Hope Chinese Charter School (Teacher)
STARTALK PNW K-12 Chinese Teacher Training Program
- June 29, 2017 – July 1, 2017: Training Workshops (Face-to-face)
- July 5, 2017 – July 7, 2017: In-Class Observations and Practice (Face-to-face)
- Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
The STARTALK Pacific NW K-12 Teacher Training Program will respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources to Chinese teachers from the Pacific Northwest for 30 hours over 6 days. It will provide opportunities to 12 participants who are new or experienced teachers in K-12 Chinese programs as well as those who are preparing their pathway to become a Chinese teacher. The program consists of two strands: 1) 3-day intensive teacher training workshops that deliver an explicit emphasis on how to use the Backward Design theory to plan for meaningful learner-centered learning experiences; 2) 3-day classroom observations in the STARTALK student program and debrief discussions with the instructors and peers. The first 3 days of teacher training workshops will be mandatory to participate, and the remaining optional 3 days will coincide with the STARTALK STEM-integrated Chinese Summer Program whereby teachers will be able to observe the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in action as they are applied in the classroom. As a result of the program, participants will be able to use Backward Design theory to plan for contextualized and meaningful learning experience, incorporate technology use for language produce, use performance-based assessment, and provide constructive feedback to students in their current or future Chinese classrooms.