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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    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

    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

    Arizona State University (Student)

    ASU Chinese Program: From STARTALK to Flagship

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2017 – June 18, 2017: ones session only (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program offers a fifteen-day residential Chinese language summer camp for 30 current 8th to 12th graders from Arizona to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture. The 30 students are placed into different classes based on their proficiency levels. During the camp, students live on the ASU Tempe campus where they spend their day participating in intensive language classes as as well as fun, hands-on cultural activities. Evenings and weekends are also packed with activities that are geared toward both learning and entertainment. By the end of the program, these learners are not only able to use Chinese to perform basic tasks in everyday life but also to acquire valuable knowledge on Chinese culture as well. The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants can also gain first-hand college life experience on the ASU Tempe campus. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by mature resident advisors who reside in the residence hall with students.

    Contact(s)
    (480) -96-5-07
    xia.zhang@asu.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

    Balvihar Hindi School VHPA, Atlanta (Student)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Summer Camp2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 9, 2017: (Online)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 24, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle School, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This blended 96 hour camp (total 18 days program with 12 days face to face and six days of pre-camp online segment) with two weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Anchorage School District (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinese Language and Culture Camp is a two-week, ten-day, morning and afternoon non-residential program held in June 2017 at the Anchorage School District’s (ASD) Scenic Park Elementary School. The camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1–8, primarily at Novice-Low and Novice-Mid proficiency levels. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day (302 hours). Additional program components are a 1-hour per day afterschool program at Scenic Park that extends 58 days into the 2017-2018 school year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp; and a five-day Kindergarten Orientation serving 44 Chinese Immersion students (22 in a.m., 22 in p.m.) at 2.5 hours per day (12.5 hours). Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, and intention to continue Chinese studies through secondary school.

    Contact(s)
    (907) 742-1650
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org
    Program Website

    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

    Texas A & M University (Student)

    A Virtual Trip to East Asia

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • May 30, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Spring Creek Elementary School, College Station, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program aims to increase the awareness and interest in Chinese and Korean languages and cultures among the community. The program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district in the next few years. A total of 45 second and third grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in Chinese or Korean will be recruited: 30 for the Chinese program and 15 for the Korean program. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to achieve a novice-low level of reading and writing and a novice-mid level of listening and speaking in the target language. They are also expected to develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures, continuing their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (979) 845-8384
    k12.foreignlanguages.tamu@gmail.com

    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Student)

    2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program (Online)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • May 22, 2017 – June 28, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania Online, , PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program will offer five weeks of completely online instruction from May 22 - June 28. Classes will meet weekdays 4-6 pm on an online meeting platform. Students with little or no prior background will learn to use the language to communicate in a variety of real-world situations. Students will also learn to read and write one script of their choice (Hindi or Urdu script). Please visit our website for information on how to apply: https://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/startalk.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-8438
    jpien@sas.upenn.edu
    Program Website

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