July 12, 2010, 9:00am
STARTALK 2010 Professional Development Workshop for Persian
Presenter: Pardis Minuchehr, STARTALK Program Director
Location: University of Pennsylvania

Program Overview
July 12-23, 2010 (Mondays to Fridays from 9:00-4:00), Penn will host a two-week residential professional development workshop for Persian instructors. This summer STARTALK program will accept 20 participants from schools and colleges around the country. Participants will receive training in Standards-based curriculum design, and materials development integrating technology.  The main objective of this two-week residential workshop is to familiarize new and experienced teachers of Persian with the latest pedagogical trends in standards-based language teaching, with various methods in integrating technology for the teaching of Persian, and initiate further cooperation in language teaching. To apply for the STARTALK program, please send a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter to: persianstartalk2010@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2010.

For questions, please write or call Pardis Minuchehr at pardis@sas.upenn.edu or (215) 746-2882.

Application fee: $25
Tuition: None/ Covered by the STARTALK Grant

Stipend and Housing
Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 on successful completion of the program. On campus residential arrangements can be made.

Participants will receive a University of Pennsylvania Certificate upon the Completion of the Program. Participants who wish to receive Penn Continuing Education Credit have the option of getting 1 CU at a cost of $500.