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    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

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Summer Session (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 17 to July 13, 2018, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and The Noble Academy) to recruit participants. The curriculum will be based on the theme “Soon to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid to Novice High proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Intermediate Low proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    vok1@pitt.edu

    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)
    • University of Indiana-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

    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK: 2018 Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018: Session One (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK Denton ISD intensive Russian and Chinese Summer School, Welcome to My World, will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian and Chinese respectively to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level.

    Upon the successful completion of the summer school, our students will achieve Novice level of language proficiency in Russian or Chinese respectively, will be able to communicate appropriately at the Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness.

    We believe that the additional benefit of earning up to six college credit hours through a College placement test free of charge and the opportunity to become part of our UNT learning community will encourage the program participants to continue their studies of Russian or Chinese in college.

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for language and culture learning to students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 25 to July 19, 2018, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 64 instructional hours with the field trip. After-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program will admit 20 undergraduates from universities and community colleges across the nation, dividing cohorts into two proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over five weeks of residential study with 270 hours of structured learning: 125 hours of in-class instruction; 105 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 40 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Participants typically advance one to two ACTFL tiers in language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 677-3593
    dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu
    Program Website

    American Councils (Student)

    STARTALK Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 26, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introduction to Russian language and culture course that will be offered by American Councils for International Education and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 8th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering three class levels: Novice-Mid for those new to Russian and Novice-High and Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet seven hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 126 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High, and those in Level Three will reach Intermediate Low.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    American Councils (Teacher)

    STARTALK Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Discover Russian Teacher Program is a two-week (July 16-27, 2018) teacher training program located on the campus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme of the Teacher Program will be “A Roadmap for Teaching and Learning Russian using the World-Readiness Standards”, and it will provide 15 teachers of Russian with instruction six hours a day for 12 days. During this period, teachers will learn to deliver a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level in Russian. Participants will create their own learning plans for their classrooms, while keeping within the limits of their state and district guidelines. They will also explore new avenues with their students that will allow them to reach their final destination—Russia and Russian!

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    Middlebury College School of Russian (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 29, 2018: Required Session: SLA and Russian Language Pedagogy (Online)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Optional Session: Russian Language Content-Based Module (Online)
    • July 18, 2018 – July 29, 2018: Required Residential Session on Campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College School of Russian, Middlebury, VT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Middlebury School of Russian STARTALK program will enroll 16 participants, who are middle/high school teachers and graduate students in Russian, in a residential program that will last 12 days. Required 5-day module will introduce participants to main SLA concepts and STARTALK principles for effective teaching. A week-long optional online language-learning module will support participants whose Russian language proficiency is Advanced Mid or lower in transitioning to the required Russian-only STARTALK environment at Middlebury Summer Russian School.
    By the end of the program, participants will develop or significantly improve their understanding of the fundamentals of second language acquisition theories as they apply to teaching Russian, and gain hands-on experience with STARTALK-endorsed teaching principles, which inform curriculum development, lesson planning, task design and performance-based assessment.
    The participants will also have an opportunity to expand their professional networks and practice Russian language during program sessions as well as during formal and informal interactions with the Middlebury Russian School’s faculty and students.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    edengub@gmail.com
    Program Website

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018: Online preparatory session (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: UCLA workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 314 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks: online material; one week: face-to-face collaboration) on strategies for creating a macro-based PBL curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 24 participants who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of project-based learning by designing a Standards- based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, Standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have implemented innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    okagan@humnet.ucla.edu
    Program Website

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