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Photo of Jane He
Photo of Jane He

Dr. Jane He (Teacher Education and Higher Education) received new funding from the Department of Defense National Security Agency for the project “STARTALK: Integrating Content, Culture and Language for Student Wellbeing.”

The program offers 90-hour professional development for 15 K-12 Chinese teachers from public, private, and heritage language schools in North Carolina. Participants will collaborate in the design and delivery of STEAM-infused Chinese language lessons through a STARTALK student program and be prepared to use STARTALK principles and TELL framework to design standard-based, content, and culture-enriched Chinese language lessons in K-12 settings. In addition to online training and teaching experiences through the STARTALK student program during the summer, participants will have the opportunity to participate in the follow-up coaching and reflections in the fall semester.

 
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