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Des Moines Independent Community School District (student)

STARTALK Summer Arabic Program 2013

Arabic • June 6, 2013June 28, 2013
  • STARTALK Summer Arabic Program 2013, Des Moines, IA

Lincoln High School, will implement a 100 hour (4 week) summer Arabic program for high school students. The goal of the program is to motivate students to become active learners of languages especially Modern Standard Arabic. Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enrollment will be limited to 100 students. Students will be divided into ability groups for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced learners. The themes for the curriculum are “A Visit with an Exchange Student”, “A Family Celebration”, and “An International Market”. Students will acquire proficiency in reading and communication about themselves, family, food, education, celebrations, and shopping. Students will participate in a food fair where they taste and compare the foods and spices from the Arabic speaking countries. The daily activities will include instruction in Arabic by native speakers; use of technology for research, portfolio development, and language assessment; culture and art activities; and physical activities. Instructors will use the Interpersonal, Interpretative, and Presentational modes for assessments. Students will earn one semester of High School credit for successful completion of the program.

515-242-7500 Ext. 3829 • mary.stimmel@dmschools.orghttp://www.dmschools.org

Des Moines Independent Community School District (student)

STARTALK Summer Arabic Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 9, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Public Schools will implement the 2014 STARTALK Summer Arabic Program at Lincoln High School, targeting 100 high school students from Des Moines and the surrounding communities. The three-week (90-hour) program will be comprised of 84-hours of large- and small-group instruction and individual work, a 6-hour field experience, and a graduation celebration. Program goals are for students to: (I) Read and communicate in Arabic about themselves, their family, food, shopping, celebrations, and businesses and (II) Make comparisons between Arabic cultures, their own culture, and the dominant culture in the United States.

515-242-3504 • simone.alekno@dmschools.orghttp://www.dmschools.org

Iowa State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching

Ames, IA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 19, 2009Residential Session

STARTALK Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center Iowa State University When: Sunday, June 14, 2009 to Saturday, June 20, 2009 Where: National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University Who: Practicing K-12 Chinese teachers with strong leadership potential Why: This institute will empower Chinese K-12 teachers to assume expanding leadership roles in their districts and states in the following ways: • Exploring best practices in Chinese teaching and learning • Collaboratively designing classroom materials • Experimenting with social technologies as tools for professional networking, mentoring, leadership, and learning • Discussing strategies to initiate, implement, and sustain change Institute Staff: • Institute Leaders Cindy Kendall, Ingham ISD Cherice Montgomery, Brigham Young University Marcia Rosenbusch, Iowa State University • Chinese Cultural & Linguistic Consultant Susan Gong, BYU Chinese Flagship Center • Demonstration Master Teacher Jessica Haxhi, Waterbury Schools • Apprentice Institute Leaders Aaron Bray, Sheboygan Falls School District Janna Chiang, Stopher Elementary School En-Ming (Grace) Heebner, MSD of Washington Township & Westlane Middle School Apply: Complete the online application form at http://nflrc.iastate.edu/ Submission deadline: MAY 22, 2009 National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center N131 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011 nflrc@iastate.edu

515-294-6699 • nflrc@iastate.eduhttp://www.nflrc.iastate.edu

Lincoln High School (student)

STARTALK Summer Arabic Program

Arabic • June 13, 2011June 30, 2011
  • Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, IA

Lincoln High School, DMPS, will implement a 60 hour (3 week) summer Arabic program for students in 10th - 12th grades who have no Arabic language experience or limited proficiency. The goal is to motivate students to become active learners of languages especially Arabic. Students will acquire proficiency in reading and communicating about themselves and their family; food and numbers; and animals and geography. In addition, students will have field trips where they are able to compare cultures. The daily activities will include instruction in Arabic by native speakers, use of technology for discovery of food, geography, and cultures and hands-on activities. Students will also use programs and websites to promote written and oral language development. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00. Enrollment will be limited to 60 students.

515-242-7500 Ext. 3829 • mary.stimmel@dmps.k12.ia.ushttp://www.dmps.k12.ia.us/

Lincoln High School, Des Moines Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Summer Arabic Program 2012

Arabic • June 4, 2012June 22, 2012
  • Lincoln High School, Des Moines, Iowa, IA

Lincoln High School, will implement a 60 hour (3 week) summer Arabic program for high school students. The goal of the program is to motivate students to become active learners of languages especially Standard Arabic. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enrollment will be limited to 100 students. Students will be divided into ability groups for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced learners. The themes for the curriculum are “A Visit with an Exchange Student”, “A Family Celebration”, and “An Exotic Vacation”. Students will acquire proficiency in reading and communication about themselves, family, food, celebrations, shopping, the environment, and weather. In addition, students will have optional field trips to the zoo to feed giraffes and ride camels and to a Lebanese restaurant to taste the flavors of Arabic cuisine. The daily activities will include instruction in Arabic by native speakers; use of technology for research, portfolio development, and language development; and hands-on cultural and art activities. Instructors will use the Interpersonal, Interpretative, and Presentational modes for assessments. Students will earn one semester of High School credit for successful completion of the program.

