and August 2nd, 2014. 1) Credential Pathway: (Cohorts 5 and 6) will complete 6 graduate units leading to the California teaching credential, masters degree, and bilingual authorization. The School of Education has consistently offered additional 20% scholarships to our STARTALK teacher candidates. 2): Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Prek-12 Settings Pathway This Certificate offers a 12-unit course of study providing enhanced learning for existing Mandarin teachers who are already credentialed and for non-credentialed heritage language teachers considering a state-authorized teaching credential. This hybrid program will offer face-to-face, web-based (simultaneous) and online learning (sequential) and a practicum experience. LMU partners with several districts in order to offer our candidates field-based experiences.

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (teacher)

LMU 2015 STARTALK LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese
  • May 5, 2015May 28, 2015: Course 1: Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (online)
  • June 6, 2015June 6, 2015: 4 hour Face To Face session (face-to-face)
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Course 2: Practicum in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings (face-to-face)
  • October 14, 2015December 9, 2015: Course 3: Assessment Basics (online)
  • January 5, 2016January 30, 2016: Course 4: Chinese Grammar Pedagogy (online)
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is committed to responding to the state and national demand for highly qualified Mandarin language teachers by offering two pathways for teacher preparation. Pathway 1 is the Credential Program and includes the completion of coursework leading to a California teaching credential, Master's degree and bilingual authorization (2 cohorts of teacher candidates, 17 total). Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings, a hybrid program consisting of 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development hours) offered through LMU Extension (14 participants). Since our first StarTalk grant in 2008, 26 of our recipients have graduated with Master’s Degrees. Many of our graduates have taken teaching positions in southern California and throughout the nation and are "highly qualified," according to the national definition set forth in No Child Left Behind (2001).

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.eduhttp://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/startalk-lmu/teacherinstituteprogram/

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (student)

LMU STARTALK 2015 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Los Angeles, CA

The LMU STARTALK 2015 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program addresses the optimal age group for developing native-like proficiency in Mandarin in the early elementary/elementary grades. Through our partnership with Los Angeles-area Mandarin elementary immersion programs, our goal is to offer standards-aligned literature, arts and movement target- language instruction in Mandarin to rising 1st – 4th grade students. Both language and content standards will be highlighted in student learning outcomes. The 2015 program focuses on "Discovery through a Virtual Journey along the Silk Road" and will take place over two weeks. The program is based on ACTFL standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards and the vision behind the California Common Core Standards towards interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, social studies and Math. Concurrently, we will address the pipeline of teacher preparation and professional development through a collaborative effort with the Chinese Teacher Preparation Program at LMU. Teachers-in-training will observe, teach and be mentored by experienced Mandarin language credentialed teachers who will teach all classes in the program. In teams, the curriculum templates and units will be developed during the month of May/early June.

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.eduhttp://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/startalk-lmu/

Madhu Bhasha Kendra (student)

MBK High School Hindi

Hindi • June 25, 2012July 27, 2012
  • Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF INDIA - This program is geared for High School students. Students attending this program will plan a virtual trip to India to attend a friend's wedding.This will include airline booking, packing their suitcase, finding a hotel, visit to a restaurant for lunch or dinner, visiting a monument, shopping for an outfit to wear for a friend's wedding, attending wedding events, and speaking at friend's wedding. This program will focus on developing conversational fluency through discussions and presentations. Familiarity with Hindi script is expected at intermediate level or higher. Students will meet from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. No class meetings on Wednesdays.

510-682-4249 • madhu@mbkhindi.orghttp://www.mbkhindi.org

Mandarin Institute (student)

Mandarin Institute Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

Chinese • June 13, 2011August 5, 2011
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK will offer a FREE Elementary Mandarin Immersion Summer Program to those students who qualify. Children entering San Francisco Unified School District’s 1st -5th grade Mandarin immersion program in Fall 2011 are eligible to apply. The camp will not only reinforce what they have learned during the school year, but will also extend their language capabilities and introduce them to a wide array of cultural activities to enable them to retain and expand their Chinese learning. During each four week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional activities such as singing, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese arts and crafts, drama and/or Chinese Folk music. Language acquisition will come naturally to the students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with their teachers and other students.

