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    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Two-week face-to-face class (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to 15 high school and college Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program is from July 24 to August 4th, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings on October 7th and November 11th (as a capstone event). During the program, participating teachers will use STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design, and online search materials to collaborate a unit design based on China's across-continents initiative "One Belt, One Road". Video-editing, teaching demos with peer-review, leadership training, content on Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, and high school-college articulation will also covered in the program. The program will be located on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Participants will receive a Penn certification at the end of the 60 hour training. For in-service high school teachers, this is a pathway to receive ACT 48 hours for re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are Standards-based, with integrated language, culture and content, for the new school year.

    Contact(s)
    (215) -57-3-42
    dettmann@upenn.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 11, 2017: (Face-to-Face Session at Penn State) (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 5-23; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, July 5-11; and (3) a postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 17-21; for 75 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website