University of Massachusetts (Teacher)
UMASS-STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Chinese
- July 8, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
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After this course, participants will be able to discuss and employ the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles, and be able to implement best practices in their lesson planning and classrooms. Teachers will be able to write a Standards-Based and Thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at the October following up day. We plan to have 20 Chinese language teachers from grades k-12 for this intensive, mentored experience of teaching with student-centered instruction, 8 of whom will be fully integrated into the Mandarin Student Camp for 10 days due to their Advanced learning status. The Teacher program runs for 10 days between July 8 to 20 from 9:00-4:00 each day, with an additional learning day scheduled in the fall, and a follow-up day to review final curriculum units, totaling 95 hours, plus 12 additional hours of professional development will be offered post-program at UMass programs for Chinese Language Teachers. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing opportunities for students to receive individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin, which is intended to assist the New group of teachers to encourage student speaking in unscripted, spontaneous conversation.