Maintaining and Improving the Quality of Chinese Language Teachers Dr. Yu-Lan Lin World Languages Program Director Boston ...
PD in the Boston Public Schools <ul><li>School site-based PD </li></ul><ul><li>Across schools for shared PD </li></ul><ul>...
District Planning for Content PD <ul><li>District PD for content: 8 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Superintendent determin...
PD Groupings for Chinese Teachers <ul><li>Individual PD </li></ul><ul><li>School-based PD </li></ul><ul><li>FLES PD </li><...
PD for FLES Teachers <ul><li>FLES Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Units </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional strategies <...
PD for Mid/High School  Teachers <ul><li>Standards-based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Scope and Sequence </li></ul><ul><l...
PD Beyond Boston District <ul><li>State annual conference ( MaFLA) </li></ul><ul><li>PD organized  by local teachers  </li...
PD Ideas for Chinese Teachers <ul><li>Design standards-based curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Examine if textbook is aligned o...
Other PD Ideas: Collaboration and Connection beyond Schools <ul><li>Collaborate/connect with exemplary teachers and school...
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T2Maintaining and Improving the Quality of Chinese Language Teaching (Lin)

  1. 1. Maintaining and Improving the Quality of Chinese Language Teachers Dr. Yu-Lan Lin World Languages Program Director Boston Public Schools [email_address]
  2. 2. PD in the Boston Public Schools <ul><li>School site-based PD </li></ul><ul><li>Across schools for shared PD </li></ul><ul><li>18 hrs beyond school day/year </li></ul><ul><li>One full-day PD and 6 hrs during school year </li></ul><ul><li>One full-day before opening of school </li></ul><ul><li>District PD total: 30 hrs </li></ul>
  3. 3. District Planning for Content PD <ul><li>District PD for content: 8 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Superintendent determines the content </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and Instruction supports school-based PD </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of district wide PD: UbD, MI, Differentiated Instruction, Writing across the Curriculum, Classroom Writing Assignment, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. PD Groupings for Chinese Teachers <ul><li>Individual PD </li></ul><ul><li>School-based PD </li></ul><ul><li>FLES PD </li></ul><ul><li>AWC PD </li></ul><ul><li>Middle/High School PD </li></ul><ul><li>District PD </li></ul>
  5. 5. PD for FLES Teachers <ul><li>FLES Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Units </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activities </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-based resources </li></ul><ul><li>FLES reading readiness </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing” in FLES </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can-Do” statements </li></ul>
  6. 6. PD for Mid/High School Teachers <ul><li>Standards-based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Scope and Sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Performance-based Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-year assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-AP vertical team building </li></ul><ul><li>AP </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy in Teaching Chinese </li></ul>
  7. 7. PD Beyond Boston District <ul><li>State annual conference ( MaFLA) </li></ul><ul><li>PD organized by local teachers </li></ul><ul><li>New England Chinese Teacher Network </li></ul><ul><li>PD with schools of neighboring districts </li></ul><ul><li>PD supported by local organizations: </li></ul><ul><li>- Confucius Institute </li></ul><ul><li>- Children’s Museum </li></ul><ul><li>- Universities </li></ul><ul><li>- Charter school </li></ul>
  8. 8. PD Ideas for Chinese Teachers <ul><li>Design standards-based curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Examine if textbook is aligned or not aligned with curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Organize thematically-based teaching units </li></ul><ul><li>Determine learning outcomes at the end of each marking period </li></ul><ul><li>Design assessments that are performance-based </li></ul><ul><li>Design rubrics for assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other PD Ideas: Collaboration and Connection beyond Schools <ul><li>Collaborate/connect with exemplary teachers and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Have your teachers join national professional organization: CLASS ( www.classk12.org ) or local Chinese teacher’s organization </li></ul><ul><li>Have your teachers attend local, regional and national workshops and conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your teachers to participate in and contribute to WL professional activities </li></ul>

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