STARTALK Curriculum Resources

STARTALK provides student and teacher programs with curriculum templates, knowing that a common template design will facilitate the sharing of units, instructional strategies, and quality materials. The common templates are designed to capture best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. All programs have the option of designing their own curriculum or they may opt to use or modify one of the STARTALK Student Model Curricula developed by STARTALK.

All curricula resources have been updated for 2018.

Curriculum Development: Student Programs

The STARTALK curriculum template for student programs supports programs in using backwards design and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements (2017) to develop quality curricula for their programs. A development guide, review questions, and FAQs are provided to support student programs throughout each stage of the curriculum development process.

Development Guide   Review Questions   Key Learning Experiences Template  Glossary   Curriculum Development Training
 

Curriculum Development: Teacher Programs

The STARTALK curriculum template for teacher programs supports programs in using backwards design and the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework to develop quality curricula for their programs. A development guide, review questions, and FAQs are provided to support teacher programs throughout each stage of the curriculum development process.

Development Guide   Review Questions   Glossary
 

Model Curricula: Student Programs

STARTALK has created model curricula to provide support for student programs in the curriculum development process. Those involved in creating the models drew upon existing program curricula, and the models capture best practices observed in various STARTALK programs during site visits. The STARTALK model curricula are intended as examples. Programs will still have to adjust what is provided to meet the specific needs of their students. The intention is to offer representative samples of learning experiences, with the understanding that teachers will adapt the sample experiences to meet the various linguistic and cultural requirements of their individual classrooms.

K-2 3-5 Secondary (6-12)
Theme: Let's Meet Some Animals
Performance Target: Novice
Theme: Let's Go Somewhere
Performance Target: Novice
Theme: Personal Identity
Performance Target: Novice
Theme: Let's Go Somewhere
Performance Target: Intermediate

Curriculum Overview

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Curriculum Overview

Key Learning Experiences
(additional languages coming soon!)
Key Learning Experiences
(additional languages coming soon!)
Key Learning Experiences
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additional languages coming soon!)
Key Learning Experiences
(additional languages coming soon!)

Sample Curricula: Student Programs

STARTALK Central has collected program curricula utilized by previous STARTALK programs to serve as samples and provide support to student and teacher programs in their curriculum development process. STARTALK Central aims to inspire programs as they develop their own curricula by sharing language-specific examples of curricula implemented effectively by programs in years past. These samples were provided to STARTALK Central by programs serving a variety of age groups and proficiency levels, and were recommended for sharing by STARTALK team leaders. These curricula are intended as examples only. They have been collected over the course of several years, and may not utilize current STARTALK curricula formats or models.

Material Type(s): 

  • Curricula

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Standard-Based Curriculum