Agnes Scott College (Demonstration Teacher Program)
Georgia STARTALK Teacher Program: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, & Russian
Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian
- July 1, 2021 – July 7, 2021
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!
The Georgia STARTALK Teacher Program: Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Russian will recruit 20 motivated Georgia-based pre-service and in-service teachers, offering two tracks, one for teachers seeking certification and one for teachers seeking training in professional leadership. With a total of 88 instructional hours, the program will proceed in three phases: (1) 6 hours in an online pre-residential foundational phase, (2) 70 hours in-person at the on-site residential phase (7 days), and (3) 12 hours in a post-residential online phase. Participants will gain conceptual knowledge in standards-based teaching in world language education, develop thematic, backward-designed units, lessons, and materials, as well as experience through micro-teaching and follow-up peer-reflections. By the end of the program, the teacher participants will be (1) familiar with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards, STARTALK principles, and TELL Criteria, (2) know how to implement these standards in the classroom, and (3) be able to self-assess standards-based teaching practices. The program will focus on ensuring that teachers in the teacher certification track are prepared to meet the licensing requirements of Georgia and enter the classroom as effective educators, and teachers in the professional leadership track will be prepared to take a leadership role in their teaching community.