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    Middlebury College (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 20, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The program accommodates 16 teachers of Russian working at the middle/high school and the college level with minimal or intermediate-level of experience. Over the course of 20 days (90 instructional hours), which are split between the on-line and on-site parts, the participants will acquire and/or expand the knowledge and understanding of basic tenets of second language acquisition and proficiency-based pedagogy, as well as practice the application of newly acquired concepts in real classroom. As a result of the program, the participants will become more efficient teachers of Russian, able to demonstrate such fundamental teaching skills as planning a lesson and a unit using backward design principles, providing comprehensible input, maximizing target language use, providing gradual and timely release of responsibility, administering performance-based assessment, and providing appropriate feedback. Importantly, the unique feature of the program, i.e., Russian-only environment of the Middlebury Summer School, will contribute to maintenance and improvement of the participants’ Russian language skills.. By engaging in reflexive practices throughout the program, participants will develop as thoughtful practitioners capable of reflecting and analyzing their own work and drawing lessons for future improvement.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 230-4159
    edengub@gmail.com
    Program Website

    University of Pennsylvania (Teacher)

    STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 21, 2019 – August 2, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to fifteen K-16 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. Held at the beautiful campus of University of Pennsylvania, this two-week, 63 instructional hour face-to-face program will be from July 21 to August 2nd, 2019 each day from 9 am to 4 pm. The program will offer Penn expert discussions on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's history of interactions in Central Eurasia, nationalism and Chinese minorities, ecological and environmental issues relating to the BRI, as well as pedagogy training, material development and micro-teaching. The program also features video editing training, a field trip to a Philadelphia high school and workshop in the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This partial residential program offers travel funds to 10 STARTALK participants to cover housing for 10 out-of-state participants during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward re-certification and career advancement. After the program, participating teachers will have new teaching materials that are World-Readiness Standard-based with innovative culture content and technology components, to use in the new school year. Experiences gained from this Belt & Road Initiative themed program will open great opportunities for language teachers to connect the subject to K-12 courses, such as Economics, World History, World Geography, Environment Study, Arts and Music appreciation course.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-6338
    mhchiang@sas.upenn.edu
    Program Website

    GMU (Teacher)

    Using K-Pop For Effective Differentiated Planning

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 5, 2019
    Location(s)
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program will emphasize standards-based, learner-centered planning and classroom management for teaching Korean language and culture based on two TELL learning goals. Participants will demonstrate how to plan and create learning plans that address the unique needs and interests of their students and using differentiated instruction in K-Pop to plan lessons that lead students to meet performance objectives.
    Number of participants and their teaching levels: 15 pre-service teachers.
    Number of instructional hours: 120
    Duration of the program: three weeks in the summer followed by two fall workshops.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 993-8710
    mhaley@gmu.edu

    Colby College (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Colby, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will be a 3-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in July 2019 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 3-week long combination program with two programs running in parallel and synchronously. This will be a residential, culture-rich pedagogical training for up to eight preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a beginning-level Chinese summer camp for up to twenty-four third to fifth graders. The teacher participants will learn to teach Chinese as second language through art; they will be guided to observe experienced teachers’ classes in the summer camp, to create components of art-based lesson plans for the camp, and finally to implement their lesson plans. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 100 hour training on how to teach Chinese through art; whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    University of Virginia (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training and followed by 1-week offsite practicum, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders online. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" that offers 126 instructional hours. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK endorsed principles for effective ONLINE teaching, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in ONLINE teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement in teaching Mandarin Chinese through different modalities. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an Eportfolio that documents UVA STARTALK Fellows’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching Mandarin Chinese courses. UVA STARTALK Fellows will enjoy free lodging and food at the hometown of the 3rd US president, Thomas Jefferson and receive travel reimbursement up to $600 upon the completion of the program. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application is based on rolling admission, and spots will be filled up soon.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 882-5168
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    UCLA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2019 – June 23, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop that is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2019, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 24-28, 2019, at UCLA). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.
    The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction. PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used with HL students. We will accept 24 K-16 instructors 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 PBL by designing a Standards-based unit that is appropriate for HL learners (HLL) 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. This workshop aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    cwl@international.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Teacher)

    Stanford University Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 19, 2019 – July 24, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple STARTALK languages who have had successful experiences in STARTALK and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and have had substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. These teachers 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. 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, and 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 presentations, 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 consensus 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) 736-9618
    smearns@stanford.edu

    New York University (Teacher)

    Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Online)
    • June 27, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (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. 21 Arabic, Hindi and Urdu teachers participate. Preference is given to applicants with some 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 87 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction (20 hrs X 2 weeks= 40), one week on site (7 full days - 42) and one more week online (5 hrs). The Teacher Training Institute has an experienced team performing their administrative or academic duties in full coordination and with professionalism throughout the year during workshops, seminars, publicity events and social media discussions.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 998-8872
    james.ryan@nyu.edu

    Hilmar Unified School District (Teacher)

    HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2019 – June 12, 2019: (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 (intermediate and master experience levels) who are competent in implementing standards-based 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. The focus will be on enhancing their knowledge of the three modes of communication and on strategies for integrating culture, content, and language. We will continue to increase the staff development on interpersonal communication (focus on student-to-student interaction) and planning for the integration of content, language and culture. The professional development will also provide strategies for more in-depth Checking For Understanding and greater emphasis on language learning and literacy experiences.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-1082
    lorij@hilmar.k12.ca.us

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