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Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

USOE China Kids Professional Development

Chinese • June 21, 2010 August 31, 2010Residential Program
  • Utah China Kids, Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) China Kids STARTALK Teacher Training Program 2010 outlines a series of professional development activities and resources for first and second grade teachers of Chinese dual immersion programs. Teachers participating in the USOE China Kids STARTALK Teacher Training Program 2010 will benefit from professional development training through workshops, seminars, intensive planning retreats, and teaching practicums offered throughout the summer of 2010. They will receive instruction on best practices in immersion education from national experts, they will work together to develop structured curriculum maps, thematic units, and detailed lesson plans, and they will implement the lessons learned through teaching practicums intended as part of the proposed USOE China Kids first and second grade STARTALK programs, ‘Little Chinese Characters’, and ‘Chinese Checkers.’ Advanced video and website technology will aid the investigation, assessment and dissemination of best practices used throughout the USOE China Kids STARTALK program as teachers meet following the STARTALK first and second grade programs to discuss and share their experiences in the classroom.

801-851-0032 • sandratalbot8@gmail.comhttp://www.utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

China Kids

Chinese • July 12, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Uintah Elementary, Ogden, UT
  • Calvin Smith Elementary, Taylorsville, UT
  • Cascade Elementary, Orem, UT
  • Draper Elementary, Draper, UT
  • East Lake Elementary, South Jordan, UT
  • Foothills Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • Lone Peak Elementary, Sandy, UT
  • Monte Vista Elemenary, Souh Jordan, UT
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Southland Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • Spring Lane Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Stewart Elementary, Centerville, UT
  • Syracuse Elementary, Syracuse, UT
  • Wasatch Elementary, Provo, UT

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) China Kids StarTalk Program 2010 is a two week summer student program for incoming first and second grade Utah Chinese immersion students. Fourteen Utah elementary schools will host first graders during Little Chinese Characters and six Utah elementary schools will host second graders during the USOE StarTalk program Chinese Checkers. First graders participating in the Little Chinese Characters StarTalk program will join their first grade Chinese teachers for a fun week of learning about and becoming their favorite characters from famous fables. Students will learn important concepts about the Chinese language, how to become an effective member of a Chinese immersion classroom, and how to work independently, with their teacher, and with each other. Second graders participating in the Chinese Checkers StarTalk program will spend the week checking their science and math skills. Students will spend a fun week learning about famous Chinese inventions and trying out their own experiments. Second grade math skills will integrate throughout the week as students earn incentive dollars that they can use in the culminating activity – a Chinese market. Students will add, subtract and multiply as they negotiate for their favorite items.

801-851-0032 • sandratalbot8@gmail.comhttp://www.utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Utah State Office of Education STARTALK Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 20, 2011August 12, 2011Residential Program
  • Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Uintah Elementary, Ogden, UT
  • Syracuse Elementary, Syracuse, UT
  • Stewart Elementary, Centerville, UT
  • Muir Elementary, Bountiful, UT
  • Spring Lane Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Calvin Smith Elementary, Taylorsville, UT
  • Foothills Elementary, West Jordan, UT
  • East Lake Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • Monte Vista Elementary, West Jordan, UT
  • Southland Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Lone Peak Elementary, Sandy, UT
  • Draper Elementary, Draper, UT
  • Cascade Elementary, Orem, UT
  • Wasatch Elementary, Provo, UT
  • Sage Creek Elementary, Springville, UT

The USOE STARTALK teacher training program will create a dynamic learning environment in support of the Utah Chinese dual immersion educational community and will implement curriculum that supports the training, hands-on and experiential training activities, and differentiated curriculum needs of its diverse population of 44 K-3 Chinese dual immersion teachers through a series of planned components beginning June 20, 2011 and ending August 12, 2011, totaling 90 hours of instruction.The first planned component, the STARTALK Retreat, will be an intensive five day symposium that will provide training for all participant populations in various increments of time commitment (5 days teachers, 2 days facilitators/trainers, and 1 day for administrators and supporting personnel). The Distance component will be conducted through the month of July and will include curriculum development and assessment projects to be completed by the teachers under the guidance and direction of their facilitator/trainers. The last component is the proposed STARTALK student program where teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators will implement lessons learned throughout the summer: at the retreat, the distance component in July, and through other state sponsored professional development activities planned for the summer 2011.

