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    Wofford College (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Student Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Chinese @ Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty-five individualized sessions in the Fall and Winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1 to 2 sublevels higher.

    Contact(s)
    (864) 597-4902
    zhangy@wofford.edu
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 102 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 27-July 20, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Using Authentic Tales to Advance the Three Modes (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper detailing student progress and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular year/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5256
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    University of Mississippi (Student)

    Mississippi StarTalk 12

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 27, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 12 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (662) 915-7178
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2018 – July 21, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The residential Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy will consist of 13 instructional days (117 instructional hours) for high schools students grades 9-12 who are beginning students of Chinese. The outcomes of the Academy are 1) to develop interest in Chinese language and culture among high school students resulting in the establishment of programs across Nebraska 2) to immerse 20 high school students in the Chinese language and culture using innovative digital media for teaching, learning and assessment 3) to pair each high school Chinese learner with a teacher of Chinese to serve as a mentor and 4) to promote continued development of the Chinese language and culture through the LinguaFolio Online designed to assess student achievement and encourage continued study.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Teacher)

    STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 11, 2018 – July 21, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will consist of 90 instructional hours (10 days) of professional development for 15 US Chinese teachers interested in improving their language teaching skills. The outcomes of this institute include a) development of a research informed pedagogy and examination of personal beliefs about language learning and teaching, b) skill development and integration of technology in language teaching and learning, c) increase in the number of highly qualified teachers of Chinese, d) creation of a learner-centered learning environment that optimizes language proficiency and e) development of a professional learning community of Chinese teachers and language educators.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    UNR (Student)

    STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program plans to host 30 local middle and high school students (grades 7-12) and offer two level courses for new students and returning students. The course will last three weeks (June 12-29, 2018), meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 84 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through the theme of Chinese New Year: the Customs, Legend and Drama. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students of Level I will reach Novice Mid and students of Level II will reach Novice High. Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on activities in the target language as well as gain the cultural understanding in the global context.

    Contact(s)
    (775) 682-8917
    isabelli@unr.edu
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now! (Student)

    OneWorld Now! - STARTALK Summer Language Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 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. Through our year-round, Seattle-based Global Leadership Program, we integrate critical language learning, leadership training, and study abroad scholarships with a focus on minority and low-income high school youth. Thanks to STARTALK, OWN has offered a three-week Arabic, Chinese, and Korean summer program for each of the last ten years, with follow-on language classes available through the OWN academic yearlong program. In our twelfth year offering the STARTALK summer immersion program, we will hold another three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for non-heritage high school students in Seattle. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp will be to introduce 51 students to Arabic, Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies.

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

    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 26, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • PPS Chinese Bridging Academic @ Vernon School, Portland, OR
    • PPS Russian Bridging Academic @ Kelly School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 75 K-5 students of Chinese and 38 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency level gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381 ext 65381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Teacher)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 9, 2018 – June 9, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 7, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Vernon School / BESC, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers coupled with the STARTALK K-5 Bridging Academy in Portland offers total of 23 K-5 Chinese and Russian dual language immersion teachers and aspiring educators the ideal opportunity to bridge pedagogical theory, best practices and real world application. Over 69 hours of training, reflection and evaluation and 72 hours of actual integrated content and language instruction, participants gain critical professional knowledge and skills in immersion pedagogy while collectively building a professional culture of continuous improvement anchored in a data driven learning cycle. Current teachers can earn continuing education credits toward licensure renewal. Dual Language Teacher Fellows enrolled in a Portland Public Schools and Portland State University collaborative alternative licensure program (Portland Dual Language Teacher Fellows) gain significant experience and training as part of their required course work towards full licensure and a masters degree. Aspiring Educators, highly bilingual high school and college students, also receive an invaluable opportunity to be mentored and develop skills and knowledge about working with children.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

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