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    Portland Public Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Russian Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • August 21, 2017 – August 23, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Acdamey (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Martin Luther King Jr. PK-8 School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 90 K-5 students of Mandarin Chinese and 45 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging” physical spaces, as presented in a STEAM curriculum focused on bridge design and engineering, and on bridging spaces between culture and people, embodied by song, dance and martial arts or gymnastics. Student outcomes target a one proficiency level, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. A separate four-week Academy for 24 High School students of Mandarin offers 90 hours of instruction through a blended online/community based curriculum meant to move them from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency, providing a “bridge” from High School to a university Flagship language program. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-3077
    tvuong@pps.net
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website