Center For Human Services (CHS) (Teacher)
STARTALK: Fostering the Whole Language Experience
- June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Online)
- McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
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.