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Center for Asian Studies at University of Colorado Boulder (student)

STARTALK: Jai Ho HIndi-Urdu Student Program

Hindi, Urdu • June 4, 2012July 6, 2012
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

The South, Southeast and West Asia Outreach Program (SSEWA), a program of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), will host its first STARTALK summer language program for high school students from June 4 to July 6, 2012. The primary goal of the program is to both inculcate linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills and to foster the development and implementation of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi and Urdu in the Front Range. Enrollment is limited to 20 high school students entering grades 9 through 12 in public and private schools in the Boulder-Denver area. The program consists of 3-week of on-site (June 4-22) and 2-week of online sessions (June 25-July 6). Participants must be able to commute to CU.Program instructors who specialize in teaching Hindi and Urdu languages, CU Faculty experts and other invited guest speakers will provide the students with required skills and tools to accomplish novice high level fluency in reading and writing of these languages. Prior knowledge of Hindi or Urdu is not required. All major costs associated with the program are underwritten by STARTALK.

303-735-5224 • Kunga.Lama@colorado.eduhttp://cas.colorado.edu/index.php/ssewa/startalk

Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder (student)

STARTALK: Hindi in the Rockies II

Hindi, Urdu
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hellems Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) will host its third annual STARTALK Hindi and Urdu student program, in collaboration with the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) and the Department of Asian Language and Civilizations (ALC). Enrollment is open to 20 high school students who will be entering grades 9 through 12. Recently graduated students are also eligible to apply. It is a non-residential program and participating students are expected to commute daily to CU-Boulder campus. The program will be held from July 7 to July 25, 2014. All major costs associated with the program are underwritten by STARTALK. The primary goal of the program is to provide Hindi and Urdu language learning experience and encourage development of cross-cultural communication skills. The program consists of three weeks of in-class instruction, including face-to-face conversation opportunities with native speakers and virtual immersion sessions to practice Hindi-Urdu with student partners in India. Students will be taught by trained language instructors of Hindi and Urdu, CU faculty experts in South Asia, and other guest lecturers and performers.

303-735-5224 • kunga.lama@colorado.eduhttp://cas.colorado.edu/content/startalk-hindi-rockies

Global Village Academy (teacher)

STARTALK GVA Institute: Teaching in the Chinese Immersion Classroom

Chinese • June 7, 2010 June 25, 2010
  • Global Village Academy, Aurora, CO

The STARTALK GVA Institute offers a three week program for aspiring and beginning Chinese immersion teachers, focused on the integration of language, content, and culture. Teachers will spend two weeks learning the research, theory and pedagogy of immersion instruction, with week three as a practicum in an immersion classroom. Although immersion has been shown to be the most effective form of language instruction in a school setting, immersion programs face significant challenges. There are few places where teachers can participate in immersion-specific training. Moreover, immersion teachers are frequently given state standards, curriculum frameworks, or thematic units from which they are expected to develop daily or weekly lesson plans. These plans require teachers to address language development, content knowledge and skills, and integrate culture. This institute will enable current and future Chinese immersion teachers to improve student proficiency in Chinese as students participate in highly engaging, cognitively enriching activities drawn from science and mathematics. It will also help teachers develop skills in planning for and implementing immersion instruction through reflective and considered unit and lesson planning. Teachers will have a greater understanding of content-based lesson planning within the larger context of curriculum development, language curriculum frameworks, and National standards. Stipend $1000.

303-309-6657 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Academy (student)

