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The University of Vermont (teacher)

Promoting Chinese Language Instruction through Professional Development

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 26, 2015August 8, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The teacher program of StarTalk Vermont intents to provide opportunities for 10 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skills in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk Principles and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The participants will have 104 hours of instructional time, including daily coaching by a Lead Instructor, presentations and lectures given by experts, lesson design with consultation of the experts, and reflections on the activities they are engaged in as compared with their teaching practices in schools. The participants will apply what they learn to practice by teaching in the student program so that each teacher will have several opportunities for instruction. The program will last for 13 days, and a pre-program assignment on StarTalk Principles, the 5 C's, and the Coaching approcah is required. Follow-up contacts will be maintained through E-mail, Skype sessions, and telephone calls after the program. Certain technology approaches will be applied to the teacher program for instruction and for management of the program.

802-989-5402 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

TROY University (teacher)

TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TROY-STARTALK (Troy), Troy, AL

TROY University offers a fun and challenging two-week intensive Chinese language camp for highly motivated pre- and in-service Chinese language teachers. Participants will live and study with experienced bilingual Chinese language professors and teachers from Confucius Institute and College of Education of TROY University. All participants pledge to speak only Chinese from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day with paired students. Participants study in a small class of 12 students each morning and engage in fun hands-on activities each afternoon designed to build language skills while introducing China’s rich cultural diversity to paired students. Participants will try their hands at Chinese paper folding, Chinese cooking, Dragon Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese traditional dances, and games. Each participant will join an on-line community to help stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to all pre- and in-service teachers with near-native proficiency in the Chinese language and graduate level mastery of English for the studies of language teaching theories. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the participants at TROY University. Troy’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for everybody to enjoy outside of class.

334-808-6154 • startalk@troy.eduhttp://troy.edu/startalk/

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop: Materials Development

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

In spite of the large number of Heritage Language Learners (HLL) in K-16 classrooms, language instructors in the U.S. are not prepared to teach them and few methodologies, curricula, or materials for teaching HLLs are available. This challenge is compounded in all STARTALK languages because they are less commonly taught and the teachers are often required to create their own materials. This teacher workshop is designed to help language teachers learn how to develop suitable materials for their students by focusing on instructional materials that answer the needs of HLLs. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of HL materials development. The workshop also aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home. The instructors are Dr. Olga Kagan, UCLA ,and Dr. Maria Carreira, CSULB.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.nhlrc.ucla.edu/nhlrc/events/startalkworkshop/2015/home

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Online Certificate for Heritage Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • September 1, 2015September 15, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

Since 2009, the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) has held annual week-long summer workshops at UCLA that have aimed to train teachers of STARTALK languages in heritage language (HL) pedagogy, in particular, methodologies, materials and curricula. In order to promote greater access to the material covered in our summer workshops, we will develop the first phase (3 modules) of an online Certificate in HL Instruction. When completed, the online certificate will consist of six modules that are based on the curriculum of our past face-to-face summer workshops, our reflections on this content, participants’ evaluations, and comments from STARTALK observers. Portions of the online certificate will be piloted this summer with participants from past Heritage Language Teacher Workshops.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu

University of California, Berkeley (teacher)

The Berkeley STARTALK Mandarin Language and Culture Teacher Program

Chinese
  • June 12, 2015June 25, 2015: Online Program (online)
  • June 26, 2015July 10, 2015: Onsite Program (face-to-face)
  • Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA

The 2015 Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Program offers 2-week online program (June 12-25) and 2-week onsite program (June 26-July 10; no weekend class). The online portion offers 1) reading, exercises, and discussions on National and State Standards, STARTALK Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning, Chinese linguistics/pedagogical grammar, backward design, and using target language to teach; 2) Demo lesson critiques (using short lessons taped in mentor teachers classrooms and/or STARTALK Classroom Video Collections; 3) Unit and lesson planning in groups with support from mentor teachers; 4)a technology workshop introducing technology applications for the 2015 STARTALK Program and for Chinese language classrooms. The first week of onsite program will focus on reinforcing online learning with hands-on projects including, 1)unit and lesson planning in groups with support from instructor and mentor teachers; 2) microteaching using lessons designed in groups; and 3) an information session focusing on California Teaching Credential (licensure). The second week of the onsite program will include mentor teachers' teaching demos and teacher participants' microteaching in real classroom setting.The program will recruit volunteer middle and high school students to be taught by the teacher participants in a real classroom setting during the second week of the onsite program (July 6-July 10).

