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

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    OneWorld Now! (Student)

    OneWorld Now!-STARTALK Summer Language Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • OneWorld Now! @ Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. In our tenth year offering the STARTALK summer immersion program, we will hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for at least 51 non-heritage high school students in Seattle, with a focus on minority and low-income high school youth. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp is to introduce the students to Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Korean, motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies, and encourage them to explore related post-secondary studies and careers with a demand for critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    jennifer@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

    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

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    Program Website

    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

    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

    University of New Mexico (Student)

    Arabic in New Mexico

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program “Arabic in New Mexico: A Common Past and Shared Future” will provide Arabic instruction for 30 students grades 6-12 at the Novice and Intermediate levels over the course of three weeks (91 contact hours). Novice students will reach the Novice High level with some performance at the Intermediate Low level and Intermediate students will reach the Intermediate Low level with some performance at the Intermediate Mid level in all language skills. The program will be guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning and use performance-based assessment. Through classroom instruction, community interactions, and extracurricular activities, students will develop a greater understanding of past and present cultural connections between New Mexico and the Arab world.

    Contact(s)
    (505) -27-7-47
    etrentman@unm.edu
    Program Website

    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

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens Summer Institute in Arabic

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 24th to August 11th with lunch and snack provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities centered around daily one-on-one video chats with conversation coaches abroad as our theme "Global Connections Along the Silk Road” becomes a reality. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to become lifelong language learners eager to engage in intercultural dialogue. 40 students will be admitted to the Arabic program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon program completion. Our 2017 application can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/st17queens

    Contact(s)
    (704) 688-2836
    debelle@queens.edu
    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

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