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    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (Teacher)

    STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 17, 2019: Pre-Institute Online Sessions (Online)
    • July 24, 2019 – July 31, 2019: Summer Institute (On-Site) (Face-to-face)
    • August 12, 2019 – August 31, 2019: Post-Institute Online Sessions (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching Institute focuses on closing the gap for heritage school teachers by creating a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) to earn state certification in order to be placed during the 2019-2020 school year in a K-12 public school classroom as an alternative entry or provisionally licensed teacher. This teacher training program recruits and supports up to 50 prospective teachers in 10 targeted STARTALK languages to address the critical need for K-12 language programs in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, as well as a limited number of Spanish teachers to serve in dual language/immersion programs in those states. The Institute design includes 75 hours of instruction delivered online and face-to-face in four stages through a variety of learning experiences: Stage 1 Pre-Institute (6 hours online; June 12-July 17); Stage 2 Summer Institute (45 hours on-site; July 24-31); Stage 3 Post-Institute (24 hours over a seven-month period, August 2019 - February 2020); and finally Stage 4 Extended Institute (additional individual work as needed to complete certification requirements, will be outlined in each participant’s PLP). This Institute ensures that teachers are coached and prepared to meet the licensing requirements of the state where they will be teaching and enter the classroom as effective educators with the skills to plan, deliver, and assess instruction using the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 894-2900 ext 131
    psandrock@actfl.org
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