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Bridge Academy (student)

STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • July 19, 2010 August 12, 2010
  • Bridge Academy, Hamtramck, MI

The summer institute will offer classes for novice and intermediate learners to introduce them to the Arabic language and culture and to enable them to communicate at their level of proficiency with native speakers of Arabic. Students can enhance their knowledge of language and culture, to function in an authentic Arabic-speaking context either overseas or in the United States.The institute will classify students based on their proficiency levels determined by a placement test. Students will rotate between 5 sessions: Listening / Speaking, Reading / Writing, Culture, Technology and GYM / Lunch. The students will be able to observe, experience and live the language and the cultural aspects in the largest Arab community in the United States through an educational field trip to Dearborn. The program will be for a total of 16 days or 80 instructional hours. This research-based program incorporates both best practices and the five goal areas of the ACTFL national standards: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Community. Through differentiated and student-centered instruction, students will experience Arabic language and culture through practicing all the language skills:listening and speaking, reading and writing, integrating language learning with technology and culture.

313-887-8100 Ext. 113 • abduljabern@gee-edu.comhttp://www.bridge-academy.org/

Bridge Academy (student)

STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute, Hamtramck, MI

This second Bridge Arabic Summer Institute provides a venue for students in grades 6-12 to begin and/or expand Arabic language and cultural proficiency. Potential students represent a range of Novice proficiency levels. To accommodate these students, we offer 4 sections of a total of 60 students. Students will experience Arabic Language and culture through practicing and living the Language skills, culture and integration with technology. Meanwhile, students will take one hour of lunch and Gym. These sessions will be Monday through Thursday. The students will take a field trip to Experience the Arabic language and culture in Dearborn, where there are: Arabic signs, Stores, markets, restaurants, gas stations, museums and the Arabic community daily life. Experience demonstrates that every year there is increased demand for Arabic instruction from parents and students. This summer institute will accommodate around 60 Students who will be classified according to their proficiency level of Arabic language and culture through a special placement test that is already in place at Bridge which was prepared by experts in the field of foreign language acquisition according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines

313-887-8100 Ext. 113 • abduljabern@gee-edu.comhttp://www.bridgeacademy.org

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Learning Arabic and Making Connections: The Third C

Dearborn, MI • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 7, 2009

Michigan State University is looking for 16 teachers of Arabic to participate in a 3-week summer STARTALK program, Arabic Language and Making Connections. STARTALK is a federally-funded program for language educators. This is a 3-week commitment, from 8:45 to 4:00, Monday through Thursday each week, from July 20 to August 7. PARTICIPANT TEACHERS WILL BE REIMBURSED $1,000 FOR THEIR TIME If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to Dr. Wafa Hassan (hassanw@msu.edu) by June 15, 2009. Include the following information:  Your name, address, and e-mail  Your school and current teaching status  A recent copy of your CV  A letter indicating your goals and interest in attending the program Selected teachers will be contacted and will receive more documents to complete and submit by July 5.

517 353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (student)

STARTALK: Learning Arabic and Making Connections: The Third C

Dearborn, MI • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 7, 2009

Michigan State University is looking for 40 students, grades 4–12, to participate in a 3-week summer STARTALK program, Arabic Language and Making Connections. STARTALK is a federally funded program for language educators. Students will participate in model lessons, in-class cultural experiences, and field trips. This is a 3-week commitment, taking place during afternoons (1:00–4:00) between Monday and Thursday each week, from July 20 to August 6. Transportation will not be provided. STUDENTS WILL BE REIMBURSED FOR THEIR TIME If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to Dr. Wafa Hassan (hassanw@msu.edu) by June 15, 2009. Include the following information:  Your name  Your school and current grade  Your/parents email and phone number  Complete the application form, including any previous experiences in Arabic language instruction Selected students will be contacted and will receive more documents to complete and submit by July 5.

