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    George Mason University (Teacher)

    GMU StarTalk: Innovative Approaches to Assessment

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 8, 2017
    Location(s)
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program will emphasize standards-based, learner-centered planning and assessment for teaching Korean language and culture based on three TELL learning goals. Participants will demonstrate how to plan and create performance-based assessments that address the unique needs and interests of their students and use the backward design process to plan lessons that lead students to meet performance objectives.
    Number of participants and their teaching levels: 20 pre-service teachers.
    Number of instructional hours: 126
    Duration of the program: three weeks in the summer followed by two fall workshops.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 993-8710
    mhaley@gmu.edu

    Middlebury College (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-based pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online)
    • July 13, 2017 – July 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College, 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 and related fields, in a residential program that will last 17 days (5 days online and 12 days on-site) and over 70 hours of instruction. 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)
    (781) 736-3223
    idubinin@brandeis.edu
    Program Website

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, , VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 3-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders ONLINE. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. 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. 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. Please view the program website to see teachers' testimonials and complete online application at http://www.startalkuva.com.

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

    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

    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

    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

    University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 20, 2017: Asynchronous (Online)
    • June 22, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the Chinese language curriculum a range of technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain competencies in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will cover a variety of topics, including affordances & challenges to technology integration in the language classroom, development of a learner-centered classroom, the flipped classroom, digital storytelling, technology project assessments, open educational resources, and cultivation of a Personalized Learning Network (PLN). The program will consist of eight days of pre-program asynchronous online learning and eight days of a face-to-face residential institute on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The online portion of the program consists of activities and discussion related to program topics. During the face-to-face institute, participants will receive training on specific technologies, have time to gain experience and work with instructors on these technologies, engage in discussions with master teachers about successful integration of technology in the classroom, and learn about current theory, standards, and trends in instructional technology and Chinese language learning. At the end of the program, participants will leave with resources, lesson plans, and action plans for technology integration in the world language classroom. Application to this STARTALK program is open to all Chinese language teachers who teach Chinese language in grades 6-12 in the United States. Enrollment is limited to 20 teachers. Participants must be able to commit to fulfilling all requirements of the residential and asynchronous online portions of the program. No partial attendance is allowed. Participants will receive $375 towards travel reimbursement, single-room lodging, and all meals. Participants will have the option to earn graduate credit in Teacher Education from the University of Colorado Boulder at the participant's expense.

    Contact(s)
    (303) 735-5128
    jon.zeljo@colorado.edu
    Program Website

    University of California (Teacher)

    The Berkeley STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 28, 2017: (Online)
    • June 29, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Program is a 23-day 184-hour Blended Program designed for twelve (12) teachers teaching or planning to teach grades 6-12 in public, private, and heritage schools. (The complete grant period will be April 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018). Each teacher participant will develop and microteach two Standards-Based lesson plans using backward-designed and STARTALK Endorsed Principles. One lesson will be developed and microtaught independently, another lesson will be done collaboratively with another teacher participant. The participants will also have the opportunity to review samples of teaching material, including demo teaching, various authentic materials, as well as STARTALK Classroom Video Collections & Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collections. The participants will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates in the Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Certification Enrichment (Infrastructure) Program in the post program workshop to learn how to become certified teachers.

    Contact(s)
    (510) 642-8390
    stellakwoh@berkeley.edu

    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

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