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ERIC Number: EJ995593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
The Elementary Camp Experience: An ARC Partnership
Krzemien, Marta; Krotzer, Kate
Learning Languages, v17 n2 p32-35 Spr 2012
Foreign Language Elementary Summer Camp is a fantastic way to spend part of the summer. For the past ten years in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the authors have offered a variety of foreign language elementary camps that meet daily for three hours for three to four weeks during July. Currently, they offer camps for Chinese, English Language Learners (ELL), French, Latin and Spanish, and this summer, they will add a Russian elementary camp. The registration fee for the camps is minimal with scholarships available based upon need. Glastonbury has partnered with the Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) program in Hartford, Connecticut, which specializes in preparing "talented individuals from fields outside of education to enter teaching." The foreign language summer camps are a great opportunity for ARC students to gain classroom experience in a supportive environment as they take on the responsibility of planning and implementing daily lessons and activities for the campers. The ARC students thus become the camp teachers. In addition to the summer camp teachers, Glastonbury has a camp coordinator who is familiar with the district's foreign language program and is also an experienced foreign language teacher. The coordinator oversees the camps and the teachers, acting as a cooperating teacher for the ARC students as they navigate the classroom experience. The camp coordinator is instrumental in the administrative aspects of the camp and supports the camp teachers by providing model lessons and offering ideas and suggestions on lesson plans and units. The coordinator assists in classroom activities and encourages a variety of language learning opportunities for the campers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut