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    Center for Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 14, 2018: Introductory online modules (Online)
    • June 15, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Follow-up online modules (Online)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 20, 2018: Onsite face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until March 31, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 355-1532
    Lballard@CAL.ORG

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – July 1, 2018: Main Program (Online)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018: Optional ePortfolio Work (Online)
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    • Completely online program, , MN
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    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program and will work entirely online with the instruction and support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 11 - July 1, 2018) for critical language teachers. Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the three communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course. The program includes online language mini-lessons that will be conducted as a “class-within-a-class” so that language learning activities set within the framework of the three communication modes, learner behaviors and needs, online design and expectations, and best practices for teaching online can be modeled and analyzed, created and tested, and peer-critiqued in a safe environment. Participants will be engaged in active for approximately 120 hours total for the program, depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    johns484@umn.edu
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