Program Resources

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STARTALK provides online resources to guide programs in their implementation of a summer program. These resources will support the success of a program and are outlined below, organized by category. The STARTALK program proposal, curriculum, learning plans, site visit experience, and final report are focus and aligned to support the success of each STARTALK program, and the STARTALK-endorsed principles guide the standards-and proficiency-based approach to teaching and learning within and across all STARTALK programs.

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Program Management Resources

Program requirements and guidelines are designed to support effective program management and responsibility for learning outcomes that lead to improved language proficiency and intercultural competence. These resources explain the requirements and the resources available to help programs effectively manage their program. Program Management Overview

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Curriculum Development Resources

The STARTALK curriculum development process is designed to capture best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Using backwards design along with the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements or TELL Framework, programs follow a research-based process to develop their curricula. Curriculum Development Overview

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Important Links

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Learning Plan Development Resources

Developing learning (or lesson) plans is a core task for any educator. The STARTALK learning plan connects lesson Can-Do Statements developed in stage 3 of the curriculum development process to the learning experiences in a program. These resources help instructors in student programs to develop engaging learning experiences for students and serve as a model for participants in teacher programs Learning Plan Overview

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Site Visit Resources

Through the site visit, a program will receive feedback and suggestions for growth that can be implemented immediately, as well as recommendations for improvement should a program be funded in the future. As such, the site visit provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to reflect on a programs’ successes and challenges. Site Visit Overview

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Final Report Resources

All program directors are required to complete a final report on their program. The final report allows the program director to reflect on the successes of the program while sharing information on how the program can be strengthened in future years. The report is shared with the funders of the STARTALK program and is used by STARTALK Central to inform future decisions about the STARTALK program as a whole. Final Report Overview

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Professional Learning Resources

STARTALK has a wealth of additional resources available online to support program implementation, ranging from assessment tools, to classroom resources, to teacher training materials. Popular resources are linked below, and additional resources can be found on our Search Resources page by searching by language, material type, STARTALK-endorsed principle, TELL domain, and other criteria.

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Material Type(s): 

  • Curricula
  • Guide
  • Learning Plan/Lesson Plan
  • Administration