517 353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK Program: Teaching and Learning Arabic in Action

Arabic • July 26, 2010 August 6, 2010
  • Michigan State University MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI
  • Bridge Academy, Hamtramck, MI

The program’s over-riding goal will continue to be to train teachers of the Arabic language to understand how to increase their students’ Arabic language acquisition and strengthen the connections between heritage students and their local and global communities. Both teachers and students will participate in interactive and engaging activities that incorporate Arabic language instruction and address the various roles people play in society. The first week the program will involve teacher training and classroom observations. Teachers will be in-serviced on best practices, including learner-centered instruction, differentiated instruction, content based curriculum, the integration of culture and language, assessment methods and tools, the use of authentic materials, technology integration, incorporating field trips and other extended learning scenarios into instruction, and aligning units and lessons with national standards. During the second week teacher trainees will teach the students independently. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Teachers will learn new strategies to help students acquire new vocabulary and create opportunities to practice and extend their Arabic language listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in authentic situations as part of their daily engagement in their communities.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.eduhttp://www.arabicflagship.msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

STARTALK Program: Teaching Arabic to All, What Really Works.

Arabic • July 18, 2011July 30, 2011
  • Michigan State University Detroit Outreach Building, Detroit, MI

In this summer training program, twenty Arabic language teachers will participate in two week sessions, Monday through Saturday. The first part of week one will involve teacher training and classroom modeling and observations. Teachers will be trained on using STARTALK best practices, including learner-centered instruction, differentiated instruction, thematic based curriculum, aligning lessons with national standards, the integration of culture and language, assessment methods and tools, technology integration, and most importantly using the target language with all students. For the remaining ten days, teachers will be engaged in co-teaching activities. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lesson plans and teach thirty high school volunteer students selected from Detroit metropolitan area schools and the state of MI in general. Classes will be created for non- native speakers, heritage students, and native speakers of Arabic language. This grouping will provide the opportunity to practice preparing and teaching lessons to all students. Teachers will know how to use the same units but create different activities for different learners. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Students will be asked to give feedback on delivered lessons via discussions guided by the program director and program instructors.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Excel with Best Practices in Teaching Arabic

Arabic • July 2, 2012July 13, 2012
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

This year we hope to continue to employ our successful model of program delivery. We are also offering to train a number of competent teachers who can themselves serve as trainers of other teachers as the need for well-trained teachers of Arabic grows. Eighteen Arabic language teachers and five future trainers will participate in two week sessions, Monday through Friday. We will focus on providing teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to excel in teaching strategies by adopting best practices in their daily instruction. Teachers will be able to learn, observe, and implement teaching Arabic with best practices.Teachers will plan, create or select materials, and develop effective lesson plans using thematic units and teaching materials. Teachers will be engaged in standards-based learning activities that will enable them to help their students, heritage and non-heritage become lifelong learners. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lesson plans and teach high school volunteer students selected from MI schools. This will provide the opportunity to practice, preparing, and teaching differentiated lessons to all students. Each teacher will have multiple opportunities to observe, practice, and teach in actual classroom settings. Students will be asked to give feedback via discussions guided by the program director.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Teaching Arabic and Keeping All Students Engaged!

Arabic • June 24, 2013July 5, 2013
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

Michigan State University STARTALK 2013 teachers’ program will be focusing on providing teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to excel in teaching Arabic and keeping all their students engaged. Through a balanced method of theory and practice, teachers will be able to learn, observe, and implement teaching Arabic with best practices in mind. During the summer workshop teachers will work in pairs to plan, create or select materials, and develop effective lesson plans using well developed thematic unit and standards-based curriculum. Teachers will be engaged in learning activities that will enable them to build their skills on how to help their students become lifelong learners by using Arabic beyond the classroom. Our program will include creating a sense of community among all our participants and a network for outreach through sharing their successful language activities and ideas daily. Pre-trainers, teachers and students alike will all work collaboratively to create conducive learning environment. Pre-trainers will present workshops and model lessons; teachers will co-teach their lessons and will create learning environments where they and their students are involved in the learning process. Immediate feedback from volunteer students will help improve teaching and will create a sense of shared responsibilities among young citizens.