801-851-0032 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Southern Utah STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • August 8, 2011August 12, 2011
  • Sage Creek Elementary, Springville, UT
  • Wasatch Elementary, Provo, UT
  • Cascade Elementary, Orem, UT
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Lone Peak Elementary, Sandy, UT
  • Draper Elementary, Draper, UT
  • Southland Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • Monte Vista Elementary, South Jordan, UT
  • Foothills Elementary, Riverton, UT
  • East Lake Elementary, South Jordan, UT
  • Muir Elementary, Bountiful, UT
  • Heritage Elementary, Bountiful, UT
  • Jennie Stewart Elementary, Centerville, UT
  • Syracuse Elementary, Syracuse, UT

Welcome to Utah’s China Kids STARTALK Program! The Utah China Kids 2011 STARTALK program will launch Chinese language and cultural study in select Utah Chinese immersion elementary schools and provide summertime Chinese learning opportunities for kindergarten through third grade students. This program will begin and improve students’ Chinese language skills as they enter a full Chinese immersion classroom environment and help them become aware of the influence of China in their own Utah community. Utah China Kids STARTALK students will learn from the 2011 theme, Marco Polo – Discovering China. K-1st grade students will make comparisons between Marco Polo’s impressions of China and the ones they will draw for themselves by focusing on the questions, “What is the same and what is different?” Second grade students will look at the discoveries Marco Polo made and ask questions like, “Where did spaghetti really come from?” Third grade students will look at changes in western trade after Marco Polo’s travels to China and prepare a short audio-visual presentation, in Chinese, about trade with China in their own community. An online/DVD learning component will help students prepare for STARTALK as they learn about Marco Polo’s travels to China before the program begins.

801-538-7743 • gregg.roberts@schools.utah.govhttp://utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

USOE STARTALK Chinese Immersion Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 11, 2012August 25, 2012Residential Program
  • Not Provided, UT

Chinese Literacy: June 11 -14, 2012 The main goal of this STARTALK program is to bring together experienced Chinese immersion teachers to discuss critical questions about Chinese literacy. Participating teachers will prepare for the retreat by answering topic-related literacy questions before they arrive at the conference, providing the framework for discussion throughout the retreat. There will be four interactive strands of discussion/activities happening simultaneously, each supporting the other to help teachers develop, revise and refine their opinions about the best instructional methods used to teach Chinese literacy. Dual Immersion Teaching Strategies: June 18-21 The main goal of this STARTALK program is to positively impact teacher effectiveness using comprehensible input to deliver content-based instruction in an immersion setting. The program will result in each teacher working through a cycle of 4 increasingly refined lessons, each filmed and used as a vehicle for small group critique, self reflection, peer/self assessment, and expert feedback; serving as an electronic portfolio demonstrating individual progress toward improved effectiveness. Administrative Training: June 8 This program focuses on leadership considerations for beginning and sustaining an immersion program. Highlighting the practical applications of program implementation, this leadership training investigates imbedding dual immersion programs into established schools' cultures.

801-851-0032 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Vamos para o Brasil

Portuguese • June 11, 2012August 31, 2012Residential Program
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Parkside Elementary School, Murray, UT
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Lindon, UT
  • Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City, UT

The 2012 Utah State Office of Education STARTALK Portuguese teacher-training program will create a dynamic learning environment for teachers, teachers’ aids, facilitators/trainers, and administrators in support of the opening of six Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in three Utah elementary schools in the fall of 2012. Beginning June 11, 2012 and ending August 31, 2012 and totaling 90 hours of instruction, the program will implement curriculum that supports the training, hands-on and experiential training activities, and differentiated curriculum needs of its population of Portuguese Dual Language Immersion teachers. The first planned component, the STARTALK retreat, will be an intensive five day symposium that will provide training for all participant populations: teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators. The second component, a distance component will be carried out through the month of July and will include curriculum development and assessment projects to be completed by the teachers under the guidance and direction of their facilitator/trainer. The third component will be the Annual Utah Dual Immersion Institute (AUDII), which will be held August 6-10, 2012. The last component is the proposed STARTALK student programs; where teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators will implement lessons learned at the retreat, through distance learning and at the AUDII.