STARTALK GVA Summer Camp

Chinese • June 21, 2010 June 25, 2010
  • Global Village Academy, Aurora, CO

The 2010 STARTALK GVA summer program will offer students a one week non-residential full immersion Mandarin camp focused on thinking and communicating like scientists and mathematicians in Chinese. Enrollment is limited to 1st to 6th grade students who possess Novice to Novice High Mandarin skills. Students will be encouraged to use the functional language of hands on inquiry-based explorations as they explore Leonardo's Toy Chest and the world of Descartes numbers. The week will culminate with a math, science olympiad, all in Chinese! Tuition $30. Leonardo’s Toy Chest: Many of Leonardo da Vinci's great inventions were scientific marvels...and make excellent toys. Fill your toy box with wooden creations of your own. The sessions will be filled with clockwork cars, attacking a castle with your own catapult, creating a camera obscura, and showing your crazy side while making a bubble machine. You'll explore the mind of one of the world's greatest people--Leonardo Da Vinci! Descartes Math World: Rene Descartes, the famous mathematician, thought numbers were cool and made up the amazing world we live in. Have fun discovering math in bubbles, toys, machines and the real world. Discover the Chinese abacus. Become a mental math genius without ever touching a pencil!

303-300-6657 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Academy (teacher)

STARTALK GVA Mandarin Institute 2011

Chinese • June 6, 2011June 24, 2011
  • Global Village Academy, Aurora, CO

STARTALK GVA Mandarin Institute 2011 is a non-residential program providing training for Mandarin Language Immersion teachers in grades K-12 through a two weeks teacher program and one week practicum with novice to intermediate immersion students. The three week institute will enable current and aspiring Chinese immersion teachers to improve student proficiency in Chinese as students participate in highly engaging, cognitively enriching academic activities drawn from life science. Teachers will develop skills in planning for and implementing hands on instruction through reflective and considered unit and lesson planning. Two strands are offered. Strand One: Novice Teachers is for aspiring to beginning teachers with three years or less experience in. This strand will focus on standards based lesson planning, effective strategies, and assessment. Strand Two: Teacher Leaders is for teachers with four years or more experience, including at least one year in an immersion setting or in a STARTALK program. Strand two will focus on developing teachers who can serve as immersion and content coaches and leaders for Chinese programs. Special emphasis will be placed on research and practice in supporting the teaching of Chinese literacy. All teachers will receive a $1000 scholarship and materials.

720-248-4116 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Academy (teacher)

STARTALK GVA Russian Institute

Russian • June 6, 2011June 17, 2011
  • Global Village Academy--Auorora, Aurora, CO

STARTALK GVA Russian Institute 2011 is a non-residential program providing training for aspiring, novice and experienced Russian Language Immersion teachers in grades K-12 through a two weeks teacher program that includes a three day practicum with novice to intermediate language students. The two week institute will enable current and aspiring Russian immersion teachers to improve student proficiency in Russian as students participate in highly engaging, cognitively enriching academic activities drawn from life science. Teachers will develop skills in planning for and implementing hands on instruction through reflective and considered unit and lesson planning. Topics include standards based immersion lesson planning, using effective immersion strategies for comprehensible in put and out put, and summative and formative assessment in the immersion classroom. Special emphasis will be placed on research and practice in supporting the teaching of Russian literacy. All teachers accepted to the program will receive a $1000 scholarship and materials.

720-248-4116 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Academy-Aurora (student)

STARTALK GVA 2011

Chinese • June 20, 2011June 24, 2011
  • Global Village Academy, Aurora, CO

Come Explore the Wonderful World of Butterflies! Beginning K-6 students learn Mandarin Chinese through field experience with live butterflies. Students will work together in teams to produce a short nature film in Mandarin Chinese on the life cycle of butterflies. Both novice and intermediate learners of Mandarin will have an opportunity to write, read, speak and listen in Mandarin as they create their own short life science documentary through script writing, anchoring, interviews, and in the field reporting about butterflies. Emphasis will be placed on learning language through the immersion experience of blended content and language exploration of real world science. Students will engage in meaningful activities that increase language learning in Mandarin, while also working together as a team to document their learning thorugh film. Students will be able to read, write, and use functional Mandarin vocabulary in short simple phrases, sentences, and structured activities to express their understanding of science content. Students will take a field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield, Colorado where they will film and document real butterflies in their natural habitat. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn Mandarin through the amazing world of butterflies! Camp Costs are $50 per student. Scholarships available.