415-861-6863 • yking@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://MandarinInstitute.org/

Mandarin Institute (student)

Mandarin Institute High School Chinese Intensive Program

Chinese • June 27, 2011August 5, 2011
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK will offer a unique opportunity for Bay Area High School students with 1-2 years of formal Mandarin study to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically intensive Chinese program. The instruction is task-based and student-centered. Each day, students will participate in 6 hours of engaging language and culture study. Every student will spend 50 minutes daily with their own personal instructor situated in Beijing China engaged in an authentic cultural learning experience that will enhance their language learning - all while earning San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) foreign language credit! Students can register for Chinese III and/or Chinese IV classes which will be offered in concurrent three week sessions. Students who commit to both sessions will be given priority registration. Why Should You Enroll? • Earn up to one full year of SFUSD foreign language credit upon successful completion of both sessions • Interact daily with your own personal Chinese culture instructor in Beijing, China • Experience activities such as Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and/or martial arts with expert instructors • Further develop your Chinese language proficiency • Put yourself on an accelerated track for learning Chinese language and culture!

415-861-6863 • yking@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://mandarininstitute.org/

Mandarin Institute (teacher)

Mandarin Institute K-12 Chinese Teacher Preparation Program

Chinese • August 1, 2011August 5, 2011Residential Program
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK offers a Chinese Teacher Preparation Program that is an unparalleled opportunity for new K-12 Chinese language teachers and teachers who are new to teaching in US classrooms, to gain concrete classroom experience teaching American students. Whether you are teaching in foreign language or immersion settings, during this intensive training, teachers will learn the critical skills they need to be innovative and successful in the classroom and to facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in their schools. Program participants will engage in daily workshops led by master teachers addressing issues such as teaching in the target language, differentiated instruction, integrated performance assessment and classroom preparation. This program emphasizes “hands-on” training, ensuring that theory is presented in collaboration with the application for a comprehensive training experience. This training enables participants to practice what they have learned in authentic American classrooms with real students at the same level as they are going to teach. It will be followed by one-on-one mentoring sessions with lead instructors, and peer debriefing. Critical communication skills will be learned through interacting with real school administrators, teacher peers and parents.

415-861-6863 • yking@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://mandarininstitute.org/

Mandarin Institute (student)

STARTALK Mandarin Institute Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese • June 18, 2012August 10, 2012
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK will offer an Elementary Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp. Students entering SFUSD’s 1st -5th grade Mandarin immersion program in Fall 2012 are eligible to apply for free tuition. The camp will not only reinforce what they have learned during the school year, but will also extend their language capabilities and introduce them to a wide array of cultural activities to enable them to retain and expand their Chinese learning. During each four week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional activities such as singing, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese arts and crafts, drama or Chinese folk music. Language acquisition will come naturally to the students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with their teachers and other students.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.mandarininstitute.org/STARTALK2012_Elementary

Mandarin Institute (teacher)

STARTALK Mandarin Institute K-12 Chinese Teacher Preparation Program

Chinese • July 23, 2012July 27, 2012
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK is excited to once again offer the Chinese Teacher Preparation Program for teachers from the U.S. and Asia. It is an unparalleled opportunity for newer K-12 Chinese language teachers and teachers who are new to teaching in US classrooms to gain concrete classroom experience. Whether you are teaching in an immersion or foreign language setting, this intensive training will provide you with the critical skills you need to be innovative and successful in the classroom and will facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in your school. Participants will engage in daily workshops led by master in-service instructors addressing issues such as teaching in the target language, differentiated instruction, integrated performance assessment and classroom preparation. This program emphasizes “hands-on” training ensuring that theory is presented in collaboration with application enabling participants to practice what they learn in authentic American classrooms with real students. Each micro-teaching opportunity will be followed by in-depth debriefing sessions with lead instructors and peers. Critical communication skills will be learned through interaction with real school administrators, teacher peers and parents.

415-861-0966 • bzhao@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.mandarininstitute.org/STARTALK2012_Teacher

Mandarin Institute and San Francisco Unified School District (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program

Chinese • June 10, 2013June 28, 2013
  • City College San Francisco North Beach/Chinatown Campus, San Fancisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese culture instructor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program. Students can register for Chinese II at the middle/high school level or Chinese III at the high school level. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester SFUSD foreign language credit. Upon completion of the program, students are expected to achieve: 1. Intermediate low to intermediate medium level (ACTFL) oral proficiency 2. A clear understanding of the Chinese writing system 3. Basic meta-linguistic awareness of Chinese syntax 4. Comprehension of major cultural values and practices *5. The confidence to use their language skills in real world situations with native speakers

415-861-6863 • yking@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org

Mandarin Institute and SFUSD (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Program

Chinese
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • City College San Francisco Chinatown Campus, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese culture instructor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program. Located in the heart of Chinatown, students will engage with locals daily in addition to field trips, and lunch in Chinatown. Students can register for Chinese II at the middle/high school level or Chinese III at the high school level. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester SFUSD foreign language credit. Our goal is to increase students' confidence in using their language skills in real world situations with native speakers.

