Northern Virginia Community College/NOVASTARTALK
NOVASTARTALK Online is a web-based resource designed to help teachers use technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in the official STARTALK languages. With this resource, instructors of less-commonly languages can learn to create standards-based, technology-enhanced activities that will add excitement and engagement to the language instruction in their schools. NOVASTARTALK Online contains a growing collection of faculty development materials, with step-by-step tutorials in printable text and PDF formats, videos, discussion fora, user comments and a gallery of classroom-tested learning materials made by STARTALK teachers. NOVASTARTALK Online helps teachers identify ready-to-use online resources that promote time on task, cultural awareness and communicative language instruction. There are tutorials on text, video and audio tools, collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis and links to social media resources. The target audience includes the participants in the face-to-face NOVASTARTALK summer workshops held at Northern Virginia Community College as well as critical language instructors at other locations. Teacher trainers may also find the materials useful in their local faculty development activities. The activity management section of this website contains helpful suggestions for workshop design and pedagogical tips. Both teacher trainers and independent users can give their feedback directly on this interactive site.
- Learning Tools
- Standard-Based Curriculum