801-538-7743 • gregg.roberts@schools.utah.gov

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Vamos para o Brasil

Portuguese • August 13, 2012August 17, 2012
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Parkside Elementary School, Murray, UT
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Lindon, UT

The 2012 Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Portuguese STARTALK student program is designed to serve as the first step in the opening of six Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in three elementary schools in Utah during the fall of 2012. This program will provide a rich language-learning experience for 150 first-grade Portuguese Dual Language Immersion students as they look at the influence of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in their own community through study of the theme, “Vamos para o Brasil: Rio and the Amazon Rainforest.” The program will feature blended learning with 15 hours of a preliminary distance-learning curriculum in July and 25 hours in a full immersion classroom in mid-August. Speaking and listening goals at the completion of the program include demonstrating comprehension of common classroom commands and topic-related questions; appropriately answering questions with limited responses; and beginning to formulate simple sentences from learned vocabulary. All students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language and cultural skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade.

801-538-7743 • gregg.roberts@schools.utah.gov

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Utah Chinese Dual Language Immersion Programs

Chinese • June 10, 2013June 12, 2013Residential Program
  • Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT

The 2013 USOE STARTALK teacher-training program gives Chinese immersion teachers an opportunity to investigate and develop improved Chinese reading comprehension instructional strategies for students enrolled in Chinese dual language immersion programs. This teacher-training program will provide training for participants who are qualified and experienced teachers in Chinese immersion programs at the elementary level, specifically grades two through five. Participants will experience three days of intensive training covering topics related to reading comprehension instructional strategies, i.e., storytelling, comprehensible input, student output, questioning strategies, and student engagement strategies. By the end of the program, participants will be able to incorporate authentic Chinese literacy into their curriculum through storytelling and to increase their student output expectations by implementing the acquired instructional strategies into their Chinese immersion curriculum.

801-919-3322 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Utah Chinese Dual Language Immersion Programs

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 19, 2013
  • Local Chinese Immersion Elementary School, Several Sites, UT

Chinese immersion students in the U.S. acquire speaking and listening skills more rapidly than they do their reading and writing skills, yet reading and writing is an integral part of a Chinese language learner’s ability to progress to the advanced- and superior-levels of proficiency. This STARTALK student program is a summer reading program for Chinese immersion students to help them retain and improve their reading and writing skills throughout the summer months. The program consists of one week of classroom instruction in early summer introducing culturally authentic Chinese stories and folktales followed by five weeks of online and ad hoc tutorial instruction. Second through fifth grade students enrolled in this program will be expected to read independently at grade level and produce up to six book reports in Chinese by the end of the program over the course of six weeks. The students will be recruited from Utah Chinese dual language immersion schools.

801-919-3322 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://utahchineseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Vamos ao Brasil!

Portuguese • July 8, 2013August 16, 2013Residential Program
  • Newpark Resort and Hotel, Park City, UT

The 2013 Utah State Office of Education STARTALK Portuguese teacher-training program will create a dynamic learning environment for teachers, teachers’ aides, facilitators/trainers, and administrators in support of ten Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in five Utah elementary schools in the fall of 2013. The program has been designed to address the needs of teachers who are new to immersion. The first planned component, the STARTALK retreat, will be an intensive five-day symposium that will provide training for all participant populations: teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators. In the second component, during the month of July, the teachers will work with state and national immersion experts to design actual curriculum for the immersion program opening in August. The third component will be the Annual Utah Dual Immersion Institute (AUDII), which will be held August 5-9, 2013. The last component is the actual teaching of the STARTALK student programs. As a result of these trainings and experiences, teachers will be able to: (1) design and deliver instruction that is standards and proficiency based; (2) create student-centered activities using active participation to check for understanding on an ongoing basis; and (3) provide comprehensible input for students while remaining in the target language.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://www.utahportugueseimmersion.com

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Vamos ao Brasil!

