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ACTFL (teacher)

STARTALK: ACTFL/CLASS Chinese Teacher Program at Glastonbury

Glastonbury, CT • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session
Glastonbury, CT • Chinese • July 20, 2009 July 31, 2009Residential Session

There are two sessions offered for teachers of Chinese (July 6-17 and July 20-31). These sessions focus on delivering a standards-based Chinese program and include demonstration teaching and portfolio development. Both sessions are full for summer 2009.

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.orghttp://www.actfl.org

AdvanceLearning (teacher)

AdvanceLearning through the next generation of STARTALK teacher leaders

Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Option 2: development of workshops and training to replicate workshops (face-to-face)
  • June 9, 2014June 13, 2014: Option 1: participation in demo workshops as well as training to replicate workshops (face-to-face)
  • Memphis, TN

Focused on teacher empowerment, participants will not only refine their own practices but also learn to develop professional development materials that can be shared and disseminated in their school, district, or region. There are two options for participation to meet the varied needs of teacher leaders. Option 1: designed for teachers to improve their practice through participation in a series of mini-workshops on high-yield teaching strategies. Possible replication materials and strategies will be shared as well. Option 2: designed for experienced teacher leaders with previous STARTALK experiences or STARTALK instructional leads. This experience will allow participants to work with national leaders such as Greg Duncan and Helena Curtain to develop and capture demo lessons or video exemplars of high-yield teaching strategies that would support their professional development presentations as well as practice sessions as part of the program. Serving as a teacher leader-training program, participants from other STARTALK programs will be able to immediately implement their learning in their own program. *Partial-travel assistance may be available for accepted participants.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.orghttp://www.tellproject.org/2014-startalk-program/

Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching Arabic Through Communication: Guidelines for Success

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 18, 2009 July 3, 2009

This program is composed of an online program that participants complete from home and an onsite program. online program includes 20 real-life workshops recorded and posted online. The workshops were given by Professor Mahdi Alosh, an expert and leading figure in the field of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL).online program prepares the participants by giving them the requisite knowledge for the onsite program. The onsite program is a 12-day program,from June 18-July 3, excluding weekends. During the first six days of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching AFL through a combination of seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson teaching presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic practices of teaching AFL according to the communicative approach. The second six days of the program are comprised of a practicum. During this phase, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe, reflect on their practices, and discuss any thoughts with them. Participants will also be assigned limited time to teach real classes and will be given feedback. Participants will be awarded $1,000 and may apply for five units of credit from Loyola Marymount University.

626-577-2199 • AldeenStartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org

Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

Arabic 4 All

Arabic • May 16, 2011July 1, 2011
  • Aldeen Foundation, Pasadena, CA

This workshop is designed to help Arabic language teachers better understand the differences between L2 and HL learners, and learn how to differentiate curriculum and instruction to address the range of skill levels present in HL classes. After the two weeks of online and face to face training, the training will help strengthening participants understanding of the differences between teaching L2 and a heritage language. The Five Cs from the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century is the underlying principle of the curriculum and various approaches and methods in implementing these Standards in the heritage language classroom. Participants will learn how to use differentiated teaching. Attention will be paid to teaching mixed classes: heritage and non-heritage speakers or heritage speakers of various levels of proficiency in the same class. Language-specific sessions will be conducted by experts in Arabic. The Aldeenstartalk Arabic Teacher Training Program has two modalities: 1-Online training (one week May 16th to May 27th) 2-The face to face (one week June 27th - July 1st from 9am - 5pm) training workshops:

626-577-9122 • Aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org/

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (teacher)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Teacher Professional Development Program

Chinese • July 6, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • Glastonbury Public Schools, Glastonbury, CT

There are two two-week sessions available for current or future teachers of Chinese. Experienced teachers of Chinese are encouraged to apply for the first session: July 6-16 and new teachers for the second session: July 19-30. Teachers who reside outside the Glastonbury, CT area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel stipend. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Participants develop demonstration lessons in the target language and are engaged in learning how to deliver a standards-based instructional program. During the weekend, participants are engaged in an ACTFL professional deveopment workshop, either the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA).

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.orghttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (teacher)

Glastonbury Professional Development for Teachers of Russian

Russian • July 19, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • ACTFL, Alexandria, VA
  • Glastonbury Public Schools, Glastonbury, CT

This program provides a two-week session for 20 teachers of Russian to learn to deliver a standards-based instructional program in Russian at the K-16 level. The teachers must develop a demonstration lesson in the target language, set up a communication system using Ning and keep an electronic portfolio of their learning. Three graduate credits in language teaching methodology are available. Housing is provided for those teachers who reside outside the Glastonbury, CT area and a $400 travel stipend is available to all those who successfully complete the program.

