Hamilton faculty participated in the 2012 STARTALK Winter Workshop hosted by the Associated Colleges in China at Hamilton on Jan. 6 and 7. Hamilton participants included Hong Gang Jin, Ming De Xu, Lian Xue, Ying Gao, and Xiaoming Hou. The workshop was held in preparation for the 2012 STARTALK Program which will be held at Hamilton for two weeks in the summer of 2012.
The objectives of the workshop were to develop common understanding of the standards-based instruction, discuss the revision and addition to the program materials to be test-used in the coming summer, assess program needs based on last year's program operation and experience, and strategize effective instructional approaches and best practices for the new grant cycle.
Other participants were from Middle Tennessee State University, University of Colorado, Action Language Learning, Berkeley Preparatory School, and Macalester College.