Find a Summer Program

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    Center for Applied Linguistics (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of four online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 38 instructional hours over the course of 5 continuous weeks. We will have two cohorts of 14 participants each beginning in either June or July. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, create and adapt rating rubrics, create feedback plans for sharing results with students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan aligned with performance objectives. This focus program is designed to support the STARTALK principle of conducting performance-based assessment and is aligned to TELL criteria in the Performance & Feedback and Planning domains.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 355-1511
    jmorgan@cal.org
    Program Website

    Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy uses a blended learning format to support teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish in developing and demonstrating their ability to teach in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitate learner interactions in their classrooms. This 5-week program begins with a self-evaluation through the CATALYST platform and individual goal setting. The first four weeks of the program are held online, where participants build understanding of providing input and facilitating learner interactions, watch and critique model lessons, develop their own tasks and lesson plans, work collaboratively in peer groups, and participate in weekly “Live Sessions” where they interact with the Instructional Team, experts in the field, and each other to provide feedback and support. The program culminates with virtual micro-teaching, where participants demonstrate their application of teaching in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitating learner interactions in both similar-language and mixed-language groups, and participants are supported by the Instructional Team through coaching and feedback. Participants additionally receive guidance on securing or advancing their teaching license in Massachusetts, may enroll in optional graduate credits at BU Wheelock, and have the opportunity to receive extended support through the fall when additional Live Sessions will allow participants to share lessons and receive feedback using a Lesson Study format.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 353-3267
    critz@bu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Research Foundation (Focus Teacher Program)

    SDSU Multi-language Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is proposing a 2-week (60 hours) on-site professional development for 12 beginning, practicing, and heritage school language teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu with an advanced proficiency in their respective language and English, as well as, 3+ years of experience teaching the target language. The curriculum for this program will allow participants to focus on the key characteristics and strategies of learner-centered instruction. The summer program will be from June 1st to 12th, 2020. Upon successful completion, the participants are awarded three units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program is followed by an online submission of a lesson the participants will have implemented in the fall of 2020, and a two-day (9 hours) follow-up workshop in person in January.​

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard@sdsu.edu

    Stanford University (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple languages who have had successful STARTALK experiences and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying these concepts into effective classroom practices and who 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.
    A sub-set of returning participants will be invited to participate and increase their leadership skills by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating for the first time.
    All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies and 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 presentations and numerous activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations, consensus 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) 736-9618
    smearns@stanford.edu

    UCLA (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks of online material followed by one week of face-to-face collaboration) that focuses on strategies for creating a Project-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 22 K-16 instructors 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 time as needed for the online discussion forum and consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL 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 introduced innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    Maria.Carreira@csulb.edu
    Program Website

    Seattle Public Schools (Focus Teacher Program)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Startalk PLU, Tacoma, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program seeks to enroll 12 participants who have at least Advanced Low proficiency in Arabic, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. Participants will earn 11 graduate level credits towards teacher certification with a World Language Endorsement through alternative routes to certification and will receive vouchers to take the required assessments for teacher certification This three-week face-to-face summer intensive program and 3 online classes totals 162 contact hours. The program will be followed by 8 credits of fall/spring coursework and internship in order to complete the full certification program, with an estimated out-of-pocket cost of only $6,600 (financial aid available). Participants will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during summer language camps for high school heritage and intermediate second language learners.

    Contact(s)
    (253) 906-9173
    hassenjk@plu.edu

    Georgetown University (Focus Teacher Program)

    Using the ACTFL MOPI for assessment and curricula

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will provides in-depth professional development to instructors of critical languages in community colleges and higher education on how to incorporate the ACTFL Guidelines into teaching and assessment. The 20 participants will participate in 30 hours total of professional development, which includes an online course, a face-to-face workshop on the ACTFL MOPI and follow-on professional development activities. The project promotes foreign language educators’ understanding of ACTFL proficiency levels, which in turn can improve curricular design and implementation.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 687-6334
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

    University of Utah (Focus Teacher Program)

    DLI Secondary Summer Institute for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The DLI Secondary Summer Institute for Teachers will prepare in-service and pre-service teachers of Arabic, Russian and Spanish to deliver effective instruction in immersion programs at the secondary level and to help students progress through the Intermediate level of proficiency towards the goal of Advanced proficiency. The target population are teachers who are currently in elementary DLI programs and plan to move to secondary, or pre-service teachers getting ready to teach at the secondary level. Participants will complete approximately 5 hours of online pre-program modules, a 5-day face-to-face program with a total of 35 hours of instruction, and an additional 7 hours of online interaction after completion of the program. The face-to-face component of the Institute will take place at the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City on July 13-17. Participants will receive housing at an on-site hotel, breakfast and lunch during the Institute, and $415 to offset the cost of travel to Salt Lake City.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 581-6729
    fernando.rubio@utah.edu
    Program Website