June 12, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania hosted the 2009 Summer Persian Teachers’ Workshop for Professional Curriculum and Materials Development June 4-7, 2009.  The workshop was funded by a Startalk Summer Grant, and co-sponsored by the National Middle Eastern Languages Resource Center at Brigham Young University, the American Association of Teachers of Persian and the following Penn Penn Centers: the Penn Language Center, the Multimedia Resource Center, the Language Resource Center and the Middle East Center.  This workshop brought together 20 Persian teachers from across the United States to discuss a variety of issues current in Persian instruction, including teaching methodology, use of technology, curriculum, heritage vs. non-heritage students, multi-media teaching materials, and education and performance assessment.  Following the workshop, participants continued working on their collaborative projects online.