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    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 26, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • PPS Chinese Bridging Academic @ Vernon School, Portland, OR
    • PPS Russian Bridging Academic @ Kelly School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 75 K-5 students of Chinese and 38 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency level gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381 ext 65381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Teacher)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 9, 2018 – June 9, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 7, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Vernon School / BESC, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers coupled with the STARTALK K-5 Bridging Academy in Portland offers total of 23 K-5 Chinese and Russian dual language immersion teachers and aspiring educators the ideal opportunity to bridge pedagogical theory, best practices and real world application. Over 69 hours of training, reflection and evaluation and 72 hours of actual integrated content and language instruction, participants gain critical professional knowledge and skills in immersion pedagogy while collectively building a professional culture of continuous improvement anchored in a data driven learning cycle. Current teachers can earn continuing education credits toward licensure renewal. Dual Language Teacher Fellows enrolled in a Portland Public Schools and Portland State University collaborative alternative licensure program (Portland Dual Language Teacher Fellows) gain significant experience and training as part of their required course work towards full licensure and a masters degree. Aspiring Educators, highly bilingual high school and college students, also receive an invaluable opportunity to be mentored and develop skills and knowledge about working with children.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381
    mkreuzer@pps.net