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    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
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    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt Chinese STARTALK: A Bridge through Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 21, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Pitt Chinese STARTALK program will offer a three-week, non-residential language and culture program to 20 high school students for a total of 96 instructional hours at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus. The standard-based and student-centered curriculum is guided by theme “A Bridge through Culture - Building Global Friendship” which aims to increase the linguistic and intercultural competence of these students through experiential learning with native speakers and immersion in Chinese cultural activities. Upon conclusion of this program, students will be expected to have an ACTFL Novice-Mid/High and Intermediate-Low proficiency level in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 624-7141
    startalk@pitt.edu
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