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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
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    UW (Teacher)

    Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 8, 2018: (Online)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2018, the 75-hour program will offer five UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from June 25, 2018 to July 8, 2018 (online) and July 9, 2018 through July 20, 2018 in the face-to-face component.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.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

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