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    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 10, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 60 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three-week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    schuang@smfc.k12.ca.us
    Program Website

    Portland Public Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Russian Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • August 21, 2017 – August 23, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Acdamey (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Martin Luther King Jr. PK-8 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 90 K-5 students of Mandarin Chinese and 45 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” physical spaces, as presented in a STEAM curriculum focused on bridge design and engineering, and on bridging spaces between culture and people, embodied by song, dance and martial arts or gymnastics. Student outcomes target a one proficiency level, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. A separate four-week Academy for 24 High School students of Mandarin offers 90 hours of instruction through a blended online/community based curriculum meant to move them from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency, providing a “bridge” from High School to a university Flagship language program. 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) 916-3077
    tvuong@pps.net
    Program Website

    Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) (Student)

    Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 513-5300 ext 57975
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris 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 102 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- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders 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) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, the students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately 40 students at the elementary level and 40 at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28 - July 21, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    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 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, Germantown, 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 26-July 14, 2017, 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 program's end, 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

    Chinese American International School (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK 2017 Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three-week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University Inc (Student)

    LMU 2017 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Castelar Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2017 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program is based on ACTFL Standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with the Common Core, Visual/ Performing Arts, and Physical Education Standards for California Public Schools. Expected program outcomes are that students will be able to: 1) perform Chinese folk art dancing, sing, recite Chinese poetry, complete and describe hands-on culture, art and craft projects; 2) Guide family/community members through a market-place simulation during a culminating experience representative of this year’s theme, Discovery through the Virtual Journey along the Silk Road; 3) Integrate Chinese language and cultural learning through the Virtual Journey by learning proverbs about travel/journey, their meanings and morals, and engage in interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, math and social studies. This program targets 184 students from Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown, as well as neighboring sites currently providing Mandarin Dual Language Programs in the greater Los Angeles area. We will hold 8 simultaneous class sessions and students will participate for 4 instructional hours per day, 5 days a week, for two weeks totaling 40 student contact hours.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 568-6117
    ceel@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    West Virginia Department of Education (Student)

    STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Summer Immersion Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The West Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with Monongalia County Schools, will offer the STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Immersion Summer Camp program for 80 elementary students through a ten-day instructional summer program with follow-up activities throughout the year (approximately 90 hours of total instruction). Monongalia County students who will enroll in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to engage in a thematic and content-based summer camp experience in Morgantown, WV. Students will develop or advance their initial Chinese proficiency as they engage with Mandarin speaking instructors and facilitators. The focus of the 2016 camp will be Chinese and American food and their nutritional values. There will also be discussion as how exercise influences the intake of various foods.

    Contact(s)
    (304) 624-6554 ext 242
    dlnichol@k12.wv.us

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