University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)
STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age
- June 12, 2017 – June 20, 2017: Asynchronous (Online)
- June 22, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
- University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
This STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the Chinese language curriculum a range of technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain competencies in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will cover a variety of topics, including affordances & challenges to technology integration in the language classroom, development of a learner-centered classroom, the flipped classroom, digital storytelling, technology project assessments, open educational resources, and cultivation of a Personalized Learning Network (PLN). The program will consist of eight days of pre-program asynchronous online learning and eight days of a face-to-face residential institute on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The online portion of the program consists of activities and discussion related to program topics. During the face-to-face institute, participants will receive training on specific technologies, have time to gain experience and work with instructors on these technologies, engage in discussions with master teachers about successful integration of technology in the classroom, and learn about current theory, standards, and trends in instructional technology and Chinese language learning. At the end of the program, participants will leave with resources, lesson plans, and action plans for technology integration in the world language classroom. Application to this STARTALK program is open to all Chinese language teachers who teach Chinese language in grades 6-12 in the United States. Enrollment is limited to 20 teachers. Participants must be able to commit to fulfilling all requirements of the residential and asynchronous online portions of the program. No partial attendance is allowed. Participants will receive $375 towards travel reimbursement, single-room lodging, and all meals. Participants will have the option to earn graduate credit in Teacher Education from the University of Colorado Boulder at the participant's expense.