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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.

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