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

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    Boston University (Teacher)

    Portuguese Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: phase 1 (Online)
    • July 28, 2017 – July 29, 2017: phase 2 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
    • Boston, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The target audience for the 75-hour long, four-week online and two-day on-site blended Portuguese Teacher Training program (PTT) is fifteen K-16 teachers of Portuguese with a minimum of one-year of teaching experience. They need not to have any background in Portuguese as a pluricentric language or intercultural communicative competence, but ideally should strive to deliver student-centered instruction and predominantly teach in the target language. The goal is to provide opportunities for teachers of Portuguese to integrate research-based best practices into their language teaching, learn to reflect critically on their own performance, engage collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies, and to recognize, analyze and compare different cultural practices from the Portuguese-speaking world. As the program addresses pluricentrism it also trains teachers to facilitate their students’ acquisition of intercultural communicative competence.

    Contact(s)
    (781) -88-8-32
    cbianc@bu.edu
    Program Website

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Hilmar Unified School District (Teacher)

    HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2017 – June 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The principle expected outcomes for the proposed project are (1) a cadre of approximately 15 Portuguese language educators (novice, intermediate and master experience levels) who are competent in implementing standardsbased Portuguese language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the proposed professional development program, and (2) The 15 teacher participants will engage in about 40 hours of professional development activities spread out over five days. It will focus on enhancing their knowledge of the three modes of communication and on strategies for integrating culture, content, and language

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Georgia State University (Student)

    Learning Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    • Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Kindergarten through 5th grade learners in the Atlanta area will have the opportunity to increase proficiency in the U.S. priority languages of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. This program will provide intensive language instruction for 105 participants: 60in Chinese, 15 in Korean, and 30 in Portuguese. Target proficiency levels will be Novice Mid to Intermediate Low for Portuguese participants and Novice Low to Intermediate Mid for Chinese and Korean participants. This intensive language program will be a two-week camp with 40 hours of interactive immersion in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    Georgia State University (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • June 24, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will provide professional development for practicing and potential teachers of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. As a result of this program, participants will be able to implement standards-based, thematically organized instruction; integrate target language culture into everyday instruction; and provide instruction in the target language that is student centered and engaging. This four-week program consists of 120 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Teacher)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three week summer intensive program will take place June 23-July 14. Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk Teacher Certification Program will start a new Cohort 11 of 5 Chinese, 3 Korean and 3 Portuguese speaking teacher candidates to join the returning Cohort 10 (4 participants) in a state approved teacher certification program. Cohort 10 will take its own 6 graduate level credits in the alternate route teacher certification sequence, totaling 180 instructional hours . The new Cohort 11 will begin their initial set of courses for 6 graduate level classes. Day 1 (Friday, June 23) features the orientation to certification seminar and first day of classes, with the following Week 1 consisting of morning certification classes and afternoon lab school prep. Weeks 2 and 3 will consist of a supervised morning lab school practicum with a working lunch debrief and prep in the afternoons. Those in Cohort 10 who completed summer 2016 and who have also completed the fall Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect class, spring student teaching and the culminating EdTPA, will be eligible for state teaching certificates by the end of Summer 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 722-6561
    belau@seattleschools.org

    University of California, Los Angeles (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 25, 2017: Training Module (Online)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Residential program at UCLA (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA Center for World Languages, host of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, will offer a four-week teacher workshop on strategies for developing materials for heritage language learners (HLLs). Following a flipped format, the workshop will consist of three weeks of online training with an instructor’s feedback and monitoring, and one week of on-site instruction at UCLA, for a total of 75 instructional hours. We will accept 20 participants from across the country representing K-16 institutions. . Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of materials development by designing a Standards-based project that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. We are investigating the possibility of awarding Mozilla badges to participants.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    Town of Hudson (Student)

    STARTALK Portuguese Language & Culture Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Hudson STARTALK Portuguese Language & Cultures Summer Camp, will support 30 students over 15 days of summer camp, from June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017, providing students with 90 hours of instruction during the summer. We will offer two classes: one class for heritage speakers with the objective of developing proficiency in Portuguese and an appreciation for students’ heritage; the other class, for non-heritage speakers with little to no previous knowledge of the language, will introduce students to the Portuguese language and cultures. Both classes will utilize classroom instruction, curriculum, assessments, performance activities, field trips, workshops and guest speakers to help them develop skills in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes.

    Contact(s)
    (978) 567-6250 ext 16210
    apimentel@hudson.k12.ma.us
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Student)

    Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Online)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning,” aims to enroll 20 high school and college Portuguese and Spanish heritage language students in a four-week intensive Portuguese language program meeting six hours a day for a total of 120 instructional hours plus 20 hours for the online component preceding the face-to-face program. Portuguese heritage students are expected to increase their proficiency level from Intermediate Low to High, and Spanish heritage students, who will be just beginning their study of Portuguese, will aim to reach Intermediate Low (or higher) proficiency. The program is designed to develop students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading and Listening, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing in Portuguese, and in the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn six University of Washington credits by enrolling in PORT 105 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL AAPPL in the beginning of the program and the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) at the end of the program. High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Portuguese at the UW.

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

    University of Washington (Teacher)

    Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Online)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, or Russian 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 2017, the 75-hour program will offer six UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from June 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 with both online and in-person components.

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

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