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- June 4, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- Morse Elementary School, Overland Park, KS
- June 18, 2018 – July 17, 2018: (Online)
Blue Valley Schools (Student)
STARTALK Chinese Immersion Academy
This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 30 fourth and fifth graders with the theme "Thoughtful and Caring Citizens Every Day" offering cognitively challenging social studies content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal emphasis on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more focus on literacy skills of reading and writing. Rising 1st graders will attend for 45 hours and will continue their yearlong language immersion experience or may be introduced to Chinese for the first time. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.
STARTALK: Planning for Engaged Language Learning
Arabic, Chinese, Persian
CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature 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 of 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 group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.