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    Penn State (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • The Pennsylvania 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) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 1-21; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, June 24-29, 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 postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 8-13 ; for 75 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. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach Arabic effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

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

    Occidental College (Teacher)

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Central

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 5, 2018: Buildign Leadership (Online)
    • July 6, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Technology (Online)
    • July 20, 2018 – July 22, 2018: Buildign Leadership (Face-to-face)
    • July 23, 2018 – July 26, 2018: Technology (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hotel TBD, Long Beach, CA
    • Califronia State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    Program Setting

    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 create curricular maps and/or a thematic using social justice/global issues as an organizing principle. During the intervening year, participants will pilot materials and modify them based on program needs and interactions with their students. Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Novices will design or adapt learning plan(s) and deliver a model leaning episode for volunteers (university students, LOTE student-teachers, graduate language instructors, and university staff). Specifically, 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 volunteers. 4) Teachers in the Leadership and Technology Sessions will explore the use of platforms to facilitate professional development and language learning and create an online community to share materials and practices that foster continued interaction among participants.

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

    Concordia Language Villages (Teacher)

    Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 4, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The four-credit graduate-level course, entitled “Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages,” is a 10-day residential program hosted by Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota, and takes place on the campus of Bemidji State University (BSU).
    The course consists of 80 instructional hours, not including informal discussions and personal reflection, and focuses on key concepts of immersion education and active participation in all aspects of language and culture programming at the Language Villages. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies, with emphasis on the environment, drama and music; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. A perennial highlight of our program is several visits to our youth Language Villages in session at that time, where participants observe class concepts put into practice.

    Participants receive tuition, room & board, four units of graduate credit from Concordia College and up to $500 of travel-expense reimbursement, all for free, thanks to the STARTALK grant.

    Enrollment is limited to 15 participants, so register today by completing the attached application form or going to http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/adult-programs/educator-program... .

    For registration questions, please contact Sara Williams at swilliam@cord.edu.
    For questions regarding course content, please contact Brandon Locke at blocke@cord.edu.
    For all other questions, please contact Mark Chen at mchen@cord.edu.

    Contact(s)
    (218) 299-3472
    blocke@cord.edu
    Program Website

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