720-248-4116 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org/

Global Village Academy: Adams-Arapahoe School District J-28 (teacher)

Chinese Science Immersion (CSI) Teacher Training Program

Aurora, CO • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 19, 2009

The Chinese Science Immersion (CSI) Teacher Training program is sponsored by Global Village Academy, a K-8 immersion charter school in Aurora, Colorado. The program is opened to teachers of Chinese with an interest in content-based immersion pedagogy. Teachers will increase their capacity to use content-based full-immersion strategies, further develop immersion-based curricula tied to Colorado Model content standards, and increase the language immersion time in oral and written Mandarin of students in grades 2-5. Each teacher will be responsible to complete a one-week training program (June 15-19) and a one-week hands on practicum (July 6-10, 13-17, or 20-24). Teachers will work in cohorts with a science curriculum developer and a Chinese immersion specialist to design hands-on lesson plans in science using Chinese immersion strategies. All teachers will be responsible to deliver one lesson and to participate in their cohort in giving feedback to teacher peers. A stipend of $1,000 will be given to teachers who complete the program.

303-309-6657 Ext. 109 • cburton@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Academy: Adams-Arapahoe School District J-28 (student)

Chinese Science Immersion Camp (CSI)

Aurora, CO • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009

The 2009 Global Village Academy (GVA) Chinese Science Immersion Camp (CSI) will offer students in grades 2-5 a three-week non-residential full-immersion Mandarin camp that focuses on thinking and communicating like a scientitist in the target langauge. Enrollment is limited to 60 students in grades 2-5 who possess novice to novice-high Mandarin skills. Students will use functional language tied to thinking like a scientist and will be introduced to hands-on inquiry-based explorations that reinforce the scientific method. Each week will culminate with a field trip in the Denver Metro region, such as the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Energy Research Lab (NREL), and the Natural History Museum. Teachers from the GVA and from the Colorado Consortium of Chinese Teachers, will offer three work shops tailored for each age group. Curricula will be developed in partnership with Science Matters, a Colorado science resource center. Topics are as follows: * Leonardo’s Toy Chest * Amusement Park Science * Robot Monster Garage Up to 60 full student scholarships are available.

303 309-6657 • cburton@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (teacher)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Russian Institute

Russian • June 14, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. Teachers will be instructed on language immersion techniques to help, students explore the aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Teachers will develop lesson plans and teach a half day lesson to students during the program. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Teachers will create a rich learning environment that will engage the students in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance. Teachers will participate in differentiated training: Strand One- Novice to three years experiences; Strand Two-Experienced Teachers with three or more years.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (student)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Mandarin Student Program

Chinese • June 18, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. In this half day camp, students will explore aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Being immersed in language will create a rich learning environment that will engage the student in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (student)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Russian Student Program

Russian • June 18, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. In this half day camp, students will explore aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Being immersed in language will create a rich learning environment that will engage the student in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://globalvillageacdemy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (teacher)

GVA STARTALK Russian Institute

Russian • June 10, 2013June 14, 2013
  • Global Village Academy - Northglenn Campus, Northglenn, CO

GVA is moving towards increased use of technology tools in the classrooms, including smart boards, IPads, and computers in the classrooms. In the foreseeable future, GVA campuses will be "Bring your own device" campuses where students are encouraged to use their own phones, tablets, and laptops to access GVA technology supported sites. Further, GVA is exploring educational options such as the "flipped classroom" structure, where students learn from podcasts after school and then practice their skills while in school. To this end, the 2013 GVA STARTALK Institute will focus on balanced literacy through the use of technology tools. This is a one week non-residential training in Northglenn, Colorado.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (student)

GVA STARTALK Russian Instittue

Russian • June 17, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Global Village Academy - Northglenn Campus, Northglenn, CO

The 2013 GVA STARTALK Russian Institute will offer 30 students a two week nonresidential full immersion Mandarin camp focused on developing Balanced Literacy skills in Russian through the use of technology. Students will focus on developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Russianto create their own book, while using the most up to date applications for the IPad and written and oral communication in the target language. The overall theme of the program will be "Personal Identity". Enrollment is limited to 30 heritage and non heritage Kindergartners to sixth grade students who possess Novice to Intermediate Low Russian skills. Students will be encouraged to respond to narrative and expository texts tied to the literacy theme and to respond orally and in writing using literacy applications and technologies. The week will culminate with an author's tea where students share their own written and illustrated stories in the target language about personal identity.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttps://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (student)

