Hilmar Unified School District ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This three-week program will engage 120 mostly heritage speakers of Portuguese, in grade one through grade eight, in 75 hours of age-and-stage appropriate language instruction around the theme "A trip through Three Portuguese-Speaking Regions: Portugal, Brazil and the Azores Islands". Student proficiency levels will range from Novice to Intermediate. The expected outcomes will be that all students 1) increase Portuguese proficiency levels by at least one level, 2) increase Portuguese cultural awareness, appreciation and knowledge, 3) increase interest in other Portuguese language learning programs throughout the school year within educational institutions and the community.

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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 seeks to enroll 13 participants (6 Korean, 3 Arabic, and 4 Spanish) who have at least Advanced Low proficiency. Participants will earn 11 graduate level credits towards teacher certification with a World Language Endorsement through alternative routes to certification and will receive vouchers to take the required assessments for teacher certification This three-week face-to-face summer intensive program and 3 online classes totals 120 contact hours. The program will be followed by 8 credits of fall/spring coursework and internship in order to complete the full certification program, with an estimated out-of-pocket cost of only $6,600 (financial aid available). Participants will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during summer language camps for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

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New York University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This online/on-site program emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can
be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants learn to implement the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, develop student-centered lessons with backwards design appropriate to student proficiency, background and needs, use the target language and authentic materials in real-life scenarios. 21 Arabic, Hindi and Urdu teachers participate. Preference is given to applicants with some teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency without previous or with limited formal training. Training is conducted in both target languages and English and at the end teachers prepare a portfolio that demonstrates understanding of the principles of learning and teaching, including a standards-based lesson for micro- teaching, and at least one lesson plan or unit appropriate to the participant's teaching setting, two reflection/ journal entries (a micro- teaching experience and a final self-assessment essay), observation reports and a final project. Through an online component participants engage in reading, video- observations, group- projects, postings and forum discussions, while on site, they design activities in groups and individually, and team-teach beginning level students. The program is 87 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction (20 hrs X 2 weeks= 40), one week on site (7 full days - 42) and one more week online (5 hrs). The Teacher Training Institute has an experienced team performing their administrative or academic duties in full coordination and with professionalism throughout the year during workshops, seminars, publicity events and social media discussions.

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Stanford University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple STARTALK languages who have had successful experiences in STARTALK and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and have had substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. These teachers are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua, and at the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and consensus building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

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YingHua International School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The YingHua-Startalk Student Program will fully engaged 48 rising 3rd to 9th grade students in Mandarin Chinese language & Chinese culture in a fun, practical and real-life environment. Students may come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds & various Chinese proficiency levels ranging from beginner level to Intermediate High. This 4-week program includes 1-week online learning + 3-week face-to-face summer program with 2 field trips to authentic Chinese environment to get a chance of practicing what they learned. 3-weeks of face-to-face instruction are standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed with theme based learning opportunities. Beyond the Program, student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community that is YingHua International School through our Full time enrollment, Afternoon Education Programs and/or Summer Camp. Participants have to be fully committed to completing the whole program which include sustaining Chinese learning after the summer program to maximize the learning experience.

2019 Theme: Exploration Then and Now

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University of Pittsburgh ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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PASSPORT TO BRAZIL
From July 8 through August 2, 2019, the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), in collaboration with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) will offer a four-week STARTALK Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture program on the Oakland campus for 20 high school students entering grades 9-12. Students will receive 120 hours (5 days/week, 6 hours/day) of instruction integrating language and culture through engaging and authentic learning opportunities. Proficiency goals will range between Novice High and Intermediate Mid, depending upon the number of years students have been enrolled in Portuguese classes. Applicants will be selected based on demonstrated interest, academic record, and teacher recommendation. Preference will be given to PPS students who have either studied Portuguese during the previous school year, or plan to do so the following year.

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UCLA ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop that is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2019, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 24-28, 2019, at UCLA). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.
The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction. PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used with HL students. We will accept 24 K-16 instructors who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL by designing a Standards-based unit that is appropriate for HL learners (HLL) with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. This workshop aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home.

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Indiana University ()

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Date(s)
  • 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 and how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are either 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 on-line 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 an individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

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Turkish Cultural Center Boston ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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2019 STARTALK Turkish Teacher Training Program, organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will be 5 days and 30 hours of the ​instructional time training program for teachers. Participants in the teaching training program will be native Turkish speakers. We will advertise the program on the different platforms and we expect participation from a wide range of attendees such as some public school teachers, Turkish​ students in universities as well as members of the local Turkish community who currently teach in our Weekend School at the Turkish Cultural Center. These community members could be adults and also adolescents. Our goal is to prepare Turkish Language instructors to teach heritage learners and non-heritage​ learners in the US.

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Turkish Cultural Center Boston ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 33 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 2 through 6. 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 2019. 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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