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Board of Regents, Univ of Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

StarTalk: Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy

Chinese • July 12, 2012July 25, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting a 14-day STARTALK Summer Chinese Academy for 25 Nebraska high school students. This residential experience will immerse students in the Chinese language and culture and make use of iPads as a language learning tool to optimize language development inside and outside the classroom. The LinguaFolio, a learning tool that contains student-led activities identifying language knowledge, study skills, cultural understanding and proficiency level, and is designed to enhance student self-assessment and analysis of learning will allow students to document their language progress during the Academy and as they progress in their language learning beyond the Academy. The Academy will be held July 12-25, 2012 at the Kauffman Residential Center on the UNL campus. All expenses related to the Academy are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Computers (iPads) will be provided for student use. Each student will be living in a double occupancy suite in which they will have their own bedroom, and will share a bathroom with another student. In addition, each student will receive a small stipend to cover his or her travel expenses.

402-472-2024 • amoeller2@unl.eduhttp://www.startalkchineseacademy.com

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Critical Language Summer Camp: Chinese and Russian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Chinese, Russian • June 3, 2012June 16, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The STARTALK Critical Language Summer Camp will provide learning opportunities for 32 Nebraska high school students (9th to 12th grade) with little or no experience in Chinese or Russian. The camp goals are to: 1) promote awareness of Chinese and Russian as critical languages, 2) provide students a survival level of proficiency in their targeted language, and 3) inspire interest in UNL’s national security curriculum, continued language studies, and the Intelligence Community Scholar program.

402-472-3827 • rbalasubramanian1@unl.eduhttp://www.unl.edu/modlang/content/summercamps.shtml

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • July 7, 2013July 21, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer a 14-day STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy for 25 Nebraska high school students interested in learning Chinese. This year's Academy targets students who have no or very little knowledge of the Chinese language. This experience will not only enable students to be immersed in the Chinese language and culture, but will also allow them to become proficient in using iPads as a language learning tool. The Academy will be held at the Kauffman Residential Center on the UNL campus. All expenses related to the Academy are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Computers (iPads) will be provided during the 14-day Academy for student use. The instructional staff consists of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction, and LinguaFolio. A STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will be held concurrently with the Academy. Both groups will be housed in the same complex, thereby providing opportunities to continue the Chinese “dialog” beyond the classroom walls. More information, including an application form, can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2013/home. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

402-472-2024 • amoeller2@unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2013/home

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teaching Institute

Chinese • July 10, 2013July 20, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer a 10-day Chinese Teacher Institute for 15 teachers of Chinese. This experience will focus on creating a learner/learning centered environment which will not only enable participants to strengthen their teaching and pedagogical skills, but will also offer planned learning experiences in integrating technology effectively into the language classroom. The integration of culture, literature and content will be explored and addressed as well as world language standards and best practices. The institute aims for participants to examine their beliefs about language learning and teaching and to regularly re-assess these during the course of the institute. The Institute will be held at the Kauffman Residential Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. All expenses related to the program are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Participants will be housed in residential suites with private bedroom and shared bath. Computers will be provided during the 10-day program for use by the participants. In addition, participants will be reimbursed up to $500 to cover travel expenses. More information, including an application form, can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/contact-information. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

402-472-2024 • hurlbut@gmail.comhttps://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/contact-information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2014July 20, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer a 14-day STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy for 25 Nebraska high school students interested in learning Chinese. This year's Academy targets students who have no or very little knowledge of the Chinese language. This experience will not only enable students to be immersed in the Chinese language and culture, but will also allow them to become proficient in using iPads as a language learning tool. The Academy will be held at the Kauffman Residential Center on the UNL campus. All expenses related to the Academy are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Computers (iPads) will be provided during the 14-day Academy for student use. The instructional staff consists of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction, and LinguaFolio. A STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will be held concurrently with the Academy. Both groups will be housed in the same complex, thereby providing opportunities to continue the Chinese “dialog” beyond the classroom walls. More information, including an application form, can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2013/home. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

402-472-2024 • sheri.hurlbut@huskers.unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2013

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 9, 2014July 19, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer a 10-day Chinese Teacher Institute for 15 teachers of Chinese. This experience will focus on creating a learner/learning centered environment which will not only enable participants to strengthen their teaching and pedagogical skills, but will also offer planned learning experiences in integrating technology effectively into the language classroom. The integration of culture, literature and content will be explored and addressed as well as world language standards and best practices. The institute aims for participants to examine their beliefs about language learning and teaching and to regularly re-assess these during the course of the institute. The Institute will be held at the Kauffman Residential Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. All expenses related to the program are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Participants will be housed in residential suites with private bedroom and shared bath. Computers and mini iPads will be provided for use by the participants during the institute. In addition, participants will be reimbursed up to $500 to cover travel expenses. More information, including an application form, can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/contact-information. Feel free to contact us with questions.

402-472-2024 • sheri.hurlbut@huskers.unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential Chinese academy for 25 high school students (grades 9-12) is designed to provide an immersion in Chinese language and culture, and to spark and develop interest in Chinese language and culture. Participants will receive 150 hours of instruction in 15 days. The focus of the curriculum, whose theme will be “Experiencing Chinese Festivals through the Five Senses”, will be on gaining language skills, cultural understanding and digital media expertise. Student participants will have the opportunity to work on iPads, which will allow them to reinforce skills, to have access to their growing competencies via ePortfolio, and to record their gains via LinguaFolio. Tai Chi will follow breakfast every morning. Classroom instruction, conducted in the target language, will take place all day with breaks for lunch, snacks and dinner. After dinner, a variety of cultural offerings ranging from calligraphy to art to cooking to Chinese film will be offered. The rich intersection of American high school students and teachers of Chinese will promote authentic cultural exchange during class sessions and extracurricular activities. The administrative and instructional staff consists of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction and LinguaFolio.

402-472-2024 • amoeller2@unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2015/

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will provide an intensive 10-day professional development experience for 15 US teachers of Chinese focused on creating a learner/learning centered environment that reflects best practices in language learning and teaching. STARTALK teacher participants wear two “hats” in this institute. First, they are placed in the role of the learner as they experience pedagogical techniques and strategies first-hand that actively engage them in the learning process. In this way, they develop confidence through practice. Second, participants are placed in the role of teacher, as they examine their beliefs about language learning and teaching both during and after the learning tasks, thus promoting “reflection in action” and “reflection on action.” In order to affect maximum technology uptake, each participant is given an iPad and laptop to use as they learn technology in a context directly applicable to their classrooms. Points of emphasis include: instructional planning based on backward design; assessment that includes formative, summative and self-assessment; classroom management; integration of LinguaFolio; content- based instruction; developing intercultural communicative competence; and technology integration. The staff is comprised of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction, LinguaFolio and classroom management.

402-472-2024 • hurlbut@gmail.comhttps://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/
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