515-242-7500 Ext. 3829 • mary.stimmel@dmschools.orghttp://www.dmps.k12.ia.us

National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Reaching Generation C by Creating, Communicating, and Collaborating

Chinese • July 18, 2010 July 27, 2010Residential Program
  • National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Ames, IA

Today’s students are referred to as “Generation C” because they expect to be able to create content, communicate easily and quickly with others, and collaborate to solve problems. Web 2.0 technologies can assist students learning Chinese by providing innovative ways to create, collaborate, practice, and communicate in class and with others around the world. This Institute is developed specifically for practicing K-12 Chinese teachers who want to leverage today's content-creating, technology-based mediums to develop standards-based activities for the Chinese classroom. At the summer institute, participants will (1) explore best practice in standards-based world language teaching and learning; (2) collaborate to design technology-rich classroom materials and student activities; (3) create a personal and professional learning network (PLN); and (4) develop a plan to implement the institute activities during the 2010-2011 school year and share those implementation experiences with others. The application deadline is April 23, 2010. Participants will be notified of acceptance by May 5, 2010. Room and Board is provided at no cost to participants. Graduate credit is available. Accepted participants must submit a $100 registration fee and will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of institute activities to offset the registration fee and travel expenses.

515-294-6699 • nflrc@iastate.eduhttp://nflrc.iastate.edu

The University of Iowa (student)

STARTALK: Summer Intensive Chinese Program for Iowa Junior and Senior High School Students

Chinese • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa offers two summer Chinese classes: a residential class targeting junior high school students statewide and a day class enrolling senior high school students from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and surrounding areas. The residential class (non-credit) offered by the Confucius Institute through the Belin Blank Center of the University of Iowa, is a two-week total immersion class with 10 contact hours per day plus one weekend (from July 5-16). The day class offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa, is a four-week intensive program with 4 contact hours per day plus two weekends (from July 6-30). Students in the day class will receive 3 college credits or dual credits (via Post Secondary Enrollment Option). The theme for the summer program is “An Educational Tour in China – A virtual visit of Chinese Cities and Educational Institutes.” The major curriculum goals for this program is to have students learn and experience the Chinese language, culture, customs, and history through a theme-based virtual environment, communicative-based teaching methods, hand-on activities, culture workshops, contextualized performance, and field trips.

319-335-2314 • helen-shen@uiowa.eduhttp://www.uiowa.edu/~chinese/

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • August 8, 2012September 29, 2012Residential Program
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our eight-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers” is intended for teachers of Russian in high schools and colleges who face the challenge of teaching online and who want to stay up-to-date on standards of teaching Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. and Russia. The first goal of our program is to elaborate a set of methodological guidelines for Russian teaching in the U.S. that combines the best foreign language teaching practices promoted by the National Standards for Foreign Language Education with the requirements of the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL). Our second goal is to train the participants in using various technological tools to create innovative standards-driven language learning objects to bridge the digital gap between the teachers and their students. Our third goal is to help our participants embrace distance learning environments to keep Russian programs stronger and more competitive in the face of budget cuts. The program starts with a three-day intensive on-site workshop at the University of Iowa on August 8, 2012, continues in a self-paced distance learning mode for seven weeks, and ends with a capstone online conference on September 29, 2012.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttp://startalkrussian.homestead.com/

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • June 24, 2013August 10, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our seven-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers” provides unique professional training for ten teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. at K-16 level with a focus on heritage learners. Our first goal is to create curriculum for heritage learners based on the analysis of the methodological issues and on a combined set of the U.S. and Russian standards of Russian language teaching. Our second goal is to provide training in the development of standards-based innovative learning objects to build our virtual resource library. Our third goal is to educate our participants about distance learning contexts to keep Russian programs more competitive and give opportunities for many heritage learners with limited opportunities. The program (120 instructional hours) starts with a five-day intensive workshop at the University of Iowa on June 24, 2013, continues in a supervised self-paced distance learning mode for six weeks, and culminates in a capstone online conference on August 10, 2013.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttp://startalkrussian.homestead.com

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap Through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014August 1, 2014: Online Modules (online)
  • August 4, 2014August 6, 2014: On-site conference (face-to-face)
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

This summer program (120 instructional hours) starts with a six-week online module on June 23, 2014 and ends with a three-day on-site workshop and conference at the University of Iowa (August 4-6). The program provides unique professional training for teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the United States. It concentrates on combining set of teaching standards accepted both in the U.S. and Russia for teaching Russian as a foreign language, analyzing the unique issues of teaching Russian to heritage learners, and on continuing to create a virtual library of computer-based learning objects for teaching Russian, extending work on technology and distance learning environment.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/ruslowebsite/startalk-2014-participants

University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap Through Standards and Technology: STARTALK-2015 Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 17, 2015: Online Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 22, 2015: On-site Program segment (3 full days) (face-to-face)
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our five-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK-2015 Program for Russian Teachers” provides unique professional training for a group of current and future teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. at K-12 and college level. Our first goal is to train teachers in methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language, introduce them to a combined set of the U.S. and Russian standards of Russian language teaching and guide their work on learning objects that adhere to these standards. Our second goal is to provide technology training in the development of standards-based innovative computer-based learning objects. Our third goal is to educate our participants about distance learning contexts to keep Russian programs more competitive and to ensure their successful work in this new educational context that is often criticized as challenging for learning a foreign language. The program (120 instructional hours) starts with a four-week online module on June 22, 2015 and ends with a three-day on-site workshop and conference at the University of Iowa (July 20-22).

319-621-2196 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/ruslowebsite/startalk-2015-program-participants
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