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.orghttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (teacher)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Professional Development Program

Chinese • July 5, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • ACTFL/CLASS Glastonbury Public Schools, Glastonbury, CT

This is an intensive two-week program for current or prospective teachers of Chinese. The focus is on developing and maintaining a high quality standards-based Chinese program. Graduate credits are optional for a nominal fee. Those who successfully complete the program receive a $400 travel stipend. Applicants may apply online to attend either the July 5-15 or July 18-29 program. Both programs include a weekend workshop. Online applications are at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (teacher)

Discover Russian Teacher Program

Russian • July 5, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Discover Russian Teacher Program, Fairfax, VA
  • Discover Russian Teacher Program, Glastonbury, CT

This program provides professional development for current or prospective teachers of Russian with optional graduate credits for a nominal fee. There are two residential sessions: July 5-15 in Fairfax, VA and July 18-29 in Glastonbury, CT. Both sessions include a weekend workshop and provide a $400 travel stipend for those who successfully complete the program. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Professional Development Program

Chinese • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

There are two two-week sessions available for current or future teachers of Chinese. The first session, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on 21st Century Skills and Chinese K-12 Standards. This course is designed to provide information on aspects of creating a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based and incorporates skills necessary for the 21st century. Participants will be expected to be familiar with Grant and McThige’s “backward design” model. Part of the course will be devoted to focusing on assessments as they relate to 21st century skills. The second session, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice. This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Chinese. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the Glastonbury, CT, area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel allowance. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

Discover Russian Teacher Program

Russian • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

This program provides two two-week sessions for current or future teachers of Russian. The first session in Fairfax, VA, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian. This course will focus on teachers working to develop an electronic classroom site and creating activities that are linked to the language learning modules on RUSSNET. Participants will be provided training in creating Russian Language lessons using Smart Tools on SmartBoard. The second session in Glastonbury, CT, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction and Learning in Russian Language. This course is designed to provide teachers with the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the program area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel stipend. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL Discover Chinese Professional Development Program: Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Chinese Classroom (Advanced Course) & Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (Intro Course)

Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course (7/1-7/12) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is rich in Chinese culture and infuses interdisciplinary learning. Teachers will further their knowledge by delving deeply into the fields of science, history, music, art, and literature. They will be expected to develop interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom and to share their materials with other teachers. Participants must be very familiar with the National Standards (the 5 C’s) so that they understand their importance in learning and are able to incorporate them seamlessly into their lessons. Teachers will demonstrate their understanding of course goals by creating and teaching a micro-lesson. Introductory Course (7/15-7/26) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn basic elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

2013 Discover Russian Professional Development for Teachers of Russian: Standards-Based Instruction in Russian Language: From Theory to Practice & Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • July 15, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Glastonbury, CT

(7/15-7/26) Fairfax, VA This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Participants will apply this knowledge to their Russian language instruction by creating and adapting materials that focus on language acquisition through content and real-life communication, and will use these materials in real-life teaching situations. (7/15-7/26) Glastonbury, CT This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Participants will review how to create curriculum with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessments are a key component of “Understanding by Design”.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (teacher)

Discover Russian: Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course. A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

Anne Arundel Community College (teacher)

STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 9, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The teacher component of The Launch into Arabic program will feature a ten-day online component, a two week on-site face-to-face teacher training and curricular planning workshop, and a four-week teaching practicum in the student program. Four participant teachers with significant experience teaching Arabic and 4 teaching fellows will work collaboratively as an ensemble to implement the student program. The participant teachers and teaching fellows will also work on programmatic and individual goals for more effective teaching and assessment, based on ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles and best practices. Teachers and teaching fellows will be solicited from qualified current and aspiring Arabic teachers with the goal of strongly rooting Arabic teaching competencies to help Arabic programs grow and flourish. During the second week of the training, teachers in the training program will be paired into four teaching teams, which will prepare lessons in the morning and practice teaching and teacher observation in the afternoons with an adult novice practice class, in preparation for the student program. During the student program teachers will continue to observe and reflect on teaching practices, and work toward improving their own teaching practice, and building a teaching portfolio.

410-293-6363 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College and United States Naval Academy (teacher)

AACC - USNA STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program

Arabic • June 10, 2013July 19, 2013
  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • Anna Arundel County Community College, Arnold, MD

Anne Arundel Community College and the United States Naval Academy will offer a two-week intensive Arabic teacher training program from June 10-21, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy immediately prior to the student program, which will run from June 24 - July 19, 2013. Four lead instructors and up to five Teaching Fellows will receive intensive teacher training and will conduct curriculum planning immediately prior to the start of the student program. The student program will constitute the practicum for the teacher training program.

