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    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Teacher Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018: Coursepack (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: On campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve four goals (STOP): 1) to appreciate STARTALK-endorsed principles, 2) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 3) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 4) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This summer program is a 3-week intensive Chinese teacher training and practice program from July 5 - 25.

    The targeted audiences are future and current Chinese teachers (with little or no teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required.

    Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. With the focus on comprehensible input skills, the program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, assessment, and teaching technology.

    This program offers:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours
    • Training seminars by renowned scholars and experts
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities
    • Authentic practice classes with middle/high school students
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor
    • Team lesson planning, teaching and critiquing
    • Field trips to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and museum in Boston
    • A limited number of campus dorms are available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles or farther away from Bryant campus (first come first served)
    • Each participant can receive up to $100 reimbursement for travel to the program (air/train tickets or driving mileage)
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided on class days (dinners and weekend meals are not included)

    Seats are limited. Please apply early because the program is usually filled quickly.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6566
    kliu1@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Georgetown University (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 27, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will include 20 instructors of higher education from community colleges and other institutions of higher education. Participants will have limited backgrounds in assessment in general and in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Modified Oral Proficiency (MOPI) in particular. Participants will benefit from a total of 35 hours of professional development: 10 hours before the program, when they participate in an online introduction to the MOPI, practice rating and set goals for the workshop; 21 hours during the face-to-face workshop; one hour in September to complete a survey, one hour in October/November to complete an interview and two hours in January to complete a survey and an interview. The program will also conduct research on short- and long-term impacts of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 855-0618
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

    The College Board (Teacher)

    2018 Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute (GTSI)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 18, 2018 – July 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute program aims to prepare visiting teachers from China for upcoming teaching assignments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. The participants are newly assigned in the College Board-Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher Program. Through a combination of instructional presentations, hands-on activities, and microteaching, participants gain a realistic understanding of the expectations in U.S. K-12 schools. Participants develop skills and strategies for classroom management, teaching in the target language, using the Understanding-By-Design (UBD) approach for lesson plan creation, and communicating with U.S. students, parents, and colleagues. A secondary group of 10 veteran guest teachers will serve as mentors to improve their own teaching and leadership skills.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 713-8038
    guestteacher@collegeboard.org
    Program Website

    New York University (Teacher)

    Hindi Urdu Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 30, 2018: (Online)
    • June 16, 2018 – June 23, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, 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 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 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
    fh38@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This blended STARTALK program consists of a pre-institute (10 days) asynchronous online module and a residential summer institute (8 days) for 20 secondary Chinese language teachers, totaling 65 contact hours. The primary focus of the program is developing professional and program sustainability through the incorporation of effective and engaging learner-centered educational technology. Most travel expenses and all meals and dormitory lodging are covered by the program. Optional 3 graduate credit hours in Teacher Education are available at the participant's expense.

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

    Western Michigan University (Teacher)

    Michigan STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Online Learning (Online)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Onsite Training (Face-to-face)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Online Practicum (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The MSCTA begins with one-week online training (July 2- 6), followed by 3-week onsite training and practicum at the Western Michigan University (WMU) (July 9-27) and one-week online practicum (July 30-August 3). The MSCTA program aims to recruit five experienced Chinese teachers (more than 3-years teaching experience) and ten prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers 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. In-service Chinese teachers will be awarded up to 100 professional development SCECHs hours upon completion of the summer program. The program also offers 3 to 6 credits for the graduate level course on Teaching Chinese As a Second Language offered by the College of Education and Human Development at WMU. Teacher participants who are interested in obtaining credits will pay tuition and associated fee at their own expense. Participants who are registered for graduate credits will be given $596.25 as a scholarship. Those who do not need to obtain credits will not need to pay any program fee. Thus, in conjunction with WMU’s Teacher Certification Program, after the program, the participants will have three pathways that lead to certification i.e., add a minor endorsement (20 credit hours) in their initial teaching certificate, the initial Graduate Teaching Chinese Certificate program (26 credit hours) or the master program (33 credit hours). The application deadline is April 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3465 ext 3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – July 1, 2018: Main Program (Online)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018: Optional ePortfolio Work (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Completely online program, , MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program and will work entirely online with the instruction and support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 11 - July 1, 2018) for critical language teachers. Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the three communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course. The program includes online language mini-lessons that will be conducted as a “class-within-a-class” so that language learning activities set within the framework of the three communication modes, learner behaviors and needs, online design and expectations, and best practices for teaching online can be modeled and analyzed, created and tested, and peer-critiqued in a safe environment. Participants will be engaged in active for approximately 120 hours total for the program, depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    johns484@umn.edu
    Program Website

    University of Toledo (Teacher)

    STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2018 – July 11, 2018: (Online)
    • July 15, 2018 – July 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Universit of Toledo, Toledo, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    • The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is designed to expand the conceptual understanding and practical teaching skills of experienced K-12 teacher leaders of community-based Chinese heritage schools/programs. The blended residential teacher program includes a one-month online session, an eight-day workshop on the main campus at the University of Toledo, and a semester-long online forum, with approximately 88 hours of instruction. The instruction and learning experiences will be differentiated for new and returning STARTALK participants. Teacher participants will collaborate in small groups to develop a Standards-based age-appropriate unit and student learning plans using backward design planning and STARTALK Endorsed Principles and to conduct micro-teachings to volunteer Chinese heritage speakers. The goals of the 2018 Program are to enhance the knowledge and skills of 18 participants by developing pedagogically-sound learning plans with technology and teaching practices focusing on the literacy development of Chinese heritage speakers and differentiated instruction (returning STARTALK participants particularly).

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

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE Chinese Teacher Program 2018

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, City not specified, NJ
    • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive program in which pre- and in-service Chinese teachers will engage in professional development focused on literacy and online instruction. During the academic year, program participants are invited to the Rutgers Chinese Round Table, where Chinese language teachers engage in a monthly, supportive community of practice. As part of the program, Chinese language teacher participants engage in two two practicum settings: an online program for high school students and an elementary FLEX program. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to:

    plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages;

    differentiate instruction
    (planning learning experiences that address the students' unique needs), especially in terms of literacy
    development; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives (in face-to-face and online contexts);

    routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and

    grow as reflective practitioners.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

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