GVA 2014 STARTALK Polyglot Summer Program

Chinese, Russian, Swahili
  • June 9, 2014June 27, 2014: Student Program (face-to-face)
  • Global Village Academy-Aurora, Aurora, CO
  • Global Village Academy-Northglenn, Northglenn, CO

The GVA STARTALK Polyglot Summer Program will offer 260 K-8th grade students the opportunity on two campuses, Aurora and Northglenn, to study a second or third critical language in Russian, Mandarin or Swahili for three weeks through authentic, age appropriate fictional literature. The program is open to a total of 250 K-6 grade students and ten intermediate middle school students. Preference will be given to Kindergarteners who will be entering an immersion program in the school year, and continuing first through sixth grade students ready to learn a third language. Students will study language for three weeks for a total of 90 hours of target language instruction. All participants will see themselves?as young linguists--language researchers exploring differences and similarities between?the languages they are learning. Students will build on their acquired skills as immersion students during the school year--where they study subject content for 50% to 100% of the day in a second target language-- to learn a third languages through listening, speaking, reading and writing about culturally relevant fairy tales and fables. The three week summer program will culminate with a community Celebration, with students sharing their new language and reflections through songs, writings, plays, and cultural presentations.

720-352-0144 • cburtonhowe@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (GVCC) (teacher)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Mandarin Institute

Chinese • June 14, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. Teachers will be instructed on language immersion techniques to help, students explore the aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Teachers will develop lesson plans and teach a half day lesson to students during the program. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Teachers will create a rich learning environment that will engage the students in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance. Teachers will participate in differentiated training: Strand One- Novice to three years experiences; Strand Two-Experienced Teachers with three or more years.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Program for Teaching East Asia (teacher)

The Middle Kingdom in Middle School: A STARTALK Program on Building and Sustaining an Effective Chinese Language Program in the Middle Years

Chinese • July 1, 2011August 26, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

DATES: Residential Program July 24-30, 2011; Asynchronous Online Components July 1-22 & August 1-26, 2011 APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 16, 2011 (Applications accepted on a rolling basis) PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The program’s focus is building and sustaining a successful Chinese language program in a middle school setting through (1) sound pedagogy and practices, (2) effective learning technology, (3) collaborative interdisciplinary work, and (4) strong teacher advocacy and school community communication. Instructors and guest speakers will provide expertise on current trends in pedagogy and practices, learning technology, articulation issues, collaborative work across disciplines, and development of successful Chinese language-culture programs embedded in the middle school program. Enrollment in this 2011 STARTALK program is limited to 20 Chinese language teachers working in a middle school setting. Applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to those teachers who demonstrate the opportunity to incorporate the content and materials from the institute into their 2011-12 teaching assignments. All major costs of institute attendance are underwritten by STARTALK.

303-735-5128 • zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/startalk_program.html

Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder (teacher)

Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age: A STARTALK Program on Incorporating Learner-Centered Tehnology Tools into the Chinese Language Curriculum

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 10, 2015June 21, 2015: Pre-program Asynchronous Online Segment (online)
  • June 23, 2015July 1, 2015: Residential Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • July 2, 2015July 17, 2015: Asynchronous Project Completion Segment (online)
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado's Program for Teaching East Asia will host a STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers working in middle and high school settings around the US. This blended program will provide teachers with a thorough understanding of and practical experience with implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the secondary Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will consist of asynchronous online learning in mid-June, a residential institute in late June, and asynchronous online time in early July to complete a technology portfolio.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea

University of Colorado Boulder (student)

