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    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

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018: Online preparatory session (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: UCLA workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 314 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks: online material; one week: face-to-face collaboration) on strategies for creating a macro-based PBL curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 24 participants who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of project-based learning by designing a Standards- based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, Standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have implemented innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

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

    Stanford University (Teacher)

    Stanford University Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 20, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This one-week 40-hour program is designed for experienced teachers of all STARTALK languages. Eligible participants will have had successful experiences in STARTALK and other similar world language professional learning programs and are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. It is expected that they will have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua. At the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentation, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and censuses building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9042
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    Georgetown University (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 27, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will include 20 instructors of higher education from community colleges and other institutions of higher education. Participants will have limited backgrounds in assessment in general and in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Modified Oral Proficiency (MOPI) in particular. Participants will benefit from a total of 35 hours of professional development: 10 hours before the program, when they participate in an online introduction to the MOPI, practice rating and set goals for the workshop; 21 hours during the face-to-face workshop; one hour in September to complete a survey, one hour in October/November to complete an interview and two hours in January to complete a survey and an interview. The program will also conduct research on short- and long-term impacts of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 855-0618
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

    Indiana University Bloomington (Teacher)

    IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program will prepare participants to develop lesson plans using Backward Curriculum Design with performance assessment in the three modes of communication. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom through micro-teaching sessions. Participants will learn how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three-weeks, and 90 instructional hours, of which 10 hours will be devoted to online training and 80 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, Indiana. These hours include some of the hours that the instructors will spend with the participants on individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 856-4191
    anyschle@indiana.edu