K-12 Opportunity: STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy (Kent State)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

The 2016 STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy for K-12 teachers of Chinese and Russian is designed to expose participating teachers to a variety of technologies to facilitate twenty-first century learning.

The Teacher Leadership Academy offers participating teachers the following benefits at no cost to the individual:

  • Three graduate-level credit hours from Kent State University
  • Use of a laptop with all relevant foreign language software for the duration of Teacher Academy
  • Room and board for the duration of the Teacher Academy
  • Opportunity to observe and participate in the 2016 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, a summer immersion program for local high school students

The Academy recognizes that in addition to the issues faced by all foreign language teachers, teachers of critical languages share some unique challeges, such as non-Roman scripts and longer time to proficiency. Moreover, many teachers of critical languages work part-time in more than one school and with administrators and colleagues who have little experience with critical languages, and may feel isolated as a result. Therefore, the Academy seeks to provide participating teachers with a supportive learning community composed of their fellow teachers of Chinese and Russian. The 2016 Academy builds on the foundation of the successful 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academies.

APPLICATION

Download the Teacher Academy Application as a Word file. Submit completed applications by email to Theresa Minick at tminick@kent.edu.

If you have trouble with compatibility of the Word file, you can also access a non-fillable .pdf version of the Teacher Academy Application here.

Teachers will be notified of their acceptance no later than (date to be announced).

If you have any questions about the STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy, please contact FLA director Brian Baer at bbaer@kent.edu or co-director Theresa Minick at tminick@kent.edu.

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