University of Pennsylvania (Teacher)
STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement
- July 21, 2019 – August 2, 2019
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to fifteen K-16 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. Held at the beautiful campus of University of Pennsylvania, this two-week, 63 instructional hour face-to-face program will be from July 21 to August 2nd, 2019 each day from 9 am to 4 pm. The program will offer Penn expert discussions on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's history of interactions in Central Eurasia, nationalism and Chinese minorities, ecological and environmental issues relating to the BRI, as well as pedagogy training, material development and micro-teaching. The program also features video editing training, a field trip to a Philadelphia high school and workshop in the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This partial residential program offers travel funds to 10 STARTALK participants to cover housing for 10 out-of-state participants during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward re-certification and career advancement. After the program, participating teachers will have new teaching materials that are World-Readiness Standard-based with innovative culture content and technology components, to use in the new school year. Experiences gained from this Belt & Road Initiative themed program will open great opportunities for language teachers to connect the subject to K-12 courses, such as Economics, World History, World Geography, Environment Study, Arts and Music appreciation course.