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

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