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    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Using Authentic Tales to Advance the Three Modes (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper detailing student progress and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular year/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5256
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Using Authentic Tales to Advance the Three Modes (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper detailing student progress and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5265 ext 2030
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Teacher)

    STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 11, 2018 – July 21, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will consist of 90 instructional hours (10 days) of professional development for 15 US Chinese teachers interested in improving their language teaching skills. The outcomes of this institute include a) development of a research informed pedagogy and examination of personal beliefs about language learning and teaching, b) skill development and integration of technology in language teaching and learning, c) increase in the number of highly qualified teachers of Chinese, d) creation of a learner-centered learning environment that optimizes language proficiency and e) development of a professional learning community of Chinese teachers and language educators.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    Penn State (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 1-21; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, June 24-29, during which the teachers participate in teaching high school and college students who are taking an introductory Arabic course at Penn State; and (3) a postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 8-13 ; for 75 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach Arabic effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

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