University of Virginia (Teacher)
Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy
- June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Online)
- July 2, 2018 – July 14, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- July 16, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Online)
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The 2-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training and followed by 1-week offsite practicum, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders online. Teacher trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" that offers 126 instructional hours. 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 in online teaching. 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. Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive up to $650 for travel reimbursement. Application deadline is April 15, 2018, but spots will be granted on a rolling basis. Please visit the program website to complete online application.