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    Northeastern Illinois University (Teacher)

    STARTALK 2019: SALTT

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK 2019: Summer Arabic Language Teacher Training Program (SALTT) aims to train a group of approximately 15 Arabic language educators, heritage and non-heritage, of elementary age students in the strategies of STEAM-based language instruction, the STARTALK principles, and teacher effectiveness for language learning critera. The outcomes of the program are twofold: First, the program will develop teachers who are competent in implementing STARTALK-standards-based Arabic language instruction in their classrooms. Second, the candidates will complete 94 instructional hours of content learning and practical application of STEAM-based Arabic through a 9 week blended program where teachers spend an initial 3 weeks in an online course exploring STEAM research and discussing the standards and principles of language learning before they participate in 6 weeks of curriculum design, material development, and clinical experiences in the SAMI practicum. Through their participation in the SAMI practicum, the teacher participants will ultimately learn how to 1) prepare a STEAM-based Arabic language and culture curriculum, 2) create and implement units and learning plans using backwards design and a theme, and 3) differentiate learning for diverse learners while keeping them engaged.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 447-5870
    j-ntihirageza@neiu.edu
    Program Website

    North Central College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese with Authentic Materials

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2019 – June 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    • June 22, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The North Central College Chinese program will provide a STARTALK teacher program for 12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese from weekend Chinese schools. This program, focusing on equipping participants with strategies and tools in selecting and applying authentic materials in Chinese language classrooms, is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online formats. The program, with a total instructional time of over 90 hours, combines a 10-day face-to-face workshop and 5-day online modules, to guide participants to use authentic materials and apply effective teaching strategies in unit and lesson planning. To ensure the continued support for participants’ application of training content, two post- program reunion and sharing activities are designed during the fall and winter. The expected outcomes are that participants are able to select age-appropriate authentic materials for their lessons, scaffold student learning through effective teaching strategies and tools, and develop performance-based assessments using authentic materials.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu