Loyola Marymount University Inc ()

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The LMU 2017 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute will continue to respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources through the provision of two pathways for teacher preparation: 1) The continuing graduate-level Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings. Pathway 1: Credential program outcomes include: 1) recruiting and admitting highly qualified K-12 Chinese language teacher candidates for entrance into the secondary or multiple subjects requirements and master's degree program; 2) Supporting Summer Institute participants in passing state testing requirements; 3) Providing 2 cohorts of teacher candidates (21 total) with 6 units of graduate-level coursework applicable to their credentials and masters. The credential program offers 110 hours of coursework, independent work and clinical practice for graduate credit. Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Pre-K – 12 Settings with a targeted enrollment of 13 participants (5 new and 8 returning) who teach in heritage or other programs. Pathway 2 participants complete a hybrid course-series offered through LMU Extension for up to 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development credit hours). Upon completion of this second Summer Institute Pathway, participants will: 1) Expand knowledge of content-based Mandarin language and literacy, with a focus on the arts and movement education (Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development in Mandarin); 2) Incorporate research-based practices in assessment linked to instruction (Assessment Basics and Oral Proficiency); 3) Apply new skills in content instruction in Mandarin and engage in reflection about their practices (Practicum in Teaching Mandarin); and 4) Deepen knowledge and skill in teaching Chinese grammar (Chinese Grammar Pedagogy course).

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive summer program designed for 13 experienced Chinese teachers. The program supports the development of leadership skills, while focusing on providing professional development in these specific areas: literacy development and online instruction. The program offers two clinical settings: an elementary face-to-face and high school on-line program in which participants will practice and reflect upon the new skills they are developing. Via our Chinese Round Tables, we offer an additional 25 hours of professional development during the academic year. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to: plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives; routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and grow as leaders and reflective practitioners.

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Hope Chinese Charter School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Pacific NW K-12 Teacher Training Program will respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources to Chinese teachers from the Pacific Northwest for 30 hours over 6 days. It will provide opportunities to 12 participants who are new or experienced teachers in K-12 Chinese programs as well as those who are preparing their pathway to become a Chinese teacher. The program consists of two strands: 1) 3-day intensive teacher training workshops that deliver an explicit emphasis on how to use the Backward Design theory to plan for meaningful learner-centered learning experiences; 2) 3-day classroom observations in the STARTALK student program and debrief discussions with the instructors and peers. The first 3 days of teacher training workshops will be mandatory to participate, and the remaining optional 3 days will coincide with the STARTALK STEM-integrated Chinese Summer Program whereby teachers will be able to observe the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in action as they are applied in the classroom. As a result of the program, participants will be able to use Backward Design theory to plan for contextualized and meaningful learning experience, incorporate technology use for language produce, use performance-based assessment, and provide constructive feedback to students in their current or future Chinese classrooms.

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Hunter College / City University of New York ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The program uses the best practices of the blended model to offer a 6 weeks summer language and culture program for 10-15 high school and college level students do not have prior Chinese learning background. High school students who do well in the summer session may continue in the program and earn 3 college credits by taking a post-summer 10 week online course. College students with satisfactory learning performance will be accepted into the Chinese Flagship program. The program enables American students to receive quality instruction in Chinese language from native speakers while taking part in rich cultural activities. Students should achieve at least Novice Mid level of proficiency in speaking by the end of the summer program as demonstrated by the STAMP test results.

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University of Mississippi ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 11 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese.

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Glastonbury Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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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.

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Glastonbury Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, the students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately 40 students at the elementary level and 40 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.

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D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center, LLC ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The DC Metro Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Classes will be held for 6.00 hours a day for three weeks for a total of 90 hours. Instruction will be based on the theme “A Day in the Life of Pakistani Youth.” Our aim is for students to learn to carry out a variety of meaningful tasks appropriate to their age at half a performance level above their incoming level. Registration is now open and it would be on a first come first serve basis. Please email dc9urdu@hotmail.com to express interest in receive more information about the upcoming program.

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Portland Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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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.

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Virginia Beach Public School System ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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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.

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