Leaders and teachers of Chinese heritage language schools from the Toledo area and across the country are attending a weeklong workshop at The University of Toledo.
The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program has been made possible by a $100,000 grant from STARTALK, the newest of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative announced in 2006 by former President George W. Bush.
The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not widely taught in the United States.
The workshop began Saturday and continues through Saturday, July 6, in Gillham Hall on UT’s Main Campus.
Participants will develop instructional strategies and models of standard-based program curriculum, and sample unit and lesson plans and assessment, which will be taken back to their classrooms and local communities.
The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is designed to help experienced teachers and academic directors of Chinese heritage schools and programs face the challenges of teaching K-12 students with diverse linguistic backgrounds.
For more information about the STARTTALK, click here.