Innovative Study Abroad Experiences that Connect, Engage, and Empower  David Kojo Hakam Curriculum Specialist, Lead Teache...
Portland Public Schools <ul><li>Hosford Middle School (6-8)Immersion, Heritage & Second Language Program </li></ul><ul><li...
High School <ul><li>Cleveland High School (9-12) Language Immersion (Started 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous advanced lev...
China Research Residency (CRR) Suzhou, China Hosford Middle School Portland Public Schools Chinese Flagship 波特兰 苏州
<ul><li>I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.   - Confucius  </li></ul><ul><li>What you do is ...
The Language Myth <ul><li>It is not unusual for language educators to assume mere exposure to native speakers will increas...
CRR Background <ul><li>One-year prep-course culminating in 2-week residency </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Fundraising </li><...
Pre-departure Training <ul><li>Student Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Course-Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Culture, geography...
‘ Survival’ Practice <ul><li>Map reading & directions </li></ul><ul><li>Buying tickets  </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping/Bargain...
Experiential Learning <ul><li>“ Treasure Hunt” Orientation  </li></ul><ul><li>Formal visits to local schools </li></ul><ul...
School Exchange   学校交流 <ul><li>Establish long-term Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gi...
Home-Stay   住家 <ul><li>Middle School families </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Language/culture ...
Orientation Treasure Hunt <ul><li>火车站 </li></ul><ul><li>找卖票处 </li></ul><ul><li>问一问到南京的学生票是多少钱: _______  ¥ </li></ul><ul><l...
Field Studies 实地研习 <ul><li>Student-led small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Roles & responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>...
Field Inquiry Tasks 车号 出发时间 到达时间 到达站 专车 出发时间 专车 到达时间 终站 票价 公共汽车 元 火车 x x 元
小吃 名字 主要成分 味道:用一句话描写 : 象什么? 价钱
Inquiry Project 调查项目 <ul><li>Science-based </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Comparison  </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews & Surveys <...
 
Benefits 利益 <ul><li>Increased Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Proficiency (Stamp Test) </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper Appr...
Parent Feedback <ul><li>“… [our daughter] gained an experience which changed her life and her relationship with the langua...
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Drawing from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) summer program in Shanghai and Portland Public Schools
China Research Residency (CRR) in Suzhou, participants will examine how two study-abroad models can increase long-term motivation, connect students to the culture and improve language proficiency. CPS emphasizes strong ties to host institutions; the CRR emphasizes small-group field studies tied to
proficiency standards. Participants will learn about maximizing students’ study-abroad experiences and will develop strategies for running a successful program — including practical predeparture training and empowering in-country and post-program activities. Video footage of students in China and sample fieldstudy
designs will be presented.

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D.K. Hakam: Innovative Study-Abroad Experiences to Connect, Engage and Empower (Q3)

  1. 1. Innovative Study Abroad Experiences that Connect, Engage, and Empower David Kojo Hakam Curriculum Specialist, Lead Teacher PPS Chinese Flagship
  2. 2. Portland Public Schools <ul><li>Hosford Middle School (6-8)Immersion, Heritage & Second Language Program </li></ul><ul><li>Social studies content classes </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin language arts classes </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Mid Outcome Target </li></ul><ul><li>8 th grade China Research Residency </li></ul>
  3. 3. High School <ul><li>Cleveland High School (9-12) Language Immersion (Started 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous advanced level theme-based courses </li></ul><ul><li>AP & IB Course integration </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted outcome of advanced proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>University Flagship Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Institute in Yunnan (SIY) </li></ul><ul><li>- Community Service Projects </li></ul><ul><li>- Intensive language study </li></ul><ul><li>- Village home stay </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Photo courtesy of Minds Abroad </li></ul>
  4. 4. China Research Residency (CRR) Suzhou, China Hosford Middle School Portland Public Schools Chinese Flagship 波特兰 苏州
  5. 5. <ul><li>I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius </li></ul><ul><li>What you do is more important than where you go </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Language Myth <ul><li>It is not unusual for language educators to assume mere exposure to native speakers will increase language skills on field trips and even study abroad programs, and as a result, may deny students a golden opportunity to measurably increase language proficiency and cultural competency </li></ul><ul><li>(Wilkinson, 1998 ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. CRR Background <ul><li>One-year prep-course culminating in 2-week residency </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning (not a shopping tour ! ) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum aligned with proficiency guidelines </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pre-departure Training <ul><li>Student Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Course-Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Culture, geography, travel, survival skills </li></ul><ul><li>Sister-School Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Field Study Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Project Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperone Training </li></ul><ul><li>Legal affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperone </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts & Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul>
  9. 9. ‘ Survival’ Practice <ul><li>Map reading & directions </li></ul><ul><li>Buying tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping/Bargaining </li></ul><ul><li>Asking for Information </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with complications </li></ul>
  10. 10. Experiential Learning <ul><li>“ Treasure Hunt” Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Formal visits to local schools </li></ul><ul><li>Student-led Field Study Excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Home-stay with Chinese Family </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Project exploring local community </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Presentation </li></ul>
  11. 11. School Exchange 学校交流 <ul><li>Establish long-term Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gift Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Visit classrooms </li></ul>
  12. 12. Home-Stay 住家 <ul><li>Middle School families </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Language/culture exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Long-Term friendships </li></ul>
  13. 13. Orientation Treasure Hunt <ul><li>火车站 </li></ul><ul><li>找卖票处 </li></ul><ul><li>问一问到南京的学生票是多少钱: _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>问一问到上海的学生票是多少钱: _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>买一张到上海的来回票:多少钱? _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>邮局 </li></ul><ul><li>买国际明信片的邮票。一张邮票多少钱? ________ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>寄一封航空信到美国多少钱? ________ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>小超市 </li></ul><ul><li>买一卷卫生纸多少钱? _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>买一支笔 多少钱? _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>买中国做的糖果 : 名字: _______ 多少钱: _______ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>买一瓶矿泉水: 多少钱? ________ ¥ </li></ul><ul><li>买一个在美国找不到的东西: 什么东西? _________ 多少钱? ________ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Field Studies 实地研习 <ul><li>Student-led small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Roles & responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful, real-world tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate 4-skills </li></ul>
  15. 15. Field Inquiry Tasks 车号 出发时间 到达时间 到达站 专车 出发时间 专车 到达时间 终站 票价 公共汽车 元 火车 x x 元
  16. 16. 小吃 名字 主要成分 味道:用一句话描写 : 象什么? 价钱
  17. 17. Inquiry Project 调查项目 <ul><li>Science-based </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews & Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Presentation </li></ul>
  18. 19. Benefits 利益 <ul><li>Increased Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Proficiency (Stamp Test) </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term motivation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life-Changing” experience </li></ul>
  19. 20. Parent Feedback <ul><li>“… [our daughter] gained an experience which changed her life and her relationship with the language. She has become an independent, self-assured mandarin speaker in that 2 week period (it was always there but now she believes it). My advice to parents in the future trips--trust it to work. Let the magic happen and it will. Your job is to raise money for the trip, and let your child and the staff do the planning” </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Parent </li></ul>
  20. 21. Questions? 问题?

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