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    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Teacher)

    YHIS Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 7, 2017: Track 1 Experienced (Face-to-face)
    • July 3, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Track 2 Pre-service and Novice (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YHIS-STARTALK Teacher Summer Program, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The YHIS-STARTALK program will be offering Teachers Training non-residential Summer program at no-cost to the participants.

    The YHIS-STARTALK Teacher Chinese Immersion Program offers a 2-week intensive professional development workshop for either experienced or Pre-service and novice teachers. This program has 2 tracks:
    June 26 to July 7 for Experienced Teachers
    July 3 to July 14 for Pre-service and Novice Teachers
    The main goal is to equipped the participants with tools in order to teach the Chinese language, culture effectively in American classrooms through a combination of interactive sessions and hands-on teaching experience. The program covers topics such as K-12 foreign language teaching standards, course and lesson plan design, student centered lessons, Can-Do statements, communication strategies and more leading to building life-long learners.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    camp@yhis.org
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 28, 2017: summer program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy will offer high school participants in-depth exploration of Korean language, and popular and traditional culture in Korea, in a 5-week, half-day, non-residential program. The program will be led by an experienced team of faculty and instructors from the UW-Madison Korean Language Program in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, with the assistance and participation of UW-Madison undergraduate students of Korean who will serve as program assistants, guests from the community who will lead interactive workshops on cultural topics, and K-buddy peers in Korea. The UW-Madison Language Institute will offer expertise in program design as well as administrative support.

    Target participants will be 20 high school students with no or minimal proficiency in Korean.

    Working within the program theme of “From Wisconsin to Korea,” and with Novice Mid proficiency goals in mind, participants will explore themes of Let’s Get Acquainted, Daily Schedules, In Restaurants and Around Town, and Traditions Here and There. Based on a backward-design approach to lesson planning and curriculum development using the STARTALK curriculum template, daily learning plans will work towards goals based on real-life usage of Korean that incorporate exploration of cultural practices, products and perspectives as well as language proficiency.

    Korean language and culture lessons taught by experienced teachers of Korean will be supplemented by interactive workshops in rich dimensions of Korean culture, such as martial arts, dance, cuisine, and popular culture, led by members of the campus and local communities. The exploration of these cultural products and practices, and the perspectives that underlie them, will be integrated with language learning. To further enable language use both within and outside of the classroom and with diverse communities, students will also meet via videoconference with K-buddy peers in Korea, to share information about themselves and to gain perspective on teen life in Korea. Undergraduate students of Korean will serve as mentors and program assistants, providing models of developing language learners for STARTALK program participants.

    The students’ developing knowledge and abilities will be assessed using performance-based measures based on real-life scenarios. In these assessments, participants will demonstrate their functional abilities in using Korean and employ their understanding of targeted Korean cultural practices, products and perspectives. Unit-level performance assessments will, for example, ask participants to view a video on a Korean holiday, describe the holiday to a classmate, and then create a greeting card for a holiday. Students will set goals, and document and reflect on their progress, through an online portfolio (LinguaFolio). A final video project will provide the opportunity for students to synthesize what they learned in the program.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3341
    byungjin.lim@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    University of Iowa (Teacher)

    Bridging the Gap: STARTALK, Teachers and High Tech

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 23, 2017: (Online)
    • July 24, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The University of Iowa, Phillips Hall, Iowa City, IL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2017 in comparisons to our previous programs, will put greater emphasis on the use of mobile technology in education. Our outcomes will be: (1) the creation of innovative learning materials based on contemporary methodology, such as serial lectures for students of Russian based 21st Century curriculum topics; (2) use of technological tools and mobile devices, such as iPads and tablets, in a learner-centered classroom and for distance learning; (3) the creation of technology-mediated Learning Objects to be added to our virtual library of Learning Objects. We plan to accept 16 participants who are teachers of Russian at K-16 level this year with 120 instructional hours. The duration of program will be 5 weeks.

    Contact(s)
    (319) 594-5530
    marina@wiredatheart.com
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach Public School System (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for critical language and culture learning to young students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 rising fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 26 to July 20, 2017, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours with the field trip. In addition, after-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    Kanti Hindi Kendra, LLC (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Session One- Summer (Face-to-face)
    • September 14, 2017 – February 21, 2018: Session Two- Post Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School (Session One), Ardsley, NY
    • India Center of Westchester (Session Two), Elmsford, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK/Kanti Hindi Kendra will offer three week of 'Hindi Language and Culture Immersion' summer program to 74 elementary and middle school students from June 26 to July 14, 2017. The program will provide 92 hours of standards driven and learner-centered Hindi language learning experience to novice and intermediate range heritage learners. Participants will have the opportunity to develop language skills, native art (drama, visual arts and music) and cultural competence by exploring program's theme 'Me and My World- Celebrating the Diversity'. Theme based games, competitions, multi-media projects and hands-on native visual and performing arts projects such as 'Traditional Art Forms'; 'Fair and Festivity' will further provide learning experiences to all language learners with varied needs to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment and self reflection. The outcome for our learners will be their ability to demonstrate gains in Hindi language proficiency in three modes of communication at higher sub-level. During our post program phase (September 2017 to February 2018) the participants will have the opportunity to continue to stay engaged in Hindi language and culture learning and further advance their Hindi language proficiency and cultural perspective.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Portland Public Schools (Teacher)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 29, 2017: Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshops (Face-to-face)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 13, 2017: Russian STARTALK Training (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Russian PLC Blended Program (Face-to-face)
    • July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017: Chinese STARTALK Training (Face-to-face)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Chinese PLC Blended Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hosford Middle School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Summer Bridging Academy for Teachers coupled with the STARTALK K-5 Bridging Academy and High School Online Bridging Academy in Portland offers total of 22 K-12 Mandarin and Russian dual language immersion teachers and aspiring educators the ideal opportunity to bridge pedagogical theory, best practices and real world application. Over 48 hours of training, reflection and evaluation and 90 hours of actual integrated content and language instruction, participants gain critical professional knowledge and skills in immersion pedagogy while collectively building a professional culture of continuous improvement anchored in a data driven learning cycle. Current teachers can earn continuing education credits toward licensure renewal. Dual Language Teacher Fellows enrolled in a Portland Public Schools and Portland State University collaborative alternative licensure program (Portland Dual Language Teacher Fellows) gain significant experience and training as part of their required course work towards full licensure and a masters degree. Aspiring Educators, highly bilingual high school and college students, also receive an invaluable opportunity to be mentored and develop skills and knowledge about working with children.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-3077
    tvuong@pps.net
    Program Website

    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 (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

    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

    CONCORDIA COLLEGE (Teacher)

    Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Concordia Language Villages (held at Bemidji State University), Bemidji, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The four-credit graduate-level course, entitled “Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages,” is an 11-day residential program hosted by Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minn. The program is limited to 15 K–12 teacher participants, including novice to experienced educators of all STARTALK languages from across the United States. The course includes small-group discussions of key concepts of immersion education and active participation in all aspects of language and culture programming at the Language Villages. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners.

    Contact(s)
    (907) -24-2-16
    blocke@cord.edu
    Program Website

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