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    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    2017 STARTALK Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Langauge Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is offering a 2-week (80 hrs.) residential teacher training program through the STARTALK summer program for returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian.
    During the first week of the program, the teacher participants will attend presentations, participate in discussions, see live models, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. The main focus of the program will be on Content-based Instruction in a Learner-Centered classroom.
    During the second week, the teacher participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times. The participants will receive feedback from the lead teacher, peers, and students on how to improve their instruction.
    At the end of the program, successful participants will earn three graduate-level college units. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education (onsite/online) offered by SAILN, a wing of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and will become fellows of CWLP. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credential teacher in the state of California.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Two-week face-to-face class (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to 15 high school and college Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program is from July 24 to August 4th, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings on October 7th and November 11th (as a capstone event). During the program, participating teachers will use STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design, and online search materials to collaborate a unit design based on China's across-continents initiative "One Belt, One Road". Video-editing, teaching demos with peer-review, leadership training, content on Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, and high school-college articulation will also covered in the program. The program will be located on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Participants will receive a Penn certification at the end of the 60 hour training. For in-service high school teachers, this is a pathway to receive ACT 48 hours for re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are Standards-based, with integrated language, culture and content, for the new school year.

    Contact(s)
    (215) -57-3-42
    dettmann@upenn.edu
    Program Website

    College of The Holy Cross (Teacher)

    Read-On: Teaching Reading Literacy in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 21, 2017 – July 30, 2017: residential (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    10-day residential program for experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) focusing on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading skills. Participants will be selected to represent Chinese teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12), middle school (6-8), and immersion programs in grades 3-8. They will be on task for a total of 90 hours, developing higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. Participants will receive round-trip travel from home institution, housing in an apartment-style dorm on campus, and all meals during the program. Application deadline April 15. Apply at https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81377

    Contact(s)
    (508) 793-3335
    cross@holycross.edu
    Program Website

    COLLEGE BOARD (Teacher)

    STARTALK Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: On-site program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute program will prepare approximately 115 newly arrived visiting Chinese teachers for upcoming teaching assignments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. After completing 60 instructional hours of sessions, hands-on activities, and microteaching in the 10-day program, participants will gain a realistic understanding of the expectations in U.S. K-12 schools. Participants will develop skills and strategies for classroom management, teaching in the target language, using the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach for lesson plan creation, and communicating with U.S. students, parents, and colleagues. A secondary group of 10 veteran guest teachers will serve as mentors to improve their own teaching and leadership skills.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 713-8038
    scantor@collegeboard.org
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Teacher)

    Stanford Teacher Leadership Development Seminar

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 14, 2017 – July 19, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This one-week 40-hour program is designed for experienced teachers of all STARTALK languages. Selected participants will have had successful experiences in STARTALK and other similar world language professional learning programs and are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. It is expected that they will have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua. At the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentation, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and censuses building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9042
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    University of Nebraska (Teacher)

    STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2017 – July 22, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, , NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will consist of 90 instructional hours (10 days) of professional development for 15 US Chinese teachers interested in improving their language teaching skills. The outcomes of this institute include a) development of a research informed pedagogy and examination of personal beliefs about language learning and teaching, b) skill development and integration of technology in language teaching and learning, c) increase in the number of highly qualified teachers of Chinese, d) creation of a learner-centered learning environment that optimizes language proficiency and e) development of a professional learning community of Chinese teachers and language educators.

    Contact(s)
    (402) .37-0.61
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Teacher)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Mathew Living and 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 program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Environment, Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in an online portfolio.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts (Teacher)

    UMASS-STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • check website, Check website, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    After this course, participants will be able to discuss and employ the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles, and be able to implement best practices in their lesson planning and classrooms. Teachers will be able to write a Standards-Based and Thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at the October following up day. We plan to have 20 Chinese language teachers from grades k-12 for this intensive, mentored experience of teaching with student-centered instruction, 8 of whom will be fully integrated into the Mandarin Student Camp for 10 days due to their Advanced learning status. The Teacher program runs for 10 days between July 8 to 20 from 9:00-4:00 each day, with an additional learning day scheduled in the fall, and a follow-up day to review final curriculum units, totaling 95 hours, plus 12 additional hours of professional development will be offered post-program at UMass programs for Chinese Language Teachers. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing opportunities for students to receive individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin, which is intended to assist the New group of teachers to encourage student speaking in unscripted, spontaneous conversation.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 338-9385
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    University of Hawaii Systems (Teacher)

    U of Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Seven or eight of the ten teacher trainees at the STARTALK-Hawaii Institute 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: Teachers will be able to identify the characteristics of a standards based, learner-centered, task- and performance oriented program. They will know what the 5Cs and the three modes look like when implemented in a curriculum.
    They will be very familiar with the STARTALK principles, and will begin to innovate in "comprehensible input" strategies, particularly for reading. They will explore project-based learning. And they will gain experience and confidence in implementing these principles into their own planning, teaching, and assessment practices.

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

    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 3-week intensive summer training and practicum program during July 5-25, 2017 for current and future K-12 Chinese language teachers (no classes on weekends).

    The targeted participants are prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools.

    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. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, performance-based assessment and teaching technology.

    The program features:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours;
    • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant University with tuition discount;
    • Lectures and seminars by renowned scholars and experts;
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities;
    • Real practice classes with middle and high school students;
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor;
    • Team teaching and evaluation;
    • Field trip to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and Boston;
    • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles away from Bryant University campus (first come first served);
    • Breakfast and lunch provided

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

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