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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 7, 2017: Writing to Read (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 21, 2017: Student Engagement (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, six 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 containing an assessment of student learning 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 our participants.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 3-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28- July 21, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 7, 2017: Writing to Read (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 21, 2017: Student Engagement (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, six 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 containing an assessment of student learning 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 we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of our participants.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (Student)

    Nurture Student Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: 1 (Face-to-face)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017: 2 (Face-to-face)
    • June 9, 2017 – June 29, 2017: 3 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Madision Junior High, Naperville, IL
    • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
    • Dekalb High School, DeKalb, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will recruit 90 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 students from 5 school districts in 3 locations. There are two proficiency levels - Novice Mid and Novice High with 7 to 3 ratio.
    We have 9 teachers and 10 TAs for a 15 day (90hr) program in June.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 699-5726
    fredlu98@gmail.com

    University of Washington (Student)

    Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Online)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning,” aims to enroll 20 high school and college Portuguese and Spanish heritage language students in a four-week intensive Portuguese language program meeting six hours a day for a total of 120 instructional hours plus 20 hours for the online component preceding the face-to-face program. Portuguese heritage students are expected to increase their proficiency level from Intermediate Low to High, and Spanish heritage students, who will be just beginning their study of Portuguese, will aim to reach Intermediate Low (or higher) proficiency. The program is designed to develop students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading and Listening, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing in Portuguese, and in the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn six University of Washington credits by enrolling in PORT 105 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL AAPPL in the beginning of the program and the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) at the end of the program. High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Portuguese at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Teacher)

    Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Online)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, or Russian to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2017, the 75-hour program will offer six UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from June 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 with both online and in-person components.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2017

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    1. The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning
    opportunity to 50 local early elementary and upper elementary school students to improve their Urdu language skills
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM
    3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make
    learning fun and engaging.
    4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum
    that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals.
    5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help
    promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Center For Human Services (Teacher)

    CHS STARTALK 2017 Teacher's Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK 2017 Chinese Teacher Training Institute, Westminster, MD
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    CHS STARTALK will provide an innovative learning environment for a limited number of Chinese teacher-trainees from Sunday, June 25 to Friday, July 7 (residential) and Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 28, 2017 (online). Lodging and meals are included.
    The program will emphasize the TELL domains of Learning Experiences, Planning, and Collaboration, linking these focus areas to STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and Characteristics of Effective Language Lessons. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a supervised practicum during Week 2 of the F2F.
    Late afternoon and evening activities are available through our partnership with Common Ground on the Hill (http://www.commongroundonthehill.org), which offers in-depth courses in art, dance, music, instruments, and discussion topics focused on promoting cross-cultural understanding, assisting participants to discover best practices to infuse culture in the language classroom (participants' family members are welcome to sign up for CGOTH separately).
    Teacher-trainees will also have the opportunity to earn up to six undergraduate or graduate credits in education, with additional responsibilities required.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 596-9067
    chs.startalk@gmail.com
    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

    Center For Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Online session 1 (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017: Face-to-face (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Online session 2 (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 41 instructional hours over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until February 28, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 362-0700
    lthompson@cal.org

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