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    Anchorage School District (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 14, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our STARTALK camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1-8, mostly at the Novice-Low proficiency level with some at Novice-Mid. Twenty of the students are from our second grade immersion program and will serve as ”language models” in the sessions. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day. An afterschool Chinese intensive program at Scenic Park operates three hours/week for six weeks into the 2019-2020 school year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp. Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, and intention to continue Chinese studies through secondary school.

    Contact(s)
    (907) 223-1742
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org

    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    SDSU STARTALK Multi-language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 15, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Online)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week (90 hours) hybrid teacher training program will prepare sixteen new and returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian and provide them with the knowledge and practicum opportunities to design and deliver curricula and lessons based on backward design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning. The focus of the program will be on thematically organized performance-based units of instruction in a learner-centered classroom. Successful participants will earn three units of graduate level college credit. Participants will also learn about the steps that are necessary to become a credentialed teacher in the state of California and will be given an opportunity to attend an additional 40 hours of professional development through California World Language Project and will be on a path of becoming fellows of California World Language Project upon completing the final module. After the summer program and under the supervision of the camp directors, participants will teach the follow-up sessions for high school students on five Saturdays (one 3-hour session per month).

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

    Center for Applied LInguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2019 – July 26, 2019: A 3-day face-to-face workshop will be held in Washington, DC (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    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 uses a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 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 seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 41 instructional hours over the course of 7 continuous weeks.

    Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources.

    You can indicate your interest in participating in the Summer 2019 Program using this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STARTALK2019CAL

    Contact(s)
    (202) 384-1250
    mmontee@cal.org
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2019 – July 26, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 48 rising-grade 2-8 students, proficiency levels ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-mid, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (114 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experiences with STEAM subjects and activities. "Panda Panpan’s Friends around the World" is the theme for the program, which is an extension from our previous STARTALK summer program theme “Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!”. Students will be taken on a grand tour of four major continents and spotlight the diverse cultures in academic topics covering gourmet, wildness, architecture, and arts. The program and its curriculum will provide enriched opportunities for the learners to apply Chinese language skills in real-life connected scenarios for cultural understanding and practices, giving them a deeper understanding of people around the world and encouraging them to think of themselves as a global citizen. At the end of the program, the students will perform at the target proficiency levels (Novice-high to Intermediate-high), and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    michael.bevis@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    ReDefiners World Languages (Student)

    Global Explorers: A STARTALK Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Excelsior Prep Charter School, Tampa, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Students will explore authentic products and practices that relate to traveling to a place in the world where either Arabic or Mandarin are spoken. They will travel to get to know different regions/cities and to investigate significant aspects of the culture or country. Before leaving on the trip, they will learn about the geographical features and climate of the area. They will also practice greetings so that can address people they meet using appropriate register, titles, courtesy expressions , and gestures. They will pack their backpacks with items they must take along on a virtual or local field trip. Once they arrive at their location, they will investigate the area and get to know the people and their customs. At the end of the program students will use their language skills to share with parents what they have learned about their region of study. This is a full day program, 9:00-5:00 PM. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

    Contact(s)
    (813) 530-2313
    info@redefinerswl.org
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. Returning students from Neff Elementary are welcome to attend. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com

    Blue Valley Schools (Student)

    Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Stanley Elementary, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 44 rising fifth and sixth graders with the theme "Disappearing Water" offering cognitively challenging science content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal focus on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low/mid proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more emphasis on literacy skills of reading and writing. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 624-2400
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org
    Program Website

    CityU of Seattle Startalk (Teacher)

    CityU of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chong Wa Benevolent Assn. Hall, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our program outcome is to recruit 15 fluent speakers of Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish at the novice teaching level (pre-service) to take nine undergraduate quarter credits towards Washington state teacher certification. Teacher candidates will be enrolled in one of CityU of Seattle's Alternative Routes to teacher certification program. The face to face part of the program runs 15 days (June 29-July 19), with a pre-program component (June 22-28) for a total of 90 instructional hours, not including outside assignments and the pre-program online component. Within the program are 9 half days of lab school in which teacher candidates teach in the morning and attend certification classes in the afternoon. During lab school, instructors and master mentors observe and note teaching behaviors for discussion during a working lunch. After the summer program, teacher candidates will take an additional 14 credits during the academic year, completing student teaching by the end of spring quarter and taking and passing the edTPA in June. Teacher candidates will then apply for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate. During the certification program, teacher candidates will also be eligible to take the Designated World Language endorsement test to be certified to teach Chinese, Korean. Portuguese or Spanish.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 722-6561
    laubetty@cityu.edu
    Program Website

    Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council (Student)

    The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Dora Kennedy French Immersion School, Greenbelt, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK Chinese STEAM & Culture Summer Academy is a three-week program integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) into the learning of the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary school students an intense but fun and engaging experience. The program is comprised of daily language, cultural, STEAM activities, two one-day field trips, and a final performance day. It is open to all students from kindergarten to fifth grade (novice low to novice high/intermediate-low proficiency levels) in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas; lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Our theme this year is "The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many," in which students learn about the Chesapeake Bay, the animals, and plants that depend on it, its environmental impact, and pollution solutions they can encourage in their communities.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 583-4515
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now (Student)

    OWN - STARTALK Summer Language and Leadership Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Summit Sierra High School, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. Through our year-round Global Leadership Program we integrate critical language learning, leadership training, and study abroad scholarships for mostly underserved high school students. Thanks to STARTALK, OWN has offered a three-week Arabic, Chinese, and Korean summer program for each of the last eleven years, with follow-on language classes available through our academic year long program. In 2019 we again propose to hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for non-heritage high school students in Seattle, especially those who have fewer opportunities to access international education. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp will be to introduce 51 students to Arabic, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    jennifer@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

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