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    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: revised 3/16/18 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elias Brookings Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Startalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 100 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K-12 . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional contact hours from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th, 2018. A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While high school students will participate in the online Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 896-0457
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    HADI-CLASSRoad (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Planning for Engaged Language Learning

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Persian

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 17, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples--including video from previous year teacher participants--peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 845-6149
    letha@hadi.org
    Program Website

    Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) (Student)

    2018 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 21, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Turkish Cultural Center Massachusetts, Revere, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    2018 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 30 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 3 through 8. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2018. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 779-8222
    startalk@tccma.org
    Program Website

    Harvard University (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 24, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Studies” is a four-week (100 hours) intensive Russian language program for heritage speakers of Intermediate High and Advanced Low levels of proficiency, who attend high schools in the US (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century with the linguistic focus on reading and writing proficiency. Our students will be involved in community service at the local retirement home, where they will conduct a series of interviews with the Russian-speaking residents and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater) /Editorial Room (newspaper writing). This year, we will offer to our instructors a four-day comprehensive professional development seminar on STARTALK principals, lesson planning and teaching techniques.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 495-2497
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    Boston University (Teacher)

    STARTALK Online Korean Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 10, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Boston University, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This is a two-part, five-week, online program totaling 45 instructional hours, designed for Korean language teachers from K-16 institutions.
    The participants will learn how to create digital teaching resources using educational technology (first 3 weeks) and work on their online Korean teaching portfolios with guidance of instructors (last 2 weeks), which they will submit to the program director at the end of the program.
    Upon completion of the program, participants will have a solid understanding of the standards such as the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages; have developed a wealth of resources they can immediately implement in their classes; be ready to continue to create further resources using appropriate educational technology that incorporates the standards in their classroom; and have built a support network for continued growth as an effective Korean teacher. At the end of the program successful participants will receive a certificate for 45 hours of Professional Development Points through Boston University's School of Education. Online application is available at http://www.koreanteachertraining.com.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 358-5033
    kimjs@bu.edu
    Program Website

    Arabic Summer Academy (Student)

    Arabic Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 21, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive program that welcomes high school students from around Boston to learn Arabic and explore the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in an engaging and supportive environment. The program creates a dynamic academic environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can express their full selves, build communicative skills, and develop an ethic of lifelong learning as global citizens. The Arabic Summer Academy is a 17-day (85-hour) non-residential program, and it produces 40 graduates (grades 9-12) who have reached proficiency between the Novice Mid and Novice High levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    Hudson Public Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Portuguese Language & Culture Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 18, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Hudson STARTALK Portuguese Language & Cultures Summer Camp, administered by Hudson Public Schools, will give students in grades 3 to 5 an opportunity to learn Portuguese and to discover the cultures of the Portuguese speaking world. The program will run from June 27 to July 18 providing students with 90 hours of instruction. Three classes will be offered: one class for heritage speakers; one for non-heritage speakers with little to no previous knowledge of the language; and a third class for returning non-heritage speakers and 5th grade students currently taking Portuguese.
    Students will acquire language by engaging in real-life situations, singing, dancing, doing crafts, playing sports and going on field trips.

    Contact(s)
    (978) 567-6250 ext 16210
    apimentel@hudson.k12.ma.us
    Program Website

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