517-353-7870 • hassanw@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Chinese from Best Practices

Chinese • July 12, 2013August 30, 2013
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

This program aims to help Chinese language teacher candidates to gain knowledge of teaching and to understand the cultural and educational differences between the U.S. and China through teaching in a three-week Chinese Summer Camp with experienced Chinese language teachers. During the three-week program, around 20 teacher candidates will team-teach with seven experienced teachers in the mornings and attend afternoon workshops, which will include reflective practices on their camp teaching experience in combination with their prior beliefs about Chinese teaching, discussions of some important aspects of Chinese teaching in U.S. K-12 schools, and lesson planning for their teaching for the following mornings. The teacher candidates’ teaching will be guided by an experienced teacher so that the pre-service teachers can become more communicative, student-centered, and standards-based in their Chinese instruction. Every week, teacher candidates will also rotate among the classes of three student age groups—elementary, middle, and high school. Following this three-week program, two workshops in the fall will be provided for the pre-service teachers to continue their learning while they are teaching Chinese in Michigan and Illinois public schools, and are taking their online courses from the CTCP program at MSU.

517-432-5571 • wangwenx@msu.edu

Michigan State University (teacher)

MSU_STARTALK 2014

Chinese
  • July 11, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

This three week program is designed to support two distinct sets of Chinese language teachers: Chinese language teacher candidates, most of whom will have just arrived in the U.S. to complete a teacher certification program at Michigan State University; and early-career Chinese language teachers. For the former group, our program bridges the theory from candidates' coursework and their practice in a 3-week K-12 Chinese summer camp, which begins Monday, July 14 and runs until July 31. For the latter group, our program deepens their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurtures their abilities as teacher-leaders. Candidates partner with mentor teachers to co-plan and co-teach in the summer camp in the mornings and attend STARTALK workshops in the afternoons. By the end of this program, participants will be able to 1) use the backward design process to plan lessons that help students to meet unit performance objectives; 2) apply their understanding of comprehensible input to create language-learning opportunities that are contextualized, connect to prior learning, and require attention to meaning; and 3) use their reflections on the similarities and differences in U.S. and Chinese school culture to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a positive learning environment.

517-432-5571 • wangwenx@msu.edu

Western Michigan University (teacher)

STARTALK in Action: Technology in the Learner-Centered Arabic Classroom

Arabic
  • July 29, 2014August 15, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

STARTALK 2014 summer program main goal is providing teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to learn and integrate technology and approaches of teaching a learner- centered classroom. Students are mostly engaged learners when they are in learning environments that they are familiar with. Teachers will practice and implement variety of strategies integrating technology and language learning. Teachers will be trained in adopting best practices in their daily instruction. Through a balanced method of theory and practice, teachers will be able to learn the strategies, observe, and implement teaching Arabic with technology integration. In the summer workshop teachers will work in pairs to plan, create activities, and develop effective lesson plans using thematic units and standards-based curriculum. Teachers will be engaged in learning activities that will enable them to learn how to help their students become lifelong learners by integrating technology learning tools which will enable them to use Arabic to communicate beyond the classroom and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of Arabic language and culture. Our program will create a sense of community among all participants and a network for outreach through sharing successful language activities and ideas. The program will start July 29 and will end August 15.

269-387-3399 • wafa.hassan@wmich.edu

Western Michigan University (teacher)

STARTALK in Action: Technology in the Learner-Centered Arabic Classroom.

Arabic
  • July 27, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • MSU Detroit Center, Detroit, MI

Integrating technology in the Arabic learner-centered classroom is the main focus of the WMU STARTALK 2015 program. The program is aimed to develop participants’ teaching strategies and skills in integrating technology into Arabic instruction and assessment. The program outcomes include: implementing thematic and standards-based curriculum using effective teaching strategies and using the target language for instruction and all classroom interactions. Also developing strategies for integrating the latest technology into Arabic instruction. As well as using technology to assess students’ progress by creating ongoing performance assessment tools and strategies as a means to readjust lessons and to check constantly for understanding. Increasing students’ motivation for Arabic language learning and through the use of technology. Creating a learning environment that is learner-centered and students are proactive and aware of their learning growth and demonstrating their increasing skills over time. We are hopeful to serve K-12 twenty-two teachers of Arabic in the state of Michigan. The program will start July 27 and ends August 7, 2015. Teachers will attend daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m., a total of 70 instructional hours that includes daily micro-teaching sessions.

269-387-3399 • wafa.hassan@wmich.edu
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