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    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

    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

    Virginia Military Institute (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 students to participate in this four-week intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our students will be at the college level (grades 13-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-Mid by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct 94 (or a little more) instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 7th to June 30th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu

    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK 2017: Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Russian Language (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, UNT Denton Campus, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Russian STARTALK Program at UNT is a non- residential, intensive Russian language course at the Novice level and is fully funded by a federal grant. All program activities, including tuition, textbooks and other learning materials are free of charge to students. Upon the successful competition of the summer school, our students will achieve novice level of language proficiency, will be able to communicate in Russian appropriate at the novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness. Additionally, all successful students will be awarded six college credit hours. The number of program participants is limited to 20 students that will be selected from a pool of applicants. The selection criteria are based on academic performance and interest in pursuing Russian after the completion of the program.

    Applications may be submitted from February 15, 2017 to April 28, 2017. All successful applicants will be informed no later than May 8, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found on http://worldlanguages.unt.edu (Undergraduate; Russian).

    Contact Information: Please direct all inquiries concerning the program to Dr. Tatiana Filosofova, Program Director, at tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu

    Contact(s)
    (940) -56-5-24
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    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

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The program will recruit 75 elementary students ranging from 1st to 5th grades. We will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes in total. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com
    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

    BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Sunset Ridge Elementary, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 36 fourth and fifth graders with the theme "The Power of Water" offering cognitively engaging STEaM-related content and activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non-heritage learners will progress from novice low to novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal emphasis on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will progress toward intermediate low level in listening and speaking with more focus on literacy skills of reading and writing. Students will communicate about weather conditions and natural disasters; geography and landforms; the effects water has on crops, trees, plants and foods in China and the United States.This Academy serves as the initial step, creating interest and momentum, toward building a long-sequence pipeline for a Chinese academic year program in grades K-12 in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 239-6900
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org
    Program Website

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