STARTALK: Hindi in the Rockies

Hindi, Urdu • June 7, 2013June 28, 2013
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The South, Southeast and West Asia Outreach Program (SSEWA) at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), will host its second annual STARTALK student program, in collaboration with the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) and the Department of Asian Language and Civilizations (ALC). Enrollment is open to 20 high school students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 and graduating high school students in the fall 2013, and who attend/attended public and private schools in the Boulder-Denver area. The program will be held on the CU-Boulder campus from June 7 to June 28, 2013. All major costs associated with the program are underwritten by STARTALK. Participating students will have an opportunity to earn one CU credit. The primary goal of the program is to provide Hindi-Urdu language learning experience and encourage development of cross-cultural communication skills. The program consists of three weeks of in-class instruction including virtual immersion sessions to practice Hindi-Urdu with student partners in India. Students will be taught by trained language instructors of Hindi-Urdu, CU faculty experts in South Asia, and other guest lecturers and performers. Application deadline is April 30, 2013. For more information, visit us at: http://cas.colorado.edu/content/south-southeast-and-west-asia-outreach-program-ssewa

303-735-5224 • Kunga.Lama@colorado.eduhttp://cas.colorado.edu/content/south-southeast-and-west-asia-outreach-program-ssewa

University of Colorado Boulder, Program for Teaching East Asia (teacher)

Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age: A STARTALK Program on Incorporating Learner-Centered Technology Tools in the Chinese Language Curriculum

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 1, 2014July 18, 2014: Online Modules (online)
  • July 20, 2014July 30, 2014: Residential Institute (face-to-face)
  • August 1, 2014August 15, 2014: Portfolio Completion Period (online)
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado's Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with the University of Colorado’s Anderson Language and Technology Center, will host a STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers working in middle and high school settings around the US. This blended program will provide teachers with a thorough understanding of and practical experience with implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the middle and high school Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will consist of two online modules in early July, a residential institute in late July, and online time in early August to complete a technology portfolio.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/startalk-program.html

University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia (teacher)

The Middle Kingdom in Middle School: A STARTALK Program on Pedagogy and Practices for Building an Integrated Chinese Language-Culture Course of Study

Chinese • July 21, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Colorado - Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with faculty of CU’s ALTEC language technology center and Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, presents a STARTALK eight-day residential summer workshop for Chinese language teachers teaching in middle school settings around the United States. The program will focus on Chinese language acquisition pedagogy and related issues, including standards-based instruction, assessment, and curriculum development. A secondary focus of the workshop is on effective language instruction at the middle-school level, with attention to guided instruction in developing integrated, team-taught units in collaboration with other disciplines, and effective strategies for institutionalizing Chinese language within the middle school setting. Guest speakers will provide expertise on articulation issues, hands-on culture activities, and case studies of successful Chinese language-culture programs embedded in the middle school curriculum. Each participant will be expected to complete three workshop products: (1) a draft plan for working with teachers of other disciplines in the teacher’s own school building, (2) a draft for a cross-disciplinary team-taught unit on Chinese language-culture to be implemented in the 2010-2011 school year, and (3) a brief review of curriculum materials. All major costs of attendance are underwritten through funding from STARTALK.

303-735-5120 • lauren.collins@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/startalk_program.html

University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia (teacher)

“The Middle Kingdom in Middle School: A STARTALK Program on Building a Sustainable Chinese Language Program in the Middle Years”

Chinese • June 22, 2012August 1, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

This blended program will consist of a one-week residential institute (July 8-14), two pre-institute online modules, and one post-institute online module. The program’s primary focus is building and sustaining a successful Chinese language program through (1) sound pedagogy and practices, (2) effective learning technology, (3) collaborative interdisciplinary work, and (4) strong teacher advocacy and school community communication. Instructors and guest speakers will provide expertise on current trends in pedagogy and practices, learning technology, articulation issues, collaborative work across disciplines, and development of successful Chinese language-culture programs embedded in the middle school program. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of issues middle school instructors face through presentations, interactive workshops, resource sharing, reflective writing, and the creation of a draft action plan for both curricular change and Chinese language advocacy within their schools/districts. Enrollment is limited to 20 Chinese language teachers already working in a middle school setting. All major costs of institute attendance are underwritten by STARTALK.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea
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