Portuguese • July 15, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Bluffdale Elementary School, Bluffdale, UT
  • Hillcrest Elementary School, Logan, UT
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Lindon, UT
  • Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

The 2013 Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Portuguese STARTALK student program is designed to support ten Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in five elementary schools starting in the fall of 2013. This program will provide a rich language-learning experience for 500 first and second grade Portuguese Dual Language Immersion students as they look at the influence of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in their own community through study of the theme, “Vamos ao Brasil: Rio and the Amazon Rainforest.” The program will feature blended learning with 15 hours of a preliminary distance-learning curriculum and 25 hours in a full immersion classroom. Speaking and listening goals at the completion of the program include demonstrating comprehension of common classroom commands and topic-related questions; appropriately answering questions with limited responses; and beginning to formulate simple sentences from learned vocabulary. All students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language and cultural skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade. A second week-long camp focusing on mathematics in Portuguese will be held for second graders that are new to dual language immersion.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://www.utahportugueseimmersion.com

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Portuguese Teacher Training - Vamos ao Brasil!

Portuguese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014August 15, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Lodge at Snowbird, Snowbird, UT
  • Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT

The 2014 Utah State Office of Education STARTALK Portuguese teacher-training program will create a dynamic learning environment for Portuguese teachers in support of sixteen Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in six Utah elementary schools. The first planned component, the STARTALK retreat, will be an intensive four-day symposium that will provide collaboration and training for twenty participants. In the second component, during the month of July, the teachers will work with state and national immersion experts to design actual curriculum for the immersion program opening in August. The third component will be the Annual Utah Dual Immersion Institute (AUDII), which will be held August 4 – 8, 2014. The last component is the actual teaching of the STARTALK student programs. As a result of these trainings and experiences, teachers will be able to: (1) design and deliver instruction that is standards and proficiency based; (2) create student-centered activities using active participation to check for understanding on an ongoing basis; and (3) provide comprehensible input for students while remaining in the target language.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://utahportugueseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Vamos ao Brasil!

Portuguese
  • July 14, 2014August 15, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bluffdale Elementary School, Bluffdale, UT
  • Harris Elementary School, Tooele, UT
  • Hillcrest Elementary School, Logan, UT
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

The Utah State Office of Education Portuguese STARTALK student program is designed to support sixteen Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in six elementary schools starting in the fall of 2014. This program will provide a rich language-learning experience for 350 first grade Portuguese Dual Language Immersion students as they look at the influence of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in their own community through study of the theme, “Vamos ao Brasil: Rio and the Amazon Rainforest.” The program will feature blended learning with 30 hours of a distance-learning curriculum and 20 hours in a full immersion classroom. Speaking and listening goals at the completion of the program include demonstrating comprehension of common classroom commands and topic-related questions; appropriately answering questions with limited responses; and beginning to formulate simple sentences from learned vocabulary. All students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language and cultural skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://utahportugueseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

STARTALK: Rocky Mountain Immersion Consortium

Chinese • Residential Program
  • August 3, 2014February 20, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT

The 2014 STARTALK: Rocky Mountain Immersion Consortium will build a hybrid network of on-going, technology-supported, and just-in-time professional development for 70 Chinese immersion teachers, approximately 20% of whom will be teachers from outlying programs that lack a support infrastructure of professional development and mentoring. The remaining teachers will be selected from applicants who are willing to be part of a community of teachers who will engage virtually in peer support and coaching. The project will bring all of the teachers together for five days of face-to-face learning at the Annual Utah Dual Language Immersion conference (AUDII) in August, followed by an October professional development day in which the distant teachers will participate virtually. In February, the outlying schools and teachers will have the option to bring to their district a two-person team composed of a curriculum specialist and an experienced Chinese immersion teacher and mentor to observe, consult, and coach their teachers. Throughout the project the teachers will be networked online and encouraged to participate in peer coaching and mentoring. In addition, they will have access to online professional development modules that will provide support in the areas of teaching strategies and proficiency assessment.

