Plano Independent School District (Student Program)
STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Program
To Be Determined
- Renner Middle School, Plano, TX
The Plano ISD STARTALK Chinese Summer program offers a three-week language and culture experience designed for 60 rising 6th - 8th graders from an IB PYP Mandarin Chinese program. During 90 instructional hours, non-heritage learners will explore the essential question, "How does storytelling teach us about a culture's customs and traditions?" and engage in learning experiences that allow them to understand the stories and legends that influence the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. Students will be able to exchange information with others about themselves, their family, and important celebrations in their homes. The program’s final performance task will be students’ oral presentations of a story or legend of their own. Students will take a proficiency assessment as a pre and post measure in order to determine progress toward the program goal of novice-mid proficiency.