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    University of California, Los Angeles (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 25, 2017: Training Module (Online)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Residential program at UCLA (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA Center for World Languages, host of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, will offer a four-week teacher workshop on strategies for developing materials for heritage language learners (HLLs). Following a flipped format, the workshop will consist of three weeks of online training with an instructor’s feedback and monitoring, and one week of on-site instruction at UCLA, for a total of 75 instructional hours. We will accept 20 participants from across the country representing K-16 institutions. . Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of materials development by designing a Standards-based project that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. We are investigating the possibility of awarding Mozilla badges to participants.

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

    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 2, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Online session 1 (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017: Face-to-face (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Online session 2 (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 for a total of 41 instructional hours 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. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until February 28, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 362-0700
    lthompson@cal.org

    Hilmar Unified School District (Teacher)

    HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2017 – June 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The principle expected outcomes for the proposed project are (1) a cadre of approximately 15 Portuguese language educators (novice, intermediate and master experience levels) who are competent in implementing standardsbased Portuguese language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the proposed professional development program, and (2) The 15 teacher participants will engage in about 40 hours of professional development activities spread out over five days. It will focus on enhancing their knowledge of the three modes of communication and on strategies for integrating culture, content, and language

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Georgia State University (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • June 24, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will provide professional development for practicing and potential teachers of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. As a result of this program, participants will be able to implement standards-based, thematically organized instruction; integrate target language culture into everyday instruction; and provide instruction in the target language that is student centered and engaging. This four-week program consists of 120 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 11, 2017: (Face-to-Face Session at Penn State) (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 5-23; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, July 5-11; and (3) a postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 17-21; for 75 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (Teacher)

    Hindi And Urdu Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • June 17, 2017 – June 24, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This online/on-site program emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants learn to implement the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, develop student-centered lessons with backwards design appropriate to student proficiency, background and needs, use the target language and authentic materials in real-life scenarios. 20 Hindi and Urdu teachers participate. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency without previous or with limited formal training. Training is conducted in both target languages and English and at the end teachers prepare a portfolio that demonstrates understanding of the principles of learning and teaching, including a standards-based lesson for micro-teaching, and at least one lesson plan or unit appropriate to the participant's teaching setting, two reflection/journal entries (a micro- teaching experience and a final self-assessment essay), observation reports and a final project. Through an online component participants engage in reading, video-observations, group-projects, postings and forum discussions, while on site, they design activities in groups and individually, and team-teach beginning level students. The program is 70 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction, one week on site (8 full days Saturday-Saturday) and one more week online.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 998-8872
    gs113@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    Occidental College (Teacher)

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Center

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2017 – June 22, 2017: Leadership Pre-Institute Online (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Technology Pre-Institute Online (Online)
    • July 21, 2017 – July 23, 2017: Building Leadership in the Arabic Language Teaching Community (Face-to-face)
    • July 24, 2017 – July 27, 2017: Technology as the Core of Standards-Based Arabic Instruction (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
    • California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    • Embassy Suite, Orange, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Occidental College offers two separate blended programs one focusing on the development of leadership and the second focusing on technology as the core of standards-based instruction. Thirty applicants (teachers in elementary, middle, high school and university settings) will be served in these two programs for ninety-six hours. Sixteen hours in the Leadership Program and twenty-four hours in the Technology Program will be delivered online. The face-to-face segment will be three days for Leadership Program and four days for Technology Program. The Leadership program is by invitation.
    Participants in the leadership program will revise or create their curricular maps and/or their thematic units in light of readings on the theory and practice of formative and summative assessment, specifically proficiency and performance. They will learn to use assessment data to articulate activities/tasks and ensure maximal learning. During the intervening year, participants will deliver their materials by framework-aligned and standards-based practices and refine their performance tasks, units and lessons to ensure optimal articulation and move learners to higher levels of proficiency.
    Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Novices will design or adapt a learning episode and deliver a model episode for high school/university students. They will a) specify the learning targets using can-do statements b) create a technology-based interpretive task with authentic materials using technology to make language, culture and/or content comprehensible to students, c) explore various programs that can be used to support interpersonal and presentational communication and d) participate in a practicum where they teach segments of a model lesson to university student volunteers.
    Intermediate level participants, will complete the tasks assigned to novices as well as the following tasks: a) edit authentic materials, b) create learning episodes/plans that include technology-based interpersonal activities that simulate real-world tasks; and c) technology-based presentational tasks that demonstrate culturally appropriate language use.
    Teachers in the Leadership and Technology Sessions will explore the use of platforms to facilitate professional development and language learning and participate in an online community to share materials and practices that will foster continued interaction among participants.

