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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    Patterson Joint Unified School District (Student)

    MOSAAIC: Multilingual Opportunities in Arabic Arts

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northmead School, Patterson, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: MOSAAIC – Multilingual Opportunities for Students in Arabic Arts, Innovation, and Culture, establishes a four-week, 120-hour summer intensive language learning program for 5th-7th grade students in Patterson, CA to acquire mid-novice levels of Arabic language skills through the arts and cultures of Arabic-speaking communities. The program offers students daily opportunities every day to use their emerging Arabic language capacities to observe, critique, and create culturally responsive art and to communicate in culturally and linguistically authentic and meaningful ways. The program will also support 75 hours of staff professional collaboration, learning and reflection to create the target classroom learning plans, plan student and family activities, and enhance their language teaching and arts integration skills.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 894-7816
    franciscasanchez53@gmail.com

    Chinese American International School (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK 2017 Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three-week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Chinese American International School (Teacher)

    CAIS STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The CAIS STARTALK K-8 Chinese Teacher Training Program will provide twelve teacher participants with the fundamentals for instruction in a Chinese language classroom. This intensive one week training for teachers will facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in their schools. Teacher participants will learn the critical skills they need to be innovative and successful in the classroom during the forty hours of instructional time which have a focus of in class practicums built into the program design. They will build and evaluate curriculum, integrate culture into their language program, develop performance based assessments, and access authentic teaching tools and resources. Through hands-on classroom teaching, participants will interact with real students studying Chinese in CAIS student program.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Occidental College (Teacher)

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Center

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2017 – June 22, 2017: Leadership Pre-Institute Online (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Technology Pre-Institute Online (Online)
    • July 21, 2017 – July 23, 2017: Building Leadership in the Arabic Language Teaching Community (Face-to-face)
    • July 24, 2017 – July 27, 2017: Technology as the Core of Standards-Based Arabic Instruction (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
    • California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    • Embassy Suite, Orange, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Occidental College offers two separate blended programs one focusing on the development of leadership and the second focusing on technology as the core of standards-based instruction. Thirty applicants (teachers in elementary, middle, high school and university settings) will be served in these two programs for ninety-six hours. Sixteen hours in the Leadership Program and twenty-four hours in the Technology Program will be delivered online. The face-to-face segment will be three days for Leadership Program and four days for Technology Program. The Leadership program is by invitation.
    Participants in the leadership program will revise or create their curricular maps and/or their thematic units in light of readings on the theory and practice of formative and summative assessment, specifically proficiency and performance. They will learn to use assessment data to articulate activities/tasks and ensure maximal learning. During the intervening year, participants will deliver their materials by framework-aligned and standards-based practices and refine their performance tasks, units and lessons to ensure optimal articulation and move learners to higher levels of proficiency.
    Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Novices will design or adapt a learning episode and deliver a model episode for high school/university students. They will a) specify the learning targets using can-do statements b) create a technology-based interpretive task with authentic materials using technology to make language, culture and/or content comprehensible to students, c) explore various programs that can be used to support interpersonal and presentational communication and d) participate in a practicum where they teach segments of a model lesson to university student volunteers.
    Intermediate level participants, will complete the tasks assigned to novices as well as the following tasks: a) edit authentic materials, b) create learning episodes/plans that include technology-based interpersonal activities that simulate real-world tasks; and c) technology-based presentational tasks that demonstrate culturally appropriate language use.
    Teachers in the Leadership and Technology Sessions will explore the use of platforms to facilitate professional development and language learning and participate in an online community to share materials and practices that will foster continued interaction among participants.

    Contact(s)
    (323) 259-2949
    ihashem@oxy.edu
    Program Website

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Hilmar Unified School District (Teacher)

    HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2017 – June 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The principle expected outcomes for the proposed project are (1) a cadre of approximately 15 Portuguese language educators (novice, intermediate and master experience levels) who are competent in implementing standardsbased Portuguese language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the proposed professional development program, and (2) The 15 teacher participants will engage in about 40 hours of professional development activities spread out over five days. It will focus on enhancing their knowledge of the three modes of communication and on strategies for integrating culture, content, and language

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    ClassRoad - HADI (Teacher)

    Startalk Principles for Meaningful Online Learning

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Persian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 23, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Fully Online - CLASSRoad Canvas (LMS) Course, , CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    CLASSRoad’s STARTALK 2017 fully-online program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Learning Experience Domain criteria LE 4c and LE 4e, building their ability to provide meaningful learning experiences and advance student learning through the use of a variety of strategies to make language comprehensible, and by frequently checking for understanding in a variety of ways throughout a lesson, while staying in the target language for 90% of instructional time. The highly collaborative program will include real time interaction among instructors and participants, feature live and video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples (including video from previous year teacher participants), peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching to remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and online collaborative group work, including several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves instruction to remote novice language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be delivered using the online learning management system Canvas and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, allowing for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner. Note: this is not a self-paced program for teachers to complete independently, but a highly interactive online course that includes collaborative online peer group work throughout the course.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 845-6149
    letha@hadi.org
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 Student/Teacher Combined Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU will offer a four-week (non-residential) Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer program for 10 heritage students in each camp (total 40) from July 10th to August 4th, 2017. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 with at least advanced (oral) and intermediate (reading and writing) levels of proficiency.
    Through a thematic curriculum and content-based instruction, students will learn about the history of their native country. This immersion program will increase students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by at least one sub-level. The program will also enhance students’ cultural competence in their heritage language and culture. While teachers facilitate the classes, students will be active participants who must take ownership of their learning. Through the use of authentic materials, they will conduct research and demonstrate their understanding through in-class discussions, presentations, writing summaries, and developing portfolios.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    2017 STARTALK Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Langauge Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is offering a 2-week (80 hrs.) residential teacher training program through the STARTALK summer program for returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian.
    During the first week of the program, the teacher participants will attend presentations, participate in discussions, see live models, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. The main focus of the program will be on Content-based Instruction in a Learner-Centered classroom.
    During the second week, the teacher participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times. The participants will receive feedback from the lead teacher, peers, and students on how to improve their instruction.
    At the end of the program, successful participants will earn three graduate-level college units. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education (onsite/online) offered by SAILN, a wing of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and will become fellows of CWLP. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credential teacher in the state of California.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bayan Claremont / Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 100% online thematic Arabic program for high school and college students will engage students around carefully-selected samples of Arabic literature that reflect the richness of cultural expression in various lands during medieval times. Students at the "intermediate low proficiency level" are encouraged to participate, and the format consists of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences. Lessons will explore the genres of travel writing, frame tales, history, scientific writing, humor, and poetry. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous person, interesting locales, and will be able to talk with others about cultural exchange and influence, and will have enhanced their abilities in the modes of communication as a foundation for further intermediate level study. They will be able to present information on historical eras and figures, stories from Arab culture, and aspects of daily life that have changed and remained the same.

    The program involves 100 hours over five weeks of online language study, comprised of self-paced work as well as live meetings from Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours per day. Students who complete the program will be provided certificates. We aim to enroll up to 38 students nationwide who are dedicated to the entire program.

    Contact(s)
    (909) 962-6760
    mshaikh@bayanclaremont.org
    Program Website

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