Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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2018 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 30 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 3 through 8. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2018. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances.

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Fauquier County Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Fauquier County 2018 STARTALK program includes 12 instructional days beginning July 9, 2018 and ending July 26, 2018 with total instructional time equaling 65 hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students who are rising fifth to ninth graders will be accepted into differentiated classes with expected novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "My Journey" and will explore authentic practices and products related to traveling to locations that speak the target language. Students will embark on their own journey where they will be able to greet people they meet and exchange information about their trip with others.

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Colby College ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program is a 5-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in June and July 2018 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 2-week long residential, culture-rich, content-based pedagogical training for preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a 3-week long beginning-level Chinese summer camp to students from ages 10-12. During the first two weeks, the teacher participants will learn the basics of teaching Chinese as second language through hands-on experiences and will be guided to create lesson plans for the Chinese summer camp using the Backward Design and Content-Based Instruction approach. During the Chinese language camp of the third to the fifth weeks of the combination program, the teacher participants will implement their lesson plans and the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 168 hour training whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

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Colby College ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program will offer a 3-week long beginning-level, nonresidential Chinese summer camp in June and July 2018 to 3rd to 5th graders from ages 10-12 in the local Central Maine community. From 9am to 2pm each day, the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. Through a 70 hours long immersion experience in Chinese language and art otherwise unavailable to them, they will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

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HADI-CLASSRoad ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples--including video from previous year teacher participants--peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.

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Providence Day School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a 60 contact hour intensive teacher training designed to meld a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Second Language Acquisition (including the 6 STARTALK Principles for effective language teaching) with a practical hands-on “do & reflect” approach. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers, and have ample opportunities to apply that knowledge both during this 2-week program and (for 8 of the 12 participants) during the 3-week, 90 contact hour student program immediately following the teacher program. Teachers will work collaboratively to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will create, teach, and participate in a variety of whole class, small group, paired and individual activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered language instruction in both the student program to follow and in their yearlong classrooms. Assessment of teacher success will be measured both by the TELL framework during the program, as well as a summative assessment: drafting, workshopping, finalizing and implementing culturally-rich, student-centered STARTALK Learning Plans.

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Providence Day School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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STARTALK WeChat: Chinese School Edition is a non-residential 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have less than 2 years studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!

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Indiana University Bloomington ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program will prepare participants to develop lesson plans using Backward Curriculum Design with performance assessment in the three modes of communication. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom through micro-teaching sessions. Participants will learn how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three-weeks, and 90 instructional hours, of which 10 hours will be devoted to online training and 80 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, Indiana. These hours include some of the hours that the instructors will spend with the participants on individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

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Notre Dame de Namur University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The proposed Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) STARTALK Teacher Program is a program directly leading to California Teaching credential. The 10-year Berkeley STARTALK Summer Teacher Program and the 2-year Berkeley STARTALK Infrastructure Credential Enrichment Program will be moved to (NDNU) in 2018 after the program director Stella Kwoh retires from UC Berkeley. In order to continue the program legacy, Stella Kwoh has agreed to continue her role as a program director for the proposed NDNU Program. The 2018 NDNU STARTALK (non-residential)Teacher Program will offering two sets of courses for both continuing participants (15) moving from the Berkeley STARTALK Infrastructure Program and new participants (12) recruited for the proposed 2018 program. All courses offered in this proposed program are directly leading to California Teaching Credential and are all required by the NDNU Single Subject (for teaching in middle and high school teacher) and Multiple Subject (For teaching in elementary schools) Credential programs.

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Springfield Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Startalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 100 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K-12 . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional contact hours from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th, 2018. A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While high school students will participate in the online Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

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