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Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/startalk/

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: Follow-up Modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive hands-on one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Florida State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Critical Languages from Best Practices

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili
  • June 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • FSU STARTALK Program, Tallahassee, FL

Running from June 1 to July 24, 2015, the FSU STARTALK program is designed to support two distinct sets of teachers of critical languages: approximately 20 teacher candidates in FSU’s School of Teacher Education; and eight early-career language teachers, who have experience teaching their languages at either college or elementary level. Teacher candidates will work with mentor teachers to co-plan, micro-teach, and co-teach in the program. For the teacher candidates, the proposed program will bridge the theory from the candidates' coursework and their practice through micro-teaching and co-teaching; for the eight mentor teachers, the proposed program will deepen their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurture their abilities as teacher-leaders. By the end of this program, teacher candidates will be able to use the backward design process to plan lessons that are contextualized and provide comprehensible input to students; meanwhile, the candidates will be able to use their reflections on the similarities and differences between the U.S. and their home countries’ school cultures to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a safe and positive learning environment; mentors will develop their skills of providing constructive feedback to teacher candidates.

850-644-7813 • wwang5@fsu.edu

Global Language Project (teacher)

Highly Effective Teacher By Design

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia University: Knox Hall, New York, NY

The GLP Summer Startalk Program: Highly Effective Teacher By Design, is a two week program designed to bring together learners to both improve their own instruction as well as support colleagues in their professional growth. We will begin our time together by establishing a common understanding of the characteristics of highly effective world language instruction as well as the components of the world readiness standards. We will continue by exploring the role of learning targets and formative assessment as a means to monitor student language development, ensuring participants meet their end of course goals. Next we will focus on lesson planning, comprehensible input, and checking for understanding, which are essential elements of a successful second language classroom. In week two we will focus on practicing the implementation of what was learned in week one. This week will provide opportunities for participants to teach lessons to groups of students and receive feedback on those lessons. Based on the feedback, participants will revise the lesson and re-teach it to a new group later in the week. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the fall.

646-657-8075 Ext. 6 • eshovers@glpny.orghttp://www.globallanguageproject.org/startalkprogram.php#registration

Human Assistance & Development International - CLASSRoad (teacher)

Taking TELL Online: Planning Effective Distance Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 14, 2015July 18, 2015: Complete online workshop (online)
  • HADI-CLASSRoad, Culver City, CA
  • California State University - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

June 14 - July 17, 2015 FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM - PARTICIPANTS JOIN REMOTELY This is a five-week fully online advanced program for up to 30 Arabic and 30 Chinese teachers that features asynchronous learning, synchronous sessions with instructors and peers, and online synchronous micro-teaching activities with university students. The TELL Project is based on research that shows that the greatest factor in student achievement is an effective teacher. TELL provides a blueprint for effective world language teaching through key practices and behaviors of model world language teachers. Our course will help you identify and apply those model practices and behaviors as they pertain to planning for effective online language learning experiences. Our focus on a growth mindset will help you improve through practice and reflection on that practice. Join in our growing professional learning network comprised of alumni from our previous programs and well as new community members. Furthermore, in our online course you will be introduced to a variety of technology tools that you can incorporate in an online instructional design and teaching.

310-845-6149 • munir@hadi.orghttp://www.classroad.com/startalk

Hunter College/Research Foundation of City University of New York (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Training Program at Hunter College: A Blended Model

Chinese
  • June 20, 2015July 23, 2015: on-campus (face-to-face)
  • July 24, 2015July 30, 2015: off-campus (online)
  • Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

Hunter College Teacher Training Program offers graduate-level courses for pre-service and in-service teachers to fulfill partial requirements toward the M.A. degree and the New York State certification. There are 25 seats available. The program begins with a three-day preparation session followed by five weeks of teaching practicum that combines face-to-face teaching in the classroom setting and on-line tutoring via our live classroom platform. There will also be a workshop on task-based instruction and a seminar on proficiency-based teaching. Training will be conducted through a variety of activities, such as classroom observation and discussion, teaching rehearsal, student-teaching, teaching discussion, etc. Participants draft lesson plans, discuss them with the lead teacher and fellow participants, rehearse the lessons, teach them in a real classroom, and discuss the teaching afterwards. Participants may choose to participate with no credit, or may choose to earn up to 6 graduate credits over the summer, and an additional 3 credits in the fall semester. For-credit participants are eligible to receive tuition scholarship support if they complete course requirements with outstanding performance.

212-396-6595 • zchang@gradcenter.cuny.eduhttp://chineseflagship.hunter.cuny.edu/?op=startalk&ct=3

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (teacher)

LMU 2015 STARTALK LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese
  • May 5, 2015May 28, 2015: Course 1: Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (online)
  • June 6, 2015June 6, 2015: 4 hour Face To Face session (face-to-face)
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Course 2: Practicum in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings (face-to-face)
  • October 14, 2015December 9, 2015: Course 3: Assessment Basics (online)
  • January 5, 2016January 30, 2016: Course 4: Chinese Grammar Pedagogy (online)
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is committed to responding to the state and national demand for highly qualified Mandarin language teachers by offering two pathways for teacher preparation. Pathway 1 is the Credential Program and includes the completion of coursework leading to a California teaching credential, Master's degree and bilingual authorization (2 cohorts of teacher candidates, 17 total). Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings, a hybrid program consisting of 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development hours) offered through LMU Extension (14 participants). Since our first StarTalk grant in 2008, 26 of our recipients have graduated with Master’s Degrees. Many of our graduates have taken teaching positions in southern California and throughout the nation and are "highly qualified," according to the national definition set forth in No Child Left Behind (2001).

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.eduhttp://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/startalk-lmu/teacherinstituteprogram/

New York University (teacher)

NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6)

Chinese
  • July 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Teaching FL To Elementary School Students (3 credits) (face-to-face)
  • September 12, 2015January 16, 2016: Dual Language Workshops (Saturdays once a month) (face-to-face)
  • New York University, New York, NY

The NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) for pre- and in-service teachers of Chinese is designed to give teachers an essential understanding of the theory and best practices of Chinese immersion and FLES education. The core of the NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) is the summer course “Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary School Children” (FLES), which is held July 6 - 24, with additional content designed exclusively for teachers of Chinese. Four fall workshops concentrate on Chinese immersion education. Participants may choose from 2 strands. The first strand offers a 50% scholarship to participants who wish to earn 3 graduate credits in FLES education. These 3 credits are required for teachers holding NYS Teaching 7-12 certification to receive the NYS extension for teaching in grades 1-6. Both strands will participate in a series of fall workshops focusing on Chinese immersion education.

212-992-9367 • robin.harvey@nyu.eduhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms/StarTalk_NYUChineseImmersion2015

Rutgers, The State University (teacher)

STARTALK Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Program 2015

Chinese
  • June 26, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ

The focus of this year's program is on the development of leadership skills. New teachers will learn to expand their skill sets in the following areas: classroom management, lesson design, teacher presence and confidence, presentational skills, and professional English. The program orientation will be on June 27th. Program participants will meet full days from July 6 through July 17th. A follow-up post-program meeting will be on July 24th.

848-932-0790 • mary.curran@gse.rutgers.eduhttp://gse.rutgers.edu

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Korean
  • June 19, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk program will start a new Cohort 9 of nine teacher candidates on an alternate route pathway to teacher certification in the state of Washington. Certification coursework is provided by Pacific Lutheran University. Languages served are Arabic, Chinese, and Korean. Cohort 9 teacher candidates will take three, two credit graduate level courses: EDUC 544 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education, EDUC 556 Secondary Schools, EDUC 583 Exceptionalities. The returning cohort, Cohort 8, consisting of 7 teacher candidates, will take two courses: EDUC 561 Secondary Methods (4 credits) and EDUC 563 Internship Seminar (2 credits). Those who have not passed or taken the WEST B tests of reading, writing and math will also attend a workshop on tips for passing the WEST B writing and reading. Week 1 consists of certification coursework in preparation for the following two weeks of morning lab school. Weeks 2 and 3, teacher candidates will teach K-4th grade children Arabic, or Chinese or Korean in the mornings. Course instructors and teacher candidates will rotate observation and feedback responsibilities. Afternoons will be spent debriefing and taking additional certification coursework.

206-722-6561 • belau@seattleschools.org

The Partnership to Advance Learning (teacher)

Teachers Mentoring Teachers: Building the STARTALK Legacy

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
  • August 10, 2015August 21, 2015: Module 1 (Developing Learning Targets) (online)
  • August 17, 2015August 28, 2015: Module 2 (Checking for Understanding) (online)
  • August 24, 2015September 4, 2015: Module 3 (Conducting Performance Assessment) (online)
  • Memphis, TN

Designed for any teacher as well as instructional leads in STARTALK programs, this online course will help participants use resources identified by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project to increase their effectiveness. Participants will be able to complete up to 100 hours of professional learning through four online modules. Module 1 will provide an in-depth look at choosing learning targets not only focused on language and cultural competencies, but also how to develop “LEARNING TARGETS” that allow learners to connect and compare to other content areas, and demonstrate their learning in their community. Module 2 will provide the opportunity to see how carefully identified learning targets ease a teachers implementation of strategies for “USING THE TARGET LANGUAGE” and providing comprehensible input. Module 3 will ask participants to develop an understanding of the role of assessment in meeting the National Standards through the development of their own “PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS.” Module 4 will ask participants to reflect on their own effectiveness and develop a growth plan based on the “TELL PROJECT”. Each module includes videos, readings, threaded discussions, coaching sessions, and online chats with expert consultants. Within each module, participants will have a choice of assessment tasks to demonstrate their learning.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.orghttp://www.tellproject.org/startalk/summer2015

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
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