STARTALK - Programs in ID

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Idaho State Department of Education (student)

IdaSTARTALK Chinese Landscape: Pathways Through Idaho

Chinese • August 7, 2011August 20, 2011Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

The central outcome of the two-week program is to introduce 20 Idaho students to an immersion program of Chinese language and culture. Twenty students, grades 7-12, will be accepted into the program and assisted in their learning with the aid of four college-age Chinese students from Boise State University, who will act as language tutors and live-in counselors. The program also will introduce Idaho students to an integrated comparison of Idaho and traditional Chinese values of nature. Organized activities in art and outdoor activities will develop communication vocabulary appropriate to the cultural activity. Evening events will include a Chinese Puppetry troupe from Portland, Oregon, and special Idaho speakers on such topics as China along the Salmon River. Art activities will utilize traditional Chinese materials, clay, paper, and ink, to create original art that reflects Chinese tradition and personal discovery. To foster an online presence in Idaho language development, students selected will be given a $500 scholarship to use for online learning of Chinese, or to save for college tuition. Two levels of students will be selected: beginning students who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese and advanced students who have at least two years of Chinese study.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

IdaSTARTALK Chinese Landscape: Paths Through Idaho

Chinese • August 7, 2011August 13, 2011Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

in Idaho 20 educators will particiate in a language and cultural learning environment. The Institute aims to nurture the few existing teachers of Chinese in Idaho and to encourage other world language teachers to add Chinese to their certification. A few art educators interested in Asian art and language will add to the studio aspect of the week. Therefore, the Teacher Institute will break into existing Chinese teachers and those who are beginning Chinese language study. During designated periods, all campers, including instructors, will participate in cultural and exercise activities. Teachers will have a "walk and talk" hour of the day to take a walk in the beauty of Idaho's nature and converse with a partner who is at a similar level of language proficiency. Evening activities will be planned for the entire camp to regroup and celebrate the day's learning activities. Part of the pedagogy practice for the teacher sessions will include developing fun songs and skits to present and perform for students in the camp. The second week the students will model the teacher presentations with songs and skits of their own. Teachers will observe student learning and discuss ways they can incorporate similar strategies in their classrooms.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.gov

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 5, 2012August 18, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Idaho Field Campus, McCall, ID

The theme of the program Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho uniquely fits the Idaho population. This program highlights the nature link between the spirit of Idaho and traditional Chinese values. The targeted population includes ten Chinese teachers, mostly from Idaho, although out-of -state teachers will be accepted. An integrated approach to teaching Chinese, the program will allow teachers and students opportunities to intersect in academic and cultural activites related to Chinese language,teaching pedagogy, and art and culture in a beautiful outdoor setting that typifies the rugged nature of Idaho. Dr. Ting Shen is returning to build upon the program through the first week of online experience wherein teacher participants will establish a community of learners and a plan of how they can improve their own teaching pedagogy. During week two teachers will observe student learning in the morning and discuss ways they can incorporate principles in their own classrooms. They will participate in teaching students through lessons developed during the first week of online instruction. Teachers will also participate in group exercise, optional art studios, and evening camp skits. Instruction in the teacher program will be in Chinese, and only language proficient teachers should apply.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (student)

IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 5, 2012August 18, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Idaho Field Campus, McCall, ID

The Idaho student program, IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, builds on the first year as an opportunity for immersion in the target language. The two-week residential camp in the beautiful Payette Lake National Forest offers a unique experience for students to experience a fully integrated approach to learning Chinese. The targeted population for participants involves students, grades 8-12, who possess a strong desire to learn Chinese, but come with varied backgrounds from no previous study of the language to those with advanced intermediate skills. Twenty students will be selected on the basis of personal narrative, teacher recommendation, and age compatability. Lodging is in cabins and similar ages are grouped together. Attention will be given to combine and to separate participants in the camp, as is appropriate. Students will be grouped in language sessions according to experience, but during the camp all participants will join together for cultural and recreational activities. Dinner meals will involve Chinese only conversation and students are responsible for conducting some campfire activities. During week two, teacher participants will join the camp and interact directly with students through combined activities and group instruction. Residential college interns work closely with students and speak Chinese.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (student)

Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 4, 2013August 17, 2013Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

IdaSTARTALK is a two-week residential program held in McCall, Idaho, in a mountain setting. The theme of the program , Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, bases the integrated curriculum on the outdoor mountain and lakeside setting. Students are placed in one of three levels, based on past experience, or beginning status, with no formal training in Mandarin Chinese. Native speakers provide 3-4 hours of formal classroom instruction, integrating less formal instruction about Chinese culture and language into outdoor activities, mealtime conversation, and camptime skits. A parallel to Idaho history and nature is drawn both in formal and informal instruction, which in the past has included field trips to a mining town inhabited in the early 20th century. Students have opportunity to participate in preparing and eating traditional meals and enjoy an art studio that integrates Chinese folk tales learned throughout the institute. Students document their learning through flip camera recording, which they take home on a flash drive to show their language acquisition fhroughout the two-week period. Idaho students are given preference, and students are responsible for transportation to and from the campus, which is a two-hour trip from Boise by car.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 4, 2013August 16, 2013Residential Program
  • IdaSTARTALK, McCall, ID

IdaSTARTALk teacher program includes two weeks of instruction. The institute, available from Boise State University for 3 credits, runs the first week as an online course and week two on site at the MOSS campus in McCall, Idaho. The course involves best practice in teaching world language and culture. The teacher program is consistent with the theme of the student program Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, and participants create lessons to present on campus during week two. The Instructional Lead coordinates short teaching lessons with the faculty to ensure seamless instruction that provides an enhancing experience for teacher and student. Teachers are expected to participate in campus experiences, such as meals, cultural presentations, lectures, and limited campfires. All provisions are provided for the institute, except for travel to and from the site, which is the responsibility of the participant. To encourage growth of Chinese instruction in Idaho, we accept student teachers and non-certified teachers to participate in the program, in addition to certified Chinese teachers of any instructional level. Idaho participants receive priority, but others may also apply. Shared hotel rooms are provided, but one may pay an extra cost for a private room.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/
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