This summer, OLC will host the virtual STARTALK Digital Learning Institute for Critical Language Educators highlighting leading-edge digital strategies and tools. The program will blend theory and hands-on practice, allowing a cohort of 60 educators to develop proficiencies to…

● Design impactful digital learning experiences aligned with STARTALK Principles, TELL Framework, and OLC Quality Scorecards
● Discover and evaluate blended, hybrid, and fully online teaching modalities
● Develop engaging, accessible, and equity-focused teaching and learning practices
● Deliver an innovative lesson plan using open educational resources

Why Join the Institute?

Highly-Regarded Program: Commissioned by a 17-year grant program funded by the National Security Agency STARTALK program
Community Showcase: Publish your work as a resource for language educators
Digital Credential: Highlight your expertise with the Online Learning Consortium
Stipend: $250 stipend for completing your professional development
Flexible Schedule: Intensive but manageable time commitment in a virtual format across seven weeks, requiring synchronous and asynchronous engagement daily
Expert Guidance: Learn from leaders in digital learning and language education

Who should apply?
● Faculty who teach Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, or Russian
● Any grade or language proficiency teaching level

The format will be synchronous and asynchronous across seven weeks. The institute will begin on Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 26, 2024 (no class the week of July 1-5). Synchronous engagement will average approximately 5 hours per week.

Application Opens: March 2024

Acceptance Notification: May 6, 2024

Price: FREE!

Completion Stipend: $250

Want to know more before applying?

Watch the Informational Webinar from March 28, 2024.