T3 CLASS Supports Teachers of Chinese in the U.S.

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Strengthening the Chinese Language Teaching Field through Teacher Support (T3)
Speakers: Lucy C. Lee, Yvonne M. Lau, Yuanchao Meng

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T3 CLASS Supports Teachers of Chinese in the U.S.

  1. 1. CLASS Supports Teachers of Chinese in US Friday, April 23, 2010 Washington DC
  2. 2. Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools is <ul><li>A non-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>11 Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Majority members are practicing teachers at K-12 schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. CLASS Members are in US
  4. 4. CLASS Members Overseas
  5. 5. Serving Chinese Teachers <ul><li>CLASS in China Summer Program </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Summer Institute in Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL/CLASS Pre-Conference Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL/ CLASS STARTALK Summer Programs </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Student Contests </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Network </li></ul>
  6. 6. CLASS in China Summer Program <ul><li>Summer Program since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>At Beijing Language and Cultural University </li></ul><ul><li>A two-week program </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Chinese language and cultural courses </li></ul><ul><li>Training in standards-based instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summer Institute in Taiwan <ul><li>Summer Institute since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>At Various Universities </li></ul><ul><li>At Palace Museum </li></ul><ul><li>A two-week program </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive cultural courses, computer technology and a study tour </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACTFL Pre-Conference Workshop <ul><li>Pre-Conference workshop since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Standards- based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic unit design </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Chinese pedagogy </li></ul>
  9. 9. ACTFL/CLASS STARTALK Program <ul><li>ACTFL/CLASS since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>At Glastonbury High School and Choate Rosemary Hall School </li></ul><ul><li>Two two-week sessions for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>One four-week instruction for students </li></ul><ul><li>students grades 8 -12 received instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese teachers received training </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Recognition for Students <ul><li>CLASS National Essay Contest </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Chinese Bridge Speech Contest </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS National Chinese Honor Society </li></ul>
  11. 11. CLASS National Essay Contest <ul><li>Essay Contest since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Topics reflect the theme of ACTFL Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Contest motivates students’ learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers gain national </li></ul><ul><li>recognition </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chinese Bridge Speech Contest <ul><li>Speech contest since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Hanban sponsors the contest </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sponsored by the China Institute, and Confucius Institute at UMass </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS sets criteria for selection and onsite judging </li></ul><ul><li>China Institute at UMass supports in application process, logistics and awards </li></ul>
  13. 13. CLASS Supports K-12 Chinese Teachers <ul><li>CLASS Professional Standards for K-12 Chinese Language Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS K-12 Performance Standards </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS K-12 Thematic Framework </li></ul>
  14. 14. CLASS Supports K-12 Chinese Teachers <ul><li>At the ACTFL Conference CLASS features: </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>“ Swap Shop” </li></ul><ul><li>Forum with CLTA </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtable discussion </li></ul>
  15. 15. Professional Collaborations <ul><li>ACTFL </li></ul><ul><li>NECTFL </li></ul><ul><li>The National East Asian Language Resource Center at OSU </li></ul><ul><li>China Institute and Confucius Institute at University of Massachusetts </li></ul>
  16. 16. CLASS National Network <ul><li>CLASS Website www.classk12.org </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Express www.classexpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS eNews www.classk12news.com </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Network www.classk12gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS Newsletter CLASS JIANXUN </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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