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    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE 2019 Teacher Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 2019 program theme is "Global New Jersey," in which we focus on using storytelling to develop global competence. We welcome up to 20 participants of a variety of language backgrounds and teaching experience for a two-week summer intensive program (90 hours) with academic year follow-up via our Language Roundtables (an additional 16 hours), for a total of 106 hours. We will support participants as they design lessons for a "Global New Jersey" theme, engage in micro-teaching, teach K-6 students in a local summer camp, and reflect upon those experiences. Participants will leave the program with the new knowledge, skills, and materials to use storytelling in their language teaching; teach a "Global New Jersey" unit designed to build global competence; and develop a long-term professional development plan. At the end of the program, they will belong to a year-long community of practice in which they can find support for their instruction and leadership development via a network of STARTALK-minded teachers.

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

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're Off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK “We're Off to Russia!” is an intensive four-week-long Russian summer school for high school students that is administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and will take place on June 17 through July 12, 2019 on Pitt campus. 20 students from five partnering high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Penn Trafford High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Academy) along with students from other U.S. high schools will participate in this Russian language and culture program. The curriculum that is based on the theme “We’re Off to Russia!” will prepare participants for a study-abroad program in Russia. Besides performance-based instructions that target the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian, high school students will also have a chance to explore Russian culture around Pittsburgh, by visiting a Russian church, buying groceries in a Russian store, cooking Russian cuisine, learning Russian songs and poems, participating in Russian art and craft workshops, and meeting with the members of the local Russian community.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    crees@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    Pushkin Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 5-week program in Russian. PSI offers 20-25 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations and advances students’ intercultural competence. PSI participants will be 24 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-6764
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute STARTALK Online PRE-AP Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Institute STARTALK PRE-AP Program will provide 100 students from across the US the opportunity to strengthen their Chinese language skills whether in preparation for an AP Chinese course or for those who just want to improve their Chinese. The online learning environment is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates the best strategies for second language acquisition which makes learning Chinese more efficient, effective and engaging.

    Through the theme of Innovation and Invention, participants will learn about the Four Great Inventions of China (paper, gunpowder, printing, compass), compare and contrast American and Chinese ingenuity and progress through innovations to today's social media, and explore the impact of these innovations on our lives.

    Each day students will engage in 90 minutes of synchronous online instruction with a teacher and 3 other students in addition to ~ 2 hours of asynchronous learning which includes independent, pair and group projects. Upon completion of the 50-hour program, students will attain intermediate-mid to intermediate-high ACTFL proficiency level and will have exposure to AP content and instruction.

    * All applicants will be given a complimentary license to AI tools that enable comprehension of text and facilitate independent reading.

    Contact(s)
    (408) 863-2498
    yunhe.chao@gmail.com
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK DCPS program will enroll 80 upper elementary and middle school DCPS and DC resident students in a 2-week language and culture program. The student program will run from July 1 through July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for a total of 98 instructional hours. Students will be grouped by proficiency levels and will study the theme of Contemporary Life in China, looking at authentic materials focusing on (1) current events and contemporary issues, (2) current trends, and (3) popular culture. As a part of the program, DCPS will partner with local organizations and museums to bring authentic learning experiences to the students inside and outside of the classroom. Students will exit the program with both enhanced proficiency in Chinese and a deeper understanding of daily life in China that will pique their interest and set a strong foundation for future learning.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 868-6580
    elba.garcia@dc.gov

    Balvihar Hindi School VHPA (Student)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2019 – June 8, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle school, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This blended 96 hour camp (total 15 days program with 12 days face to face and three days of pre-camp 2 hour online segment) with two weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Riverside Academy (Teacher)

    STARTALK Preparing Arabic Teachers of Tomorrow

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Riverside Academy West, Dearborn, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK 2019 program Preparing Arabic Teachers of Tomorrow goal is to prepare 20 Arabic teachers to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to complete the certification process with Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow Program. Participants who are already certified will receive up on approval 80 SCECHs State Continues Education Clock Hours toward the renewal of their certificates. The program will provide solid professional development workshops connecting theory to practice and implementing best practices using the STARTALK Endorsed-Principles in teaching Arabic as a world language in K-12 U.S. schools. The program also aims to advance teachers professional skills and knowledge to maintain their professional certification. The two-week program will offer 85 instructional hours including a pre-program segment viewing selected STARTALK online workshops followed by discussions, workshops, and micro teaching sessions. The micro teaching sessions will allow teachers to apply and practice learned teaching strategies in real classroom setting and with 30 school students.

    Contact(s)
    (734) 646-5455
    hassanw@gee-edu.com

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Acad

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Van Hise Hall, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy will provide high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to reach Novice Mid to Novice High proficiency in Korean in a four week program. By following the program theme of My Virtual Trip to South Korea, students in the program will communicate in Korean in real-life situations centered around travel, cuisine, popular culture, and the weather. Thirty-five students will participate in this non-residential Korean language and culture program totaling 100 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3341
    byungjin.lim@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    Harvard University (Student)

    Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Studies

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Program, ‘Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Sciences’ aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage students (14-18) in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. Students will increase their proficiency in Russian by examining how history and other social sciences help them to understand the world around them. The students will work closely with an elderly Russian-speaking community member and conduct an interview, which they will present in class. All interviews will be collected and turned into ‘Bridging the Generations’ project.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 458-0479
    egorova@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    University of Pennsylvania (Teacher)

    STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 21, 2019 – August 2, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to fifteen K-16 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. Held at the beautiful campus of University of Pennsylvania, this two-week, 63 instructional hour face-to-face program will be from July 21 to August 2nd, 2019 each day from 9 am to 4 pm. The program will offer Penn expert discussions on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's history of interactions in Central Eurasia, nationalism and Chinese minorities, ecological and environmental issues relating to the BRI, as well as pedagogy training, material development and micro-teaching. The program also features video editing training, a field trip to a Philadelphia high school and workshop in the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This partial residential program offers travel funds to 10 STARTALK participants to cover housing for 10 out-of-state participants during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward re-certification and career advancement. After the program, participating teachers will have new teaching materials that are World-Readiness Standard-based with innovative culture content and technology components, to use in the new school year. Experiences gained from this Belt & Road Initiative themed program will open great opportunities for language teachers to connect the subject to K-12 courses, such as Economics, World History, World Geography, Environment Study, Arts and Music appreciation course.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-6338
    mhchiang@sas.upenn.edu
    Program Website

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