307-234-9684 • tollefson.ann@gmail.comhttp://www.schools.utah.gov

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

USOE Portuguese Teacher Training 2014

Portuguese • Residential Program
  • June 3, 2015August 29, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Snowbird, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT

The 2015 Utah State Office of Education STARTALK Portuguese teacher-training program will create a dynamic learning environment for Portuguese teachers in support of twenty-two Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in eight Utah elementary schools. The first planned component, the STARTALK retreat, will be an intensive four-day symposium from June 3 – 6 that will provide collaboration and training for twenty-two participants. In the second component, during the month of July, the teachers will work with state and national immersion experts to design actual curriculum for the immersion program opening in August. The third component will be the Annual Utah Dual Immersion Institute (AUDII), which will be held August 3 – 7, 2015. The last component is the actual teaching of the STARTALK student programs. As a result of these trainings and experiences, teachers will be able to: (1) design and deliver instruction that is standards and proficiency based; (2) create student-centered activities using active participation to check for understanding on an ongoing basis; and (3) provide comprehensible input for students while remaining in the target language.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://utahportugueseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Vamos ao Brasil!

Portuguese
  • June 22, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bluffdale Elementary School, Bluffdale, UT
  • Harris Elementary School, Tooele, UT
  • Hillcrest Elementary School, Logan, UT
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Provo, UT
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Lindon, UT
  • Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT
  • To be determined, UT
  • To be determined, UT

The Utah State Office of Education Portuguese STARTALK student program is designed to support Portuguese Dual Language Immersion classrooms in eight elementary schools starting in the fall of 2015. This program will provide a rich language-learning experience for 420 first grade Portuguese Dual Language Immersion students as they look at the influence of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in their own community through study of the theme, “Vamos ao Brasil: Rio and the Amazon Rainforest.” The program will feature blended learning with 25 hours of a distance-learning curriculum and 20 hours in a full immersion classroom. Speaking and listening goals at the completion of the program include demonstrating comprehension of common classroom commands and topic-related questions; appropriately answering questions with limited responses; and beginning to formulate simple sentences from learned vocabulary. All students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language and cultural skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade.

801-362-5907 • jamieleite@gmail.comhttp://utahportugueseimmersion.org

Utah State Office of Education (teacher)

Utah Russian STARTALK

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 9, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah Russian STARTALK Teacher Program will focus on training Russian Immersion teachers to teach in our Russian STARTALK student program, as well as in our Russian Dual Language Immersion schools. During this program, teachers will develop curriculum for the student program, as well as increase their understanding of proficiency, best practices for an immersion classroom, and formative assessments for early language learning.

307-580-8651 • brandee.mau@gmail.comhttp://www.utahdli.org

Utah State Office of Education (student)

Utah Russian STARTALK

Russian
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah Russian STARTALK student program is geared towards rising first graders who will be attending the first Russian Dual Language Immersion elementary schools this fall. With capacity for up to 150 students (50 at each elementary location), this student program will provide a strong foundation for the first year of Russian Immersion. Students will explore Russian language and culture through targeted instruction.This program includes both online and traditional classroom instruction and learning.

307-680-8651 • brandee.mau@gmail.com

Verona Area International School (teacher)

Startalk K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • July 16, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Camp will provide continuity of Chinese language learning and retention for VAIS students in grades 1-3 during summer break, as well as offer other district students the chance to learn a new language. In a dynamic and fun setting that will interweave cultural insights, hands-on work, and the chance to refresh math, science, and artistic skills, student participants will learn about the history of dragons in China and the Dragon Boat Festival while designing and building small-scale dragon boats of their own. The camp will be a full-day, 2-week, full-immersion summer camp conducted entirely in Chinese.

608-845-4293 Ext. 4224 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=5092

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Summer Camp

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Stoner Prairie Elementary School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Camp will provide continuity of Chinese language learning and retention for VAIS students in grades 1-3 during summer break, as well as offer other district students the chance to learn a new language. In a dynamic and fun setting that will interweave cultural insights, hands-on work, and the chance to refresh math, science, and artistic skills, student participants will learn about the history of dragons in China and the Dragon Boat Festival while designing and building small-scale dragon boats of their own. The camp will be a full-day, 2-week, full-immersion summer camp conducted entirely in Chinese.

