STARTALK Summer Programs

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    Kansas City Chinese School North (Overview Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Fundamentals for Chinese & Korean Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2021 – July 24, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Online, , US
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Fundamentals for Chinese and Korean Teachers is an online overview program for 40 teachers of Chinese and 20 teachers of Korean at community-based heritage schools/programs across the country. This program is designed to expand the conceptual understanding and practical teaching strategies of experienced K-12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The distance learning program includes a six-week online course in June and first week of July, webinar in August and monthly online coaching meetings and discussion forum from September till March 2022. Teacher participants will acquire, process, and reflect on the key concepts within the STARTALK-endorsed principles through readings, video viewing, and discussions in approximately 110 hours of instruction and coaching. The teacher participants will develop e-portfolios on Catalyst to demonstrate their understanding of standards-based curriculum toward proficiency using backward design planning and STARTALK Endorsed Principles.

    Contact(s)
    (419) 530-2146
    acheng@utoledo.edu
    Program Website

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (Practicum Teacher Program)

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy STARTALK

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2021 – July 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This program is a 5-week teacher training with a 4-week (120 hours) intensive face-to-face training and a one-week (20 hours) asynchronous and synchronous online training from June 28 to July 30, 2021, for ten novice K-12 Chinese language teachers in the State of Michigan and beyond. The targeted participants are novice teachers (0-2 years of teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, colleges, graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. At the end of the program, participants will be able to plan student learning experiences based on local curriculum and state and national standards, frequently check for understanding in a variety of ways throughout the lesson, engage in self-assessment and peer review to monitor progress toward the targeted performance objectives and their own language and culture goals and use processes that allow them to analyze and reflect on their current teaching practices. They will be able to create a safe and positive classroom environment that integrates culture, content, and language to support the performance objectives.

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

    CityU of Seattle Startalk (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    CityU of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 26, 2021 – August 13, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The CityU of Seattle STARTALK Teacher Certification program seeks to recruit 12 novice pre-service teacher applicants who are fluent in Chinese or Korean to start a new Cohort 15 of teacher candidates. Teacher candidates who meet state test requirements will take 12 credits (120 instructional hours) of certification classes in the summer at Chong Wa Hall in the National Register Chinatown Historic District from July 26-Aug. 13, 2021, after spending a prior week of pre-program work on online modules to become familiar with Startalk Principles, culminating in an all-day workshop on applying the STARTALK principles to Backwards Design and Thematic Unit and Lesson Planning on July 24. Teacher candidates will go on to academic year student teaching and if qualifying, become certificated teachers of Chinese or Korean by summer 2022.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 722-6561
    laubetty@cityu.edu
    Program Website

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student Program)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 17, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders with no or little previous experience with Chinese in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 29-July 17, 2020, 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@gmail.com
    Program Website

    American Chinese Academy (Student Program)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 21, 2021 – July 9, 2021: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School within the PGCPS, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    ACA 2021 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 65 K-5 students at University Park Elementary School with a Chinese language, culture, and STEM integrated learning program for 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks in summer (June 21, 2021 to July 9, 2021) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2021, a total of 121 instructional hours. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized about different weather conditions around the world when attending "Weather and Me" camp in China. After attending the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, and build lasting interest to continue with their Chinese learning.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeffchen12735@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (Student Program)

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy STARTALK

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2021 – July 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The program is a three-week program aims to provide linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 3-8. The 3-week hybrid program will take place from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, July 12 to July 30, 2021, in Kalamazoo. A total of 90 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 to novice-low, novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. Through our partnership with the local Chinese community association, students will be learning language, content, and culture by engaging in the virtual Xi’an Community.

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

    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student Program)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 2, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in the greater Kansas City metro area. Underserved, marginalized and rural populations are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on students' language proficiency, the program will be divided into two levels, Level 1 for novice learners, and Level 2 for returning students and heritage learners. Each level is divided into two classes, one for rising 3rd - 5th graders, and one for rising 6th - 8th graders.

    Students will attend six-and-half hours of activities daily consisting of three-hour task-based language learning classes, one-hour cultural seminar, and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese exercises, half-hour separate group activity, half-an-hour recess, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 91 instructional hours for three weeks.

    By the end of the program, students will reach communicative proficiency, Level 1 up to Novice Mid and Level II up to Novice High or Intermediate Low, exemplifying the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) via our standard-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    Program Website

    University of Hawaii (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    University of Hawaii Teacher Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The 2020 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute will recruit 12 pre- or inservice Chinese teachers from across the U.S., for an 13-instructional day (91 hour) program led by a nationally known team of trainers. The Institute will also recruit 12 local beginning students, ages 14 to 17, who will learn Chinese language and culture through experiences designed by teams of the trainers and trainees. Teacher trainees will be able to experience hands-on
    implementation of new techniques, assess the impact of their teaching on student learning, and gain new insight into how students learn. By the end of the Institute, participating teachers will be 1) comfortably familiar with the World Readiness Standards and STARTALK's principles, 2) know how to implement these standards and principles in the classroom, 3) be comfortable with designing and implementing lesson plans that support the standards and principles, and 4) be able to self-assess
    teaching and make adjustments as necessary, using a growing arsenal of instructional tools and techniques.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2663
    jialin@hawaii.edu

    Loyola Marymount University (Practicum Teacher Program)

    LMU 2020 Mandarin Teacher Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The LMU 2020 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute (June –August 2020) responds to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources for pre-service and in-service teachers. The program will take place primarily between June 1 -August 31, 2020, and includes an expected 17 teachers, teacher assistants and mentors. Program participants will engage in a robust professional learning program inclusive of a 4-course professional development program, pre-program activities, a practicum (student program) period, and post-program activities (167.1 hours). This program will allow participants to deepen knowledge on select TELL criteria focused on creating effective learning experiences and environments for immersion program students. Differentiated opportunities are provided to support participants in the development and delivery of interdisciplinary, content-based language curriculum for 1st-4th grade students participating in the LMU two-week Elementary Mandarin Student Immersion program Program completers will be prepared to serve as teachers/interns/volunteers in K-12 classrooms in one of LMU’s 42 partner districts.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 338-2924
    magaly.lavadenz@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Chinese Teacher Retreat is a three-week, 120-hour teacher program, with an emphasis
    on integrating culture and implementing technology into language teaching toward proficiency, for sixteen
    teachers of Chinese of either novice or intermediate level. The first week will be online and asynchronous,
    the second and third weeks will be face-to-face, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Participants
    will interact with instructors and each other, receive MOPI training, delve into cultural identity, explore technology tools, practice peer teaching and visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu during the second week. The third week, participants will teach a cultural activity, develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experiences and spend the day in the student program, which is essentially a teaching lab, practicing their new techniques in micro-teaching experiences and receiving feedback . Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Planning, Learning Tools and The Learning Experience, collecting their evidence in Catalyst, an online portfolio and/or Google Classroom.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 793-2555
    mary.thrond@gmail.com
    Program Website

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