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    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program courses and will work entirely online with the instructional support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 12 - July 2, 2017) for 25 critical language teachers. Participants will be engaged in active learning for approximately 120 hours total for the program (40 hours per week), depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the 3 communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course.

    The course includes online language mini-lessons so participants gain experience being online learners themselves. Online course design and expectations, along with best practices for teaching online, are investigated and compared to the traditional classroom. Language learning activities are modeled, then created and tested, and peer-critiqued.

    Please see the TTLO website for the required application form and supporting documents. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
    http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/index.html

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    STARTALK.TTLO@gmail.com
    Program Website

    University of Toledo (Teacher)

    STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 8, 2017: Online Preparatory Session (Online)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 16, 2017: Onsite Residential Workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Toledo, Main Campus, TOLEDO, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is designed to expand the conceptual understanding and practical teaching skills of experienced K-12 teacher leaders of community-based Chinese heritage schools/programs. The blended residential teacher program includes a one-month online session, an eight-day workshop on the main campus at the University of Toledo, and a semester-long online forum, with approximately 88 hours of instruction. The instruction and learning experiences will be differentiated for new and returning STARTALK participants. Teacher participants will collaborate in small groups to develop three Standards-based learning plans using backward design planning and STARTALK Endorsed Principles and conduct micro-teachings to volunteer Chinese heritage speakers. The goals of the 2017 Program are to enhance the knowledge and skills of 18 participants by developing pedagogically-sound learning plans with technology and teaching practices focusing on the literacy development of Chinese heritage speakers.

    Contact(s)
    (419) 530-2146
    acheng@utoledo.edu
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 1, 2017: Student Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • BYU Conferences & Workshops, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2017 BYU Chinese STARTALK Program will serve 64 participants in grades 9-12 for a total of 180 instructional hours during a three week summer residential camp. We will offer four proficiency levels and high school credit corresponding to high school Chinese 1, 2, 3 and 4. Students will use language in meaningful ways as they participate in a variety of activities and classes throughout the day that keep them engaged and immersed in language learning and communication. Students will obtain sufficient instructional training to demonstrate language proficiency ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-low as measured by pre- and post- assessments.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-1505
    steve_riep@byu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Langauge & Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University International Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education blended learning experience for pre-service and in-service Chinese language instructors to teach language and culture in their classroom. Participants will enhance their ability to design standards-based curricula that foster higher levels of Chinese language and cultural proficiency in their students. The first four days will be online and the next six days will be residential on the campus of University of Minnesota.

    Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. They will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Moreover, participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    The program will provide free lodging for all participants coming from out of Twin Cities metro area, and travel stipend up to $400 to offset the cost of airfare and/or mileage. Participants will also have the opportunity to take STARTALK program for 2 credit graduate level course at the University of Minnesota (tuition and other fees apply).

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-0243
    zhang429@umn.edu
    Program Website

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2017 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home runs from June 13 to June 30, 2017 at University Park Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in authentic materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth is Our Home”. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth during a virtual visit to the International Earth Day Fair in China. A 2-hour after school extension program will be provided once a week for 10 weeks at University Park Elementary School in fall 2017 following the summer program when students can continue to learn Chinese. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, build lasting interest to continue with Chinese learning, and understand the importance of protecting our environment.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeff.chen@pgcps.org
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, 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 "Educating Exceptional Students" 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

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (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 proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over six weeks of residential study with 306 hours of structured learning: 174 hours of in-class instruction; 87 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 45 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Curriculum is organized around the theme "Let's Talk About Life," developing among students practical communication skills that are relevant in academic, professional, and everyday contexts. Participants typically advance one to two levels in language proficiency.

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

    North Central College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese with Authentic Materials

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2017 – June 17, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • June 24, 2017 – August 6, 2017: (Online)
    • August 7, 2017 – August 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The North Central College Chinese program will partner with a local high school to provide a STARTALK teacher program for 12 pre-service and in-service teachers of Mandarin Chinese with varied teaching experience. This program, focusing on equipping participants with strategies and tools in selecting and applying authentic materials in Chinese language classrooms, is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online formats. The program, with total instructional time of over 90 hours, starts out with a two-day on-site training, is followed by a four-week online training, and wraps up with the second two-day on-site workshop. To ensure the continued support for participants’ application of training content, they will be guided step by step to design their teaching plan and integrate what they will have learned from the training to their future teaching through reflections, group work and hands-on activities . The expected outcomes are that participants will be able to select age-appropriate authentic materials for their lessons, scaffold student learning through effective teaching strategies and tools, and develop performance-based assessment using authentic materials.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to beginning and intermediate learners. Each day four hours of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

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