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

Arlington Independent School District (teacher)

STARTALK: Empowering Teachers for Change

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 11, 2012June 22, 2012Residential Program
  • AISD Professional Development Center, Arlington, TX

Empowering Teachers for Change contains 60 hours of face-to-face instruction over a period of two weeks--10 instructional days-- preceded by a self assessment and followed by a practicum which will be supported by periodic virtual check-in's. It also will include a weekend service learning project in conjunction with Arlington ISD's Newcomer Center. By the end of the program, participants will have solidified their own professional practice, created and implemented a plan for their own professional growth, and begun to exercise leadership by working with a trusted colleague. TheTeacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework, closely integrated with STARTALK principles, provides the foundation for this program. Emphasis will be given to creating an effective learning environment, planning both units and individual lessons, executing these plans in the classroom, assessing their effectiveness, choosing appropriate resources, collaborating with students, parents, administration, and the community, and becoming a professional who reflects well on the profession and finds ways to make a contribution to it..

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.nethttp://www.aisd.net/aisd/lote

Arlington Independent School District (teacher)

STARTALK: Empowering Teachers for Change 2

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • July 8, 2013July 19, 2013Residential Program
  • Professional Development Center, Arlington, TX

Recognizing the need to strengthen foreign language teaching, especially in the area of critical languages, Arlington ISD proposes a two-part program for Summer 2013. The program will last two weeks, and the first week of the program will target teachers who have already participated in a STARTALK teacher program and particularly teachers who were a part of the AISD program Summer 2012. This time will be used to reinforce skills presented last year and to deepen participants understanding of STARTALK principles as explicated by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) document. In the afternoons, attention will be given to individual language groups, and experiences will be much more hands-on than in the previous year. In response to participant requests from last year's program, groups of students will be brought in for micro-teach experiences. The second week will target teachers who have not yet attended a STARTALK teacher program. It will be organized around STARTALK principles as explicated by the TELL framework and will primarily address standards-based instruction, comprehensible input, and checking for understanding. Time will be allotted for a micro-teach experience for these teachers, as well.

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.net

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Teacher Training Program in Secondary Chinese and Arabic

Arabic, Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Arlington, VA

The teacher training component seeks to meet a longstanding need for trained native speaking teachers in both Arabic and Chinese. Four teacher interns in Chinese and/or Arabic will be identified for training. This three-week program will provide teacher interns with high quality training in world language instruction and assessment, along with strategies to bring back to their respective classrooms. Teacher interns will receive pre-service training in coordination with that offered for the student program teachers. As part of their day, they will study best practices related to: developing thematic units, comprehensible input, student-centered learning environments, integration of language, content and culture and effective uses of performance based assessments that are linked with the learning objectives. In addition, teacher interns will apply their knowledge through practice teaching in classes with beginning students in grades 6-11. Participants in this teacher training program will gain real classroom experience through observation, teaching mini lessons, discussing and receiving feedback and reflecting on ideas and strategies they have implemented or observed. This program does not offer college credit. Teacher interns will be compensated.

703-228-6096 • marleny.perdomo@apsva.us

Associated College in China (ACC) at Hamilton College (teacher)

ACC STARTALK Chinese Language Teachers Program for Non-Native Speakers

Chinese • June 30, 2013July 13, 2013Residential Program
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

This is a two-week Chinese language residential program which offers development workshops for pre-service and in-service K-16 non-native Chinese language teachers. The program takes place on Hamilton College's campus during the summer. Program Goals: The program's overarching goal is to provide professional development opportunities in language and pedagogy. The program helps participants to improve Chinese language proficiency, and helps them design and deliver standards-based thematic units, allowing them to develop better teaching, assessment, and lesson planning skills, and to integrate culture, content, creativity, and technology into teaching practices. Additionally, participants in the 2013 Summer STARTALK teachers' program will receive 10 complimentary sessions with our Distance Learning Center. Participants will interact, via Skype, with our native Chinese teachers in Beijing to further increase their proficiency, and to build upon what they've learned during the summer program. Program Cost: All accepted participants will receive a full scholarship to cover the cost of the program (including program tuition, meals and lodging, and domestic transportation to campus). Note: If accepted, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in the program. For more info, please visit our website: https://my.hamilton.edu/china/startalk/startalk-home

315-859-4519 • accfsk12@hamilton.eduhttps://my.hamilton.edu/china/startalk/startalk-home

Association of Chinese Resources (teacher)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher Program

Chinese • June 11, 2010 June 20, 2010
  • Days Inn Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ
  • Distance Learning, NY, NY

This teacher program aims at preparing participants for Chinese classrooms in a variety of educational settings, including K–12 schools, weekend Chinese language schools, and summer camps. Participants will learn about the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and the OPI concepts for teaching and learning and how to use the backward design method for curriculum development. They will also learn various effective teaching strategies in implementing the standards in the classroom. Participants will be able to design and deliver standards-based teaching plans that integrate culture, content, and technology into teaching practices for 80 hour summer Chinese classroom programs. Additionally, they will develop a repertoire of teaching techniques and strategies that are both effective for carrying out differentiated instruction and also aligned with functional goals and performance assessment.

