STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program

The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is designed to help experienced teachers and academic directors of Chinese heritage schools/programs face the challenges of teaching learners from preK-12 with diverse linguistic backgrounds. By the end of the program, the participants will be able to: (1) design standards-based thematically organized unit/lesson plans that address learner needs with backward design planning, differentiated instruction, and technology support; (2) develop the literacy skills of Chinese heritage learners and to meet their diverse needs; and (3) understand and develop assessment practices that reflect student learning experiences.


WHO: Experienced teachers and academic directors of community-based Chinese heritage schools

WHERE: Residential program—Main Campus, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.


  • Online: June 12-July 8, 2017 four-week online readings and preparations
  • Onsite: July 9-16, 2017 one-week residential program on UT campus
  • Online forum for continuous support and mentoring (during summer and fall semester of 2017)


  • Free 6 continuing education units
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Free housing and meals for residential participants; free lunch for local participants
  • Free program materials, including a textbook
  • Learning from the best in the field and nation-wide network with Chinese heritage school leaders
  • Limited travel support will be available for selected participants. **Some restrictions apply.**



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