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    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    University of Virginia (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Online)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 14, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training and followed by 1-week offsite practicum, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders online. Teacher trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" that offers 126 instructional hours. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in online teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement in online teaching. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an E-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching online Mandarin Chinese courses. Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive up to $650 for travel reimbursement. Application deadline is April 15, 2018, but spots will be granted on a rolling basis. Please visit the program website to complete online application.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 924-0571
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Boston University (Teacher)

    STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 20, 2018: phase 1 (Online)
    • July 21, 2018 – July 22, 2018: phase 2 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston, Boston, MA
    • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The target audience for the 70-hour, four-week online and two-day on-site blended Portuguese Teacher Training program (PTT) is fifteen K-16 teachers of Portuguese with a minimum of one-year of teaching experience. Ideally, they should strive to deliver student-centered instruction and predominantly teach in the target language. The goal is to provide opportunities for teachers of Portuguese to integrate research-based best practices into their language teaching, learn to reflect critically on their own performance, engage collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies, and to recognize, analyze and compare different cultural practices from the Portuguese-speaking world. The program also trains teachers to facilitate their students’ acquisition of intercultural communicative competence.

    Contact(s)
    (781) 888-3286
    cbianc@bu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Utah (Student)

    University of Utah Portuguese Student Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 17, 2018: Pre-Camp Online Component (Online)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 23, 2018: Residential Camp (Face-to-face)
    • June 24, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Post-Camp Online Component (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2018 University of Utah (UU) Portuguese Startalk student program is an exciting opportunity for 30 rising seventh-grade Portuguese immersion students in Utah to push past the limitations of their classrooms and see how advanced levels of Portuguese language proficiency can open new doors for college and career readiness. A primary goal of the program is to provide the antidote to student attrition in dual language immersion programs, which commonly occurs as students move from the elementary to secondary school, by providing them with exciting ways to apply their growing language fluency to new subjects – in this case the Amazon, biodiversity, human rights and environmental issues. The program will feature three weeks of blended learning with 60 hours of Portuguese instruction and collaboration nestled between 30 hours of online, distance-learning curriculum. Students, including both heritage and non-heritage Portuguese speakers, will enter the student camp primarily at the intermediate-low proficiency level. During the camp experiences, student participants will engage in advanced-low discourse as they research issues of biodiversity, human rights, and environmental protection; compare and contrast Brazilian and American culture; discuss and debate controversial topics; and write informational essays and present group projects related to the Amazon Rainforest.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 585-7988
    c.holzner@utah.edu

    University of Utah (Teacher)

    University of Utah Portuguese Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2018 – June 9, 2018: Residential (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Snowbird - The Lodge, Snowbird, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2018 University of Utah Portuguese Startalk Teacher Training program is a four-day residential experience offered to 28 Portuguese dual language immersion teachers in the state of Utah. During 40 hours of instruction, novice and intermediate teachers will gather from eight elementary schools and five secondary schools to learn the best practices of dual language immersion and work on improving existing curriculum in grade level teams. Participants will specifically focus on (1) unpacking grade-level language arts standards and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, (2) writing daily learning objectives for both content and language, (3) using the Counterbalance method for improving language accuracy, and (4) scaffolding instruction of written language proficiency using authentic materials from Brazil. As a result of this training, teachers will be able to impact the instruction of as they: (1) design and deliver culturally-relevant instruction that is standards and proficiency based; and (2) improve both oral and written communication of students in terms of accuracy and fluency. The materials produced during the training will be be used with 2000 Utah students currently enrolled in Portuguese dual language immersion and countless future students to come both in the state and across the country as a national resource for Portuguese language learning and immersion.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 585-7988
    c.holzner@utah.edu

    College of the Holy Cross (Teacher)

    Read-On: Teaching Reading Literacy in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 18, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    We are proposing a 10-day residential program that brings together sixteen experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and four master teachers, to focus on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading. The participants will be selected to form four evenly balanced teams representing teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12) teaching at the intermediate level or higher, middle school (6-8) and high school teaching at the novice level, and immersion programs in grades 3-8. Participants will be on task for a total of 90 hours, using studies of higher level literacy skills in Chinese and English to set higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. The units that the participants develop will be posted on the Holy Cross Chinese Literacy website and will be freely accessible to all.

    Contact(s)
    (508) 793-3335
    cross@holycross.edu
    Program Website

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program will admit 20 undergraduates from universities and community colleges across the nation, dividing cohorts into two proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over five weeks of residential study with 270 hours of structured learning: 125 hours of in-class instruction; 105 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 40 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Participants typically advance one to two ACTFL tiers in language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 677-3593
    dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu
    Program Website

    Center For Human Services (CHS) (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Fostering the Whole Language Experience

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Two weeks face to face (June 24-July 6) and two weeks online (July 9 - July 20). By the end of the program, 18 instructors of Chinese will have gained measurable proficiency in designing and delivering a standards-based curriculum and pedagogy, with a focus on the following: World-Readiness standards of Communication, Culture and Connections, and four TELL domains.
    The targeted TELL domains include: (1) Learning Experiences, with a focus on comprehensible input and cultural observation and analysis, (2) Planning, with an emphasis on ensuring that teacher-trainees’ lessons are interesting (P2a), relevant, and age appropriate, and (3) collaboration, with a focus on assisting teacher-trainees to develop the skills to collaborate with individuals and organizations, and connect with members of the Chinese speaking community.

    The following describes our targets by levels:

    Chinese instructors: novice =5, intermediate = 8, and master teacher = 5

    The program will provide 95-hours of instruction over a four-week period, and offer eight hours of online training, and six-hours follow-on online workshops, which will strengthen participants’ ability to collaborate with other instructors, community members, and native Chinese speakers.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 596-9067
    chs.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    American Councils (Teacher)

    STARTALK Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Discover Russian Teacher Program is a two-week (July 16-27, 2018) teacher training program located on the campus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme of the Teacher Program will be “A Roadmap for Teaching and Learning Russian using the World-Readiness Standards”, and it will provide 15 teachers of Russian with instruction six hours a day for 12 days. During this period, teachers will learn to deliver a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level in Russian. Participants will create their own learning plans for their classrooms, while keeping within the limits of their state and district guidelines. They will also explore new avenues with their students that will allow them to reach their final destination—Russia and Russian!

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    Middlebury College School of Russian (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 29, 2018: Required Session: SLA and Russian Language Pedagogy (Online)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Optional Session: Russian Language Content-Based Module (Online)
    • July 18, 2018 – July 29, 2018: Required Residential Session on Campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College School of Russian, Middlebury, VT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Middlebury School of Russian STARTALK program will enroll 16 participants, who are middle/high school teachers and graduate students in Russian, in a residential program that will last 12 days. Required 5-day module will introduce participants to main SLA concepts and STARTALK principles for effective teaching. A week-long optional online language-learning module will support participants whose Russian language proficiency is Advanced Mid or lower in transitioning to the required Russian-only STARTALK environment at Middlebury Summer Russian School.
    By the end of the program, participants will develop or significantly improve their understanding of the fundamentals of second language acquisition theories as they apply to teaching Russian, and gain hands-on experience with STARTALK-endorsed teaching principles, which inform curriculum development, lesson planning, task design and performance-based assessment.
    The participants will also have an opportunity to expand their professional networks and practice Russian language during program sessions as well as during formal and informal interactions with the Middlebury Russian School’s faculty and students.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    edengub@gmail.com
    Program Website

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