510-642-8390 • stellakwoh@berkeley.eduhttp://ieas.berkeley.edu/ncclp

University of Hawaii (teacher)

Hawaii Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese to primarily secondary school learners, although the approaches may be adapted for other learners. The Teacher Training Institute runs concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by four master teachers and one assistant teacher. During the first three days of the Institute, teachers will be immersed in theory and its implementation, through live instruction, demonstrations, experiential classes in which the participants become students, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles and incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches (teachers choose one strand for a focus). For the first week of the student camp, trainees will watch, dissect, and reflect on lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they will help teach. All lessons are critiqued using back channeling and in feedback sessions. Some segments may be video recorded. Teacher trainees will pay airfare and $500 towards housing. Tuition, board, excursions and materials are covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Houston (teacher)

STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

The STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston offers a Chinese language teacher training July 6–17 with a follow-up session, Nov. 1, 2015. We offer a 3-credit graduate course (Studies of Chinese Language Acquisition) which can be applied towards Teacher Certification in Chinese, teacher certificate renewal, or a MA degree in teaching Chinese. Participants will receive a certificate upon their completion of the program. The program curriculum include 1) conceptualization of the National Standards by applying the standards to theme-/content-based curriculum design and learner-centered instruction, 2) examination of research in second language acquisition and Chinese language instruction on form, meaning, and function, 3) backward design: application of the theories to CFL curriculum and instruction; using the theory and teaching principles, 4) discussion on Chinese vocabulary instruction, 5) performance-based assessments with a focus on "what students can do with language" and 6) Chinese linguistics for Chinese teachers. Chinese language teachers from K-12 schools, community colleges, and Chinese heritage schools are welcome to apply. We also welcome out-of-state teachers who are willing to pay for transportation and a partial of the room cost. Participants must have an undergraduate degree. Application deadline: April 27th, 2015. Please fill an online application: http://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/index.php

713-743-3007 • mjgutierrez@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The China Program Center at UMass Boston is offering an experiential Summer Institute to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools. The UMass-STARTALK Institutional Goals include to familiarize participants with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, and current theories in second language acquisition; to promote understanding of American school culture and effective classroom practices; to learn student-centered pedagogy and apply it to the teaching of Chinese; to write curriculum units based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the STARTALK curriculum template Upon completion, participants will be able to grasp and discuss the ACTFL World- Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles and be able to implement best practices in lesson planning and classrooms. Participants will write a standards-based, thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at a follow-up day two months after the conclusion of the institute.

617-338-9385 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The goal of STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically (TACCLA) is to improve participants’ ability to rethink their curriculum and instructional methods toward enhancing their students’ language proficiency levels while integrating elements of culture learning at the same time. This program will use the proficiency-oriented principles of language teaching, which are aligned with national standards. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. This is a free residential program with limited travel allowance to offset the cost of transportation and limited tuition scholarship. Participants in this program will: --Explore theories and research about culture and culture learning --Create objectives for culture learning with particular reference to the national standards --Examine curricular models for integrating language and culture --Investigate techniques and materials for teaching culture --Explore traditional and alternative methods of assessing language and culture learning --Develop and apply criteria for evaluating cultural content of teaching materials --Create authentic teaching materials that has the potential to achieve proficiency through culture as core content --Share newly created lesson plans during their practicum experience

612-625-0243 • zhang429@umn.eduhttp://confucius.umn.edu/teachers/pd/star_talk/taccla/index.html

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/

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 10, 2015July 17, 2015: Pre-Program Online Workshop (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 31, 2015: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. This residential program has a core two-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy (Lead Instructor: Dr. Eric Shepherd). Tuition is subsidized. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Rolling admission process. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/

University of Toledo (teacher)

2015 STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program for Chinese Heritage School Teachers

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Toledo, oledo, OH, Toledo, OH

The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is aimed at expanding the conceptual understanding and practical teaching skills of experienced teacher leaders of community-based Chinese heritage schools/programs in the United States. Participants will work in two cohorts, one for returning STARTALK participants and the other for those who are new to the program. The differentiated learning will provide opportunities for stimulating exchanges about principles of teaching and learning, lessons learned, and successes experienced. This residential program consists of three parts: a one-month pre-workshop online session, a one-week onsite workshop at the University of Toledo, and a post-workshop online forum. Participants will leave the STARTALK-CHELER program with new knowledge and effective strategies of developing student-centered, standard-based, and thematically organized lessons to build a learning community through technology. The STARTALK-CHLER program, including room, board and tuition, is free for qualifying applicants. Participants receive six continuing education units upon successful completion of the program.

419-530-2146 • acheng@utoledo.eduhttp://startalk.cheler.org

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA), first launched in 2008, will continue to partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) to provide opportunities for professional development and career advancement for novice and experienced teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The 17-day residential program (July 8-24) integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes in a well-sequenced blended model. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, integrate technology and culture into teaching, participate in developing an effective blended learning model, implement strategies for creating a Chinese immersion setting, and develop authentic tasks and performance-based assessments. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers. Each teacher participant will receive a $4,250 scholarship to cover 3-credit tuition and other academic costs of the program and pay $300 for program costs. Please visit the program website http://www.virginia.edu/startalk to explore program information and complete online application through the link http://tinyurl.com/2015UVaSTARTALK by April 10, 2015.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk
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