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    University of Massachusetts (Teacher)

    UMASS-STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • check website, Check website, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    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.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 338-9385
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 102 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders will participate in the online
    Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, , VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 VSCSA program at the University of Virginia aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched online learning environment for high school students who are rising 9th-12th graders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other regions in the US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 6 to July 20 in 2017 that concurs with the major timeframe of the VSCTA teacher program. Upon the completion of the program, the learners will develop a positive “Can-Do” attitude and attain proficiency at the intermediate-low level according to ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines. Curricular requirements and lesson plans will be effectively implemented in alignment with the can-do statements across the three communicative modes specified in the online LinguoFolio. The total instructional hours are 45 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program features quality online learning that is made possible by research-endorsed best practices in language pedagogy and cutting-edge technology platform and tools. Learners have ample opportunities to engage in active learning that is intended to be fun, engaging, and motivating. To complete online application, please view the program website at http://www.startalkuva.com.

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

    University of Hawaii Systems (Teacher)

    U of Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Seven or eight of the ten teacher trainees at the STARTALK-Hawaii Institute will primarily be teaching grades 7-12; the rest may be distributed among elementary schools, community schools, or colleges. The Institute is 22 days long, on average 10 hours per day. Outcomes of the Institute include: Teachers will be able to identify the characteristics of a standards based, learner-centered, task- and performance oriented program. They will know what the 5Cs and the three modes look like when implemented in a curriculum.
    They will be very familiar with the STARTALK principles, and will begin to innovate in "comprehensible input" strategies, particularly for reading. They will explore project-based learning. And they will gain experience and confidence in implementing these principles into their own planning, teaching, and assessment practices.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2692
    cyndy@hawaii.edu
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts Boston (Student)

    School Life & Social Activities

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: Combined program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 summer theme “School Life” allows students to learn language in context with relevance to their daily lives and/or future aspirations and is designed to improve students’ communication skills significantly, advancing proficiency levels by the end of camp. A small group of “Student-Leaders,” 5-10 maturing high school students with 3-4 years of camp, will assist staff, instructors in classrooms, and lead student activities while participants in the Teachers program will be visiting classes to conduct authentic dialogs with native speakers. An additional 8 Advanced participants from the Teacher program will be co-teachers/practice-teachers and will help differentiated learners, demonstrate authentic conversations, and plan and teach the cultural electives. We will accept 50 Massachusetts students from grades 6-12 to study in 4 levels of Mandarin (Novice-low through Intermediate-high) for a program that runs July 6 to 26 with daily hours from 9:00am-4:00pm generating 105 hours of learning, plus an optional post-daily program from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional 25 hours of arts, games, and language and technology-based projects. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 334-0295
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    University of Iowa (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 IOWA Summer Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The University of Iowa (UI) proposes to offer a four-week summer intensive Chinese program for Iowa high school students with zero or little background in the Chinese language to receive three college credit. We expect to enroll 26 senior high school students from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRSD), as well as other areas of Iowa State. This is a day-class program with a residential component for students from farther away, and it includes 114 class contact hours plus extra-curricular activities. By the end of the program, students are expected to reach ACTFL Novice Mid to High level proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The major curricular goals for the proposed program are to have students learn the language, develop language competencies, and experience Chinese education, culture, customs, and history through a theme-based virtual environment, communicative-based teaching methods, hand-on activities, culture workshops, contextualized performance, and field trips.

    Contact(s)
    (319) 335-2314
    helen-shen@uiowa.edu
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Student)

    Stanford University/CWLP Student Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will take place from July 5th through July 28th) and is designed for beginning (Novice Level) Mandarin language and culture middle school students from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially Latino students. The curriculum centers on the literary text, "A Rocket Ship Trip to the Moon" and focuses on providing non-heritage students with a content and culture-rich learning environment where they acquire essential Chinese linguistic functions and cultural features to explore our STEM/STEAM sub-theme and prepares them to perform at a higher level of confidence and competence when they enroll in a Mandarin course in middle or high school in the fall of 2017. The curricula will be delivered via interactive instructional strategies that engage students in the learning process and will be differentiated to address the diverse learning abilities and learning styles of the participants. Both formative and summative assessment strategies will be employed to assess student performance, including student self-assessment and the completion of group projects that demonstrate that the students can apply their new content knowledge related to the fields of STEM/STEM as well as their Chinese language and culture skills to accomplish real-world tasks.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 815-1469
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 3-week intensive summer training and practicum program during July 5-25, 2017 for current and future K-12 Chinese language teachers (no classes on weekends).

    The targeted participants are prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools.

    Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, performance-based assessment and teaching technology.

    The program features:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours;
    • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant University with tuition discount;
    • Lectures and seminars by renowned scholars and experts;
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities;
    • Real practice classes with middle and high school students;
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor;
    • Team teaching and evaluation;
    • Field trip to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and Boston;
    • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles away from Bryant University campus (first come first served);
    • Breakfast and lunch provided

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6566
    kliu1@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    Global Language Project, Inc. (Teacher)

    Highly Effective Teacher By Design III

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia University, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 GLP STARTALK program will last 13 days, and provide returning lead participants 78 contact hours and new participants with 60 hours; it will include 24 total participants, four to six returning teacher leaders and 18 to 20 new participants. Participants will focus on the TELL Domain areas of ‘Planning,’ the ‘Learning Experience,’ and ‘Professionalism.’ Participants will have the opportunity to participate in full group and small group lectures and sessions, as well the chance to peer-teach and micro-teach at a Harlem-based summer camp. The returning teachers will be given training to prepare them to be the next generation of teacher leaders. All participants will earn New York State CTLE professional development credits and have the opportunity to earn graduate level credits through Queens College or other university partners.

    Contact(s)
    (646) 657-8075 ext 2
    eshovers@glpny.org
    Program Website

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