Catalog for the STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection

Introduction:  This menu is intended to help STARTALK Program Directors identify the workshops that are most relevant to the professional development needs of their instructors. The menu catalogs the workshops according to the key STARTALK themes that they address, while also providing additional key information to aid in identifying relevant workshops. All the workshops are rich in content and contain many important resources for STARTALK programs.

Directions: STARTALK themes appear in the left-hand column in alphabetical order. Identify the theme on which you wish to focus and then read the columns across the top to identify the name of the workshop, whether it is relevant to your program, highlights of the workshop and how long it will take to complete. Additional information about each workshop is provided in the user guide (visit the link below each workshop title).

Topic Workshop Is this workshop right for me? Highlights Estimated time to complete
Assessment

Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language.

Quizzes and activities

Realistic scenarios

2–3 hours

Planning for Performance with Backward Design

User Guide

This workshop is for STARTALK teachers and teacher trainers of any language.

Online curriculum guide

 

Chinese Immersion: Lesson Planning in the Content-based Classroom

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. It shows examples of K–8 Chinese immersion classrooms.

Actual footage of Chinese immersion classrooms and teacher planning meetings

Interview with Dr. Myriam Met, field expert.

4–5 hours, depending on activities completed

Teaching Heritage Languages

User Guide

This workshop is for teachers of heritage students and teacher trainers of all STARTALK programs.

Varied, engaging activities

Interviews with HLLs about their experiences

Expert videos with Drs. Olga Kagan and Maria Carreira

3 hours

Authentic materials

The Haya! Project

User Guide

This workshop is best for Arabic language instructors of any level.

Actual classroom footage

Video lecture of Dr. Christine Brown speaking about the history of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

2–4 hours, depending on activities completed

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–12 who teach in world language programs and/or have heritage language learners in their classroom.

Reflections by teachers

Segment on heritage language learners

1–1.5 hours

Backward design

Chinese Immersion: Lesson Planning in the Content-based Classroom

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. It shows examples of K–8 Chinese immersion classrooms.

Authentic video of Chinese immersion classrooms and teacher planning meetings

Lesson and assessment planning templates and examples

4–5 hours, depending on activities completed

Planning for Performance with Backward Design

User Guide

This workshop is for STARTALK teachers and teacher trainers of any language.

Online curriculum guide

 
Content-based instruction

Chinese Immersion: Lesson Planning in the Content-based Classroom

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. It shows examples of K–8 Chinese immersion classrooms.

Authentic video of Chinese immersion classrooms and teacher planning meetings

Lesson and assessment planning templates and examples

4–5 hours, depending on activities completed

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

Cooperative teaching

Student-centered language classroom through cooperative learning

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–16.

Actual classroom footage

Cooperative learning activities and activity materials

2 hours

Culture

Staying in the Target Language

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language.

Expert interview with Dr. Carol Ann Dahlberg

Actual footage of kindergarten Chinese immersion classroom

3–4 hours, depending on activities completed

The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–12 who teach in world language programs and/or have heritage language learners in their classroom.

Reflections by teachers

Segment on heritage language learners

1–1.5 hours

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

Differentiated instruction

Teaching Heritage Languages

User Guide

This workshop is for teachers of heritage students and teacher trainers of all STARTALK programs.

Varied, engaging activities

Interviews with HLLs about their experiences

Expert videos with Drs. Olga Kagan and Maria Carreira

3 hours

Group Dynamics

Leadership Development Program for World Language Educators

User Guide

This workshop is best for directors of any STARTALK program and others interested in creating leadership development programs. It could also be useful for instructors interested in taking on leadership roles.

Printable leadership inventory to help you understand your leadership style

Modeling of successful leadership program implementation

2.5–3.5 hours

Heritage language learners

Teaching Heritage Languages

User Guide

This workshop is for teachers of heritage students and teacher trainers of all STARTALK programs.

Varied, engaging activities

Interviews with HLLs about their experiences

Expert videos with Drs. Olga Kagan and Maria Carreira

3 hours

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–12 who teach in world language programs and/or have heritage language learners in their classroom.

Reflections by teachers

Segment on heritage language learners

1–1.5 hours

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Program for World Language Educators

User Guide

This workshop is best for directors of any STARTALK program and others interested in creating leadership development programs. It could also be useful for instructors interested in taking on leadership roles.

 

Printable leadership inventory to help you understand your leadership style

Modeling of successful leadership program implementation

2.5–3.5 hours

Learner-centered instruction

Student-centered language classroom through cooperative learning

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–16.

Actual classroom footage

Cooperative learning activities and activity materials

2 hours

Lesson planning

Chinese Immersion: Lesson Planning in the Content-based Classroom

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. It shows examples of K–8 Chinese immersion classrooms.

Authentic video of Chinese immersion classrooms and teacher planning meetings

Lesson and assessment planning templates and examples

4–5 hours, depending on activities completed

Planning for Performance with Backward Design

User Guide

This workshop is for STARTALK teachers and teacher trainers of any language.

Online curriculum guide

The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher

User Guide

This workshop is best for instructors of students in grades 7–12 who teach in world language programs and/or have heritage language learners in their classroom.

Reflections by teachers

Segment on heritage language learners

1–1.5 hours

Standards-based instruction

The Haya! Project

User Guide

This workshop is best for Arabic language instructors of any level.

Actual classroom footage

Video lecture of Dr. Christine Brown speaking about the history of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

2–4 hours, depending on activities completed

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

Target language

Staying in the Target Language

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language.

Expert interview with Dr. Carol Ann Dahlberg

Actual footage of kindergarten Chinese immersion classroom

3–4 hours, depending on activities completed

Immersion Strategies and the Use of the Target Language in Chinese Classrooms

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK instructors of any language. Some examples and activities are in Chinese.

Tips for putting second language acquisition theory into practice

3–4 hours

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language. Examples are in Arabic with English subtitles.

Actual footage of Arabic K–8 immersion classrooms as well as a classroom of post-secondary second language learners

Emphasis on understanding Arabic culture

2.5 hours, 6–7 hours with facilitator

Technology

NOVASTARTALK Online: Technology-Enhanced Language Instruction

User Guide

This workshop is for all STARTALK educators of any language.

Series of training tutorials on using technology to enhance language instruction

Gallery of shared materials

Bibliography

Choose from over 20 standalone tutorials which range from 45 minutes to 3 hours

Thematic Units

The Haya! Project

User Guide

This workshop is best for Arabic language instructors of any level.

Actual classroom footage

Video lecture of Dr. Christine Brown speaking about the history of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

2–4 hours, depending on activities completed