Thank you for your interest in the 2019 PDS STARTALK Teacher Training program! The application window is now closed and PDS STARTALK is no longer accepting applications for this program. Please fill out our contact form to be added to our listserv for notifications about Summer 2020.
Program Specifics Dates & Times June 13-15 & 17-21, 2019 (Childcare available Saturday, June 15 must confirm in advance) 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Note: Teacher participants will have the option to be hired as instructors in the Student Program following the Teacher training program. There will be a mandatory week-long, half-day Instructor Training program prior to the Student Program to prepare Teacher participants specifically for the Student Program. (Instructor Training: July 1, 2019- July 5, 2019 Student Program: July 8, 2019-July 26, 2019). Location Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270 Eligibility Participants must meet one of the following to be eligible:
A Chinese-language teaching position in a public, independent or heritage/weekend school in North Carolina (any level K-12 / K-16, immersion, non-immersion, etc.)
A current student or recent graduate of a post-secondary degree program who is seeking immediate employment at the K-16 level as a Chinese language teacher in North Carolina.
Costs Participation in the program is free to all teacher participants. All participants are responsible for their own transportation and meals, though snack will be provided daily. As this is a non-residential program, housing will not be provided to participants. CEUs The PDS STARTALK program offers each teacher participant a certificate of completion documenting 70 contact hours of professional development, which may be converted into 7.0 CEUs as deemed acceptable by participants’ respective school districts’ policies and requirements.