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    West Windsor Public Schools (Student)

    Pre-Kindergarten Mandarin Jump-Start Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Kindergarten Camp (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three week program is intended to prepare an estimated 40 pre-kindergarten students to enter a Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten in September 2018. It is anticipated that the students will be both pre-literate and have little to no previous knowledge of the language. Program outcomes will include student ability to communicate in all three modes at the Novice Mid proficiency level. The program will run from 9:00 am till 12:00 noon for three weeks (14 days because of July 4th) for a total of 42 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 716-5000 ext 5120
    sherry.sizemore@ww-p.org

    Western Michigan University (Student)

    Michigan STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Onsite Learning (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Online Learning (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The MSCSA employs a 4-week blended program aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 6-12. The 3-week face-to-face program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9 to July 27, 2018, at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with the subsequent one-week (July 30-August 3) online program requiring students to devote at least two hours daily in learning the language. A total of 115 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency at least to novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. The student program coincides with the major time frame of the teacher program, thus enabling collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants and providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences in speaking Mandarin. Student-centered learning will be emphasized in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities. During and after the program, online LinguaFolio will be used to continue the development process of Chinese language among students. After the 15-day learning journey, learners will gain confidence in using Mandarin Chinese to communicate with native speakers on familiar topics in daily life. Students who fully participate in the program (total 115 hours) and participate in the study abroad program (optional with additional cost) can meet at least one credit of world language high school graduation requirement under the Michigan Merit Curriculum. All costs including snacks and lunches are covered by the program. The application deadline is May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    STARTALK: WeChat - Chinese School Edition

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK WeChat: Chinese School Edition is a non-residential 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have less than 2 years studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Center for Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 14, 2018: Introductory online modules (Online)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 20, 2018: Onsite face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)
    • June 22, 2018 – July 19, 2018: Follow-up online modules (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until March 31, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 355-1532
    Lballard@CAL.ORG

    Chicago Public Schools (Student)

    CPS/UChicago Arabic and Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Arabic and Chinese (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STARTALK program will provide a rich, hands-on, language immersion program in Arabic and Chinese to 30 high school students (9th-11th grade) who have already completed one to two years of Arabic instruction or two to three years of Chinese instruction. The program will be housed at the University of Chicago (UChicago) campus and classes will be conducted by U of C instructors. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills through real-life applications and varied authentic experiences in alignment with STARTALK principles. Participants will attend classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting July 2 and ending July 27, 2018 with a total of 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 553-1968
    fmginski@cps.edu
    Program Website

    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Teacher)

    2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    For Part 1 of the STARTALK-Hawaii Institute, five elementary school teacher trainees will receive 30 hours of coaching over 5 days, to build their capacity to run a Grade 1 and Kindergarten dual immersion program in Chinese. In Part 2, eight or nine of the twelve teacher trainees will primarily be teaching grades 7-12; the rest may be distributed among elementary schools, community schools, or colleges. The Institute is 22 days long, on average 10 hours per day. Outcomes of the Institute include: Be able to identify the characteristics of a standards based, learner-centered, task- and performance oriented program; know what the 5Cs and the three modes look like when implemented in a curriculum; be very familiar with the STARTALK principles, and begin to innovate in "comprehensible input" strategies, particularly for reading; explore project-based learning; and gain experience and confidence in implementing these principles into your own planning, teaching, and assessment practices.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2692
    cyndy@hawaii.edu
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Summer Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Institute program will serve 100 DCPS students in Middle and High School (grades 6-8 and 9-12) in a 5 week Chinese instruction program beginning June 25 and ending July 27, 2018. Students will receive between 120 and 132 hours of instruction and will earn a 1.0 World Language Credit. Students will not only receive quality language instruction, but will put their language and cultural learning to use in various opportunities that only the nation's capital can offer through partnership with a variety of embassies, museums, and cultural organizations who will make learning come alive for students. The program will culminate with a final presentation where students have an opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned and celebrate d Chinese cultures.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    nicole.ugel@dc.gov
    Program Website

    University of Pennsylvania (Teacher)

    STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK-Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to 15 K-12 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program will be from July 23 to August 3rd, daily Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings: one in October as continuing "One Belt One Road" (一带一路, OBOR) lesson plan discussion meeting and one in December as a capstone event showcasing student products/learning results of each participant's school . During the program participating teachers will infuse STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design and online video and text editing skills to create unit and lesson plans with the knowledge of China's cross-continent initiative "One Belt, One Road" to implement outstanding Chinese courses at their own schools. The program features video editing training, field trips to Philadelphia schools and the Penn Museum, expert discussions on the Silk Road, Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, Chinese-specific pedagogy, high school-college articulation and free ACTFL World-Readiness FL Standards reference books. Participants from out-of-state and out-of-city will receive STARTALK funds to cover housing during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward their re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are ACTFL Standards-based, with innovative language, culture and technology components, to use in the new school year.

    From an interdisciplinary perspective, using online and off-line materials connected with China's classic "Silk Road" and current cross-continental project OBOR, attendees of STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program can introduce students to China and the world using Chinese language class as a vehicle. This program's content of OBOR will help teachers work more closely with global studies/East Asian arts/history/economics curriculum, thus opening doors to new collaborations and means of support for Chinese language programs within schools.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-6338
    dettmann@upenn.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Teacher)

    STARTALK-PDS Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a 60 contact hour intensive teacher training designed to meld a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Second Language Acquisition (including the 6 STARTALK Principles for effective language teaching) with a practical hands-on “do & reflect” approach. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers, and have ample opportunities to apply that knowledge both during this 2-week program and (for 8 of the 12 participants) during the 3-week, 90 contact hour student program immediately following the teacher program. Teachers will work collaboratively to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will create, teach, and participate in a variety of whole class, small group, paired and individual activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered language instruction in both the student program to follow and in their yearlong classrooms. Assessment of teacher success will be measured both by the TELL framework during the program, as well as a summative assessment: drafting, workshopping, finalizing and implementing culturally-rich, student-centered STARTALK Learning Plans.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rosemont Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 25-July 13, 2018, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@aol.com
    Program Website

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