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    Providence Day School (Teacher)

    PDS STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2019 – June 21, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a face-to-face non-residential 70 hour intensive teacher training program. It is designed as a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Chinese language teaching and Second Language Acquisition (including the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching & Learning) through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers as well as work collaboratively with peers to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will participate in a variety of activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered lessons in their classrooms. ​As their final product in the teacher training program, each teacher will create a collection of culturally-rich, student-centered lesson plans and accompanying materials to take back to their yearlong classrooms.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (Teacher)

    STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 17, 2019: Pre-Institute Online Sessions (Online)
    • July 24, 2019 – July 31, 2019: Summer Institute (On-Site) (Face-to-face)
    • August 12, 2019 – August 31, 2019: Post-Institute Online Sessions (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching Institute focuses on closing the gap for heritage school teachers by creating a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) to earn state certification in order to be placed during the 2019-2020 school year in a K-12 public school classroom as an alternative entry or provisionally licensed teacher. This teacher training program recruits and supports up to 50 prospective teachers in 10 targeted STARTALK languages to address the critical need for K-12 language programs in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, as well as a limited number of Spanish teachers to serve in dual language/immersion programs in those states. The Institute design includes 75 hours of instruction delivered online and face-to-face in four stages through a variety of learning experiences: Stage 1 Pre-Institute (6 hours online; June 12-July 17); Stage 2 Summer Institute (45 hours on-site; July 24-31); Stage 3 Post-Institute (24 hours over a seven-month period, August 2019 - February 2020); and finally Stage 4 Extended Institute (additional individual work as needed to complete certification requirements, will be outlined in each participant’s PLP). This Institute ensures that teachers are coached and prepared to meet the licensing requirements of the state where they will be teaching and enter the classroom as effective educators with the skills to plan, deliver, and assess instruction using the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 894-2900 ext 131
    psandrock@actfl.org
    Program Website