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    Penn State (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) a 3-week pre-seminar online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 1-20; (2) a 7-day residential seminar (54 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, June 22-28, during which the teachers participate in teaching high school and college students who are taking an introductory Arabic course at Penn State; and (3) a post-seminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 7- 12; for 81 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. More specifically, by the end of the program, participants will have demonstrated their abilities to plan and successfully present standards-based learning experiences in the target language; and through final portfolios they will also have demonstrated a mindset for transfer of their STARTALK learning and a knowledge of career pathways, including certification or further degrees where relevant.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2019 – July 2, 2019: Session I: (Face-to-face)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 18, 2019: Session II: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes meet every day for 12 days, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and include a Workshop on Cooperative Teaching and a workshop on the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) during the weekends. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: micro-teaching lessons in the co-located student program (on coaching and on assessment), a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final reflective paper detailing the student progress they saw and their personal thoughts on their classroom work, and a plan for implementing the newly acquired skills during their regular school program. The skills and knowledge that participants gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5265
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2019 – July 2, 2019: Session I: (Face-to-face)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 18, 2019: Session II: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes meet every day for 12 days, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and include a Workshop on Cooperative Teaching and a workshop on the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) during the weekends. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: micro-teaching lessons in the co-located student program (on coaching and on assessment), a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final reflective paper detailing the student progress they saw and their personal thoughts on their classroom work, and a plan for implementing the newly acquired skills during their regular school program. The skills and knowledge that participants gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5265
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    University of Mississippi (Student)

    Mississippi StarTalk 13

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 13 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese. Students admitted to the program will receive full funding and those completing the program will receive six hours of college Chinese credit.

    Contact(s)
    (662) 915-7178
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    Colby College (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Colby, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will be a 3-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in July 2019 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 3-week long combination program with two programs running in parallel and synchronously. This will be a residential, culture-rich pedagogical training for up to eight preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a beginning-level Chinese summer camp for up to twenty-four third to fifth graders. The teacher participants will learn to teach Chinese as second language through art; they will be guided to observe experienced teachers’ classes in the summer camp, to create components of art-based lesson plans for the camp, and finally to implement their lesson plans. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 100 hour training on how to teach Chinese through art; whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're Off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK “We're Off to Russia!” is an intensive four-week-long Russian summer school for high school students that is administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and will take place on June 17 through July 12, 2019 on Pitt campus. 20 students from five partnering high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Penn Trafford High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Academy) along with students from other U.S. high schools will participate in this Russian language and culture program. The curriculum that is based on the theme “We’re Off to Russia!” will prepare participants for a study-abroad program in Russia. Besides performance-based instructions that target the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian, high school students will also have a chance to explore Russian culture around Pittsburgh, by visiting a Russian church, buying groceries in a Russian store, cooking Russian cuisine, learning Russian songs and poems, participating in Russian art and craft workshops, and meeting with the members of the local Russian community.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    crees@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    University of Virginia (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training and followed by 1-week offsite practicum, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders online. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" that offers 126 instructional hours. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK endorsed principles for effective ONLINE teaching, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in ONLINE teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement in teaching Mandarin Chinese through different modalities. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an Eportfolio that documents UVA STARTALK Fellows’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching Mandarin Chinese courses. UVA STARTALK Fellows will enjoy free lodging and food at the hometown of the 3rd US president, Thomas Jefferson and receive travel reimbursement up to $600 upon the completion of the program. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application is based on rolling admission, and spots will be filled up soon.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 882-5168
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Silk Road will be the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2019, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS’s STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    UCLA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2019 – June 23, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop that is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2019, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 24-28, 2019, at UCLA). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.
    The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction. PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used with HL students. We will accept 24 K-16 instructors who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL by designing a Standards-based unit that is appropriate for HL learners (HLL) with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. This workshop 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.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    cwl@international.ucla.edu
    Program Website

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