415-861-0966 • info@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org/Startalk_2014

Mandarin Institute and SFUSD (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese tutor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program to increase their skill and confidence in engaging in authentic dialogues. Located in the heart of Chinatown, students will engage with locals daily in addition to several field trips and lunch in Chinatown. Students can register for Middle School Immersion or High School level II or III. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester foreign language credit. The theme of our program is "Discover San Francisco Chinatown!" Our goal is to increase students' confidence in using their language skills in real world situations with native speakers.

415-861-0966 • info@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org/students/STARTALK_2015

Memphis City Schools (teacher)

Memphis StarTalk

Arabic, Chinese, Russian • May 10, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • Teaching and Learning Academy, Memphis, TN

The Memphis City Schools (MCS) Startalk program is designed to enhance the qualifications and effectiveness of current and potential teachers of MCS teachers of Arabic, Chinese, and Russian by offering a hybrid training program that includes a standards-based online component followed by a two-week institute. Subsequent to the online component and the first week of the face to face institute, teachers will have a one-week practicum experience in which they teach MCS students of the target languages for two hours daily. Elementary, middle, and high school students recruited from MCS schools will be enrolled in these languages in the 2010-2011 school year. Participants will earn 4 credits from the University of Memphis for a foreign language methods course and for a practicum experience. The institute will enable teachers to improve their ability to teach towards attainment of the national standards, make progress toward earning initial or renewed certification while also improving their language and cultural proficiencies. Follow-up sessions throughout the 2010-2011 academic year will extend teacher growth beyond the summer institute experience.

901-416-3434 • davisj3@mcsk12.net

Memphis City Schools (teacher)

Highly Effective Teachers: By Design

Arabic, Chinese, Russian • June 13, 2011July 22, 2011
  • NE Regional Office, Memphis, TN

901-416-2922 • villarreala@mcsk12.net

Memphis City Schools (teacher)

Memphis City Schools StarTalk

Arabic, Chinese, Russian • June 4, 2012February 27, 2013
  • Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN

This program will support current Memphis CIty School teachers of Russian, Chinese, and Arabic. Tier Two training will focus on assessment via the application of 2011-2012 data. Tier three will build the leadership capacity of LCTL teachers.

901-416-3434 • villarreala@mcsk12.net

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Learning Arabic and Making Connections: The Third C

Dearborn, MI • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 7, 2009

Michigan State University is looking for 16 teachers of Arabic to participate in a 3-week summer STARTALK program, Arabic Language and Making Connections. STARTALK is a federally-funded program for language educators. This is a 3-week commitment, from 8:45 to 4:00, Monday through Thursday each week, from July 20 to August 7. PARTICIPANT TEACHERS WILL BE REIMBURSED $1,000 FOR THEIR TIME If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to Dr. Wafa Hassan (hassanw@msu.edu) by June 15, 2009. Include the following information:  Your name, address, and e-mail  Your school and current teaching status  A recent copy of your CV  A letter indicating your goals and interest in attending the program Selected teachers will be contacted and will receive more documents to complete and submit by July 5.

517 353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (student)

STARTALK: Learning Arabic and Making Connections: The Third C

Dearborn, MI • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 7, 2009

Michigan State University is looking for 40 students, grades 4–12, to participate in a 3-week summer STARTALK program, Arabic Language and Making Connections. STARTALK is a federally funded program for language educators. Students will participate in model lessons, in-class cultural experiences, and field trips. This is a 3-week commitment, taking place during afternoons (1:00–4:00) between Monday and Thursday each week, from July 20 to August 6. Transportation will not be provided. STUDENTS WILL BE REIMBURSED FOR THEIR TIME If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to Dr. Wafa Hassan (hassanw@msu.edu) by June 15, 2009. Include the following information:  Your name  Your school and current grade  Your/parents email and phone number  Complete the application form, including any previous experiences in Arabic language instruction Selected students will be contacted and will receive more documents to complete and submit by July 5.

517 353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK Program: Teaching and Learning Arabic in Action

Arabic • July 26, 2010 August 6, 2010
  • Michigan State University MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI
  • Bridge Academy, Hamtramck, MI

The program’s over-riding goal will continue to be to train teachers of the Arabic language to understand how to increase their students’ Arabic language acquisition and strengthen the connections between heritage students and their local and global communities. Both teachers and students will participate in interactive and engaging activities that incorporate Arabic language instruction and address the various roles people play in society. The first week the program will involve teacher training and classroom observations. Teachers will be in-serviced on best practices, including learner-centered instruction, differentiated instruction, content based curriculum, the integration of culture and language, assessment methods and tools, the use of authentic materials, technology integration, incorporating field trips and other extended learning scenarios into instruction, and aligning units and lessons with national standards. During the second week teacher trainees will teach the students independently. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Teachers will learn new strategies to help students acquire new vocabulary and create opportunities to practice and extend their Arabic language listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in authentic situations as part of their daily engagement in their communities.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://www.arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK Program: Teaching Arabic to All, What Really Works.

Arabic • July 18, 2011July 30, 2011
  • Michigan State University Detroit Outreach Building, Detroit, MI

In this summer training program, twenty Arabic language teachers will participate in two week sessions, Monday through Saturday. The first part of week one will involve teacher training and classroom modeling and observations. Teachers will be trained on using STARTALK best practices, including learner-centered instruction, differentiated instruction, thematic based curriculum, aligning lessons with national standards, the integration of culture and language, assessment methods and tools, technology integration, and most importantly using the target language with all students. For the remaining ten days, teachers will be engaged in co-teaching activities. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lesson plans and teach thirty high school volunteer students selected from Detroit metropolitan area schools and the state of MI in general. Classes will be created for non- native speakers, heritage students, and native speakers of Arabic language. This grouping will provide the opportunity to practice preparing and teaching lessons to all students. Teachers will know how to use the same units but create different activities for different learners. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Students will be asked to give feedback on delivered lessons via discussions guided by the program director and program instructors.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Excel with Best Practices in Teaching Arabic

Arabic • July 2, 2012July 13, 2012
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

This year we hope to continue to employ our successful model of program delivery. We are also offering to train a number of competent teachers who can themselves serve as trainers of other teachers as the need for well-trained teachers of Arabic grows. Eighteen Arabic language teachers and five future trainers will participate in two week sessions, Monday through Friday. We will focus on providing teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to excel in teaching strategies by adopting best practices in their daily instruction. Teachers will be able to learn, observe, and implement teaching Arabic with best practices.Teachers will plan, create or select materials, and develop effective lesson plans using thematic units and teaching materials. Teachers will be engaged in standards-based learning activities that will enable them to help their students, heritage and non-heritage become lifelong learners. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lesson plans and teach high school volunteer students selected from MI schools. This will provide the opportunity to practice, preparing, and teaching differentiated lessons to all students. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Students will be asked to give feedback via discussions guided by the program director.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Teaching Arabic and Keeping All Students Engaged!

Arabic • June 24, 2013July 5, 2013
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

Michigan State University STARTALK 2013 teachers’ program will be focusing on providing teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to excel in teaching Arabic and keeping all their students engaged. Through a balanced method of theory and practice, teachers will be able to learn, observe, and implement teaching Arabic with best practices in mind. During the summer workshop teachers will work in pairs to plan, create or select materials, and develop effective lesson plans using well developed thematic unit and standards-based curriculum. Teachers will be engaged in learning activities that will enable them to build their skills on how to help their students become lifelong learners by using Arabic beyond the classroom. Our program will include creating a sense of community among all our participants and a network for outreach through sharing their successful language activities and ideas daily. Pre-trainers, teachers and students alike will all work collaboratively to create conducive learning environment. Pre-trainers will present workshops and model lessons; teachers will co-teach their lessons and will create learning environments where they and their students are involved in the learning process. Immediate feedback from volunteer students will help improve teaching and will create a sense of shared responsibilities among young citizens.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Chinese from Best Practices

Chinese • July 12, 2013August 30, 2013
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

This program aims to help Chinese language teacher candidates to gain knowledge of teaching and to understand the cultural and educational differences between the U.S. and China through teaching in a three-week Chinese Summer Camp with experienced Chinese language teachers. During the three-week program, around 20 teacher candidates will team-teach with seven experienced teachers in the mornings and attend afternoon workshops, which will include reflective practices on their camp teaching experience in combination with their prior beliefs about Chinese teaching, discussions of some important aspects of Chinese teaching in U.S. K-12 schools, and lesson planning for their teaching for the following mornings. The teacher candidates’ teaching will be guided by an experienced teacher so that the pre-service teachers can become more communicative, student-centered, and standards-based in their Chinese instruction. Every week, teacher candidates will also rotate among the classes of three student age groups—elementary, middle, and high school. Following this three-week program, two workshops in the fall will be provided for the pre-service teachers to continue their learning while they are teaching Chinese in Michigan and Illinois public schools, and are taking their online courses from the CTCP program at MSU.

517-432-5571 • wangwenx@msu.edu
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