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Hu Professional Developmentfor Chinese Language Teachers In New England

  1. 1. Professional Development for Chinese Language Teachers In New England <ul><li>Wanli Hu Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute </li></ul><ul><li>May 1, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>A New Frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Less commonly taught language </li></ul><ul><li>- a critical language </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda Professional Development Organizations UMass Confucius Institute/ UMB China Program Center New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference STARTALK Chinese language teachers summer institutes New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Master’s in Applied Linguistics Conclusion
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>UMass Confucius Institute/UMB China Program Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLASS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Chinese Language Association of Secondary- Elementary Schools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Source </li></ul></ul>Professional Development Organizations in New England Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  5. 5. <ul><li>Institutional Management </li></ul><ul><li>No membership </li></ul><ul><li>No hierarchical administration </li></ul><ul><li>Program-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Umass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLASS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Source </li></ul></ul>The Advantages of Professional Development Organizations Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  6. 6. <ul><li>Annual </li></ul><ul><li>2003-present)- more than 200 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Link: teachers & administrators </li></ul>New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Text Professional Development UMass Confucius Institute/ UMB China Program Center
  7. 7. Example 1: New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Apr. 8, 2009 Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  8. 8. <ul><li>Update on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in K-12 Schools : </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Presentation on Chinese Language Programs: Accomplishments and Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston Public Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge Public Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brookline Public Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winsor School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish Network </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture: China’s Historical and Cultural Legacy </li></ul>Example 1: New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Apr. 8, 2009 Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  9. 9. New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference <ul><li>Annual </li></ul><ul><li>2003-present)- more than 200 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Link: teachers & administrators </li></ul>New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar <ul><li>Biannual </li></ul><ul><li>2001-present, more than 500 teachers </li></ul>Text Source: Professional Development UMass Confucius Institute/ UMB China Program Center
  10. 10. Example 1: New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference, November 11, 2008 Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  11. 11. <ul><li>Introduction and summary of the Second National Chinese Conference (April 30-May 2, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of 2009 Summer Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture: The Contemporary Significance of Confucianism </li></ul><ul><li>Panel: Design and Exemplary Thematic Units </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion: Textbook Materials Made Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop: Wisdom from the Book of Changes , and How to Improve Students’ Academic Performance in Learning Chinese </li></ul>Example 2: New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference, May 9, 2009 Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  12. 12. New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference <ul><li>Annual </li></ul><ul><li>2003-present)- more than 200 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Link: teachers & administrators </li></ul>New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Master’s in Applied Linguistics <ul><li>Biannual </li></ul><ul><li>2001-present, more than 500 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are well prepared to teach and conduct research </li></ul>Text Source: Professional Development UMass Confucius Institute/ UMB China Program Center
  13. 13. Master’s in Applied Linguistics with a concentration in Foreign Language Pedagogy (Chinese) A total of 15 students who are enrolled in the program will receive scholarships in the form of tuition waivers from Hanban Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  14. 14. New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference <ul><li>Annual </li></ul><ul><li>2003-present)- more than 200 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Link: teachers & administrators </li></ul>STARTALK Chinese language teachers summer institutes New England World Language Department Chairs’ Seminar Master’s in Applied Linguistics <ul><li>Biannual </li></ul><ul><li>2001-present, more than 500 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are well prepared to teach and conduct research </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and lesson plan </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching resources </li></ul>Text Source: Professional Development UMass Confucius Institute/ UMB China Program Center
  15. 15. STARTALK Chinese language teachers summer institutes <ul><li>Highlights of Chinese Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>(June 28-July 3 & Oct. 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring the Roots of Chinese Civilization through Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Philosophies/Great Teachings </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3 </li></ul><ul><li> China’s Inventions & Discoveries & their Contributions to the World </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4 </li></ul><ul><li>How to Understand Chinese History from 1840-1949 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5 </li></ul><ul><li>China’s Rise and Its Impact on the World </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 graduate credits from Applied Linguistics Department, UMB </li></ul>Conclusion STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  16. 16. Day I. Using Geography to Explore the Roots of Chinese Civilization <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>  E xploring China’s geographic characteristics and examining how these features </li></ul><ul><li>affected the emergence and development of Chinese civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>Key question: </li></ul><ul><li>How is Chinese civilization affected by China’s geographic conditions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison: </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese civilization vs. American civilization from a geographic perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture & discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>Heaven, Earth, Humanity: interaction between physical environments and </li></ul><ul><li>human landscapes </li></ul>Conclusion STARTALK Chinese language teachers summer institutes STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  17. 17. Day I. Using Geography to Explore the Roots of Chinese Civilization <ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Making Big Maps of China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topographic Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China’s Climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China’s Population Today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A Comparison between China and the U.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arable land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oceans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul></ul>http://www.asian.gu.edu.au/chinadem.html Conclusion STARTALK Chinese language teachers summer institutes STARTALK Master’s degree Teacher’s Network Department Chair Organizations
  18. 18. Professional Development for Chinese Language Teachers In New England Teacher’s recommendation Chinese culture/ language Creating a community Sharing teaching experiences Exchanging teaching materials Technology integration STARTALK curriculum template The National standards Foreign language acquisition American classroom management Conclusion Source:
  19. 19. Q & A Thank You! Source: A.T. Kearney printer soft- and hardware 1999

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