Academics

The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the China Program Center and the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 30th New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar in collaboration with STARTALK Programs at UMass Boston, Primary Source, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools), and the Fulbright-Hays Chinese Culture Enrichment Program.

The 2016 Fall seminar theme, Meeting Success, will provide opportunity for Chinese language teachers to meet three experts to discuss teaching and learning. The three, expert World Language Chairs from local public schools will provide numerous examples of delivering instruction, meeting ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, and being successful Chinese Language instructors.

The format is a series of small group, round table discussions with World Language Chairs for conversations to occur, where questions can be answered, and personal concerns raised.

World Language Experts and Discussion Topics

Nancy Marrinucci, World Languages Department Head, Newton North High School
Voice of Choice: Building Relationships and Student-Centered Instruction

Richard Chang, Esq., Co-Headmaster, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Boston Public Schools
The 3 R's: Relationship, Rigor and Relevance: Implicating ACTFL Standards and Classroom Management

Kristina Dahlen, PhD, Foreign Language coordinator, Sharon Public Schools
Differentiated Instruction: Consciously Forming Groups and Packet of Ideas

Jointly hosted by the Confucius Institute and China Program Center at UMass Boston.

Conference Agenda

Time Event
9:30-9:45am Check-in Registration
9:45-10:00am Director’s Welcome
Wanli Hu, PhD, Director, The China Program Center, College of Advancing and Professional Studies
10:00-10:30am UMass Confucius Professional Development and Resources
Baifeng Sun, Director, UMass Boston
10:30-10:50am Programming and News from Primary Source
Peter Gilmartin, Program Director, Primary Source
10:50-11:00am Day’s topics and format: Round Table Discussions with Experts
Renee Covalucci, Associate Director, The China Program Center
11:00-11:15am Break
Go to discussion groups (groups at their locations)
11:15am-12:00pm Round 1: Discussion Group A, B, C
12:00-12:45pm Lunch (provided)
12:45-1:30pm Round 2: Discussion Group A, B, C
1:35-2:20pm Round 3: Discussion Group A, B, C
2:25-3:10pm Seminar Forum: Whole group report and findings
3:15-3:30pm Seminar Evaluation and Closing Remarks

Schedule, Location, Registration

Schedule:
December 3, 2016
Saturday
9:30am–3:30pm
Fee: $25

Location:
UMass Boston CAPS Facilities
150 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125
(next to Doubletree Hotel Bayside, Boston)

To Register:
Registration is closed.

Hosts & Collaboration

- The China Program Center
- Confucius Institute

In Collaboration with:
STARTALK logo

Primary Source Logo

CLASS Logo

Fulbright logo

More Information

Renee Covalucci
Associate Director
The China Program Center
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Tel: 617.334.9348
Fax: 617.287.7922

renee.covalucci@umb.edu