Planning for Authentic, Interactive Language Exp.
Arabic, Chinese, Persian
- June 7, 2019 – July 15, 2019: (Online)
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CLASSRoad’s 2019 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Learning Experience Domain LE4 (c and e) criteria and LE5 (a) criteria, Learning Tools Domain LT2 (a) criteria, and Professionalism Domain PR3 (b) criteria, building their ability to use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement and successful attainment of daily performance objectives, leading toward unit or course proficiency targets. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples-including video from previous year teacher participants-peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The 4.5-week program (80 contact hours) will feature four and a half weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. We are including foundational documents and concepts in the orientation module so that participants can gain earlier exposure to and practice with the content as they become familiar with the course organization and tools.