Is there an aspect of your language program you would like to improve? Do you want to learn more about how program evaluation can help you achieve your goals? The Center for Applied Linguistics’ (CAL) 2023 STARTALK teacher-training program is now open to teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian languages across the United States. The program is entirely free for participants.
STARTALK Excellent Language Program Evaluation is a fully virtual program that lets participants earn continuing education credits while they learn how to conduct evaluations that will help them make positive changes to their programs. This training program will take place from April 2023 to January 2024.
Through synchronous and asynchronous online learning opportunities, participants will gain foundational knowledge about the purposes and uses of program evaluation. They will learn methods for collecting data, and ultimately design and implement their own mini program evaluations to ensure that their programs are aligned with their goals and are being implemented effectively. Program participants may also be eligible to receive a travel stipend to attend a language program evaluation conference in Washington, DC, in January 2024. Applications are due by March 10, 2023.
Each month we publish newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting a virtual conference,June 26–28, 2023, where educators can access materials, hear directly from Holocaust survivors, and connect with other teachers.
With the widespread integration of interactive technologies and persistent noise pollution, students and teachers are in distracting and often uncomfortable environments to learn and teach. In a recent survey by Logitech and Education Week, 74% of teachers agreed that students’ level of physical comfort while using educational technology impacts their level of engagement in learning “some” or “a lot.” Research shows that when educators are equipped with the right tools, student engagement and learning outcomes can increase. Join Logitech, edWeb, and CoSN to learn practical and creative edtech strategies and actionable tips to overcome today’s classroom challenges.