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Z. Frisbee: Using Technology to Create Chinese-Learning Communities (X5)

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Two regional education centers will share technology-mediated models used to provide equal access to Chinese programs. Southern Oregon ESD will share an interactive video conferencing model and will …

Two regional education centers will share technology-mediated models used to provide equal access to Chinese programs. Southern Oregon ESD will share an interactive video conferencing model and will outline steps to starting a similar program. Video examples from K–5 classes and Chinese culture experiences used to enhance instruction will be featured. WSWHE BOCES will share a hybrid
model used to support a K–12 extracurricular program — including curriculum and asynchronous
activities — that offers a similar level of instruction to traditional programs. The curriculum model and asynchronous activities will be introduced. Participants will be encouraged to increase access to
Chinese language programs by using powerful technology tools.

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  • Southern Oregon ESD serves 13 school districts, over 100 buildings, 3,500 teachers and 49,579 students in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties - a 10,600 square mile geographic area
  • SOS Partners: SOU The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers courses and degree options in French, German, and Spanish. The courses range from beginning language instruction to the study of literature, linguistics, and culture at the graduate level. First, second, and third-year instruction is also available in Japanese. First year Mandarin is alsobeing offered with additional levels to follow. St Mary’s School The People’s Republic of China has named St. Mary’s School the first Confucius Classroom in North or South America. This award gives southern Oregon students and community members unprecedented access to Chinese language studies, travel to China, and friendship-building opportunities with Chinese students, teachers, and professors. The Confucius Classroom program provides funding for St. Mary’s Mandarin teachers, community classes in Mandarin, textbooks, and an exchange program with a sister school in central China. Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association
  • Ci2i: Tools: Interactive Video Conferencing: Students and teachers will use both classroom and desktop video conferencing to integrate Chinese Language and Culture instruction. Twelve sets of classroom equipment will be placed at participating buildings. ANVILL   ( A   N ational  V irtual  L anguage  L ab) is a communications toolbox for language teachers. Like the language lab of old, it's focused on the practice of oral language, but at its core are very modern web-based audio and video tools including: Voiceboards (records  speech for later playback), LiveChat (a 4-way desktop interactive video conferencing tool), and Voicerecorder ( for instant recordings). Each tool  opens up the scope and sequence of spoken language tasks and practice.
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    • 1. SOS – Ci2i Southern Oregon Schools Chinese Instruction (by) Integrated Interaction
    • 2. SOUTHERN OREGON ESD
    • 3. SOESD Schools offering Distance Learning Chinese Language and Culture Classes
      • Applegate Elementary School in Three Rivers
      • Fleming Middle School in the Three Rivers School District
      • Ponderosa Junior High in the Klamath Falls City School District
      • Lost River Junior High in the Klamath County School District
      • North Middle School in Grants Pass
      • South Middle School in Grants Pass
      • Pinehurst School in south Jackson County
      • Ruch School in the Medford School District
      • Peterson Elementary in Klamath County
      • Talent Elementary in the Phoenix-Talent School District
      • Prospect Elementary in east Jackson County
    • 4.
      • Our Community partner is the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association. SOCCA is helping provide local cultural events for participating schools.
    • 5. CONFUCIUS CLASSROOM AT ST. MARY’S SCHOOL
      • Instruction by videoconferencing began January 25, 2010 provided by Chinese Language instructor, Zhagang Frisbee in partnership with St. Mary’s School and HanBan (The Office of Chinese Language International, Beijing, China)
    • 6. SOS –CI2I PARTNERS
      • Confucius Classroom at St. Mary’s School
      • Southern Oregon University
      • Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association
    • 7. CI2I: TOOLS
      • Interactive Video Conferencing
      • ANVILL
      • National Virtual Language Lab
    • 8. PROJECT BACKGROUND
      • On September 1, 2009, Southern Oregon ESD received a FLAP (Foreign Language Assistance Program) grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $600,000 over three years to bring Mandarin Chinese language and culture to students in grades 3-8 in the SOESD service region.
    • 9. FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FLAP)
      • FLAP, holds the distinction as the only federally funded program that exclusively targets foreign language instruction in elementary and secondary schools.
      • FLAP provides 3-year grants to states and local school districts to establish, improve, or expand innovative kindergarten through grade twelve modal programs.
    • 10. FLAP-LEA PROGRAM
      • Program Office: Foreign Language Instruction
      • CFDA Number : 84.293B Program Type : Discretionary/Competitive Also Known As: FLAP-LEA Program
      • Types of Projects The program supports foreign language instruction in elementary schools, immersion programs, curriculum development, professional development, and distance learning .
    • 11. GREAT LEAP FORWARD
      • Monday the 25th of January was a big day for more than 300 students across Southern Oregon. It was the first day of a “Great Leap Forward” into the study of ­­­Chinese Language and Culture for 14 area Elementary and Middle schools.
    • 12. SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
      • The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers courses and degree options in French, German, and Spanish. The courses range from beginning language instruction to the study of literature, linguistics, and culture at the graduate level. First, second, and third-year instruction is also available in Japanese. First year Mandarin is now being offered with additional levels to follow.
    • 13. INTERACTIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING
    • 14. THE FLAP GRANT PROVIDES:
      • An IVC Codec
      • A document camera
      • Speakers
      • Instructor
      • Books
      • The School Provides:
      • A cart
      • A video projector
      • A Room Facilitator
      • Computers
    • 15. IVC* STARTS WITH A CART! One like this! * Interactive Video Conferencing
    • 16. OR LIKE THIS:
    • 17. AN IVC CART MAY HAVE THIS! TANDBERG Edge 75 MXP Camera Codec
    • 18. IT MAY HAVE ONE OF THESE AVerVision 355AF Portable Document Camera
    • 19. MAKING THE CART LOOK LIKE THIS
    • 20. IT MAY HAVE A MOUNTED WHITE BOARD With it’s own video projector
    • 21. OR A VIDEO PROJECTOR ON THE CART Video Projector
    • 22. ONLINE WITH ANVILL (A NATIONAL VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB)
      • Classroom Facilitators are supported and trained in the use of the IVC Mobile Classroom and desktop equipment through an online support program created and moderated by a distance-learning expert using ANILL (A National Virtual Language Lab).
    • 23. ENGLISH CLASS IN CHINA
    • 24. CHINESE CLASS IN SOUTHERN OREGON Middle School Elementary School
    • 25. INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING WHAT THE TEACHER SEES
    • 26. BEHIND THE SCENE
    • 27. WHAT THE STUDENTS SEE
    • 28. XIE, XIE, LAOSHI
    • 29.  

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