The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar
|9:15-9:30am||Recent Accomplishments in Teaching Strategies for Mandarin|
Wanli Hu, PhD, Director, The China Program Center, College of Advancing and Professional Studies
|9:30-10:00am||UMass Confucius Professional Development and Resources|
Baifeng Sun, Director, UMass Boston
|10:00-10:45am||Part 1: National Update for the Teaching of Mandarin in the U.S.|
Yu-lan Lin, PhD, Executive Director, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools)
Report on current nnational advancements in the teaching of Chinese, which will provide numerous examples of delivering instruction to meet the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.
|11:00am-12:00pm||Part 2: Classroom Practices: Testimony of Teacher Preparation|
Wei Li, Chinese Language Teacher, Sharon Public Schools
A 2015 Summer Institute participant reports on learning and implementing theories, practice, and preparation
|1:00-3:15pm||Part 3: Exploring Student-Centered Instruction and Classroom Management Using Technology|
Yu-lan Lin and Yixing (Star) Lew, Chinese language teacher, Newton Public Schools
Demonstrating the themes of the 2016 UMass-STARTALK program of integrating technology and assisting Mandarin instructors to produce a student-centered learning environment by employing strategies to shift the focus of instruction from teacher to student.
|3:15-3:30pm||Seminar Evaluation and Closing Remarks|