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

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    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE Chinese Teacher Program 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 30, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rutgers The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
    • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive summer program designed for 13 experienced Chinese teachers. The program supports the development of leadership skills, while focusing on providing professional development in these specific areas: literacy development and online instruction. The program offers two clinical settings: an elementary face-to-face and high school on-line program in which participants will practice and reflect upon the new skills they are developing. Via our Chinese Round Tables, we offer an additional 25 hours of professional development during the academic year. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to: plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives; routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and grow as leaders and reflective practitioners.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

    Chinese American International School (Teacher)

    CAIS STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The CAIS STARTALK K-8 Chinese Teacher Training Program will provide twelve teacher participants with the fundamentals for instruction in a Chinese language classroom. This intensive one week training for teachers will facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in their schools. Teacher participants will learn the critical skills they need to be innovative and successful in the classroom during the forty hours of instructional time which have a focus of in class practicums built into the program design. They will build and evaluate curriculum, integrate culture into their language program, develop performance based assessments, and access authentic teaching tools and resources. Through hands-on classroom teaching, participants will interact with real students studying Chinese in CAIS student program.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.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

    College of The Holy Cross (Teacher)

    Read-On: Teaching Reading Literacy in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 21, 2017 – July 30, 2017: residential (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    10-day residential program for experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) focusing on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading skills. Participants will be selected to represent Chinese teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12), middle school (6-8), and immersion programs in grades 3-8. They will be on task for a total of 90 hours, developing higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. Participants will receive round-trip travel from home institution, housing in an apartment-style dorm on campus, and all meals during the program. Application deadline April 15. Apply at https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81377

    Contact(s)
    (508) 793-3335
    cross@holycross.edu
    Program Website

    Hunter College / City University of New York (Teacher)

    STARTALK / Hunter College Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – August 2, 2017: Face-to-Face + Online (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hunter College, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Ten to fifteen pre-service and in-service teachers will be given the opportunity to complete proficiency- and evidence-based training through the cycle of observe, teach, critique, and reflect. The training will emphasize the importance of implementing a standards-based and thematically organized curriculum as well as using target language and providing comprehensible input for instruction. The design of the teacher program is closely integrated with the student program. Participants will gain abundant experience in both classroom-based and online teaching. Participants can earn graduate credits toward the M.A. in Teaching Chinese and New York State teacher certificate. Instruction is approximately 120 hours; the program will run from June 26, 2017 to December 8th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 772-4965
    cderlin@hotmail.com
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Langauge & Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University International Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education blended learning experience for pre-service and in-service Chinese language instructors to teach language and culture in their classroom. Participants will enhance their ability to design standards-based curricula that foster higher levels of Chinese language and cultural proficiency in their students. The first four days will be online and the next six days will be residential on the campus of University of Minnesota.

    Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. They will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Moreover, participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    The program will provide free lodging for all participants coming from out of Twin Cities metro area, and travel stipend up to $400 to offset the cost of airfare and/or mileage. Participants will also have the opportunity to take STARTALK program for 2 credit graduate level course at the University of Minnesota (tuition and other fees apply).

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-0243
    zhang429@umn.edu
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Teacher)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Mathew Living and Learning Center, Fargo, ND
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this three-week, 120 hour Teacher Program. The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be in Fargo. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing, visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, and receive MOPI training during the second week. The third week, participants will develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experience and spend the day in the program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Environment, Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in an online portfolio.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    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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