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    Fargo Public Schools (Teacher)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mathew Living Learning Center, Fargo, ND
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this three-week, 120
    hour Teacher Program. The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be
    in Fargo. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing, visit Concordia Language
    Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, and receive MOPI training during the second week. The third week,
    participants will develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experience and spend the day in the student program,
    practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice
    various criteria from the TELL Modules: Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools
    and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in Linguafolio Online.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 793-2555
    mary.thrond@gmail.com
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Culture and Language

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2018 – July 3, 2018: First three days are online followed by seven days face to face. (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education experience for Chinese language teachers that will improve their ability to design standards-based curricula that fosters higher levels of Chinese language and cultural learning in their students. This program is a ten-day blended learning experience with 60- hour program for 20 Chinese language teachers who are teaching or plan to teach in immersion and second language programs. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. Participants will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-5080
    brzez001@umn.edu
    Program Website

    Indiana University Bloomington (Teacher)

    IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program will prepare participants to develop lesson plans using Backward Curriculum Design with performance assessment in the three modes of communication. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom through micro-teaching sessions. Participants will learn how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three-weeks, and 90 instructional hours, of which 10 hours will be devoted to online training and 80 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, Indiana. These hours include some of the hours that the instructors will spend with the participants on individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 856-4191
    anyschle@indiana.edu

    Colby College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 22, 2018: Teacher training (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Teaching (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Colby College, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 5-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in June and July 2018 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 2-week long residential, culture-rich, content-based pedagogical training for preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a 3-week long beginning-level Chinese summer camp to students from ages 10-12. During the first two weeks, the teacher participants will learn the basics of teaching Chinese as second language through hands-on experiences and will be guided to create lesson plans for the Chinese summer camp using the Backward Design and Content-Based Instruction approach. During the Chinese language camp of the third to the fifth weeks of the combination program, the teacher participants will implement their lesson plans and the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 168 hour training whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    University of Wyoming (Student)

    Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp: Arabian Nights

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp for 2018 will enthrall Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain front range high school and junior college students with visions and experiences of Arabian Nights. The same kind of intrigue and mystique surrounding the popular tales will take on a modern spin by whisking students through contemporary experiences of evening and night activities in various countries in the Middle East around which are structured valuable language learning experiences rich with culture and anecdotal information that will necessarily reinforce language acquisition. We will provide opportunities for 24 students to explore the rich culture of the Middle East as experienced through cultural engagements by equipping these students with the necessary vocabulary and conversational skills to navigate successfully through various simulations recreating cultural experiences. Students will reach the Novice-Mid level of proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (307) 766-3019
    shawnb@uwyo.edu

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Student Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to novice low and mid learners. Each day four hours or less of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. 1:2 format which was added about three years is our highlight. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Teacher Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018: Coursepack (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: On campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve four goals (STOP): 1) to appreciate STARTALK-endorsed principles, 2) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 3) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 4) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This summer program is a 3-week intensive Chinese teacher training and practice program from July 5 - 25.

    The targeted audiences are future and current Chinese teachers (with little or no teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required.

    Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. With the focus on comprehensible input skills, the program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, assessment, and teaching technology.

    This program offers:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours
    • Training seminars by renowned scholars and experts
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities
    • Authentic practice classes with middle/high school students
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor
    • Team lesson planning, teaching and critiquing
    • Field trips to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and museum in Boston
    • A limited number of campus dorms are available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles or farther away from Bryant campus (first come first served)
    • Each participant can receive up to $100 reimbursement for travel to the program (air/train tickets or driving mileage)
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided on class days (dinners and weekend meals are not included)

    Seats are limited. Please apply early because the program is usually filled quickly.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6566
    kliu1@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Georgetown University (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 27, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will include 20 instructors of higher education from community colleges and other institutions of higher education. Participants will have limited backgrounds in assessment in general and in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Modified Oral Proficiency (MOPI) in particular. Participants will benefit from a total of 35 hours of professional development: 10 hours before the program, when they participate in an online introduction to the MOPI, practice rating and set goals for the workshop; 21 hours during the face-to-face workshop; one hour in September to complete a survey, one hour in October/November to complete an interview and two hours in January to complete a survey and an interview. The program will also conduct research on short- and long-term impacts of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 855-0618
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – August 4, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Location not provided, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. PSI participants will be 30 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3498
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

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