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F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)
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F8 Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (Jion Liou Yen)

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Heritage Treasures Right around the Corner (F8)
Speakers: Qingyuan Han, Jion Liou Yen

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  • 1.
    • Connect and Inspire
    • through
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Jion Liou Yen, Ph.D.
    • National Council of Associations of
    • Chinese Language Schools
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  • 2.
    • Parent-run weekend schools
    • Preserve Chinese language and culture
    • Close tie with Chinese community
    • Operate independently of the public school system
    • Grassroots efforts in promoting Chinese language teaching and learning within and beyond local communities
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Established in 1994
    • Four officers
    • 15 regional associations
        • Association of Chinese Schools (New England to Virginia)
        • Houston Chinese Schools Association
        • Association of Chinese Schools in Southeastern United States (Georgia and Alabama)
        • Association of Northern California Chinese Schools
        • Colorado Association of Chinese Language Schools
        • Dallas Fort Worth Chinese School Association
        • Midwest Chinese Language Schools Association
        • (Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa)
        • Michigan Chinese Teachers Association
        • Northwestern Association of Chinese Language Schools
        • (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana)
        • Southern California Council of Chinese Schools
        • Midwest West Region Chinese Language School Association (Kansas)
        • Hawaii Chinese School Association
        • Florida Chinese School Association
        • Washington Metropolitan Area Chinese School Association
        • Association of New Jersey Chinese Schools
  • 5.
      • Our membership has declined more than 30% over a 7-year span*
      • A total of 428 teachers have attained their certification since 2005
    * Lu, H.M. (2010). A Proposed Model for Chinese Heritage Schools
  • 6.
    • Connect and inspire the Chinese heritage school community to increase the value of services to our members and communities
  • 7.
    • Serve as a liaison organization to a dvocate and facilitate dialogue on the needs of Chinese schools
    • Provide a forum for information exchange and resource sharing among our member associations
  • 8.
    • Leverage our collective resources to showcase our high tech and ‘high-touch’ ideas in teaching Chinese language and culture
    • Embark on activities to support the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in the U.S.
  • 9.
    • Inspire heritage schools’ teachers to attain certification and to enhance the quality of teaching
      • Adopt top-notch technology in teachers’ training workshops
      • Ratchet up the rigor of teachers’ training programs
  • 10.
    • Inspire students to learn Chinese to adapt to globalization
      • Startalk-funded programs
      • District-funded language and culture project
      • Association-sponsored Chinese summer immersion camps
  • 11.
    • Inspire Chinese schools to reinvent their teaching methods and to promote service learning
    • Connect Chinese heritage schools and local communities through
      • Chinese New Year programs
      • Kite Flying
      • Talent and kung-fu shows
      • Confucius Birthday Ceremonies
  • 12.
    • Inspire regional Chinese language associations to stay connected and become change agents in local Chinese language development
    • Engage in fundraising to sponsor professional development and students activities
  • 13.
    • Leverage our capacity to support our member schools in aligning their curriculum with Chinese language teaching in today’s classrooms
      • Embark on initiatives to broaden the scope of information and resource sharing with mainstream school systems
      • Initiate a joint effort with community and professional organizations to advocate Chinese language and culture programs in local schools
      • Enhance current support system to facilitate teacher efforts in state certificate attainment and professional development
  • 14.
    • Lack of leadership continuity and professional expertise plagues the long-term vision and goals for NCACLS
      • Lack professional staff to help NCACLS Board of Directors oversee the implementation of priorities/activities
      • Lack of a national infrastructure to effectively collect and disseminate information to foster articulation at all levels and sectors
      • Insufficient/unstable funding to support initiatives aim to strengthen quality teaching and learning in Chinese schools
  • 15.
    • Connect and Inspire
    • through
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Q & A
    http://www.ncalcs.org

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