The New England World Language Department Chairs Seminar on Teaching Chinese Language in K–12 School
On Saturday, May 19, 2012 (RE-SCHEDULED), the University of Massachusetts Boston’s China Program Center and Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 9th New England World Language Department Chair Annnual Conference in collaboration with Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) of the Boston Public Schools and Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, and STARTALK.
|9:00-9:30am||Registration & Light Breakfast|
Wanli Hu, PhD, Director of the China Program Center, University College, UMass Boston
National Update on Teaching Chinese Language
Yu-lan Lin, PhD, recipient of FLAP and Director of World Languages Department, Boston Public Schools; Executive Director, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools)
Professional Development Opportunities and Resources
Baifeng Sun, Coordinator, Confucius Institute Initiative, UMass Boston
Test Less, Teach More: Formative Assessment for Busy Teachers
Formative assessment is a powerful tool for assessing students accurately and frequently without stealing precious class time or adding hours of grading to your evening. Presenters will describe the formative assessment cycle, identify key differences between formative and summative assessment, share research on the benefits of formative assessment and frequent assessments more generally, and present a "toolbox" of 12 key formative assessment techniques for the foreign language classroom.
Class Measures: An Alternative Portfolio Route to Initial Licensure
In 2003, Class Measures contracted with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Office of Educator Quality to provide a Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure (PRPIL). This program is in response to the Board of Education’s new Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval adopted in 2001.
PRPIL is Route 4 in the DESE regulations
Teach Effectively through Analysis of Chinese character components and radicals
Professor Huang is the author of numerous books including: Questions and Answers on Modern Chinese Characters, Peking University Press, 2011. He holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature, and MA in History of Chinese Language with a research field in Chinese Paleography.
|2:45-3:00pm||Evaluation and Networking|