- Summer 2014 Program
The University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with CU's Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC), has offered STARTALK summer workshops for Chinese language teachers from across the United States since 2010.
Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age: A STARTALK Program on Incorporating Learner-Centered Technology Tools in the Chinese Language Curriculum
The University of Colorado’s Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with the CU’s Anderson Language and Technology Center, will host a STARTALK program for Chinese language teachers working in middle and high school settings around the US. This blended program will provide teachers with a thorough understanding of and practical experience with implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the middle and high school Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will consist of two asynchronous online modules in early July, a residential institute in late July, and online time in early August to complete a technology portfolio.
July 1, 2014 – July 18, 2014: Asynchronous Online Modules
July 20, 2014 – July 30, 2014: Residential Institute
August 1, 2014 – August 15, 2014: Portfolio Completion Period