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    Center for Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 14, 2018: Introductory online modules (Online)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 20, 2018: Onsite face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)
    • June 22, 2018 – July 19, 2018: Follow-up online modules (Online)
    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 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 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 until March 31, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 355-1532
    Lballard@CAL.ORG

    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Teacher)

    2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    For Part 1 of the STARTALK-Hawaii Institute, five elementary school teacher trainees will receive 30 hours of coaching over 5 days, to build their capacity to run a Grade 1 and Kindergarten dual immersion program in Chinese. In Part 2, eight or nine of the twelve teacher trainees will primarily be teaching grades 7-12; the rest may be distributed among elementary schools, community schools, or colleges. The Institute is 22 days long, on average 10 hours per day. Outcomes of the Institute include: Be able to identify the characteristics of a standards based, learner-centered, task- and performance oriented program; know what the 5Cs and the three modes look like when implemented in a curriculum; be very familiar with the STARTALK principles, and begin to innovate in "comprehensible input" strategies, particularly for reading; explore project-based learning; and gain experience and confidence in implementing these principles into your own planning, teaching, and assessment practices.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2692
    cyndy@hawaii.edu
    Program Website

    University of Pennsylvania (Teacher)

    STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK-Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to 15 K-12 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program will be from July 23 to August 3rd, daily Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings: one in October as continuing "One Belt One Road" (一带一路, OBOR) lesson plan discussion meeting and one in December as a capstone event showcasing student products/learning results of each participant's school . During the program participating teachers will infuse STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design and online video and text editing skills to create unit and lesson plans with the knowledge of China's cross-continent initiative "One Belt, One Road" to implement outstanding Chinese courses at their own schools. The program features video editing training, field trips to Philadelphia schools and the Penn Museum, expert discussions on the Silk Road, Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, Chinese-specific pedagogy, high school-college articulation and free ACTFL World-Readiness FL Standards reference books. Participants from out-of-state and out-of-city will receive STARTALK funds to cover housing during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward their re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are ACTFL Standards-based, with innovative language, culture and technology components, to use in the new school year.

    From an interdisciplinary perspective, using online and off-line materials connected with China's classic "Silk Road" and current cross-continental project OBOR, attendees of STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program can introduce students to China and the world using Chinese language class as a vehicle. This program's content of OBOR will help teachers work more closely with global studies/East Asian arts/history/economics curriculum, thus opening doors to new collaborations and means of support for Chinese language programs within schools.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-6338
    dettmann@upenn.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Teacher)

    STARTALK-PDS Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a 60 contact hour intensive teacher training designed to meld a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Second Language Acquisition (including the 6 STARTALK Principles for effective language teaching) with a practical hands-on “do & reflect” approach. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers, and have ample opportunities to apply that knowledge both during this 2-week program and (for 8 of the 12 participants) during the 3-week, 90 contact hour student program immediately following the teacher program. Teachers will work collaboratively to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will create, teach, and participate in a variety of whole class, small group, paired and individual activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered language instruction in both the student program to follow and in their yearlong classrooms. Assessment of teacher success will be measured both by the TELL framework during the program, as well as a summative assessment: drafting, workshopping, finalizing and implementing culturally-rich, student-centered STARTALK Learning Plans.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Teacher)

    STARTALK DCPS 2018 Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 9, 2018 – June 23, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • DCPS Central Office,, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Teacher Institute program will serve 20 critical language teachers beginning June 25 and ending June 22, 2018. Teachers will receive 25 hours of instruction and will earn 25 Professional Learning Units. Teachers will receive hands-on interactive training in best practices for the teaching of critical language, and will have opportunities to collaborate and share resources for classroom implementation. Eight of the 20 teachers will additionally receive coaching as they serve as the instructors for the student portion of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    nicole.ugel@dc.gov

    Indiana University Bloomington (Teacher)

    IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Indiana-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program will prepare participants to develop lesson plans using Backward Curriculum Design with performance assessment in the three modes of communication. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom through micro-teaching sessions. Participants will learn how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three-weeks, and 90 instructional hours, of which 10 hours will be devoted to online training and 80 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, Indiana. These hours include some of the hours that the instructors will spend with the participants on individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 856-4191
    anyschle@indiana.edu

    Center For Human Services (CHS) (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Fostering the Whole Language Experience

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Two weeks face to face (June 24-July 6) and two weeks online (July 9 - July 20). By the end of the program, 18 instructors of Chinese will have gained measurable proficiency in designing and delivering a standards-based curriculum and pedagogy, with a focus on the following: World-Readiness standards of Communication, Culture and Connections, and four TELL domains.
    The targeted TELL domains include: (1) Learning Experiences, with a focus on comprehensible input and cultural observation and analysis, (2) Planning, with an emphasis on ensuring that teacher-trainees’ lessons are interesting (P2a), relevant, and age appropriate, and (3) collaboration, with a focus on assisting teacher-trainees to develop the skills to collaborate with individuals and organizations, and connect with members of the Chinese speaking community.

    The following describes our targets by levels:

    Chinese instructors: novice =5, intermediate = 8, and master teacher = 5

    The program will provide 95-hours of instruction over a four-week period, and offer eight hours of online training, and six-hours follow-on online workshops, which will strengthen participants’ ability to collaborate with other instructors, community members, and native Chinese speakers.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 596-9067
    chs.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Teacher)

    YHIS-STARTALK Chinese Immersion Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YingHua STARTALK Teacher Program is an intensive 12-day training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Mandarin Chinese. Participating teachers of varying levels of expertise, experience, and preparedness, learn to incorporate World-Readiness standards, immersion and inquiry-based learning principles in their teaching, and continue to advance their understanding of Startalk-endorsed principles and techniques. The key components of the program involve two types of learning: direct teaching by highly-qualified instructors known for their expertise in the field of world language education, and hands-on teaching and re-teaching experience in close collaboration with the YingHua Startalk Student Program. Participants will design and deliver lessons first to peers and then to real-world students, receiving immediate feedback from peers and instructors on their lessons, which they will then revise and re-teach with higher quality. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the real world immediately or as soon as the fall.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    michelle.tan@yhis.org

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE Chinese Teacher Program 2018

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, City not specified, NJ
    • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive program in which pre- and in-service Chinese teachers will engage in professional development focused on literacy and online instruction. During the academic year, program participants are invited to the Rutgers Chinese Round Table, where Chinese language teachers engage in a monthly, supportive community of practice. As part of the program, Chinese language teacher participants engage in two two practicum settings: an online program for high school students and an elementary FLEX program. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to:

    plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages;

    differentiate instruction
    (planning learning experiences that address the students' unique needs), especially in terms of literacy
    development; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives (in face-to-face and online contexts);

    routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and

    grow as reflective practitioners.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

    Colby College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 22, 2018: Teacher training (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Teaching (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Colby College, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 5-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in June and July 2018 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 2-week long residential, culture-rich, content-based pedagogical training for preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a 3-week long beginning-level Chinese summer camp to students from ages 10-12. During the first two weeks, the teacher participants will learn the basics of teaching Chinese as second language through hands-on experiences and will be guided to create lesson plans for the Chinese summer camp using the Backward Design and Content-Based Instruction approach. During the Chinese language camp of the third to the fifth weeks of the combination program, the teacher participants will implement their lesson plans and the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 168 hour training whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

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