973-659-1350 Ext. 110 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://www.acsusa.org/startalk

Association of Chinese Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher and Student Program

Chinese • May 15, 2011July 3, 2011
  • STRTALK Hatching Teacher Program, East Parsippany, NJ

This is an Ten-days training Chinese teacher program that aims at strengthening participants’ teaching practices Plus 10 hours online digtal learn. Participants will learn about the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and various approaches and methods in implementing these Standards in the classroom. They will learn how to become reflective practitioners who can plan and implement their curriculum, while trying to align curriculum, instruction with assessment. Participants will have the opportunity to teach micro-lessons to high school students and receive feedback from both peer participants and professional development specialists. By the end of the program, participants will be able to design and deliver standards-based lessons. Additionally, they will develop their skills to carry out differentiated instruction and integrate culture, content, and technology into teaching practices. Moreover, they will develop peer-coaching skills and learn how to provide constructive feedback to colleagues.

973-769-3842 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://acsusa.org

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Bangor, ME • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 3, 2009

The Future Teaches Chinese is a special summer experience sponsored by STARTALK and the Bangor Chinese School for teachers of Chinese, aspiring teachers, and interested others. Developed by language and curriculum experts, our Bangor-based program provides participants a no-cost opportunity to improve skills and learn the most innovative methods of teaching language. With its affiliations, STARTALK offers an excellent environment to grow in language proficiency and teaching know-how while meeting a network of Maine educators and speakers of Chinese who are willing to share what they have learned with participants. This is a two-week program. The first week provides teaching strategies, standards, curricula, technologies, and performance-based principles derived from the standards of CLASS, Hanban, and Maine Learning results. This section also includes the topic of classroom management and methods of assisting students with learning disabilities. Maine teacher certification of Chinese was detailed. The second week offered participants the opportunity to teach Chinese and apply the knowledge learned in the first week. The program will be held at Husson University, Monday to Friday, June 22-July 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A limited number of need-based residential spaces are available. A prize or stipend will be awarded to selected participants.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • June 17, 2010 July 7, 2010Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

The Future Teaches Chinese is a special summer experience sponsored by STARTALK and the Bangor Chinese School for teachers of Chinese, aspiring teachers, and interested others. Developed by language and curriculum experts, our Bangor-based program provides participants a no-cost opportunity to improve skills and learn the most innovative methods of teaching language. With its affiliations, STARTALK offers an excellent environment to grow in language proficiency and teaching know-how while meeting a network of Maine and national educators and speakers of Chinese who are willing to share what they have learned with participants. This is a three-week program. The first two weeks provides foreign language teaching methods, strategies, standards, curricula, technologies, classroom management, and performance-based principles derived from the standards of CLASS, Hanban, and Maine Learning results. Maine teacher certification of Chinese was detailed. In the third wweek participants have the opportunity to teach Chinese in real classroom and apply the knowledge learned . 3 credits or 6 CEUs will be available. The program will be held at Husson University, Monday to Friday, June 17-July 7, 2010, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A limited number of need-based residential spaces are available. A prize or stipend ($500) will be awarded to selected participants.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • June 16, 2011July 6, 2011Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

The Bangor Chinese Teacher Program will continue a summer tradition of service to Chinese teachers in Maine. It will offer a three-week standards-based instructional program for the State's Chinese instructors at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. It will also meet the needs of aspiring teachers and will offer three university credits for completed work through Husson University. In this connection, the Bangor Chinese School works in close cooperation with the School of Education at Husson and the Maine State Department of Education. The program will continue to feature quality language instruction through daily mini-lessons and teaching experiences with real students. The teacher program will also emphasize differentiated teaching, i.e., how to teach a class of different backgrounds, levels of attainment, ages, and learning styles. Included in the program is a university-level credit course (or optional CEU credits) titled "Educating Exceptional Students." Participants will learn immersion techniques in teaching, the use of Linguafolio in the classroom, how to stay in the target language, and the uses of advanced educational technology. The program will be based at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bazngorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • June 14, 2012July 3, 2012Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is three-week, standards based summer program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Bangor, Maine. The program will overlap with the BCS student STARTALK program during one of its three weeks. This will facilitate articulation with the student program and enable practicum teaching experience with the STARTALK students, grades 4-12. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching with practical methods, class e-portfolio management, and the mastering of linguaFolio in stimulating participant self-assessment. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with differentiated teaching, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Methods of Teaching Foreign Language" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. Teacher participants will learn the use of immersion techniques, how to stay in the target language, technology use in the classroom, standards-based, student-centered learning activities and effective assessment techniques. The curriculum will follow Maine standards with an introduction to national and international standards in language learning. Following the three-week program, participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development through workshops and professional conferences.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/
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