608-845-4293 Ext. 4224 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=5092

Verona Area International School (teacher)

STARTALK K-6 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • June 24, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute is a blended-Ed teacher education program, offering a four-week on-line component and a three-week in-class instruction/practicum component at VAIS’s immersion campus. Participants may take the on-line component for one credit, or complete both components for three graduate credits through the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The on-line component begins June 24th and features five modules addressing the Five Cs of Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Each module will be based on one to two readings, and/or videos. Students will complete and post reflections in discussion threads, as well as comment on peers' posts. The three-week in-class component features quality language instruction through daily lessons, emphasizing best practices within an immersion environment. Professor James and guest lecturers will will have activities that allow for exploration and role play within VAIS’s well-equipped immersion classrooms. Weeks Two and Three will provide hands-on practicum experience as teachers participate in VAIS' full-day STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life! Drama Camp for children in grades 1 through 4. Participants will observe and be mentored by experienced teachers as well as design and facilitate learning opportunities for the students throughout the practicum.

608-575-8054 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life Summer Camp

Chinese • August 5, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life Summer Camp of the Verona Area International School (VAIS), a Chinese-immersion public charter school in the Verona Area School District, will serve current VAIS students in grades 1-4 as well as non-VAIS children at the same grade levels who possess comparable Chinese-language knowledge. Enrollment will be limited to 66 students. The camp will run from August 5 - 16, 2013 at VAIS in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The camp will provide students the opportunity to polish and build Chinese language skills, connect with other Chinese language learners in the community, and enjoy hands-on activities while learning about Chinese culture via traditional folktales. The camp will use a cross-disciplinary teaching approach, and each student will participate in the final performance of the selected Chinese folktales performed for the community with narration and explanation. Chinese will be the language of communication throughout the full two weeks of camp. Though most participants will be non-native speakers, all will begin with a novice-low to novice-high Chinese-language foundation [built during prior school year(s) at VAIS or through local Chinese language programs]. Native speaker students will also be welcome.

608-575-8054 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.vaisverona.org/

Verona Area International School (teacher)

STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014July 25, 2014: On-Line Portion (online)
  • July 28, 2014August 15, 2014: Face-toFace (face-to-face)
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The Verona Area International School (VAIS) is offering a combination teacher/student program for current and future Chinese teachers at the K-12 level. The STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute is a blended teacher education program, offering a four-week on-line component and an additional three-week in-class instruction/practicum component at VAIS’s immersion campus. Participants will be expected to complete both portions of the course for three university graduate credits through the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a result of this program, participants will gain professional knowledge on teaching Chinese language in both immersion and non-immersion Chinese programs at K-12 schools. They will learn how to consistently use the target language, making it meaningful and comprehensible to students. Lodging may be provided for out-of-town participants, and paid positions within the program are also available.

608-845-4024 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.ushttps://uonline.education.wisc.edu/mod/coursepage/view.php?id=8980

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Create Your Chinese Story Summer Camp

Chinese
  • August 4, 2014August 15, 2014: Optional Grades 3-5 On-line Portion (online)
  • August 4, 2014August 15, 2014: Grades 1-5 Camp (face-to-face)
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

This unique opportunity will provide students the chance to build Chinese language skills, connect with other Chinese language learners in the community, and enjoy hands-on activities while learning about Chinese culture via traditional folktales and Chinese manhua (comic books). Campers in grades 1-2 will learn and read about Chinese Folktales and create their own folktale that they will perform for the community on the final day of camp. Campers in grades 3-5 will read Chinese manhua, then design and write their own Chinese comic strips during the camp. This is a non-residential camp that allows any child with a passion for Chinese the chance to grow!

608-845-4024 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.us

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (student)

Virginia Beach STARTALK Elementary Chinese Academy (VBSECA)‎

Virginia Beach, VA • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 16, 2009

The STARTALK Summer Academy will increase opportunities for language-learning in ‎elementary schools; set a model for other elementary schools to offer languages; focus ‎attention on Mandarin Chinese, prompting expansion and an increase in enrollment at the ‎secondary level; promote community awareness of the need to begin languages ‎in ‎elementary school; and remind stakeholders of the necessity to learn a critical needs ‎language such as Mandarin Chinese. The fifth-graders who will attend the Academy will ‎be encouraged to continue their language study in an after-school program. ‎ Forty-five students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. However, students ‎recommended to attend summer school are not eligible. There are no fees required, and ‎bus service will be provided.‎

757 263-1469 • maria.still@vbschools.comhttp://www.vbschools.com
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