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    New York University (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – July 3, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This online teacher training summer institute emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants develop engaging tasks in the three modes of communication in real-life and meaningful contexts with backwards design. They design and demo- or micro-teach lessons with focus on learner proficiency and background, use of the target language and making it comprehensible, and based on the use of authentic materials. Participants demonstrate their abilities through four key assessments: a) observe and develop a new 'food' activity (less experienced) or lesson (more experienced), b) develop an authentic material based interpretive task adapted for remote learning, c) an online micro-teaching lesson and d) a presentation of three connected lessons (for less experienced) or a thematic unit (for more experienced) through multiple round-tables in breakout rooms. Teachers are trained to apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the standards, specifically the communication and culture standards, effective instructional strategies, comprehensive input and authentic materials to their diverse teaching settings for Hindi/Urdu and Arabic. STARTALK@NYU recruits 21 school, heritage school or college teachers. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency with limited formal training. Our curriculum is designed to be interactive and hands-on even during the online portion. We model instructional techniques, so that participants experience the methods and approaches that they need to implement in their own micro-teaching and teaching after the program.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 998-8872
    james.ryan@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Research Foundation (Focus Teacher Program)

    SDSU Multi-language Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 21, 2021 – July 2, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    LARC-SDSU is proposing a 2-week (60 hours) on-site professional development for 12 beginning, practicing, and heritage school language teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu with an advanced proficiency in their respective language and English, as well as, 3+ years of experience teaching the target language. The curriculum for this program will allow participants to focus on the key characteristics and strategies of learner-centered instruction. The summer program will be from June 1st to 12th, 2020. Upon successful completion, the participants are awarded three units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program is followed by online submission of a lesson the participants implemented in the Fall, and a two-day (9 hours) follow-up workshop in person in January.​

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard@sdsu.edu

    American Chinese Academy (Student Program)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 21, 2021 – July 9, 2021: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School within the PGCPS, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    ACA 2021 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 65 K-5 students at University Park Elementary School with a Chinese language, culture, and STEM integrated learning program for 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks in summer (June 21, 2021 to July 9, 2021) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2021, a total of 121 instructional hours. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized about different weather conditions around the world when attending "Weather and Me" camp in China. After attending the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, and build lasting interest to continue with their Chinese learning.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeffchen12735@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Fauquier County Public Schools (Student Program)

    Startalk Environmental Explorers

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Turkish

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2021 – July 22, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The Fauquier County 2020 STARTALK program includes twelve instructional days beginning July 6. 2020 and ending July 23, 2020 with a total of 90 instructional hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students, who are rising fifth to ninth graders, will be places into differentiated classes with expected novice-low to intermediate-low proficiency levels. The theme will be "Startalk Environmental Explorers". Beginners will explore authentic cultural aspects from locations throughout the Middle East where the target languages are spoken. Returning students will explore environmental aspects of specific regions. All students will engage in interactive activities and design digital portfolios of their journeys.

    Contact(s)
    (727) 418-1857
    timothy.lee.allen85@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (Practicum Teacher Program)

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy STARTALK

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2021 – July 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This program is a 5-week teacher training with a 4-week (120 hours) intensive face-to-face training and a one-week (20 hours) asynchronous and synchronous online training from June 28 to July 30, 2021, for ten novice K-12 Chinese language teachers in the State of Michigan and beyond. The targeted participants are novice teachers (0-2 years of teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, colleges, graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. At the end of the program, participants will be able to plan student learning experiences based on local curriculum and state and national standards, frequently check for understanding in a variety of ways throughout the lesson, engage in self-assessment and peer review to monitor progress toward the targeted performance objectives and their own language and culture goals and use processes that allow them to analyze and reflect on their current teaching practices. They will be able to create a safe and positive classroom environment that integrates culture, content, and language to support the performance objectives.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (Student Program)

    Kalamazoo Chinese Academy STARTALK

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2021 – July 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The program is a three-week program aims to provide linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 3-8. The 3-week hybrid program will take place from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, July 12 to July 30, 2021, in Kalamazoo. A total of 90 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry-level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. Through our partnership with the local Chinese community association, students will be learning language, content, and culture by engaging in the virtual Xi’an Community.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    Plano Independent School District (Student Program)

    STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2021 – June 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    • Virtual Program, Plano, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The Plano ISD STARTALK Chinese Summer program offers a three-week language and culture experience designed for 60 rising 6th - 8th graders from an IB PYP Mandarin Chinese program. During 90 instructional hours, non-heritage learners will explore the essential question, "How does storytelling teach us about a culture's customs and traditions?" and engage in learning experiences that allow them to understand the stories and legends that influence the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. Students will be able to exchange information with others about themselves, their family, and important celebrations in their homes. The program’s final performance task will be students’ oral presentations of a story or legend of their own. Students will take a proficiency assessment as a pre and post measure in order to determine progress toward the program goal of novice-mid proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (972) 905-8197
    shelli.brown@pisd.edu
    Program Website

    Boston University (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy is a fully virtual program that supports teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish in developing and demonstrating their ability to teach in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitate learner interactions in their classrooms. This 5-week program begins with a self-evaluation through the CATALYST platform and individual goal setting. During the program, participants build deep understandings, watch and critique model lessons, develop their own tasks and lesson plans, work collaboratively in peer groups, and participate in weekly “Live Sessions” where they interact with the Instructional Team, experts in the field, and each other to provide feedback and support. Participants will demonstrate their application of teaching in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitating learner interactions through a series of micro-teachings, working with both similar-language and mixed-language groups. Participants are supported by the Instructional Team through coaching and feedback. Participants additionally receive guidance on securing or advancing their teaching license in Massachusetts, may enroll in optional graduate credits at BU Wheelock, and have the opportunity to receive extended support through the fall when additional Live Sessions will allow participants to share lessons and receive feedback using a Lesson Study format.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 353-3267
    critz@bu.edu
    Program Website

    OFLA (Student Program)

    Camp OFLA

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2021 – June 18, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    Camp OFLA (Ohio Foreign Language Association) is a residential six-day outdoor camp that provides elementary campers in grades 3-5 and middle schoolers (grades 6-8) a beginning (novice-mid) practice in a nearly-immersive experience using one of three languages: Arabic, Chinese or Russian Twenty-five campers in each language will work with instructors who are native or heritage speakers of their language and have extensive e teaching and travel experience. Campers will be able to ask and answer questions describe their virtual trip to a country that speaks one of these languages and express opinions about what they like or dislike about the country's celebration in which they participate. In addition to classroom instruction, language activities will involve cooking a cultural dish, celebrating a holiday and making holiday decorations as well as the traditional outdoor camping experiences: campfires, fishing, hiking, etc. In all 75 campers will complete 75 instructional hours on site during their one-week camp experience; campers in grade 6-8 will complete an additional 15 hours in a presentational mode activity on-ine after they return home.

    Contact(s)
    (419) 704-4868
    frauwinne@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Jefferson Joint School District 251 (Student Program)

    JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2021 – July 2, 2021: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rigby Middle School, Rigby, ID
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 70 rising sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and nineth-grade students from Jefferson Joint School District 251 with a language proficiency range of Novice High to Intermediate Mid to join for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience in Chinese. The camp aims to move Novice-High students toward Intermediate-Low and Intermediate-Low and -Mid students solidly into Intermediate-Mid through participation in activities and performance assessments centered on the theme "Technology and Innovation." This theme will lead students through an exploration of important Chinese and western technological innovations throughout history and allow students to explore these innovations through linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities including making clay coil pots, kite making, participation in a kite festival, ink printing, making and experimenting with a leaf blower hovercraft, building and experimenting with air pressure rockets, and creating sail/CO2 cartridge boats. Students will also participate in a Project-Based Learning challenge where they will work in small groups to create and deliver a 5-minute presentation to an authentic audience of Chinese speakers from the Denver Language School on a Lego Technic Mars rover they built that is capable of climbing hills, collecting and storing rocks, navigating an obstacle course, and driving at fast speeds.

    Contact(s)
    (208) 745-6693 ext 1104
    kcowley@sd251.org

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