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  1. Russian and Chinese Instructional Modules

    With a 2014 STARTALK Infrastructure Building grant, Concordia Language Villages created ten instructional modules in both Russian and Chinese. Using themed cultural topics, each module is comprised of 3 lesson plans providing three or more hours of lesson ...

  2. Classroom Management

    This video focuses on two key elements of classroom management — clear learning goals and clear expectations for behavior. This video highlights strategies for instruction and assessment that can be used throughout lessons to maintain control of the class ...

  3. STARTALK Hindi Audio-Visual Module Project

    The STARTALK Hindi Audio-Visual Module Project introduces 36 thematic modules, which are based on real life situations with varied linguistic, social and cultural contents. The modules include situations in urban and rural locations with native speakers o ...

  4. Engaging Language Learners- Video

    Return to Professional Learning Resources to Support STARTALK-endorsed Principles Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Proficiency Level(s):  Novice Intermediate Advanced Material Type(s):  Video Instruction Grade Level(s):  K-2 3-5 6 ...

  5. K-5 Word Frequency Dictionary for Chinese L2 Learners

    The Word Frequency Dictionary can help to: Predict L2 student’s reading comprehension by grade Provide vocabulary guidelines for textbook writing and reading material selection Inform the development of assessments The principal goal of the Mandarin Insti ...

  6. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower

    The NOVASTARTALK eTower is a research-based and literacies-focused OER-- an open, web-based educational resource designed to help Chinese students begin and/or continue their language studies when face-to-face options are not readily available. The techno ...

  7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module

    Introduction to this Learner Centeredness Module In this module, the concept of learner centeredness is introduced and modeled in a video-taped Learner Centered Workshop for STARTALK teacher leaders of critical languages. Based on research conducted in pr ...

  8. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- Workshop Video

    Watch in the following video as Dr. Aleidine (Ali) J. Moeller works with a group of 29 critical language teachers to get them started reflecting on their own beliefs about language teaching and learning. In this workshop, she discusses and models importan ...

  9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- Reading

    Developing Background Knowledge about the Learner Centered Classroom Prior to participating in the Learner Centered Workshop, teachers should read the following text entitled Entertaining an Elephant by William McBride. Reading Entertaining an Elephant A ...

  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- PowerPoint

    Learner Centered Classroom Workshop PowerPoint View the PowerPoint Presentation This PowerPoint presentation titled Reflections on Learner Centeredness, Classroom Management and Target Language Use was used by Dr. Ali Moeller in the Learner Centered Works ...

  11. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- Handouts

    Exploratory Practice Workshop Handouts   Handout #1 This handout illustrates an opening activity designed to check for understanding and to activate background knowledge about previous learning. The participants are provided an envelope that contains two ...

  12. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module

    Introduction to this Exploratory Practice Module In this module, the concept of Exploratory Practice (EP) is introduced and a model for the implementation of Exploratory Practice in the STARTALK classroom is presented. Exploratory Practice is a framework ...

  13. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Workshop Video

    Watch in the following video as Dr. Corinne Crane works with a group of critical language teachers to get them started on their EP projects. In this workshop, she discusses the importance of reflective practice, introduces the concept of puzzling, and exp ...

  14. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- PowerPoint

    Exploratory Practice Workshop PowerPoint View the PowerPoint Presentation This PowerPoint presentation, titled Supporting Sustainable Reflective Teaching: Exploratory Practice for Professional Development, created by Dr. Corinne Crane, contains 62 slides ...

  15. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Handout

    Exploratory Practice Workshop Handout View the Handout This handout has been designed to accompany the slides in the Exploratory Practice Workshop PowerPoint. Workshop participants can use the handout to record their thoughts and ideas as material about E ...

  16. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Resources

    Additional Exploratory Practice Resources View the Resources This document contains a list of further readings and resources on the subject of Exploratory Practice. Return to Exploratory Practice Module Instructional Resource(s):  Student Material Type(s) ...

  17. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Sample Projects

    Sample Exploratory Projects After attending the STARTALK Exploratory Practice Workshop during the summer of 2015, STARTALK teachers participated in an ongoing Exploratory Practice project in which they identified puzzles in their own STARTALK classrooms, ...

  18. 2015 Infrastructure Grant Resources

    These resources were created in 2015 for STARTALK through our Infrastructure Grant program. They are designed to fulfill critical needs in the world language community and are freely accessible to all language teachers. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower The NOVASTART ...

  19. 2016 Spring Conference Presentations

    May 6–7, 2016 • Minneapolis, MN The contents of these presentations are the intellectual property of the respective authors. By reposting it here, the NFLC is neither claiming ownership of the content nor responsibility for the ideas expressed therein. Pr ...

  20. Laura Terrill- Aligned with a Growth Mindset (Student Programs)

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Laura Terrill. STARTALK resources are designed to keep us focused on teaching and learning. This workshop introduces how the S ...

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