    Contact(s)
    (323) 259-2949
    ihashem@oxy.edu
    Program Website

    AELRC (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2017 – July 21, 2017: Online introduction (Online)
    • July 30, 2017 – August 1, 2017: Face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines is a hybrid workshop designed for language instructors from community colleges and other institutions of higher education to participate in action-based research on the influence of this workshop on their professional practices. Participants will learn how to use and apply the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the accompanying Modified Oral Proficiency Interview. First, participants will review a short, online introduction to the ACTFL Guidelines and the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview and respond to a quiz; activities will include opportunities to learn about the ACTFL Guidelines, practice rating speech samples and setting goals for incorporating speaking proficiency activities in their classrooms. Next, participants will come to Georgetown University July 30-August 1 to work with a certified ACTFL trainer to learn to conduct interviews and incorporate proficiency-based activities in their language classrooms. During September, November, and January, participants will be involved in three, three-hour follow up sessions (Zoom or face to face) on the influence of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth. There will be an online application for interested participants.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 687-6334
    malonem@georgetown.edu

    University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 20, 2017: Asynchronous (Online)
    • June 22, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the Chinese language curriculum a range of technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain competencies in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will cover a variety of topics, including affordances & challenges to technology integration in the language classroom, development of a learner-centered classroom, the flipped classroom, digital storytelling, technology project assessments, open educational resources, and cultivation of a Personalized Learning Network (PLN). The program will consist of eight days of pre-program asynchronous online learning and eight days of a face-to-face residential institute on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The online portion of the program consists of activities and discussion related to program topics. During the face-to-face institute, participants will receive training on specific technologies, have time to gain experience and work with instructors on these technologies, engage in discussions with master teachers about successful integration of technology in the classroom, and learn about current theory, standards, and trends in instructional technology and Chinese language learning. At the end of the program, participants will leave with resources, lesson plans, and action plans for technology integration in the world language classroom. Application to this STARTALK program is open to all Chinese language teachers who teach Chinese language in grades 6-12 in the United States. Enrollment is limited to 20 teachers. Participants must be able to commit to fulfilling all requirements of the residential and asynchronous online portions of the program. No partial attendance is allowed. Participants will receive $375 towards travel reimbursement, single-room lodging, and all meals. Participants will have the option to earn graduate credit in Teacher Education from the University of Colorado Boulder at the participant's expense.

    Contact(s)
    (303) 735-5128
    jon.zeljo@colorado.edu
    Program Website

    University of California (Teacher)

    The Berkeley STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 28, 2017: (Online)
    • June 29, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Program is a 23-day 184-hour Blended Program designed for twelve (12) teachers teaching or planning to teach grades 6-12 in public, private, and heritage schools. (The complete grant period will be April 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018). Each teacher participant will develop and microteach two Standards-Based lesson plans using backward-designed and STARTALK Endorsed Principles. One lesson will be developed and microtaught independently, another lesson will be done collaboratively with another teacher participant. The participants will also have the opportunity to review samples of teaching material, including demo teaching, various authentic materials, as well as STARTALK Classroom Video Collections & Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collections. The participants will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates in the Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Certification Enrichment (Infrastructure) Program in the post program workshop to learn how to become certified teachers.

    Contact(s)
    (510) 642-8390
    stellakwoh@berkeley.edu

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