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1 Introduction to STARTALK Language Teacher E-Library Catherine Ingold, PhD Shuhan Wang, PhD 2010 ACTFL Conference November 19, 2010

2 Purposes of this Session Introduce STARTALK as a resource for all language teachers Showcase the STARTALK materials collection Q & A

3 STARTALK Part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) Summer programs for students and teachers in critical languages Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu Will continue through 2013

4 2010: 134 Programs

5 2010 Enrollments

6 2011 STARTALK  2011 Competition: October 4 – 31

7 STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching Implementing standards-based and thematically organized curriculum Facilitating a student-centered classroom Using target language for instruction Integrating culture into language instruction Adopting and using authentic materials Conducting performance-based assessment

8 Teacher Training Videos  Classroom examples  STARTALK-endorsed effective practices in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu  Videos can be used alone or incorporated into more extensive teacher education programs.

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12 Multimedia Teacher Workshops Twelve online teacher development workshops Onsite professional development & multimedia or online teacher training materials

13 Project Objectives To Develop Teacher Training Materials to Support STARTALK-endorsed Effective Practices 1.Create materials to support STARTALK teachers 2.Script, stage, and film video clips of 2009 summer programs 3.Develop 10 stand-alone workshops and complementary materials

14 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

15 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – Student-Centered Language Classroom through Cooperative Learning Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes

16 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – Staying In The Target Language Concordia Language Villages

17 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – NOVASTARTALK Online Northern Virginia Community College

18 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – Chinese Immersion: Lesson-planning in the Content-based Classroom Global Village Academy

19 The Haya! Project National Capital Language Resource Center

20 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

21 STARTALK Multimedia Workshop – Planning for Performance with Backward Design Seattle Public Schools

22 Leadership Development Program for World Language Educators Stanford University School of Education California Foreign Language Project (CFLP)

23 Immersion Strategies and the Use of the Target Language in the Chinese Classrooms University of California, Berkeley

24 Teaching Heritage Languages University of California, Los Angeles

25 Integrating Language, Culture and Content Occidental College

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27 STARTALK Resource Lists of Language Specific Materials Language specific and pedagogical articles Text and reference books Cultural and language-learning websites Authentic materials and media Professional organizations Community and heritage organizations These resource lists are available as PDFs for viewing and downloading: Student Programs Resource List Teacher Programs Resource List

28 Example (1) Sample Curricula

29 Example (2) Resource List

30 Templates & Guides Student program curriculum, unit, and lesson planning templates Teacher program curriculum template Field-trip paper and guide

31 Online Curriculum Guide  This guide is useful to methods faculty and teacher trainers in professional development  To develop standards-based, thematically designed curriculum, assessment, and performance based instruction.  Thematic Planning  Assessment  Instructional Strategies

32 A serious domestic and international World Language Education Gap in the United States

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34 Comments/Questions

35 35 Thank you Catherine Ingold Shuhan C. Wang


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