Seattle Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program will offer a four-credit continuing education world language methods course, with a focus on differentiation, working with special needs students, and connecting to STEAM content areas, for 10 Chinese and 5 Korean speakers. This three-week summer intensive course awards 4 credits of continuing education that can be applied to PLU’s alternative routes to full teacher certification program with a World Language Endorsement in Chinese or Korean. During the second and third week of the course, teachers will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during a summer language camp for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

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Northeastern Illinois University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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STARTALK: Summer 2018 Training Program for Teachers of Arabic aims to train a group of approximately 20-25 Arabic language educators of elementary age students. The outcomes of the program are twofold. First, the program will develop teachers who are competent in implementing standards based Arabic language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the program. Second, the candidates will participate in 60 instructional hours of teacher training activities spread out over three weeks in June 2018. They will ultimately learn how to integrate culture, content, and language in Arabic instruction at various proficiency levels and needs.

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College of the Holy Cross ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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We are proposing a 10-day residential program that brings together sixteen experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and four master teachers, to focus on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading. The participants will be selected to form four evenly balanced teams representing teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12) teaching at the intermediate level or higher, middle school (6-8) and high school teaching at the novice level, and immersion programs in grades 3-8. Participants will be on task for a total of 90 hours, using studies of higher level literacy skills in Chinese and English to set higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. The units that the participants develop will be posted on the Holy Cross Chinese Literacy website and will be freely accessible to all.

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West Windsor-Plainsboro RSD ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 9 till July 27, 2018. The program will enroll 70 students for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00pm for three weeks onsite. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum follows the backward design model and at the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students(1999).

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Pan American International High School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Pan American STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program 2018 will be a four-week program for heritage and non-heritage middle school and high school students. This program will follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective teaching and learn with 100% usage of Hindi language. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Festivals and Environment.” Novice Mid and Novice High level students will focus on the festival celebrations in India whereas Intermediate students will create projects around the effects of celebrations on the environment. Students will celebrate Indian festivals while developing all modalities of Hindi Language skills. Students will be assessed and evaluated in all communicative modes and through real-life performance tasks. Students will be eligible to earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language.

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University of Utah ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 University of Utah Portuguese Startalk Teacher Training program is a four-day residential experience offered to 28 Portuguese dual language immersion teachers in the state of Utah. During 40 hours of instruction, novice and intermediate teachers will gather from eight elementary schools and five secondary schools to learn the best practices of dual language immersion and work on improving existing curriculum in grade level teams. Participants will specifically focus on (1) unpacking grade-level language arts standards and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, (2) writing daily learning objectives for both content and language, (3) using the Counterbalance method for improving language accuracy, and (4) scaffolding instruction of written language proficiency using authentic materials from Brazil. As a result of this training, teachers will be able to impact the instruction of as they: (1) design and deliver culturally-relevant instruction that is standards and proficiency based; and (2) improve both oral and written communication of students in terms of accuracy and fluency. The materials produced during the training will be be used with 2000 Utah students currently enrolled in Portuguese dual language immersion and countless future students to come both in the state and across the country as a national resource for Portuguese language learning and immersion.

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University of Utah ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 University of Utah (UU) Portuguese Startalk student program is an exciting opportunity for 30 rising seventh-grade Portuguese immersion students in Utah to push past the limitations of their classrooms and see how advanced levels of Portuguese language proficiency can open new doors for college and career readiness. A primary goal of the program is to provide the antidote to student attrition in dual language immersion programs, which commonly occurs as students move from the elementary to secondary school, by providing them with exciting ways to apply their growing language fluency to new subjects – in this case the Amazon, biodiversity, human rights and environmental issues. The program will feature three weeks of blended learning with 60 hours of Portuguese instruction and collaboration nestled between 30 hours of online, distance-learning curriculum. Students, including both heritage and non-heritage Portuguese speakers, will enter the student camp primarily at the intermediate-low proficiency level. During the camp experiences, student participants will engage in advanced-low discourse as they research issues of biodiversity, human rights, and environmental protection; compare and contrast Brazilian and American culture; discuss and debate controversial topics; and write informational essays and present group projects related to the Amazon Rainforest.

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University of Pittsburgh ()

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Pitt Chinese STARTALK program will offer a three-week, non-residential language and culture program to 20 high school students for a total of 96 instructional hours at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus. The standard-based and student-centered curriculum is guided by theme “A Bridge through Culture - Building Global Friendship” which aims to increase the linguistic and intercultural competence of these students through experiential learning with native speakers and immersion in Chinese cultural activities. Upon conclusion of this program, students will be expected to have an ACTFL Novice-Mid/High and Intermediate-Low proficiency level in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

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CityU of Seattle Startalk ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Outcomes of the City University of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification program: recruit 16 fluent speakers of Chinese and Korean for Startalk Cohort 12. They will be at the novice teaching level (pre-service). Cohort 12 will take nine undergraduate quarter credits towards a Washington State teaching certificate. The program will run 14 days (July 2-July 20) for a total of 90 instructional hours. After the summer program, candidates will take an additional 14 credits over fall, winter and spring quarters, completing student teaching and the edTPA by June. During the field experience, teacher candidates will take the Designated World Languages test in order to add the world language endorsement to their teaching credentials. Teacher candidates, if all state standards and requirements are met, will then be able to apply for Washington state teaching certificates. The state teaching certificates may be exchanged in other states that have reciprocal agreements with Washington state.

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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Speak and Connect is a three-week summer language program designed to introduce 50 high school students to Arabic, Portuguese and Russian language. They will be divided into five groups of 10. The program will have two sections for Arabic, two sections for Portuguese and one section for Russian. Selected students will participate in 90 hours of language instruction. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year through participation in virtual and face-to-face language and cultural awareness sessions. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a novice/mid level of Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

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