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Brzezinski Roberts Minn Utah Policy101

  1. 1. The Minnesota and Utah Experience Policy 101: How to Get It Done
  2. 2. Minnesota: Overview we’ve been. Where we are. Where are we going? Where
  3. 3. 明州的中文教育 Chinese in the “Bright State” History of more than 30 years.  Early Chinese language pioneers  South High School – 38 years (1971)  Central High School – 30 years (1979)  The Breck School – 30 years (1979)  Highland Park Senior High School – 22 years  Minnetonka High School – 20 years  Strong foundation  Good number of Chinese language experts  University of Minnesota – 60 years of Chinese  language instruction
  4. 4. Minnesota’s Policy Formation Governor Pawlenty’s 2005 China Mission  Education Delegation  Minnesota’s children need to learn Mandarin  Minnesota Legislature  Minnesota Department of Education  The Chinese Language Programs Curriculum  Development Project - 2007 100 volunteers  Mandarin Chinese Inventory  Curriculum Development  Legislative Recommendations  MOU with the Hanban 
  5. 5. Minnesota Chinese Language Curriculum Development Project Recommendations:  High School Graduate Foreign Language  Requirement – 2013 Increase the Number of “Strategic” Foreign  Languages Offered Increase the Number of Licensed Foreign  Language Teachers School Curricula Changed to Include Foreign  Languages, History, Cultures Supplement School Learning with Summer  Intensive Learning Experiences
  6. 6. Funding Recommendations $2,665,000 allocations recommended  Pilot program grants   Training sessions for district administrators  Scholarships for intensive teacher education programs  Chinese language teacher for state mentor  International teacher exchange  Intensive teacher preparation program  Intensive teacher’s technology program
  7. 7. Actual Funding Five 2-year World Language Grants  $100,000 each Two Chinese Programs  Full-time World Language Coordinator  at the Minnesota Department of Education
  8. 8. Where Are We Now? In the past seven years, statewide enrollment  in Chinese has risen 258% 2000-01: 838 students (.5% of the those K-12  students studying a foreign language) 2007-08: 3,005 students studying Chinese (1.8%  of those K-12 students studying a foreign language) Five active and successful Chinese Immersion  programs for K and K-4 55 programs in 26 districts  2000-2008 added 18 FTE Chinese Teachers  (258%)
  9. 9. Where Are We Going? How Are We Going to Get There? Partnerships  Legislature, Minnesota Department of Education, and the  Institutions of Higher Education Work to make world languages a requirement  Expand the number of licensure program  Confucius Institute, CARLA & College of Education and  Human Development at the University of Minnesota Working to expand teachers degree program options at the  University Providing more training for Chinese teachers  Providing language & cultural programming for the community  Hanban, College Board & Capital Normal University 
  10. 10. Utah Overview History Brief Why Utah, Why Now Where are we? Where are we going?
  11. 11. Brief History Chinese first migrated to Utah in 1869.  Brigham Young University – over 50 years of  Chinese language instruction Strong Language Tradition in Utah  However, Chinese NOT until 1989 in a high school 
  12. 12. Why Utah, Why Now? Jon M. Huntsman, Jr Governor Deputy US Trade Representative to China   Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asian & Pacific Affairs  Ambassador to Singapore  Fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese  Signed MOU with Hanban in 2005  Governor’s Language Summit 2008  Governor’s World Language Council 2008  International Education Summit 2009  Governor’s Roadmap to Language Excellence 2009
  13. 13. Global View Being a multicultural person-- or at least a  citizen of the world-- is in the very foundation of everything we do here… whether it’s education policy or economic development policy, it’s all set in a global context these days. If you miss that point, then you’ve missed our time and place in the world today. And, sadly, there are a lot of governors who are completely tone deaf to that reality.” Jon M. Huntsman, Jr (2009) 
  14. 14. Hanban Teachers in Utah Utah State Capitol, February 24, 2009
  15. 15. Legislative Initiatives Senator Howard Stephenson  Senate Bill 2 (2007) $100,000 on-going funding for full time World  Language Specialist (was half time position)  Senate Bill 80 (2007) $230,000 per year for six years to create the  Critical Language Pilot Program  Senate Bill 41 (2008) $480,000 per year for six years to expand  Critical Language Program $270,000 per year for six years to create the  Dual Immersion Pilot Program
  16. 16. The Numbers: Past, Present & Future  For the 2004-05 School Year 4 secondary school offer Mandarin Chinese   189 secondary students* enrolled  For the 2008-09 School Year 74 secondary school offer Mandarin Chinese   3,489 secondary students* enrolled  16 International Guest Teachers (Hanban) *Secondary students grades 7-12
  17. 17. The Numbers: Past, Present & Future For the 2009-10 School Year  82 secondary school will offer Mandarin Chinese  Approximately 6,000 secondary students* enrolled  22 International Guest Teachers (Hanban)  NEW for the 2009-10 School Year  8 elementary school Chinese Dual Immersion programs  (one-way) in 5 school districts Between 450 -500 Chinese Dual Immersion students^  *secondary students grades 7-12 ^dual immersion students Kinder & grade 1
  18. 18. Partnership  Partnerships  Utah Governor’s Office  Utah State Legislature  Utah State Office of Education (K-12)  Utah Board of Regents (Higher Ed)  Hanban & College Board  University of Utah Confucius Institute  Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship
  19. 19. QUESTIONS & COMMENTS Joan Brzezinski: brzez001@umn.edu Gregg Roberts: gregg.roberts@schools.utah.gov

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